OFDNA Board Meeting

Via Zoom

Monday, March 14th, 2022

6:30 - 7:30 pm

The meeting will also be streamed to our YouTube channel
where you can watch later if you were unable to participate via Zoom

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  • Annual meeting / Alpenglow Park grand opening
  • Councilor Melanie Keebler quick update
  • Governor's Meeting with Neighborhood Association Round Table
  • Public land sale to Thornburgh Resort
  • Homeless shelter update
  • First Bend Beautification Cleanup Day in Old Farm District

Homeless Shelter Update - Planning Commission Recommendations and Next Steps

The Bend Planning Commission held its third work session Tuesday evening and finished work on the controversial homeless shelter code proposal, sending the recommendations on to city councilors. THIS LINK will take you to the Zoom video recording of that meeting.

A public hearing and possible special meeting are expected to take place in mid-April.

One of their revisions was to recommend only allowing outdoor shelters in residential zones when associated with existing public or institutional use, such as churches, parks or government offices.

Other revised elements include required "good neighbor" guidelines and a limitation that users of temporary hardship housing (RVs or such on existing residential lots) could not pay rent, to avoid short-term rental use, except to help with utilities or other costs.

The following slides highlight proposed changes to the code being sent to the City Council:


Wilson Avenue Corridor

March 7, 2022


Please be cautious of the new traffic pattern in effect. Our crews have established vehicle and pedestrian traffic control and detours for the safety of the public. Please be alert, follow posted speed limits, and drive slowly through the work zone.


As part of the first phase of the Wilson Avenue Corridor Project, the Wilson Avenue and 9th Street intersection will be closed starting March 7.

Improvements include a single-lane roundabout and separated bike lanes. Construction activity is scheduled to continue through late May. Local and emergency access will be maintained. The Wilson Avenue Corridor is a multi-phase modernization project that will improve safety and east-west connectivity for all users along Wilson Avenue from Second Street to 15th Street.

Construction update for March 7 – March 11

 Wilson Avenue Corridor Project – 9th Street and Wilson Avenue Roundabout

  • K&E Excavating construction crews and equipment will begin mobilizing in and around the Wilson Avenue/9th Street intersection.
  • Crews will begin demolition of the existing asphalt, sidewalks and curbs.
  • Excavation work and installation of the new storm system will begin.
  • The intersection will be closed Monday, March 7. The closure is anticipated to last through late May 2022 (weather dependent).
  • Pedestrian access routes will be maintained.
  • A detour will be in place; see map below.


Traffic Closures and Changes

  • WILSON AVE. DETOUR: 3rd St. to Reed Market Rd. to 15th St.
  • 9TH ST. DETOUR: Reed Market Rd. to 15th St. to Wilson Ave. to Bridgeford Blvd. to Zeller Ln.
  • WILSON AVE. & 9TH ST. INTERSECTION: Fully closed to all vehicle and bike traffic.


  • Access to all area businesses along the construction area will be maintained.
  • Please do not enter the construction zone, before, during or after hours.
  • Daytime work hours are in effect from 7 a.m – 6 p.m.


  • EMS, buses, and many other delivery/service providers have been included on this distribution list.
  • Please help us in spreading the word to your clients, customers, and delivery personnel regarding detouring and closures.
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24 Hour Construction Phone Line:  (541) 322-9919

Project Website:

Project Contacts:

Deedee Fraley – PE, Project Manager –

ShanRae Hawkins – Project Public Involvement Coordinator –


To learn about more projects around Bend that are included on the GO Bond, visit

Apartments at Stone Creek North
Public Meeting

Per the notification requirements of the City of Bend, Sun Country Engineering intends to hold a public Zoom meeting on May 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a proposal for a 96 unit apartment complex with a clubhouse within the Stone Creek Masterplan.
The Zoom meeting information is here:

May 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 899 445 2743
Passcode: 667721


Should 400-acres of public land
go to Thornburgh Resort?

The Department of State Lands wants to hear from you!

Next week, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is reviewing a request to sell 400 acres of public land to the developers of Thornburgh Resort.
The proposed resort has drawn widespread criticism from concerned residents across Central Oregon.


Over the past year, there has been mounting alarm over the resort’s proposed water use (using up to 6 million gallons per day) and the effects on fish, wildlife, and nearby groundwater levels. Hundreds of you have participated in multiple Deschutes County land use hearings over the proposed development, which could add up to a thousand luxury homes and three golf courses to this rural landscape.

A view of Mt. Jefferson from Cline Buttes:
Central Oregon LandWatch
This week, DSL is actively seeking public input on whether to privatize 400 acres of scenic public lands at Cline Buttes.
These beloved public lands don’t belong behind a fence.

