The City and the Climate Action Steering Committee are inviting Bend residents to take 15 minutes to participate in an online community survey. Community participation will help the City set priorities for the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The survey will be available at: go.participate.online/
The survey results will be shared with the Climate Action Steering Committee and will help shape their recommendations for the Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP).
The Community Climate Action Plan will be created by the committee and include a set of strategies, policies and programs that encourage voluntary fossil fuel use reduction throughout the community. The plan will define a roadmap to meet the City’s community wide fossil fuel use reduction goals established in Council Resolution 3044.
City Sustainability Manager Cassie Lacy will present Climate Actions plans for the Bend in the coming year.
Other agenda items include plans to nominate a member to the City's Juniper Ridge Management Advisory Committee.
The Committee's task will include reviewing the Juniper Ridge Strategic Plan developed in 2005 and recommending updates. This 2-year task is intended to prepare the area for development as a Light Industrial, Mixed Use district.
Those of us who live and work in Boyd Acres neighborhood have had a busy 2018. New developments, businesses and improvements to the roads and schools abound. As for BANA we provided service to members and others with programs and expertise.
Here are some of the highlights:
Speakers – Assistant City Manager Jon Skidmore; City Councilor Barbara Campbell; Fire Marshall Kevin Sullivan; Bethlehem Inn; Deschutes County Emergency Services Manager Nathan Garibay; Brian Douglas of Disability Advocates; City Engineer for the Empire project, Sinclair Burr.
In September BANA sponsored a Transportation Forum with State, County and City transportation agencies participating. They briefed us on their 20 year planning processes for improving transportation in our community. More than 70 persons attended.
At the Dec. 19 City Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution to re-establish the Juniper Ridge Management Advisory Board, a citizens committee tasked with developing a vision and framework for developing the 500 acre parcel in the northeast corner of our neighborhood.
Council members also voted to designate one of the seven board positions for a BANA representative. That representative will bring expertise in one of several areas - real estate, finance, industrial land development, economic development, business and sustainable development.
Thursday 10 a.m. BANA Meet and Greet at Black Rock Coffee. Come say hello to board members and enjoy a great cup of java at our neighborhood get together. Learn about Boyd Acres and City of Bend happenings.
A marijuana cultivation and processing business is proposed for the Brinson Business Park on 20755 High Desert Lane. A public meeting to disclose the site plan and other details is scheduled for 4:30 December 19 at Sun Country Engineering, 920 SE Armour Dr., Bend.
If you feel traffic on residential streets is too fast and too dangerous, the Slow Down, It's Our Town safety campaign may be of interest to you. Mountain View Neighborhood Association is spearheading the effort to change the speed at which Bend drivers traverse city streets.
They are presenting plans for the campaign on December 12, 6 p.m. at the Northeast Fire Station on Jamison Road. Any BANA resident is welcome to attend and learn how we can all change the way we drive.
The City of Bend has a survey on the internet that anyone may answer to give opinions about how our City government is performing its role in managing Bend. Go to www.bendcommunitysurvey.com
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Hayden Homes is applying for permit to construct 15 homes on 2.64 acres reference number PZ-18-0850. The homes would be accessed on Lamoine Lane near Liberty Lane.