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City of Bend News Release – Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Applicants – 6/07/2022

By Mike Whitter / June 7, 2022


JUNE 7, 2022

From: Anne Aurand, Communications Director


Contact: Makayla Oliver, Community Relations Manager


Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Seeking Applicants

The City of Bend is seeking applicants to fill positions on the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA), an advisory committee

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City of Bend News Release – Houselessness Update 5/18/2022

By Mike Whitter / May 19, 2022

Bend City Council Update 5/18/22


Councilors made the first of two votes needed to approve development code changes that would provide options for various types of shelters to be built in most zoning districts in Bend.

Shelters can provide a bridge for houseless community members until they can get into more stable or permanent housing. Shelters are part of

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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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