2019-20 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program

Long Range Planning Work Program LogoThe 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:


Issue Papers

  • 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.

Ordinance No. 856, filed June 5, incorporates recommendations of the issue paper into proposed CDC amendments. The ordinance can be viewed on the 2019 Ordinances webpage.

  • 2019-02: Status Report on County Regulation of Recreational Marijuana
    Staff contact: Todd Borkowitz, Associate Planner

    This 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 presented the issue paper to the Board of Commissioners at the June 11 Work Session.