Seeking Bend Planning Commission Applicants
Planning Commission members are appointed by the City Council for four-year terms to review and make recommendations regarding land use matters subject to the processes of State law and City code.
12/13/2018 3:46:41 PM
Online Community Survey Available
The City wants to gather feedback about the City and City services, and is asking Bend residents to take 10 minutes to participate in an online community survey. Go to: bendcommunitysurvey.com
12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM
Affordable Housing Public Meeting
Bend residents are invited to attend a public meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, to provide input on what affordable housing solutions could ease “rent burden” in Bend.
12/6/2018 10:40:49 AM
The Community Climate Action Plan (C-CAP) is a set of strategies that will guide both the City and the community in working together to achieve the fossil fuel reduction goals established by City Council Resolution 3044.
The ad hoc Climate Action Steering Committee will recommend actions to City Council that encourage and incentivize businesses and residents, through voluntary efforts, to reduce GHG emissions and fossil fuel use.
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What is the Community Climate Action Plan (C-CAP)?
The C-CAP is a set of strategies that will guide both the City and the community to work together in achieving fossil fuel reduction goals established by City Council Resolution 3044. The ad hoc Climate Action Steering Committee will recommend actions to City Council that encourage and incentivize businesses and residents, through voluntary efforts, to reduce GHG emissions and fossil fuel use.
What does the C-CAP do?
The C-CAP provides a strategic plan for the City Council to adopt that will encourage the Bend community to take voluntary actions to meet the fossil fuel reduction goals of 40% decrease by 2030 and 70% decrease by 2050 as measured in equivalent metric tons of carbon from a baseline year of 2010 or more recent.
Additionally, the C-CAP:
- Established ways of measuring effectiveness and tracking progress on initiatives through benchmarks and project specific targets.
- Identifies implementation partners throughout the community that are responsible for collaborating on community-wide solutions.
- Identifies projects with low initial costs that are possible to implement in the near term, as well as investigating longer term projects.
- Supports the goals of other planning efforts, such as the City's Transportation System Plan and Deschutes County's Solid Waste Management Plan.
- Provides a pathway for the City and community to evolve in a manner that balances social, environmental, and financial costs and benefits.
Why are we creating the C-CAP?
The City of Bend is convening a Climate Action Steering Committee to create a C-CAP because the City recognizes that it cannot alone achieve community-wide fossil fuel use reduction goals. The City must work with the community to share responsibility for reducing overall fossil fuel use, and community members must be willing to act. Creating the C-CAP provides an opportunity for the public to directly engage with the City to identify ways to reduce fossil fuel use. The C-CAP planning process allows for discussions to be had and partnerships formed to achieve our climate action goals through a community-driven process and creation of an action plan that is right for Bend.
How is the community involved?
The C-CAP is being co-created by the City and the community, and responsibility for implementation will be shared between the City and community partners. Therefore, community involvement is extremely vital to the development of the C-CAP. With assistance from the City, the C-CAP is being developed by an ad hoc Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC). The CASC is made up of 13 individuals who have been appointed by Council that represent various community groups, including the business community, the environmental community, youth community, other local government and institutions, and at large members. The CASC is responsible for leading outreach with and serving as a liaison for their respective communities.
There are additional opportunities for the public to be involved in the process. Some of these include:
- All CASC meetings will be open to the public and will include time for public comment.
- The CASC web page will be regularly updated for you to keep track of meetings and activities of the CASC.
- The C-CAP web page will include documents related to the C-CAP development. You can ask questions and sign up for email alerts here.
- We will keep a C-CAP blog on this site to share stories from the Bend Community and ideas for ways to take action as well as updates in the plan development.
- The CASC plans to hold public events during the creation of the C-CAP to receive input and feedback on proposed strategies.
- The CASC will be informed by working groups made up of experts and key stakeholders throughout the community in specific topics and areas of interest.
How can I stay informed?
This webpage will be updated regularly with the progress of the C-CAP and the link to activities of the CASC For the most up to date information, sign up to receive updates via email. You must sign up for updates about events and updates about news separately.