The Other Side of the Fence: As Bend grows, neighborhood tensions rise

By Erin Rook, Source Weekly At the Nov. 19 City Council meeting, local residents once again lined up to offer testimony on vacation rentals. It has been a heated debate, but this time, rather than sharing concerns about how the rentals should be regulated, many spoke out in opposition to the makeup of the citizen…

City Appoints Bend Police Chief Jim Porter to Permanent Position

By Erin Rook, Source Weekly City Manager Eric King announced today that he appointed interim Police Chief Jim Porter to a permanent position as head of the Bend Police Department. Porter stepped into the interim role after the firing of former Chief Jeff Sale, who was removed from his position following the sex scandal involving then Public Information…