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1/22/2020 2:32:56 PM
Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Recommends Top Neighborhood Street Safety Projects for Funding
“The demand for the Neighborhood Street Safety Program has really shown us that Bend wants safety improvements to their neighborhood streets,” said Makayla Oliver, Community Relations Manager for the City of Bend.
1/17/2020 1:54:03 PM
Bend City Council Takes Another Step Toward May Transportation Bond Measure
On Wednesday, Bend City Council voted unanimously to prepare a funding measure that addresses Bend residents’ top concern: traffic congestion and safety.
1/9/2020 7:40:45 AM
Committees are a great way to get involved with City government. The City has a number of boards, committees, commissions or advisory groups that make recommendations to City Council or City administrative staff.
Some committees are ongoing and established by law. Others are ad hoc, specific to a project and short-term.
FREQUENTLY USED COMMITTEES
Affordable Housing Committee
Economic Development Advisory Board
Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee
Climate Action Steering Committee
Accessibility Advisory Committee (COBAAC)
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB)
Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC)
Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA)
Urban Renewal Agency (BURA)
Urban Renewal Advisory Board (URAB)
An effective Citizen Committee is comprised of individuals who have skills appropriate to the needs of the particular group. Appointed volunteers are considered public officials. Unless explicitly authorized by statute, ordinance, or other formal action of the City Council, the authority of the Citizen Committee is limited to making recommendations to the City Council.
Each group is staffed by a City of Bend employee liaison who will provide necessary administrative staff support.
Use the following application to apply for all committees:
Council members are assigned as liaison to the Citizen Committees or other bodies that advise the Council.
A chair and vice-chair will be elected by motion annually at the first meeting in each calendar year. All meetings shall be subject to the requirements of Oregon Public Meeting Law. A majority of the voting members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business and the concurrence of a majority of those members present and voting shall be required to decide any matter. These meetings are an opportunity for public involvement in the discussion of issues relating to that particular board, committee, or commission.
Except for the Budget Committee, each Citizen Committee shall report on its activities at least annually.
In order to efficiently provide preliminary policy guidance to staff, Council Subcommittees assess the effectiveness of advisory boards to respond to items of community interest.
For more information, visit the Council Subcommittees page.