We want your input on these important questions at our next charter review forum:
- Does our current governance structure give us the best leadership possible for addressing our complicated population, housing, transportation and livability issues?
- Should Bend residents begin electing a mayor? If yes, what powers should they have?
- Should Bend implement a ward system with councilors elected from each area of town? If yes, how many wards should there be?
- Should councilors be paid more than the current $200 per month? If yes, what negative and positive affects could that have?
Join us from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Central Oregon Collective to share your opinions!
Regional government expert Rick Allen will kick off the forum by discussing key issues related to the kinds of government models found in Central Oregon.
Then, through more than a dozen interactive stations we’ll collect your input on the important questions above. All input will be brought to the Bend City Council in January, helping to form the basis of any charter review process that might occur in the coming year.
This second charter review forum builds on the first forum held on Sept. 20. Read the Charter Review Forum One: Defining the Issues Report here.
The forums are free, but space is limited to 150 participants. Registration is strongly suggested.
Many thanks to Webfoot Painting for providing complimentary catering from Blue Bite and Worthy Brewing for providing beer at the event!