The City of Bend has requested Neighborhood Associations to provide goals for 2019. The deadline is January 11, thus the board must meet prior to the general membership meeting on Jan. 14th.
In attendance: Greta Turillo, Sara Miller, Joette Storm, Matt Bryant, Jeff Silverman, Jim Beauchemin, Cindy King
Welcome and Introduction of Board Members
Climate Action Plan
Cassie Lacy - Sustainability Coordinator, City of Bend
Russ Donnelly, member, Climate Action Steering Committee
GOAL: 40% reduction of fossil fuels by 2030, 50% reduction by 2050
Path to Carbon neutrality for City Operations:
Upgrades to lighting
Using solar, biogas, alternative fuel for city fleet
Water reclamation facility optimization
Community Climate Action Plan
Reduce fossil fuel use COMMUNITY WIDE: by 40% by 2030, by 70% by 2050
City Role and Scope: To act as a Convener; bring community stakeholders together
Sustainability Coordinator hired/Climate Action Steering Committee convened in April 2018
First Step: Best Practices Research
Resources: look at other cities, Aspen, Ashland, Fort Collins, Milwaukie, Flagstaff
Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance
Steering Committee includes business reps, environmental, youth (HS/MS), subject matter experts, at-large seats
Conducted Greenhouse Gases Inventory - where do they come from? (buildings, homes, commercial buildings), (transportation ⅓), (solid waste 5%)
April-August 2018: Foundational: Establish a baseline and a vision
Sept-Dec 2018: Brainstorming actions with significant community engagement
January 2019: Community Survey: Solicit feedback on various ideas - Seeking broad community input, allow the community to respond to proposed ideas from working groups, share how the proposed ideas might impact you.
Feb-July 2019: Evaluating actions through triple-bottom-line lens
April-Aug 2019: Implementation Planning: Engage the stakeholders
Sept 2019: Plan submitted to council
City-led projects (Incentives, policies benefiting LMI residents, investment in renewable energy sources, setting community wide renewable energy goals) & Community-led projects (Outreach and education programs, training programs to build a skilled workforce, financial incentives like grants, investment in community renewable energy sources (i.e. community solar).
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS:
City-led projects (same as above) & Community-led projects (new programs and tools like energy databases of EE upgrades in commercial buildings, toolkits for homeowners, low-cost energy audit program, host contests and provide recognition)
WASTE AND MATERIALS:
City-led projects (permitting and financial incentives, implementing green purchasing standards, policies to require improved waste diversion, expand recycling and compost areas in public places) & Community-led projects (outreach and education, training programs to build a skilled workforce in waste reduction, Repair Cafes, GoBox containers, Expanded food hub and CSA programs)
City-led projects (supporting electric vehicle transition through planning and infrastructure, ride sharing, shuttles, pricing strategies to discourage driving & Community-led projects (expanded alternative transportation service such as Cascades East Transit, ride sharing companies, outreach and education about alternative transportation benefits)
Q&A session with Cassie & Russ ensued.
Joette Storm: 15 panels on a house - costs $16,000, but with federal, state and tax credits, the total cost to homeowner is about $3000 and monthly bill would be approximately $10 per month.
BANA Response to City Survey: Joette Storm
3 items: Transportation, Emergency Preparedness and Affordable Housing
Lands Committee: Jim Beauchemin
Notice of Administrative Review - short term rental @ 62981 Fresca Street (OB Riley/Crusher Ave) comments due Jan. 22 via email or mail
Meeting Feb. 4, 5:15pm - expansion of conditional use requirements for Realms/Skyline Academy, additional 100 students at facility at 20730 Brinson Blvd
January 16 @ 5pm at Three Rivers School in Tumalo - ODOT open house for improvements on Hwy 97 between Bend and Redmond, looking at better highway signing, turn lanes, reflective pavement markers, center barriers, frontage roads
December 19, attended public meeting re: marijuana cultivation and refinement plant facility on High Desert Lane, located next to Cascade Indoor Sports. No retail facility, enclosed indoors. Meets requirements in light industrial area. Concerns were directed at clientele, tenants, developer didn’t want to disclose many details. Concerns on volatile compounds and exposure to byproducts, comments about building appearance
BANA responded with our concerns to code amendments proposed at Dec. 5 meeting re: decreasing lot size for duplexes/triplexes in residential standard areas.
Juniper Ridge Management Advisory Board, BANA representation: Joette Storm
We’ve been given a seat on the seven member board, need a person with a background in development and finance - to review the strategic plan and the agreements to see if they need to be updated.
Business Outreach Committee: Jeff Silverman
If you know of any new businesses opening in BANA, please post on social media or send us an email
Neighborhood Roundtable - new mission statement
An informal get-together to share ideas; should it continue? New mission statement: The Neighborhood Association Round Table (NART) consisting 13 Neighborhood Associations (NAs) sanctioned by the city of Bend, shall act as a collaborative group to support the needs of all NAs, to create a space for sharing best practices and developing procedures for sustainability and improvement of the NAs.
Each NA will have a representative if the board chooses to participate. The group identified several topics of common interest: fireworks/safety, roundabout art, emergency preparedness, social media. The Roundtable will meet every other month. The next meeting is Saturday, March 9 , 11 a.m. at the East Bend Library
Committee Recruitment (Land Use, Juniper Ridge, Transportation)
Member Comments and New Business
What happened with the Golden Triangle (North Triangle Developments)?
Answer: Fred Meyer CAN proceed without sewer development.