Planning Process in Washington County
The County is responsible for land use planning and transportation in unincorporated urban and rural areas, in addition to County-managed roadways within the cities.
Who is responsible for long range planning?
- Board of Commissioners – Five elected officials who are the County’s ultimate decision-making body for land use and transportation planning policy
- The Planning Commission – A nine-member advisory body appointed by the Board of Commissioners to four-year terms
- Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Planning and Development Services (PDS) Division
What does PDS do?
- Community Planning:
- Land Use Ordinances - Implement new land use regulations
- Annual Work Program – Planning projects, potential land use ordinances and other Long Range Planning activities for the year
- Community input via the Community Participation Organizations (CPOs) and their leadership group, the Committee for Community Involvement. (CCI)
- How an issue/idea becomes a land use regulation? Brochure, Video
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