The Bend Planning Commission held its third work session Tuesday evening and finished work on the controversial homeless shelter code proposal, sending the recommendations on to city councilors. THIS LINK will take you to the Zoom video recording of that meeting.

A public hearing and possible special meeting are expected to take place in mid-April.

One of their revisions was to recommend only allowing outdoor shelters in residential zones when associated with existing public or institutional use, such as churches, parks or government offices.

Other revised elements include required “good neighbor” guidelines and a limitation that users of temporary hardship housing (RVs or such on existing residential lots) could not pay rent, to avoid short-term rental use, except to help with utilities or other costs.

The following slides highlight changes to the code proposal being sent to the City Council: