Planning

From the left back row: Jim Schwinof,  Inspector; Carole Trautman, Secretary
Front Row:  Dawn Hert, Senior Planner; John Dennee, Codes Enforcement; Dick Gassman, Planning Director

Hours open to the public:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Link to Wasco County GIS Map

Mission:
"PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE" a long-standing mission carried out for the benefit of this community's citizens and future generations through:

  • Responsive, accurate, consistent, helpful and honest service to our citizens and customers.
  • Aggressively pursuing meaningful citizen involvement in all planning endeavors.
  • Active staff support for our citizen volunteers serving on the Planning Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, Urban Renewal, and Ad Hoc Committees.
  • Determined implementation of adopted plans, programs and policies.
  • Helping to foster a climate of cooperation among City personnel, local citizens, special interest groups, and State and Federal agencies.

Description:
The Community Development Department is responsible for:

  • Current and Long Range Planning within the entire Urban Growth Boundary
  • Right-of-Way Coordination
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Urban Renewal
  • Enterprise Zone Program
  • Other special projects as assigned

LUDO (Land Use Development Ordinance)

Periodic Review of CLUP

Siting a Business in The Dalles Guidelines

Siting a Business in Wasco County Guidelines

Planning Agendas
Planning Forms

Staff
Director Dick Gassman - Oversees all Planning activities
Senior Planner Dawn Hert - Current and long range planning
Development Inspector Jim Schwinof - Development Inspector 
Administrative Secretary Carole Trautman - Department Secretary/Staff support