News Archive2019-07-14T08:45:12-07:00

Two Vacancies on Bend City Council

Councilors will appoint people to fill vacant seats for the remainder of the year

Bend City Councilors declared two Council vacancies at their May 18 meeting, triggering a selection process that is open to community members interested in being appointed to the Bend City Council for the remainder of this year. In separate announcements, Mayor Sally Russell and Councilor Rita Schenkelberg publicized that they both were resigning and that the May 18 Council meeting would be their final meeting.

During the May 18 meeting, Councilors appointed Mayor Pro-Tem Gena Goodman-Campbell as the new Mayor. Councilors then chose Anthony […]

May 19th, 2022|Categories: News|

Public Meeting to Discuss Code Changes for Middle Income Housing

The City of Bend will hold a “hybrid” public hearing before the Bend City Council on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for the proposed SB 458 Bend Development Code amendments (attached).

FYI:  This meeting occurs on the same date/time as the City Council meeting where proposed Shelter Code changes will be voted on by the council.  Your household may elect to try and cover both meetings or choose the one most important to you.

You or anyone else may attend the hearing in person at 555 NE 15th Street, Bend, OR 97701 (Bend Municipal Court building) or virtually (attendance instructions will be posted on the Council agenda at […]

May 14th, 2022|Categories: Meetings, News|

Town Hall Events – Houseless Strategies and Shelter Code Amendments

Hello Neighbors-

Two Town Hall events are coming up next week on the topic of Houseless Strategies and Shelter Code amendments. We have a great panel of speakers lined up to help us all become better informed, but most importantly, we have an opportunity for our community to meet “in person” and ask questions about an important issue affecting our community.


Our Panel of Speakers include:

– Deschutes County Commissioner: Patti Adair

– Bend City Councilor: […]

April 19th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|

Final Open House for Steven’s Tract

City of Bend Hosts Public Comment Period and Third Online Open House Featuring Stevens Road Tract Concept Plan

The City has launched a final online public open house on the Stevens Road Tract Concept Plan websitewhere people can learn more about the plan and provide comments on development options. The virtual open house and public comment period is available now through midnight on Sunday, April 17, 2022,

The City of Bend’s Growth Management Division is completing planning for the development of 261 acres of land on Bend’s east side. This project is in response to 

April 5th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|

Weekly Road and Traffic Report Begins for 2022

The City of Bend will be releasing a weekly road and traffic report each Friday during peak construction season to help members of our community plan the safest and most reliable routes to their destinations. The weekly report is intended to provide information about various projects within City limits that impact public roadways.

After this announcement about the launch of the report, the City will distribute the report via a subscriber-only email notification system. To receive the weekly report for the rest of the season, individuals must subscribe to “Weekly Road and Traffic Reports,” found under “News” at

Travelers can also check our interactive, online map at

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Construction, News|

City of Bend Accepting Applications for Human Rights and Equity Commission

The City of Bend is seeking new volunteer commissioners starting immediately to serve on the City of Bend Human Rights and Equity Commission.

The Human Rights and Equity Commission (HREC) acts as a group of advisors to City Council. The Commission is charged with ensuring historically marginalized and underrepresented communities in Bend have access to City programs and services, representation in City decision-making, and a venue to raise concerns and complaints about discrimination. The Commission does this by elevating recommendations for City Council’s consideration through the Equity Department.

To apply please complete the Advisory Committee application by choosing one of the three following options:

March 31st, 2022|Categories: News|
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