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, there’s debate at the NLA about Bend’s plan for House Bill 2001. The law basically requires cities in Oregon to allow duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes within residential zones. Bend has already gone a long way toward that goal. But how it gets there and what else it does is, well, highly debatable.

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