Take action: Share your priorities with Bend City Councilors

January 18, 2021

New City Council Means New Goals Let The Council Know Your Thoughts Today Every two years, right after new Bend City Councilors are sworn in, the City Council sets new goals to guide the Council’s and staff’s work, and the City’s two-year budget, over the next biennium.  The new Council’s goal setting meetings are this […]

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Vote Yes on Measure 9-135, Bend’s Transportation Bond

October 12, 2020

For two years, City staff, consultants and a 22-member Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) worked on a long-range plan for Bend’s transportation future. With your help, we worked hard to make sure this plan emphasized moving people rather than just moving cars by prioritizing safety, walking, biking and transit improvements. Now, we need your help […]

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ACTION ALERTS: Big Agenda for Bend City Council This Wednesday

August 3, 2020

Support Funding the Core Area Plan The vision for a vibrant, sustainable mixed-use neighborhood in the Bend Central District with safe east & west connections depends on the Core Area Plan to be funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). On August 5th, Bend City Council will vote to create an urban renewal area so that […]

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A safer, more walkable, bikable, transit-friendly Bend

July 22, 2020

Your voice is needed! After more than two years of hard work by Environmental Center staff and other local activists and citizens, the effort to pass a new Transportation System Plan (TSP) for the City of Bend is entering the home stretch this summer. We need you to engage now and likely one more time […]

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Get involved with Bend’s climate future

July 8, 2020

The City of Bend is actively recruiting nine positions for the Environment and Climate Committee (ECC) until July 31, 2020. During the June 17th, 2020 City Council meeting, Bend City Council voted to establish the Environment and Climate Committee. The committee’s primary focus is to provide input and recommendations to the City Council on topics […]

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Action Alerts: Speak with local leaders this week

June 16, 2020

1. Bend’s New Transportation Plan Enters Final Stretch  Let local leaders know you support it. After two years of hard work, Bend’s Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) recently held their final meeting. A big thank you to all 21 CTAC members—including our very own Mike Riley, one of the co-chairs, and Board Member Glenn Van […]

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What does my house need to charge an Electric Car?

April 23, 2020

Whether you already own an electric car (EV) or are considering one in the future, when you are looking at new homes it is important to consider what it takes to charge an electric car at home. Depending on how the house is set up, it could limit the speed or cost of installing EV […]

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4 things you need to know about the EV Charging Tax Credit

March 11, 2020

In a late December session, congress passed a bill that extended the electric vehicle charging tax credit that will cover 30% of the cost for residential or workplace charging. Because the EV charging tax credit got passed right at the end of 2019, there has been very little information available for you to file your […]

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DC Fast Charging in Madras Oregon

December 17, 2019

CCS Charging comes to Madras Central Oregon now has it’s first functional CCS combo charging thanks to Pacific Power’s installation of 4 DCFC stations located at the Madras Chamber of Commerce. With Madras sitting in an important highway junction it has been well suited to offer DC fast charging (DCFC) for EV drivers traveling through […]

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Tips for Buying an EV at the end of the year

December 3, 2019

December is a great month to take advantage of the Federal EV Tax Credit. If you have been on the fence about purchasing an EV, now might be the perfect time. End-of-year deals and the federal ev tax credit may be good enough to make the move. It is snowy outside and we love being […]

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