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Deschutes County Commissioners will consider asking 3¢ less than earlier anticipated for the 911 Levy on the May ballot.

 

After a detailed analysis of how and when future funds would be used if the levy passes, officials testified to the Commission that their could operate with a lesser amount requested in the levy.

 

Interim County Administrator Tom Anderson says instead of 23¢ per one thousand dollars assessed value, the new rate would be 20¢.

 

"Frankly in response to some concern that have been raised by local citizens and the sheriffs office and City of Bend Police, and concluded that 20¢ per $1000, should be enough at least for the first few years of the 20¢ levy to be able to pay for operations."

 

The Commissioners will consider the change at the next meeting on Monday,  March 18th.

 

The 911 Local Option Levy will appear on the May 21st ballot.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.