Did you know the Bend City Council meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, and that meetings are open to the public? I’ve never attended a Council meeting but I get a copy of the minutes from each meeting (I’m on the City’s press list), so I thought it would be a good… Read More Keeping track of Bend City Council meetings
Today is Election Day, and if you haven’t yet dropped off your ballot, do so and VOTE! If you are interested in tracking the results of the election for Oregon and Deschutes County, visit: Oregon Secretary of State – Statewide Unofficial Election Results Deschutes County Real-Time Unofficial Election Results Yes they are “unofficial” until the… Read More Where to track election results
The annual Source Weekly Best of Bend issue is out, and Hack Bend has finally been unseated as Bend’s best blog — to the very excellent Living the Bend Life! Huge congrats to LTBL and big thanks once again to everyone that voted!
Not able to score tickets to the Phish concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater tonight and tomorrow? Not to worry, the LSA’s got you covered: Did you know that @Phish is offering a live simulcast from their #bendconcerts? How great is that? Visit http://t.co/YyowtlCkBn for info. — LSA Amphitheater (@bendconcerts) July 21, 2015 Yep, go… Read More Watch a livestream of Phish concert today and tomorrow
So this is kind of a neat tool: historic landmark locations in Deschutes County (not within Bend’s city limits though). It’s an interactive map with three different layers (structures, places, and sites) with a number of clickable landmarks to dig into, in gallery format. It’s built using the County’s GIS software (geographic information systems) but… Read More Deschutes County interactive historic landmarks map
This is definitely one of those specialized, somewhat-esoteric types of things to get excited about, but if you’re into it, the Bend City Code has a new and improved online presence. It’s vastly more usable than the old version (which was basically plain text files online), with a relatively easy-to-use expanding table of contents (easy… Read More Bend City Code online (and improved)
This seems like a good idea that is probably overdue, frankly: The City of Bend has launched a new online service to enhance community engagement and provide a forum for residents to offer suggestions on how to improve the way the City does business. The new Web portal, www.BendVoice.org, is a moderated online discussion forum… Read More BendVoice.org