Last year when Deschutes County proposed amending the code to weaken winter range protections, LandWatch's members and allies, including the friends of the Tumalo Wildlife Corridor, voiced their strong support for protection of winter range habitat and the species that depend on it.
Bend's new Urban Growth Boundary has been acknowledged by the Department of Land Conservation and Development in record time and goes into effect today.
The City of Bend is seeking applicants to fill two positions on the Bend Planning Commission.
Committee members are appointed by the City Council for four year terms to review and make recommendations regarding land use matters. Consideration shall be given to include representatives of the various geographical regions of the City of Bend.
The City Council recently adopted the expanded Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and along with it, new policy direction set forth in the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission will play a crucial role in implementing the new direction. Familiarity with those concepts is desirable.
Applicants must be residents of the city of Bend.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016.
For application or questions, please contact Jon Skidmore: 541-693-2175.
For more information regarding the Planning Commission: www.bendoregon.gov/pc
For more information on the UGB: www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb