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May Forum: A Solution for Pollution? What Carbon Pricing Means for Oregon

Considered by some to be a fruitful “pollution solution” and others a “job-killing energy tax,” it is no wonder carbon pricing was a hot-button issue in Oregon’s recent legislative short session.  While the proposed Clean Energy Jobs bill did not pass, legislative leaders are clear it will be back on their 2019 agenda.

Statewide efforts to reduce climate pollution in Oregon have been a decade in the making. In 2007, the Legislature set ambitious goals for carbon […]

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Reflections from May regional Forum: Growth’s Impacts on our Communities

Central Oregon is among the fastest growing regions in the U.S. Regional population forecast data for the Bend-Redmond area shows us just how fast:

  • Between 1990 and 2017, our population grew 122 percent.
  • By 2025, our population will increase by another 37,000 people, or 16 percent.
  • By 2040, our population will increase by 113,000 people, or 49 percent.
  • And by 2065, our population […]
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Reflections from April Forum: Transportation Planning Today For Tomorrow’s Technology

 

The topic for last week’s forum was very insightful as we learned about how other Cities are changing the design of their streets becoming more walkable, bikeable and likable in turn generating a positive economic impact. We also learned about the importance of different means of transportation; the key is focusing on moving more people through a […]

Elected Mayor Option on the May 15 Ballot

Bend residents have the opportunity to change things up (or not!) in Bend’s city government due to the efforts of a collaboration between Bend 2030, Bend Chamber of Commerce, and the City Club of Central Oregon. On May 15, in the primary elections, a ballot is on the table that could amend Bend’s Charter to […]

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