2019-20 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program
The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the Long Range Planning FY 2019-20 Final Work Program at the March 26 Board meeting.
The work program identifies and ranks Long Range Planning staff's annual tasks including ordinances, projects and other transportation and community-planning activities. Priorities include:
- Implementation of recommendations from the Aloha Tomorrow study
- Continue exploration of options to encourage affordable housing development
- Assessment of County Significant Natural Resource practices and regulations, with a specific focus on upland wildlife habitat
- Implementation of recommendations from the Cooper Mountain Area Transportation study
- A Countywide Transit Study to identify opportunities to increase transit use and meet potential demand identified in the Transportation Futures Study including an evaluation of strategic solutions for First and Last Mile transit connections
- Review of County road design and construction standards
- Transportation planning for urban reserves
- Planning efforts along TV Highway including:
- Development of the Moving Forward TV Highway plan to improve transit and traveler safety between Cornelius Pass Road and 160th Avenue
- Development of a concept plan for the Tualatin Valley Trail in unincorporated Washington County
- 2019-01: Telecommunication Facilities Located in the Right-of-Way
Staff contact: Carine Arendes, Associate Planner
This paper explores concerns associated with allowing new telecommunication facilities in the right-of-way (ROW). It includes review of rule changes by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that require jurisdictions to allow small cell facilities and potential updates to the Community Development Code (CDC) to comply with federal provisions.
Staff presented the issue paper and public comments to the Board of Commissioners at the May 21 Work Session.
2019-02: Status Report on County Regulation of Recreational Marijuana
Staff contact: Todd Borkowitz, Associate PlannerThis paper provides a status update on regulation of commercial marijuana activity in Washington County. It includes data and analysis of land use approvals and licensing in the three years since adoption of recreational marijuana regulations, as well as feedback from applicants, residents, and County law enforcement.
Staff will present the issue paper to the Board of Commissioners at the June 11 Work Session.