City Council Appoints New Member

After hours of interviews and days of deliberations the City Council appointed its newest member Wednesday night. Chris Piper, a local businessman, was chosen to fill the seat left vacant by now mayor Sally Russell. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Daily has more on the final decision.

Selection of New Bend City Councilor Expected Wednesday

Bend City Councilors held a special session on Monday to interview six finalists for the vacant position the council, and they began deliberating but were unable to decide on a final choice to appoint to the seat.
After an early round of voting among the six councilors, the finalists with the most votes were Katherine Austin, Kerani Mitchell and James Dorofi, but city councilor Justin Livingston expressed concern that those three candidates were not among his top three choices, and city councilor Bill Moseley said he would prefer to make his final vote on Wednesday.


The interviews of the candidates lasted about 25 minutes each and included some pre-scripted questions about the candidates’ background, experience and vision for the future, and then councilors followed up with a few additional questions based on the candidates’s answers.
After four hours of interviews and deliberations, the council decided to hold the final decision until the regularly-scheduled meeting on Wednesday.

City Council Interviews Final 6 Candidates

The Bend City Council just wrapped up a special session that was called to interview the final candidates to fill the vacancy on the council left by now mayor Sally Russell. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was live from tonight’s meeting and has more on what’s being asked on the final six candidates.

Local Groups Hosts Training to Help Stop Human Trafficking

The Guardian Group is hosting a training session tomorrow night to help people recognize likely signs of human trafficking and give them the tools to safely and swiftly help. The training will be held at Journey Church from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more and you can also find more about the Guardian Group at guardiangroup.org. 

Supper Club: 2019 Plans for Redmond

The City of Redmond has big plans for the area around the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in 2019. So, for this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with Redmond Mayor George Endicott. to talk about the future development of the area, including new hotels, industrial jobs and maybe even a new sports and entertainment complex.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

A Packed Agenda for the Final City Council Meeting of 2018

Bend City Council has a lot to cover before the new year. On the agenda for their final meeting of the year are big issues including financial help for those affected by the septic to sewer project, assistance for child care providers, a plastic bag limitation and a noise ordinance for the popular outdoor venue, Crows Feet Commons.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel was live from City Hall tonight with more.

Bend Parks and Rec Votes on Mirror Pond Dredging Funding

The historic landmark that is Mirror Pond will be no more if sediment that has built up over the years isn’t dredged. However, the project comes with a hefty price tag and tonight, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel joins us from the Bend Parks and Rec meeting where the board will decide whether or not to help fund the project.

Supper Club: Redmond Mayor Discusses Plans for Redmond

After ten years as mayor of Redmond, George Endicott is getting ready to start another term after winning the general election in November. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with Endicott to talk about his priorities for the next two years.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.