La Pine has only been a city for a couple years, and they're continuing to experience growing pains. The city's new City Manager Steve Hasson started last week. He sees several challenges ahead. “The City hasn't been a City before; and it now has a lot of power, but doesn't have a lot of revenue sources, no experience, no institutional memory. We’ve got to cautiously decide what we need to take on. And we should take them on to our ability in terms of resources and wherewithal.” Hasson says he would like the City to take over land use processes from Deschutes County and Code Enforcement to start.