Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Community Development Work Plan

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The public is invited to comment on the Deschutes County Community Development Department’s proposed work plan for 2020-21 at an upcoming Deschutes County Board of Commissioners’ public hearing: 

Wednesday, June 10, 10am.

Deschutes Services Center, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend

The draft work plan outlines the department’s anticipated projects and goals for the coming year including:

  • Maintaining high customer service levels with appropriate staffing while practicing social distancing, among other safety measures to protect everyone, and expanding training for CDD’s online services 
  • Ensuring the department’s financial stability and implementing financial contingency measures if economic conditions warrant such action 
  • Adjust public involvement strategies due to the COVID-19 pandemic to maximize participation 
  • Supporting opportunities to provide affordable housing, including developing a comprehensive Deschutes County housing strategy 
  • Conducting community conversations to consider wildfire mitigation hazard map and development code amendments 
  • Coordinating with and supporting our four cities in their efforts to update their comprehensive, growth management, affordable housing, and transportation plans 
  • Evaluating new state wildlife habitat inventories, and conducting community conversations regarding new or updated protection measures 
  • Preparing to initiate the County’s Comprehensive Plan Update beginning in late 2021 
  • Implementing a potential new state law to allow accessory dwelling units on rural residential lands 
  • Participating in processes to update County transportation plans       

The department’s draft work plan for 202021 and annual report for 2019 are available online at deschutes.org/cd 

For more information call 541-385-1708. Written feedback about the draft work plan can be submitted via email to nick.lelack@deschutes.org.

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