The Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) has adopted their 2021-2023 Strategic Plan & Work Plan. These are now available on the NLA’s webpage at: www.bendoregon.gov/nla.
The NLA consists of one member representing each recognized Neighborhood Association in Bend. This standing advisory committee of the City Council is a liaison the City of Bend through a dedicated staff member, the Community Relations Manager.
The NLA reports regularly to the City Council, providing updates on projects accomplished or in process and testifying on specific items in front of the Council. The NLA meets with the City Council on at least a bi-annual basis to inform them of accomplishments and projects.
The non-partisan League of Women Voters is sponsoring a ballot initiative to change the county commissioner seats from partisan to non-partisan. They are requesting your support by signing a petition to get the initiative on the ballot.
Why do voters need the opportunity to vote non-partisan for County Commissioners?
To sign the petition, please contact Mimi Alkire at: email@example.com. She will let you know when and where volunteers will be collecting signatures or she can have a volunteer come to you.
Petition Circulators are needed in your neighborhood. Let Mimi know if you’d like to volunteer.
Bend Bikes, a local non-profit advocating for the safety of people on bikes, wants to include voices from neighborhoods throughout Bend about what bike infrastructure is working and what needs improvement.
The mission of Bend Bikes is to improve bicycling conditions in Bend to include equitable access, protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and a complete bike network. Bend Bikes works in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies, and elected officials to create a community where all people can meet their daily transportation needs by bicycle.
The group has created a Neighborhood Association Outreach Workgroup that is brimming with ideas and wants to include voices from neighborhoods throughout Bend about what bike infrastructure is working and what needs improvement. They want to hear directly from residents in all of the Bend neighborhood associations.
To email your ideas to Bend Bikes click here.
Based on a high number of residents reaching out to the City with concerns about multiple westside construction projects, the City is setting up a virtual meeting to review concerns and facilitate conversations. This meeting is intended only to open discussion between residents with concerns and representatives from the construction teams.
The main areas of concern that have been noted are in regards to construction traffic disrupting residential streets and construction activities damaging nearby homes. Contractors are expected to join the meeting to provide updated contacts and schedules to address some of these concerns. The meeting invite has been sent to the following construction teams (not all have confirmed availability yet):
If residents are unable to attend, feel free to send questions or concerns ahead of time so they can be resolved before hand or answered during the call.
City of Bend contact:
Dustin Elmore <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Microsoft Teams meeting link:
Join on your computer or mobile app:
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only):
+1 503-946-5336,,757777413# United States, Portland
Phone Conference ID: 757 777 413#
This event is sponsored by our neighbors in Century West Neighborhood Association. To register for the FREE virtual event, click here.
Now is the time to clean up your yard, create defensible space around your home, and drop off the debris at FireFree collection sites FOR FREE. The westside collection site will be open 3 weekends in May, while Knott Landfill will be open everyday.
Westside Collection Site in Bend: Saturday & Sunday, May 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Skyliners Road west, past Miller Elementary, then north onto the construction road before the Tree Farm subdivision. Watch for signs.
Knott Landfill: Sat, May 1 to Sun, May 16
Hours: 7 Days/week, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What can I drop off?
As previously announced, the city will be rebuilding the roundabout at Skyliners Rd. and Mt. Washington Dr. over a four week period beginning Monday, March 29th.
Drivers are asked to use the official detour routes, which are on collectors and arterials. Please do not cut through neighborhoods on local streets.
The map below shows the major detours leading out of the westside. Follow the same routes back home.
Police Chief Mike Krantz reviewed crime data for 2020 for the Awbrey Butte, Century West, and Summit West neighborhoods in a Zoom meeting Wednesday evening.
Summit West saw the largest increase in motor vehicle-related thefts last year, with a jump of over two-and-a-half times compared to 2019. This included both stealing items left in vehicles and stealing the car or truck itself.
Most of these vehicles were unlocked, often with valuables in plain sight or the key in the car. These crimes of opportunity are easily thwarted by simply locking up and pocketing the key. See the flyer below for more tips on protecting your vehicle.
To watch a recording of the hour-long presentation and discussion, click here.
Summit West neighbors have been invited to join a virtual meeting with Chief Mike Krantz this Wednesday evening. The meeting has been organized by other westside neighborhood associations, who welcome all area residents to participate.
The Chief will discuss local crime statistics for 2020 and answer questions specific to each neighborhood. Residents may also raise other concerns that involve the police and get direct answers.
To join the Zoom meeting, click here. Or, launch the Zoom app and enter Meeting ID: 885 0820 8466; Passcode: 202020. If you're unable to attend, a recording of the meeting will be available on the SWNA web site.
To review the 2020 crime report for Summit West, click here.
Leaving vehicles unlocked leads to the main type of crime in Bend -- unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.
Night work at the intersection of 10th Street and Newport Avenue will start Sunday night, March 21st. Work hours will be from 8 pm – 7 am, for 5 nights, from Sunday night through Thursday night.