The City of Bend has referred for voters’ consideration a $190 million General Obligation (GO) bond measure, which if passed, would provide funds for traffic flow, east-west connections, and neighborhood safety improvement projects citywide. See the complete list of projects with the map below. The bond measure will appear on the May 19, 2020, Primary Election ballot.
The proposed bond-funded projects were identified by Bend City Council after a two-year process with the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee that considered projects that would assist people who drive, ride bikes and walk. Projects closely match the priorities cited in public opinion research. Priorities include: Reed Market Road, US 97/Parkway, 3rd Street, east-west connections and safe access to schools, parks and jobs.
The bonds would be repaid by an annual assessment on real property, estimated to cost property owners an average of 47 cents per $1,000 of assessed value each year of the repayment period. The owner of a home with a real market value of $415,000 and assessed value of $220,000 (Bend’s citywide average) is estimated to pay approximately $170 per year.
The City Council has adopted a resolution to establish a citizen bond oversight committee, if the bond measure passes, to track and report to the community on project expenses, schedule, and progress and benchmarks.
PROPOSED BOND PROJECTS
WE'VE HEARD WHAT OUR COMMUNITY WANTS.
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Related City Projects
- Curious about other projects in the works that aren’t on the bond list? Check out our City Transportation Improvement Projects map.
- Take a look at our Transportation System Plan update.
- Learn more about the work being done by the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee.
- Find out what the City accomplished with the help of our 2011 GO Bond.
- Public Notice of Ballot Title
- Council Resolution 3190 calling for an election on the issuance of GO Bond.
- Council Resolution 3191 declaring Council's commitment to the community to allocate potential GO Bond revenues toward a project list.
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