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Charter presents suggestions to City Council for Charter Review
OPINION

BLM pick is wrong direction for agency

Karen Budd-Falen an attorney for the Bundy clan in the '80s and '90s named the head of BLM.
If you were one of the many who reacted in dismay when Ammon Bundy and some of the other occupiers were acquitted after their takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, you'll probably be interested in the latest developments in the selection process for the head of the BLM.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Pursuing a better future for the Deschutes River

Although the debates surrounding Mirror Pond have dragged on for years, there are now two actionable proposals on the table: the Bend Park and Recreation District is updating portions of Drake Park while a group of local citizens is preparing a dredging project. Together, these may represent more than $10 million worth of activity that will influence the future of the pond.

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Dude columnist struggles with what it means to be a man; female editor has doubts
Mary Finn, an editor with Democracy in Crisis, often makes extensive notes on my columns—in this case, we decided they were far more interesting than the column itself.

Let Mirror Pond dredging stay dead in the water

We Need YOU to voice your opinions on Nov. 28
On Nov. 28, Bend Park and Recreation District will host an open house-style meeting to present the proposed design for Mirror Pond.

Investing in infill is a better effort than more SDCs

L ast week at the Bend City Council meeting, Councilor Bill Moseley floated the idea of an additional targeted system development charge, aimed at developers building in the areas inside the new Urban Growth Boundary expansion that will need new infrastructure, including roads.

Like Wards, City Council Pay is an Equity Issue

A  lot has been said—and continues to be said—about the notion of establishing wards within the city of Bend, allowing voters to elect city councilors who would represent their geographic region in the city.

The City is Walking the Walk on SDCs. Parks Should, Too

A t its Oct. 18 meeting, the Bend City Council also voted 6-0 in favor of allowing for exemptions of System Development Charges—those fees levied to developers to offset the cost of streets, water and other infrastructure that comes along with a new development—for "deed restricted Affordable Housing Projects."

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Dirksen Derby 10 Kick-off Party and Foto & Film Fest - Tower Theatre

Fri., Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m.
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Ski movie night and ugly sweater extravaganza - Volcanic Theatre Pub

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