Updates regarding  City Operations during the COVID 19 event

Beginning February 1, 2021 Traffic Court will be held via ZOOM.  Click here for more information.

Public Records Request may be delayed during the pandemic.  Click here for the Press Release.

City Meetings are being held VIA ZOOM Log in information is on the agendas, and can be viewed on the City’s website. 

Community Development

Community Development

Hours open to the public:
By Appointment Only due to COVID-19


Link to Wasco County GIS Map

"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.


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 Commission Agendas
Planning Forms

Director Alice Cannon - Oversees all Planning activities
Senior Planner Dawn Hert - Current and long range planning
Associate Planner Joshua Chandler
Assistant Planner  Kaitlyn Cook
Department Secretary Paula Webb 

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