Important January Dates
January 4 5:30 p.m. Free CPR training, 63377 NE Jamison St.
January 4 7 p.m. City Council meeting swearing in of new mayor and councilors. 710 Wall St.
January 11 3:00p.m. Council meeting on vacancies, City Hall
January 11 Caraway housing development north of Cooley Rd. Zoom meeting, 5:30 p.m. see details below
January 12 Gateway North development meeting on two housing projects at Cooley and Robal Roads 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
see details below
January 18 City Council meeting 7 p.m.
January 24 Juniper Ridge public works campus meeting, 6 p.m. 710 Wall Street
You Be the Decider
What should the City focus on in the coming two years? This important question will be answered in part by what you and our neighbors tell the City Council. Let’s help formulate the goals by sharing our thoughts.
The City recently concluded a phone survey asking participants to answer general questions about the City and City services.
For those who didn’t get randomly chosen for a phone call, the City has launched a similar online Community Survey so everyone can have an opportunity to provide input. The online survey is available in both English and Spanish. Online survey results will complement the representative phone survey and will also be shared with the Council.
Go to the City’s webpage at www.bendoregon.gov to find the survey, or go directly to: the survey here
The current goals will be updated in June when the City Council approves new goals for the 2023-25 budget cycles.
These are the broad areas of interest:
Accessible and Effective City Government Environment and Climate
Safety, Health, Accountability ad Justice Shared Prosperity
Transportation and Infrastructure Housing
The City will host a public meeting on the project Tuesday, January 24th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
City of Bend in the Council Chambers room
Virtual Meeting Link - TBD A complete construction schedule is available at Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus.
Proposed Caraway Development
AKS Engineering & Forestry will host a neighborhood meeting regarding the planned Caraway Community Master Plan and Annexation on ±150 acres zoned Urbanizable Area (UA) located in the North Triangle Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion Area, east of Hwy 20, west of Hwy 97, and north of Cooley Road.This meeting will be held via telephone and online Zoom webinar. The meeting is scheduled for:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
This informational meeting will address preliminary plans. These plans may be altered prior to submittal of the application to the City of Bend depending upon the type of land use action required.
For more information contact Joey Shearer firstname.lastname@example.org. Register in advance (a list of attendees will be submitted to the City):
https://www.aks-eng.com/Caraway/ to register.
Complete the online registration form to receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom webinar at the scheduled time as well as additional instructions.
Affinity is a planned ±170-unit senior housing community and Adara is a planned ±252-unit apartment community.
This meeting will be held via telephone and online Zoom webinar
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023, 5:30
▪ Go to https://www.aks-eng.com/Affinity-Adara/ to register. ▪ Complete the online registration form.
▪ You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Zoom webinar at the scheduled time as well as additional instructions.
How to Join the Meeting:
Join by computer, tablet, or smartphone ▪ This is the preferred method as it allows you to see the Presenter’s materials on screen.
▪ Click on the “Click Here to Join” link provided in your registration confirmation email.
▪ (If you registered at https://www.aks-eng.com/Affinity-Adara but did not receive a confirmation email,
please check your junk/spam folder before contacting the Meeting Administrator.)
▪ You may be prompted to “download and run Zoom” or to install the App (ZOOM cloud meetings).
Follow the prompts or bypass this process by clicking “join from your browser”.
Join by telephone
▪ Dial any of the toll-free Zoom numbers below to connect to the neighborhood meeting:
1+ 669-900-6833 +1-253-205-0468
▪ After dialing in, enter this 9-digit Zoom ID when prompted: 857 1626 9634 ▪ The Passcode, if needed, is 8429
Please join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the 5:30 PM start time to ensure successful connection.
▪ You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting.
▪ You will need a valid email address at the time of registration to receive the confirmation email and
link to join the webinar or receive answers to any questions submitted after the meeting.
▪ For first-time Zoom users, we recommend downloading and installing the Zoom App well in
advance, by clicking on the “Click Here to Join” link in your confirmation email.
▪ For technical assistance, please contact the Meeting Administrator (contact above).
The City’s Community Relations staff conducted a performance assessment of the 13 Neighborhood Associations (NA). Makayla Oliver, Community Relations Manager, recently shared the results with the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA).
Among the issues identified: Member recruitment and retention; Board operations; City and Council Support.
Oliver told the group there remains confusion among the general public about the Neighborhood Associations and Homeowners Associations (HOAs) despite continued efforts to educate residents. One suggestion is to consider renaming the NAs.
Oliver asks the question, does the City expect too much of the NAs? She presented a long list of recommendations as to how the City may support the NAs by improving reimbursement procedures, providing one insurance policy for use of Bend Parks and Recreation facilities and sharing survey tools.
An exciting development is the purchase of a mobile event trailer for NAs to share and use for annual meetings and other events. It will be stocked with supplies and equipment. Oliver and Xavi Borja will provide training for NA boards.
You may watch a recording of the NLA meeting on the City of Bend website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw1RjWADIZQ