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Fire Levy Tax Increase – Information Re: Upcoming Vote

The following article, sent by Old Farm District resident and Bend fireman Nick Gylling, provides information for an upcoming vote to increase the existing Fire Levy component of property taxes.  This information is provided as a community service and does not represent an opinion by the OFDNA Board of Directors.

There is an important vote coming up in mid-May that will involve voting on approving an increase to the existing fire levy. Voting yes on this levy will ensure maintaining a current level of fire and emergency medic services to our community.

Below are four arguments in favor of the increase. Below that […]

March 10th, 2023|Categories: Local Taxes, News|

Open House: Learn More About the New Stevens Ranch Library in East Bend

The public is invited to get a first look at proposed designs for the new Stevens Ranch Library in east Bend on Monday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. (event location: Larkspur Community Center).
Library staff and members of the design team will give a brief presentation and will be on hand to answer your questions. The new library will be the largest in the Deschutes Public Library system and will provide increased materials collections, multiple meeting and gathering spaces for all ages, a dynamic early learning center for children, and efficient processing systems for quicker and far-reaching service delivery across Deschutes […]
March 4th, 2023|Categories: Meetings, News|

Community Building Sub-committee Meeting Video – Transportation System Plan & GO Bond

A two hour City of Bend Community Building Subcommittee meeting occurred this morning Wednesday Feb 22, 2023 regarding funding & design of the current Transportation System Plan vs the 2020 Transportation GO Bond as they try to incorporate bike/ ped movement options.

Click HERE to view the YouTube recording of the meeting.

This is truly a deep in the weeds discussion, but this sort of discussion is what people concerned about Bend’s urban planning need to pay attention to, especially when they are thinking about how to work towards a long term plan for the future. Of course, the primary concern isn’t desire or capability, its funding. Design standards and costs […]

February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Meetings, News, Transportation|

Neighborhood Street Safety Program

Neighborhood Street Safety Program

This summer the City of Bend is planning on the construction of six of the remaining Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP) projects!

These are projects 12-17 on the map, and are as follows:

  • Project 12: Crosswalk across Parrell Road at Calvin Way (Southeast Bend)
  • Project 13: Crosswalk across Parrell Road between Haley Creek and Hawes (Southeast Bend)
  • Project 14: NE 8th Street Sidewalk and Crosswalk north of Jones Road (Orchard District)
  • Project 15: Crosswalk to Columbia Park (River West)
  • Project 16: Larkspur Trail Crosswalk (Larkspur)
  • Project 17: Woodriver Village pedestrian safety (Southern Crossing)

These projects have reached “100% design” meaning the designs are complete and will be sent out to […]

February 21st, 2023|Categories: News, Safety, Transportation|

Council Supports Fire Levy on May Ballot

Bend City Council passed a resolution to support a five-year local option levy for fire and emergency medical services in the May 16, 2023 election.

Bend Fire & Rescue, which serves the City of Bend and Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2, will ask the voters for an increase and renewal of a levy that will provide essential funding that will allow them to keep pace with an increasing call volume and growing demands for service.

A local option levy, or operating levy, is a tax voted on by the community that will allow Bend Fire & Rescue to fund and maintain staff such as firefighter/paramedics and expenses related […]

February 21st, 2023|Categories: Local Taxes, News|
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