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Key Meetings Next Week for Charter Review Committee and Bend Urban Renewal Agency

Two important groups will hold meetings next week that focus on how the city is governed and how we manage funds going to urban renewal areas. The...

Appointments to Citizens Transportation Committee Pending

The appointments to the citywide Transportation Advisory Committee are still pending. It is a part of the overarching effort to create a...

City Council Shows Support for Business Growth

The city of Bend is showing it is dead-serious about supporting businesses who want to expand their operations in Bend. At their November 1...

Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee Received 90 Applicants

Mayor Roats announced the recent search for members to join the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee resulted in 90 applications....

Affordable Housing Gets SDC Relief

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Bend Chamber Special Projects Reporter With a unanimous vote, city council approved the exemption of system...

City Supports INFRA Grant Application with $5.5 Million

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Bend Chamber Special Projects Reporter City councilors agreed to support a joint ODOT/City of Bend INFRA Grant...

CITY COUNCIL: Bridge Creek Pipeline Hydroelectric Plant Discussed

Councilor Boddie expressed frustration over how the Bridge Creek Pipeline Replacement Project eventually played out. Accepting facts, he is now...

CITY COUNCIL: Housing, BEDAB and Planning Commission

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Bend Chamber Special Projects Reporter City councilors checked in with several committees at the October 18 meeting....

Bend Rising Takes the Stage at the Tower

  On the evening of October 10th, Bend Rising took the stage at the Tower Theatre. Over 240 were in attendance as representatives of...

Over-Length Vehicle Parking Restrictions in Downtown: Here's What You Should Know

          On Wednesday, the Bend City Council affirmed their support for warning and ticketing vehicles...

City and ODOT Pursue INFRA Grant Funds

ODOT and the City of Bend hope to stretch the recently announced transportation package dollars even further by applying for federal infrastructure...

Public Input Requested – Transportation Advisory Committee Applicants Sought

The long path towards implementing the UGB took another step. Councilors decided to create a Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee which...

The City Gets Tough on Downtown Bend Sidewalk Utilization

The City of Bend took another step in clarifying what is allowed and not allowed when it comes to sidewalk use in downtown Bend. The revised...

Hazardous Air Quality Gets an Airing  

Air quality in Bend was the topic of several comments during the Visitor’s Section of city council on September 6. A large group of Bend...

Energy Efficiency Progress Update

 One year ago, the Bend City Council adopted a Climate Action Resolution calling for collective action to improve energy efficiency in Bend....

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