BEND, OR -- Truth In Site, the group opposing the new OSU-Cascades campus on the west side of Bend is taking their case to the highest court in the state. They’re not talking about it, but the group has appealed their case to the Oregon Supreme Court.
OSU-Cascades has begun construction on 10-acres of land it owns on Century Drive in west Bend. Truth In Site believes the college should submit a plan for any additional expansion the college does beyond the initial 10-acre parcel. The college has countered that it shouldn’t be required to submit plans for property it does not now, nor might never own. That opinion has been supported by the Bend City Council, a city hearings officer, the state Land Use Board of Appeals and the state Court of Appeals.