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PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION – Thursday, July 22nd @ 5:30 pm

Come and learn about House Bill (HB) 2001! This week the City of Bend will host a Community Information Session on code amendments that will bring changes to Bend neighborhoods. House Bill (HB) 2001 was passed by the Oregon legislature in 2019 and requires communities across the state to allow…

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Editorial: What message should neighborhood associations send to the city?

Bulletin Editorial Board | Jul 9, 2021 The best eye-level view of how growth is hitting Bend can be in the debates of the city’s Neighborhood Leadership Alliance, the NLA. It’s where the leadership from Bend’s neighborhood associations get together to formulate input for the Bend City Council. Right now,…

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Community Building Subcommittee discussion about parking requirements

The Community Building Subcommittee met on June 11 and on the agenda was a discussion about parking requirements.  This subcommittee is comprised of three City Councilors, representatives from a number of citizen advisory committees and a wide range of city staff. The purpose of the discussion was to explore how…

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The Sad State of HB 2001 Middle Housing Code Amendments in Bend

Call for More Public Engagement on Middle Housing Code Amendments

The City of Bend should engage the public before holding hearings on proposed amendments to bring the Bend Development Code into compliance with House Bill 2001. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) in August 2019 to provide Oregonians with more housing choices by increasing density in cities…

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