2020-21 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program

Long Range Planning Work Program LogoThe Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2020-21 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program at its regular meeting on April 7.

The work program identifies Long Range Planning staff's annual tasks including ordinances, projects and other transportation and community planning activities. Priorities include:


Issue Papers

  • 2020-01: Short-term Rentals: Issues and Considerations
    Staff contact: Suzanne Savin: Principal Planner, 503-846-3963

    Washington County has received numerous comments from community members on the topic of short-term rentals (STRs) in urban unincorporated areas. Most comments were from community members living near active STRs in single-family urban unincorporated neighborhoods. Community member concerns about STRs include potential or observed increases in noise, on-street parking, litter, traffic and other impacts on community character and many of the comments included requests that the County adopt regulations to protect citizens from perceived negative impacts of STRs. 

    Staff presented the issue paper and public comments to the Board of Commissioners during the March 10 Work Session and was directed to draft regulations addressing STRs.  Learn more