Bend is growing into a real city, and the challenge is to maintain or even enhance our quality of life.
When charged with planning the future of Bend, community leaders balanced hard data, analytics, and politics to design Bend’s 20-year plan for housing and employment. Three citizen advisory committees – with lots of additional input from the public – have spent a year and a half researching and discussing the best path forward. Now, one more round of public hearings and the plan will be headed off to the state for approval.
What’s the final direction on the 2,000+ acres of boundary expansion? And how will the lands that are already inside the City, the “opportunity areas,” change?
Hear the answers to these questions and more at City Club of Central Oregon’s third installment of a three-part series on this monumental City planning project. City of Bend Long Range Planning Manager Brian Rankin and City Councilor Victor Chudowsky, chair of the UGB Steering Committee, will discuss how the plan came together, what it means and when our urban future will come to fruition.
Moderator: Mary Orton is an enthusiastic City Club member and a mediator and facilitator who specializes in high-conflict public policy issues in Central Oregon and across the country.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
2850 NW Rippling River Court
Bend, OR 97701
$25 for members; $40 for non-members. Plated lunch included.