- Dec 14
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The Bend City Council invites the public to offer feedback and suggestions related to proposed charter amendments that could change the City’s governance structure. The Council is holding a public listening session starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. Bend City Council 2017-19 Goals include proposing charter amendments to voters to modernize and professionalize how City government operates. The City of Bend Charter establishes the governmental structure and procedures for the city. After months of analysis, a Council-appointed citizen Charter Review Committee recommended that the following charter changes be put to voters on the May 2018 ballot: • A directly elected mayor • Adoption of a ward system o Four councilors elected by wards and two councilors elected at large, or three at-large if an elected mayor is not approved • Removing mayor and council pay language from the charter with compensation to be established by an independent committee and adopted by ordinance
- Dec 07
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The City of Bend Fire Department recently wrapped up their second annual winter coat drive. Thanks to the generosity of our community, over 100 adult coats and 20 children's coats were collected at Bend Fire Stations then donated to the Bethlehem Inn. "Your heart goes out to somebody. Nobody deserves to be cold," said Mitch Webb, lead organizer and Bend Firefighter/Paramedic.
- Dec 06
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City of Bend Police Department Sgt. Lawrence brought Marshall the therapy dog by City Hall #inBend today for a little holiday cheer.
- Dec 15
- Dec 14
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Public invited to tour City water facilities
The media and the public are invited to join a public tour of the City’s Water Filtration Facility from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24.
To sign up for the tour go to www.bendoregon.gov/watertour
The tour is a way the City’s Utility Department is honoring the national annual “Imagine A Day Without Water” campaign which is meant to raise awareness about the value of water. The “Imagine A Day Without Water” event is October 12.
In the United States, most consumers have clean water systems that bring fresh water into their homes and business. They also have reliable infrastructure systems that take the wastewater away to be safely treated and returned to the environment.
But what would happen if no water came out of the tap to brush your teeth, or if you couldn’t flush the toilet? A Day Without Water would mean firefighters wouldn’t have water to put out fires, farmers couldn’t water crops, and doctors couldn’t wash their hands before treating patients.
Bend has two great water sources: surface water from the Bridge Creek Municipal Watershed and groundwater from the deep Deschutes regional aquifer. To be responsible stewards of this resource, the City continually invests in conservation and sustainable management.
Need more information? Contact: Julie Price, City of Bend Utility Department, email@example.com, 541-317-3010