Councilor office hours are an opportunity to sit down and talk with one or two of your elected leaders in an informal setting. Drop-ins are welcome and there is no agenda for these meetings.
“We want the voice of the public to be heard,” said Mayor Pro Tem Sally Russell. “This provides an opportunity to exchange ideas.”
Office hours will be held on the second week of each month.
On the second Wednesday of each month, one or two Councilors will be available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Awbrey Butte Conference Room, upstairs at City Hall in downtown Bend.
The second Thursday of each month, one or two Councilors will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at rotating locations on the east side of Bend, typically at the East Bend Library or Barnes & Noble café.
Updated meeting details will be listed under City Meetings & Events at the bottom of the City’s webpage, www.bendoregon.gov and will be published on the City of Bend’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Occasionally, certain active land-use issues arise that residents want to talk about. Councilors may not be able to discuss these outside of public hearings, when the full body is present and the public input is recorded into the public record.
Councilors will rotate between day and evening shifts, and from downtown to the east side locations so as to best accommodate all residents. The schedule is subject to change and Councilors may occasionally have conflicts, but the planned rotation is as follows:
April 12, 2 p.m., Bill Moseley at City Hall
April 13, 5:30 p.m., Bruce Abernethy, east Bend
May 10, 2 p.m., Justin Livingston, City Hall
June 14, 2 p.m., Bruce Abernethy and Barb Campbell, City Hall
June 15, 5:30 p.m., Justin Livingston and Bill Moseley, East Bend library
July 12, 2 p.m. Casey Roats and Sally Russell, City Hall
July 13, 5:30 p.m., Nathan Boddie and Barb Campbell, east Bend, Barnes & Noble cafe
August 9, 2 p.m., Justin Livingston and Barb Campbell, City Hall
August 10, 5:30 p.m., Bill Moseley and Sally Russell, east Bend
Sept. 13, 2 p.m., Bruce Abernethy and Barb Campbell, City Hall
Sept 14, 5:30 p.m., Justin Livingston and Nathan Boddie, east Bend
October 11, 2 p.m. Bill Moseley, City Hall
October 12, 5:30 p.m., Sally Russell, east Bend, Barnes & Noble cafe
Nov. 8, 2 p.m., Justin Livingston and Nathan Boddie, City Hall
Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m., Bill Moseley and Sally Russell, east Bend