Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Help Shape Land Use in Deschutes County-Input Needed at October Meetings

Here's your chance to participate in shaping the future face of
Deschutes County. -hoc

Deschutes County has prepared a new draft of the Comprehensive Plan
for the first time since 1979. Over the next three months, the Deschutes
County Community Development Department will host 10 public meetings
to discuss the new draft Plan to obtain feedback from County residents.

The Community Plans within the Comprehensive Plan are specific
blueprints of how and where growth and development occur and how natural
resources will be protected in the unincorporated areas of the County
for the next 20 years. The draft Plan is based on public input received
over the past year, changes to state law, coordination with other
agencies and organizations and in-depth analysis of current conditions
and trends.

The County is asking for comments on all aspects of the Plan, from its
general themes to specific actions. The following meeting address
specific Community Plans that include growth and development affecting
each community. Give your input and learn more about the Community
Plan at these October meetings:

Date Tentative Topic Location Time
Oct. 19 Community Plan Terrebonne Grange Hall, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 20 Community Plan Tumalo Community School, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 Community Plan (Deschutes Junction) Three Sisters 7th Day
Adventist School, 6:00 p.m.
Note: This schedule is subject to change

Based on public comments received this fall, the draft Plan will be
revised in early 2010. Public hearings are expected to begin in spring

A copy of the draft Comprehensive Plan as well as detailed information
about the Planning Commission and community meetings are available at , under "Comprehensive Plan Update."

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