Council Subcommittees

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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.

This will help complete actions identified in Council’s goal for Effective & Efficient City Operations, including the development of a process to consider/assess staff resources & stakeholder processes necessary to respond to items of community interest.


  • Three City Councilors
  • Liaisons from advisory boards are designated to attend meetings to report back their respective boards; not participating members of the subcommittee
  • Focus on implementation of Council Goals
  • Convened as public meetings
  • Provide preliminary policy guidance to staff
  • Seek public input; shape public involvement strategies
  • Report to the full Council at quarterly check-ins and/or provide recommendations when issues are scheduled for Council action


Community Building

Citizen Advisory Committees:

  • Planning Commission (PC)
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC)
  • Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA)

Assigned Councilors:

Mayor Russell, Councilors Goodman-Campbell and Livingston

Examples may include:

  • Development Code Audit
  • Policies to streamline housing projects
  • Alternative housing models (such as tiny homes)
  • Land use planning for Opportunity Areas
  • Neighborhood Traffic Safety Plan
  • Sidewalk plan

Citizen Advisory Committees:

  • Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC)
  • Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB)

Assigned Councilors:

Councilors Piper, Abernethy and Campbell

Examples may include:

  • Community Climate Action Plan
  • TSP policies related to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Renewable energy options
  • Knott Landfill options
  • Wildfire resiliency
  • Stabilization center
  • Emergency Management Plan
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