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City’s Governance Model Sent to Committee

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Special Projects Reporter As one of the stated goals, the councilors have agreed to review the city charter....

City Budget Finally Approved

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Special Projects Reporter The resolution to adopt the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget passed with Councilors Boddie and...

State of the City Address // Positive outlook for what lies ahead

Courtesy: Tor Hanson, Special Projects Reporter The State of the City of Bend is qualified good or very good, according to Mayor Casey Roats. He...

StepUp Bend // Ever thought of running for local office?

Former Bend Mayor, Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Bend Chamber Political Action Committee Join Forces BEND, Ore., June 14, 2017...

Tourism 101

Tourism 101 Presentation next week is a continuation of the conversation that started at City Club last July. Bend residents are invited to...

Galveston Avenue Corridor // Parking Study Underway

Karen Swirsky, AICP  | Senior Planner Growth Management | City of Bend The City is conducting a Parking Study focused on the Galveston...

Downtown Parking Fix Approved

CITY COUNCIL RECAP JUNE 7, 2017 COURTESY TOR HANSON – BEND CHAMBER SPECIAL PROJECTS After almost two years of committee work, the city council...

Council Adopts Holding Zone for UGB Expansion Areas

CITY COUNCIL RECAP JUNE 7, 2017 COURTESY TOR HANSON – BEND CHAMBER SPECIAL PROJECTS As a part of bringing in the newly identified “extension...

City Charter Review Not a Straight-forward Issue

City Council Recap June 7, 2017 Courtesy Tor Hanson - Bend Chamber Special Projects Last night, city councilors ranged discussion from fixing the...

Students Speak to City Council in Support of Bend's Climate Action Resolution Plan

Cascades Academy Middle School  Cascades Academy middle school students Brady McHugh (6th grade), and Liz McHugh (8th grade), presented to the...

City Offers Free Irrigation Sprinkler Inspections with Innovative Program

The City of Bend Utility Department is offering free irrigation sprinkler inspections once again this year through the Sprinkler Inspection...

Collaborative Housing

Courtesy Tor Hanson Bend’s housing issues again came to the forefront in a presentation made by Bend 2030 Executive Director, Erin Foote...

Grace-Bio Labs Enterprise Zone Property Tax Exemption

Courtesy Tor Hanson Two weeks ago, Bend city council proclaimed the City of Bend the “City of Innovation” with the creation of an...

City Council - Street Preservation

Courtesy of Tor Hanson May 17, 2017: It’s going to be a challenging summer for Bend’s car owners. Many of the main arterial and...

Council Goals and Objectives Hotly Contested

Courtesy of Tor Hanson May 17, 2017: With the key budget committee work behind them, city council discussed the adoption of the council...

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