City News

City Considers Short Term Rental Changes

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on City Considers Short Term Rental Changes

The City of Bend is proposing amendments to Bend Development Code regarding Short Term Rentals (STR). The amendments would increase the separation distance from 250 feet to 500 feet between STR properties in residential zones outside of the Old Mill District for any new STRs. An exemption would also be added to allow an owner…

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Open House on Unsanctioned Camping Code

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Open House on Unsanctioned Camping Code

The City of Bend is developing municipal code provisions to regulate unsanctioned camping on City rights-of-way and City-owned property, like public streets, sidewalks, and landscape strips in Bend. As part of developing the code, the City will host two informational open houses this month. The purpose of the open houses is to inform the community…

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Home Energy Score Informational Public Open House

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association / July 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Home Energy Score Informational Public Open House

The City is holding an Open House and question-and-answer session about the proposed Home Energy Score Program on Monday August 1 at 3:00pm. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. You may also attend virtually with Zoom, please register here. Zoom attendees should submit questions in advance…

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SCNA Transportation Team Needs Volunteers

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association / July 18, 2022 / Comments Off on SCNA Transportation Team Needs Volunteers

Are you frustrated with the growing vehicular traffic in our neighborhood? Do you want better pedestrian and bicycle access and safety? Be a part of the new Southern Crossing Transportation Team. Transportation planning in Bend is currently done in a piecemeal fashion, primarily through land use decisions. There is no coordination between the different proposed…

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Fireworks Ban Reminder

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association / June 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Fireworks Ban Reminder

Due to ongoing drought and high risk for fire, last year the Bend City Council permanently banned both the sale and use of fireworks within the city.  This includes even fireworks deemed as legal by the state of Oregon. Violations are subject to a $750 fine and anyone whose fireworks causes property damage or injury…

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