PRINEVILLE, OR -- The two-year Crook County Strategic Plan has been released. Included in the report are the results of a detailed survey of residents revealing what people like, and don't like about living in Crook County.
County Commissioner Ken Fahlgren says the survey helped leaders understand they need to be more transparent. “This is a 2-year strategic plan. We based it on, again, the survey told us many things. One of which of course concern for the public which is jobs. And we’ve had a high unemployment rate in this county and we’re doing much better. And we also have a housing issue.”
He tells KBND News the number one goal of the strategic plan is to keep the trust of the public through transparency. “It shows where we have some issues around outreach, where we need to be more involved with our community. And also, through this plan we will be having quarterly meetings with the public. We’ll have evening meetings. We’ll have coffees. We’ve just gone through our first this last month.”
Positive aspects the survey found include affordable housing, public services and quality of schools. On the negative side, Crook County residents addressed high crime, drug use and lack of an adequate jail.
The 2016-18 Crook County Strategic Plan is available for review online. Click HERE
to access the full report.