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City of Bend News Release – Houselessness Update 5/04/2022

By Mike Whitter / May 5, 2022

Bend City Council Houselessness Update 5/4/22

I wanted to start tonight talking about the Rainbow Motel, an important topic due to our earlier conversation with the Bend Central District Business Association and in relation to houselessness.

  • The City has purchased the Rainbow Motel property, an opportunistic public investment that could meet a variety of short-term and/or long-term community needs,
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Bend Police Chief’s Advisory Council Update – 4/25/2022

By Mike Whitter / April 28, 2022

Bend Police Chief’s Advisory Council Update Applications accepted until June 15. The Police Chief’s Advisory Council advises the Chief of Police and the Police Department on various issues from the community’s perspective. Post Date: 04/25/2022 10:21 AM Bend Police Chief’s Advisory Council Update

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City of Bend News Release – Houselessness Update 4/20/2022

By Mike Whitter / April 21, 2022

Bend City Council Houselessness Update 4/20/22


In this update, I want to focus on camps in City rights-of-way, a topic that is a big concern to our community.

Rights-of-way, by definition, are pieces of land set aside for public benefit and use, primarily for public travel. These include streets and sidewalks or land set aside for those uses that

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Town Hall on 4/25/22 – New Shelter Codes Discussion

By Mike Whitter / April 17, 2022

Monday, April 25th, 2022

-arrival time is 5:15pm to complete registration and submit panelist questions.

-Town Hall to promptly start at 5:30pm

Meeting Invitation for 4/25/2022

Bend residents have been clamoring for an opportunity to discuss the new shelter code changes in a forum that allows them to hear the facts and ask questions. In

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City of Bend News Release – Houselessness Update 3/16/2022

By Mike Whitter / March 17, 2022

MARCH 16, 2022

From: Joshua Romero, Assistant Communications Director



City Council authorizes agreement to develop and operate Navigation Center at Second Street Shelter

At Wednesday’s Bend City Council meeting, Councilors approved a three-year agreement with Shepherd’s House Ministries to develop and operate a Navigation Center at the

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