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Bend Asking Residents For Urban Growth Boundary Input


The City of Bend grew 47 percent between 2000 and 2010. In order to accommodate this boom, the city is asking for community feedback on how to expand. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

Bend is offering an online survey as an alternative to attending the upcoming Urban Growth Boundary planning meeting.

Anne Aurand (Or-and) with the city says the online survey is also an educational tool designed to help people understand more about growth scenarios.

Aurand: “It’s a long process and it affects everybody in our community. So it’s easy to forget how it might affect you. But it’s not just about expanding the boundaries; it’s about using the land inside of our boundaries more efficiently as well.”

Aurand says the upcoming meeting will highlight the planning process which will include preferred growth scenarios. The meeting is Thursday, October 1.