Editorial / Letter to the Editor / Opinion

Editorial: Bend Is Moving Too Fast On Code Changes For Housing Standards

By: Karon Johnson Bend proposes the adoption of a new development code which will radically affect the livability of our neighborhoods.  The process which Bend employed, however, ensured that the public will have no meaningful say in this decision. State Planning Goal # 1 mandates “the opportunity for all citizens…

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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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Editorial: Problems with the Proposed Middle Housing Code Changes

While supportive of the effort to increase middle housing choices, an analysis of the draft amendments by several Neighborhood Association land use chairs points to three items they believe should be reviewed carefully by the Planning Commission: 1. The proposal doesn’t require that developers of master planned areas build any…

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