The background on the proposed sale

The Department of State Lands (DSL) is a statewide agency that manages Oregon’s state-owned lands.

The trails at Cline Buttes Recreation Area:
Bureau of Land Management
They are required by the Oregon Constitution to “manage lands under its jurisdiction with the object of obtaining the greatest benefit for the people of this state, consistent with the conservation of this resource under sound techniques of land management.”  (Article III, Section 5)


DSL is also required, when selling any state lands, to consider their scenic and recreational value to the public. (ORS 273.051)

If you are interested in learning more about next Thursday’s hearing and the proposed sale, you can read through the DSL Staff Report or the initial Public Notice and Map.

Where is the land in question?

Click on the various maps below to view larger images.
Map showing area of proposed sale
Source: Cline Buttes Recreation Area
Map showing proposed tracts for sale
Source: Courtesy of Robert Sharpe

Take action

The Department of State Lands is asking for your input. This is your last chance to tell DSL how much you value Cline Buttes and that you want it to remain public land.
1. Write in through the online Public Comment FormThis form is an easy way to submit your comment to the public record. Make sure to include the transaction number for this potential sale: 63509-LS

What should I write?

The most influential public comments are just that: perspectives from the public. The personal views of people like you are what truly matters regarding public land use decisions.

How will this affect you? You don’t need to be an expert to write in. Trust your gut and share what matters most to you. Maybe it is concern over the resort’s proposed use of water or protections for wildlife habitat. Maybe you enjoy the mountain bike trails and want to preserve public land access to Cline Buttes. Maybe you are concerned about losing public land to private development interests. Whatever resonates with you most is what you should share here.

Write in and submit a comment
2. Attend the public hearing on March 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This hearing is open to all individuals (registration not required). Just showing up conveys the widespread opposition to the privatization of these public lands.
Attend the virtual public hearing
3. Sign on to this community letter. We are gathering signatures from community groups, local businesses, and individuals who oppose the sale of this public land to Central Land and Cattle, LLC for the development of Thornburgh Resort.
Add your name to the letter
A view of Cline Buttes from Redmond: Central Oregon LandWatch

Help share the word

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March 1, 2022

State Proposes Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rules

SALEM – After 18 months of technical work and committee discussion, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will begin their consideration for adoption of new administrative rules to prescribe standards to help communities in Oregon’s metropolitan areas meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals at their meeting on March 31-April 1, 2022.

A draft of the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities rules is published on the Secretary of State’s website. An updated draft for the commission’s review will be available on LCDC’s website on March 18.

Following the March meeting, the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will continue to work on additional changes in advance of the final hearing at the commission’s meeting May 19-20.

To meet state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the draft rules propose to significantly enhance planning for transportation and housing choices and to make it easier for Oregonians to meet their daily needs without having to drive. Currently, Oregon is not meeting its goals to reduce climate pollution. Transportation accounts for roughly 38% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The updated rules would set new standards for land use and transportation plans in Oregon’s eight metropolitan areas — Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene-Springfield, Grants Pass, Medford-Ashland, Portland Metro, and Salem-Keizer. The draft rules are developed to be consistent with Executive Order 20-04 directing state agencies to take actions to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are grateful for community members, technical experts, and our rulemaking advisory committee representing a range of diverse perspectives who have helped shape the rules to date,” said Commissioner Nick Lelack who has been serving as a liaison to the Rules Advisory Committee process. “The rules represent the next major step toward healthier, more equitable communities where all Oregonians will experience safer and better choices about how to move around to the places where they work, live, learn, and play.”

Local Implementation and Financial Support

With funding from the Oregon legislature, communities in the seven metropolitan areas outside Portland Metro are set to receive the initial round of funding to implement the first element of the rules in the coming months.

Communities in the Portland Metropolitan area have participated in greenhouse gas reduction planning as a part of the Climate Smart Communities program.

“We are pleased to be able to make concurrent investments in technical assistance and local planning capacity to help communities begin to engage their residents and business communities in identifying the boundaries of climate friendly areas,” said department specialist Kevin Young. “We understand that this is new and challenging. Specialists and regional representatives are ready to help communities understand and engage with the rule requirements.”

In addition to funding for Climate Friendly Area efforts, the Oregon Department of Transportation is working to set aside a significant portion of funding (around $15 million) to support local planning and implementation efforts.

Get Involved

Interested persons may provide verbal and written testimony to LCDC regarding the proposed new rules at the hearing and are encouraged to send written comments in advance of the hearing. Oral and written testimony will be accepted until the close of the hearing. The hearing on this topic is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on March 31, 2022. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please contact Esther Johnson, for further information. If you wish to address the commission, please use this form to sign-up: Oral testimony at the hearing will be scheduled in the order in which requests are received.

