La Pine is taking steps to take over its own sewer and water districts. A public hearing drew 50 people who support handing over the reins to La Pine to improve the City's economic development. Rick Allen is La Pine's City Manager. “Under this we'll be able to offer one stop shopping. That’s why we have the support of COBA- Central Oregon Builders Association and EDCO (Economic Development for Central Oregon) and Roger Lee. We hope this will get La Pine on an even playing field with other folks here in the region.” City Councilors will vote on whether to take over the district at their meeting March 23rd.