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WaterSmart Workshop Series

You are invited to attend this year’s FREE virtual Watershed Wise workshop series brought to you by City of Bend’s Water Conservation Program.

Topics will be presented by WaterSense award winning Green Gardens Group on how to design, install, and manage your landscape. Making your landscape Watershed Wise is no more expensive or difficult than making any landscape; it just takes a little know-how and practice. Each of these webinars will address four major principles: building healthy living soil, capturing rainwater as a resource, selecting local, climate-appropriate plants, and utilizing highly efficient irrigation.

The following webinar topics are being offered this month:
  • Drought Proof Your Landscape
  • Turf: Remove, Replace, or Maintain it Organically
  • Deciphering your Weather Based Irrigation Controller
Register for a Watershed Wise workshop here.
New City Service Request Form

Notice a damaged or missing sign? Need a pothole filled? You can report this information by submitting a Service Request.

The City of Bend recently updated the Service Request form, and it now includes a new option for reporting camping in City rights-of-way.

When submitting a request please include the specific location and a detailed description of the issue. Staff reviews each request and generally respond within two weeks. When possible, photos can be included and may help speed up a response.

Submit your service requests using this form.

Shelter Code Update

The Bend Planning Commission voted on March 8 to recommend to the City Council that outside homeless shelters only be put in neighborhoods when they are associated with an existing public use such as a government building, church, or park. In addition, the Commission said they would like to see the City do a better job of getting neighbors involved in the land use process for homeless shelters by notifying neighbors when a shelter is planned near where they live.  KTVZ-TV did a recap of this meeting, which you can view on YouTube.

The City Council may hold a Work Session on the code changes on April 6 and then have a public hearing on April 12, but these dates are tentative. Visit these two sites to keep in the loop on these code changes: City Council Meetings and the shelter code changes page.

You can also email Pauline Hardie, Senior Planner for the City of Bend, and ask to be put on her email list regarding these and future code changes:

Special Event - Traffic Impacts

The Bend Marathon will be held in the Old Mill District and surrounding city streets on April 10, 2022.

The marathon and half marathon routes will be coming through neighborhood streets between approximately 6:30am and 2pm. Parking in the area may also be impacted. Course marshals will be on hand to help guide traffic and detours will be in place for a short amount of time as the race passes through.

Road Impacts in Southern Crossing Neighborhood:
  • The Old Mill
  • SW Reed Market Road
  • SW Colorado Avenue
  • SW Simpson Avenue
  • SW Shevlin Hixon Drive
  • SW Columbia Street
For questions, concerns, or feedback, contact Comments, questions, or complaints maybe submitted up to 3 months after the event at Special event permit requirements may be found at the city's special events web page.

Upcoming SCNA Board Meetings

Thursday March 17, 4-6 pm
Thursday April 21, 4-6 pm

All neighbors in Southern Crossing NA are welcome to attend board meetings. Currently, all meetings are being held via Zoom. Please email by noon on the day before the meeting for a Zoom invitation.

If you would like to request time on the agenda to address the board, please email at least 2 days prior to the meeting.

Southern Crossing NA
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