The impact of vacation rentals, a popular option for tourist lodging, is an important topic in Bend. A new ad hoc Task Force, made up of community volunteers, will identify issues and propose solutions for managing Vacation Home Rentals. The group will develop a licensing program and some land-use regulations for Vacation Home Rentals. They will strive to balance neighborhood livability with private property rights and Bend's tourism economy.
We invite input from the community in this process. This online forum will be shared with the Task Force before it makes recommendations that will ultimately need to be approved by the Bend City Council.
You can find more information about what the City is doing with Vacation Home Rentals at www.bendoergon.gov/vacationrentals