Address written comments to the Chair of the Land Conservation and Development Commission, care of Casaria Taylor via email to

For questions about the proposed rules, contact Bill Holmstrom at (971) 375-5975, or Kevin Young at (503)-602-0238,

To obtain copies of the new and amended rules, amendments and related information by mail or email, please contact Casaria Taylor at The agenda for LCDC’s March 31, 2022 meeting will be on DLCD’s website at:

DLCD will make reasonable accommodation for other formats upon request Please contact Esther Johnson at (503) 383-8911 or at least 72 hours before the meeting, or by TTY – Oregon Relay Services at (800) 735-2900.


Why is this Rulemaking Happening?

  • Oregon is not meeting its goals to reduce climate pollution. While some sectors have made significant progress, transportation-related climate pollution has increased. Under current trends, Oregon would emit more than four times as much transportation pollution by 2050 as the goal it set.
  • Transportation accounts for roughly 38% of Oregon’s climate pollution. Transportation, and especially reducing driving in larger cities, will have to be part of the solution for all Oregonians.
  • Residents are expected to benefit from reducing climate pollution, including better health outcomes, cleaner air, less climate disruption, and more choices for Oregonians on where to live and how to get to places they want to go.
  • Positive outcomes anticipated, including for housing supply. To meet the state’s climate goals in a context of more equitable outcomes, the draft rules call for a suite of updates that include designation of walkable, climate-friendly areas and related code changes; parking reform; and more robust planning for, and investing in, networks for people of all ages and abilities to safely walk, bike or take transit to meet some of their daily needs. For communities expanding their urban growth boundaries based on identified housing needs, the rules add development capacity to the equation.

Learn more about the rulemaking effort, find contact information to provide input, and sign up for updates here.


Oregon’s statewide land use planning program — originated in 1973 under Senate Bill 100 — protects farm and forest lands, conserves natural resources, promotes livable communities, facilitates orderly and efficient development, supports coordination among state and local governments, and ensures community engagement opportunities throughout land use processes.   The program affords all Oregonians predictability and sustainability to the development process by allocating land for jobs and homes, transportation, parks, open space and agriculture for current and future generations.   The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) administers the program. A seven-member volunteer citizen board known as the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) guides the agency’s work.   Under the program, all cities and counties have adopted comprehensive plans that meet mandatory state standards. The standards are 19 Statewide Planning Goals that guide development housing, employment areas transportation facilities, and conservation of natural resources. Periodic review of plans and technical assistance in the form of grants to local jurisdictions support continual programmatic updates at the state and local level.

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Applications Open for State Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee

SALEM - The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is seeking volunteers to serve as a member of the state’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC). Members of the state’s CIAC are appointed by LCDC to provide advice on community engagement in land use planning. CIAC is a permanent committee established by state law (ORS 197.160) and its work centers on Statewide Planning Goal 1: Citizen Involvement.

The state is recruiting one member representing each of these geographic areas:

Congressional District 3 (Multnomah County and the northeastern portion of Clackamas County)

Congressional District 5 (Lincoln, Marian, Polk, much of Clackamas and Tillamook Counties as well as part of Benton and Multnomah Counties).

LCDC is striving to ensure the CIAC reflects the demographics (income, age, ability, race and ethnicity) of Oregonians as a whole. The Commission’s goal is that applicants and CIAC members help represent the unique diversity of each district.

The committee furthers citizen involvement in land use planning through activities such as:

  • Advising LCDC on matters concerning inclusive engagement in Oregon land use planning and the statewide planning program.
  • Advising local governments about ways to enhance community engagement in communities.
  • Gathering and sharing information about inclusive engagement techniques and best practices.
  • Reviewing local government plans and programs concerning community engagement.
  • CIAC is comprised of eight volunteers, one from each of Oregon’s five Congressional Districts and three at-large positions.

“Oregon’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee plays a critical role for our land use planning program, offering guidance and insight related to how community members can engage with the program on a local level. It is imperative that the committee reflect the diversity of our community, so that we can assure the program is responsive to the needs of Oregon communities,” said LCDC Commissioner and CIAC Liaison Gerard Sandoval.

LCDC appoints committee members to four-year terms. Committee members must be available for quarterly meetings and have sufficient time for the committee’s work.

Regular travel is not a requirement of this position and meetings are held via videoconferencing. Currently, meetings are held quarterly.


Applications are due by midnight April 19.

The application form is on the DLCD website here.

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