In city halls throughout Central Oregon elected officials are discussing and proposing policies and regulations for the housing and real estate industry. Here we’ll keep you abreast of those conversations and decisions, as well as our efforts advocating on your behalf with local leaders.

Proposed amendments to Redmond development code include alley-load requirement

On January 24, the Redmond City Council held a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to multiple sections of chapter 8 of the City's development code. Among the amendments is a modification to the master plan section requiring alley-loaded designs "unless a variance is approved." COAR sent a letter to the Council expressing concerns with this and other language and testified before the Council at last night's meeting. The Redmond Planning Commission has recommended that the alley-load requirement be removed and will review other proposed amendments in February before making a formal recommendation to Council - learn more

State approves Bend's UGB expansion plan

Yesterday Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development approved the city of Bend's urban growth boundary expansion plan, which will add 2,380 acres of land the city can develop. Appeals to the plan must be received by the state by Dec. 5, after which point landowners can start submitting plans to the city to redevelop properties if there are no valid appeals - learn more

City and County Websites

For your convenience, we've compiled a list of the local governments in our area in case you are looking for information specific to your municipality or regional government.