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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MVNA – Graffiti Removal around Bend – Reference Guide

By Mike Whitter / May 4, 2022

Graffiti Removal around Bend

A Quick Reference Guide Compiled by the MVNA 

Graffiti is considered vandalism and falls under criminal mischief or a public nuisance crime. We do not encourage people to simply cover up graffiti; reporting it ensures that these crimes are officially documented and can help law enforcement in identifying repeat perpetrators. Thank you for keeping our neighborhoods

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MVNA Board News – General Membership Summer Celebration June 16th

By Mike Whitter / May 3, 2022

General Membership Meeting and Summer Celebration at Al Moody Park!

Join your MVNA neighbors on June 16th from 5-8 pm for community and City information tables, MVNA board elections, live music from Coyote Willow, and free ice cream and pizza. Watch your mailbox for your invitation.

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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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