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The City of Bend is facing up to a $27 million budget shortfall over the next five years. Tough decisions need to be made. The City 's Budget Committee meets again today to look at options. The Committee will meet all afternoon today.  “There’s a couple of items on the agenda. One we’re going to talk about: real fundamental change to how we put a budget together. Which includes moving from a fund by fund accounting to a program based budgeting, to better communicate effectiveness of programs and services to Council.” Bend City Manager Eric King says instead of simply funding a department, the City needs to look at specific services that the City needs and prioritize those within a department. The Committee will also look at the Capital Improvement projects over the next five years including water, sewer and streets. Third, personnel costs and the big picture look of what the City is doing to reduce personnel costs as the City deals with tight budget constraints.    King says when the recovery does kick in; it will take a while for that to be felt on tax receipts, so the City is looking at tight budgets for the next two to five years.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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