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 about how developing an unsanctioned camping code fits into the City and community response to homelessness. City staff will share information about the legal principles involved in regulating public property in light of recent court decisions and Oregon statutes, and the process for developing the code, including when community members will have opportunities to provide input. Time will be provided for attendees to ask questions process. Live Spanish interpretation will be available.

  • Tuesday August 16, 10:00am, in Council Chambers (710 NW Wall Street) or online
  • Monday, August 29, 5:30pm, at Municipal Court (555 NE 15th Street) or online

Both open houses will be streamed on the City of Bend YouTube channel. Those who wish to ask questions during the open house should register with the Zoom links that will be posted on the unsanctioned camping code webpage.

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