In the last few years, the City achieved a more than 10 percent reduction in electricity use in its facilities with existing staff resources and budgets, which has produced approximately $30,000 in annual savings for the City.
Bend City Councilors are elected by the citizens of Bend and serve a four year term. The Councilors elect a Mayor and Mayor Pro tem amongst themselves. The Mayor leads the City Council meetings and serves as an ambassador for the City.
The Council meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month with a worksession at 5 p.m. and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. With the exception of executive session meetings, Council meetings are open to the public. Meetings are broadcast live on the City's website and on cable on COTV Channel 11 beginning at 6 p.m.