Bend’s neighborhood associations got a vote of, well, not quite no confidence but less confidence at a city subcommittee meeting Tuesday. Neighborhood associations will not be playing as critical a role in selecting the next round of neighborhood street safety projects.

Bend’s Neighborhood Street Safety Program is where the city does smaller projects — adding some sidewalks or crosswalks, installing street lights, giving a road some speed humps, extending curbs and so on. You can see a list of the last 25 projects the city committed to here,

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It’s past time to institute a city council of four geographical wards and two at-large positions. Whole Bend neighborhoods and demographics have diminished power.


Totally agree.

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