Submitting Comments

Oral comments may be provided at the hearing; written comments may be submitted in writing up to the day of the hearing.  In order for the Planning Commission to review written comments in advance of the hearing, they must be provided a minimum of twelve (12) days prior to the scheduled hearing date to be included in the Commissioner’s packets.  No verification of receipt will be sent for comments received; if you wish to verify receipt please call the office at 541-506-2560.

Comments to the Planning Commission may be submitted by:


Mail:       Wasco County Planning Department
               2705 East Second Street
The Dalles OR  97058

Fax:        541-506-2561

Hand Delivery: Comments may also be hand delivered to the Planning department Monday - Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm at the above address. 

Oral Testimony at the Hearing:  Testimony provided at the hearing is not required to be submitted in writing.  Howerver, we do ask that if you are providing a lengthy statement - that you provide it in writing as well so it can be attached to the minutes.  If you don't, your testimony will be summarized in the minutes by staff to the best of our ability.  If your exact phrasing is important to your message, please provide a written copy fo your tesimony for the record. 

Good to Know When Providing Oral Testimony:  In order to be called by the Chair to provide tesitimony, please sign in on the Testimony Sin-Up Sheet.  If you have not signed in, you will not be called to speak.  When you sign in, please provide your full name and contact infomration in legible handwriting.  your name is needed for the record and your mail or email address is needed to add you to the notification list for future work related to the case (e.g. additional notices and the final decision).  When providing oral testimony, please begin by clearly stating your name and continue to speak clearly so the recording devices can capture your testimony.