February 1 2017

City Edition - New Councilors

Casey Roats is the new mayor, and Bruce Abernethy, Justin Livingston and Bill Moseley are the new Councilors. Meet them here and learn about their goals. 

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December 22 2016

City Edition - City Budgeting Overview

A lot of you have questions about your tax bills and want to know how the money from property tax revenues and city fees is spent.  Here is a breakdown of what your tax dollars support.


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City Edition - 14th Street

There are sufficient funds remaining from the City’s 2011 transportation bond to address the problems of the 14th St corridor as the West side continues to grow.  Here is a look at the process.

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City Edition - Affordable and Mutli Family Housing

Multi-family and affordable housing is in short supply in Bend. Builders are addressing the problem, and the City is supporting the effort.

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City Edition - Citizen involvement in Growth Plan

Before the City’s Urban Growth Boundary Growth Plan was accepted by the State of Oregon, staff worked with 54 individual residents who served on Citizen Technical Advisory Committees – referred to as TACs -  who help make critical decisions about how and where the City would grow.  Here are the thoughts of four who participated, and their reflections illustrate how this community will be growing together.

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City Edition - Ice Rescue

Winter is a dangerous time with ice forming on the Deschutes River and Mirror Pond. The Bend Fire Department recently held a training exercise to be prepared for any ice rescue emergency that may occur.

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December 2 2016

City Edition - The WRAP device

Both Police and Fire personnel come in contact with violent offenders on the street. Now they have a device called the WRAP which neutralizes the suspect and provides safety to all first responders.

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City Edition - Women in the Fire Department

With the expansion of our basic life support ambulance crews, the City has added more women to the fire department than ever before.

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City Edition - Downtown is thriving

Downtown Bend is thriving thanks to the joint efforts of both City staff and the Downtown Bend Business Association.

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City Edition - Accessibility Update

Construction season is winding down for accessibility projects across the City of Bend.  Here’s a look at the areas where we have been working.

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