A potentially new issue has arisen apart from the regular sale of land within the UGB.
State legislators are considering an amendment that would expand the UGB outside of the normal process in order to trade the land rights for a DSL land that lies outside of the UGB with a developer who lost his investment in a resort on the Metolius.
This would have been achieved by an amendment to HB 4012 proposed by Rep Brian Clem of Salem.
The failure of the 2020 state legislative session may have delayed this bill from being passed, which gives you time to learn more and contact elected officials. Read about the proposed deal in the Bulletin.
The sponsor of this amendment, Rep Brian Clem (Salem), can be reached at Rep.BrianClem@oregonlegislature.gov or 503-986-1421.
Bend’s representative, Cheri Helt, can be reached at Rep.CheriHelt@oregonlegislature.gov or 503-986-1454.
Senator Tim Knopp will have an opportunity to comment on this as well. He can be reached at Sen.TimKnopp@oregonlegislature.gov or 503-986-1727.
Additionally, this deal requires the consent of Bend City Council in order to annex the land. You can reach council at firstname.lastname@example.org.