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for Area 93 Planning
Washington County’s Long Range Planning assumed community planning responsibilities for Area 93 when it became the newest part of Washington County in January 2014. County staff hosted an open house and created an online virtual open house to gather community input about the Multnomah County 2009 Area 93 Concept Plan which was developed for the area prior to the annexation.
Volunteer Involvement Opportunity!
Washington County Public Health Advisory Council
Recruitment has opened for this exciting opportunity for community involvement in public health.
This Council will make recommendations to the County Board of Commissioners and the Public Health Division Manager on matters relating to public health by advocating for equity, promoting community understanding and ensuring quality of services.
This committee will be comprised of fifteen members including state licensed health care practitioners and other positions including:
- Consumers of public health services
- Persons representing underserved or minority communities
- Faith community representative
- Business community representative
- Youth representative
- Citizen representative from the CPO Program
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Other Involvement Opportunity
Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee has two vacancies. Visit the Boards and Commissions website or contact Theresa Koppang at 503-846-3663 or Ana Noyola at Ana_Noyola@cao.washington.or.us for more information. Open until filled.
Following the public hearing on June 17th, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided to refer a proposed countywide vehicle registration fee to the voters in November.
The County is considering a $30 per year fee on vehicles owned by residents and businesses. A $17 per year fee would apply to motorcycles/mopeds. Government, school, farm, antique, special interest and recreational vehicles, in addition to vehicles owned by disabled veterans would be exempt. If approved by the voters, 60 percent of the funds would be allocated to the county for roads it maintains and 40 percent to cities for use on roads they maintain. The ordinance will also be amended to provide greater clarity on how the funds will be used if the voters approve the fee.
For more information visit the County's Transportation Funding page.
2035 Transportation System Plan Update
The Transportation System Plan identifies transportation systems and outlines policies and strategies necessary to meet existing and future travel needs. Land Use Ordinance No. 783 was filed on May 16th which updates the plan. Public testimony can be presented at the July 2nd Planning Commission Hearing and the Board of County Commissioners Hearing tentatively scheduled for August 5th.
Upcoming Washington County Public Affairs Forum Events
Schedule to come.
Neighborhood Meeting - July 1
Bethany Creek Falls North 60- to 90-Unit Development