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Livability

Building a Better Bend

Bill believes that Bend needs to get ahead of growth, instead of reacting to predictable ramifications. When visiting with Bend residents, he hears consistent concerns about traffic, safety and noise. Bend desperately needs a plan to address livability issues associated with growth. We will end up somewhere; the only question is whether we choose that future, or it happens to us.
Some of Bill’s areas of focus regarding livability include:

  • Downtown Safety
  • Growth Management
  • Noise Management
  • Tourism Reduction


More on Livability

Bill asks Council to examine land use notices for residents
At the May 2 Council meeting Bill got the Council to support examining the development notices we provide residents of neighborhoods. They referred the issue to the newly formed Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA).
May 2, 2018

Bill asks Council to limit tourism promotion
At a Council meeting, Bill proposed, but could not get council to agree to limit tourism promotion. As long as demand outstrips supply, housing prices will rise.
April 18, 2018

Noise Variance Appeal at Council Meeting
Bill voted in favor to uphold the City Manager's decision regarding a noise variance permit issued to Crow's Feet Commons. Bill feels committed to follow the current rules of the noise ordinance and to help people get along.
March 7, 2018

Limiting Noise discussion at Council Meeting
Bill convinced staff to look at limiting noise in residential neighborhoods.
January 3, 2018

Improved Downtown Safety
Bill took a stand on downtown safety, helping to bring attention to downtown safety matters. The City and DBBA worked together to make downtown a safe place to work and shop.
August 2017

 


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