Long Range Planning Section
Andy Back, Planning and Development Services Manager
The Long Range Planning Section is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and periodic update of County planning documents and ordinances, this includes the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, the Rural/Natural Resource Plan, all community plans and the Transportation Plan.
The Long Range Planning Section also provides various economic and demographic analyses to County departments and outside agencies.
The Long Range Planning Section organizes its work by the following categories:
The Community Planning Program is responsible for the preparation, maintenance and periodic update of the county's Comprehensive Plan. They monitor the plan and keep it in conformance with state and regional requirements; they also address community issues identified by the Board of Commissioners.
The Transportation section's primary responsibility is preparing and periodically updating the long-range (20-year) county transportation plan. Other major duties include working with Metro and ODOT on regional transportation issues and initiatives, travel forecasting, oversight and coordination of the countywide Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) program, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and planning support for other LUT divisions.
They also staff monthly Washington County Coordinating Committee meetings, a regular forum for local elected officials to discuss transportation issues. Transportation planning activities include considerable involvement and discussion with county interest groups and residents in general.
LUT Long Range Planning Section Information
Phone: (503) 846-3519
Fax: (503) 846-4412
E-Mail: LUT Long Range Planning