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Posted on: January 12, 2024

North Bend Weekly Recap: Winter weather, upcoming council meeting, commission vacancy and more

Weekly Recap 01.12.24

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

 Wind, rain, snow: North Bend is experiencing a variety of winter weather this week, and temperatures will likely continue to plummet this weekend. Click the linked headline for tools and resources to help you be prepared and stay informed.

 In search of a place to warm up? City Hall is open as a warming shelter on:

  • Friday, January 12, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 13, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

If you or someone you know needs a place to stay warm after 4:30 p.m., the King County Regional Homelessness Authority is a great resource. To find a current listing of shelters (activated between now and January 16), visit www.kcrha.org/resources/severe-weather-shelter/.

 An opportunity to join the Economic Development Commission: The City is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Economic Development Commission! Help provide recommendations to the City Council for local economic growth and development, based upon work plans or projects as assigned by the City Council.

 Help shape North Bend’s future by sharing feedback on land use and housing in North Bend: If you missed the January 3rd Public Workshop on Land Use and Housing Elements, Designations & Zoning, please connect with us by January 31 to provide your feedback! Doing so will help advise staff on drafting the 2024 Comp Plan update. Email comments to Economic Development Director Rebecca Deming, at rdeming@northbendwa.gov

 January is National Mentoring Month in North Bend: Mayor Miller encourages those interested in becoming a youth mentor to contact Empower Youth Network and to thank current mentors for helping to ensure the success of our youth.

 The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the January 16 City Council meeting at 7 p.m.: Topics include:

  • A Parks Commission report and their 2024 Work Plan
  • An Economic Development Commission report
  • An introduction to a Resolution - Authorizing the Economic Development Element Adoption for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan
  • An introduction to a Motion - Authorizing a Contract with West Consultants

Please note the following change for virtual participants: Members of the public attending the meeting in-person will have an opportunity to provide public comment, and if attending the meeting by teleconference may submit written comments via in-person drop off, mail, fax, or email to soppedal@northbendwa.gov. All written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on January 16. If you require accommodations because of a difficulty attending the public meeting, the City requests your contact by 5 p.m. on January 16.

Looking for ways to help increase mobility tools for our local and regional public transit system? Sign up for the new Find a Ride program, a “one-call/one-click” system that seeks to connect community members to the transportation services that meet their needs through a centralized trip planning and ride-requesting service – all just one call or one click away. By doing so, you will serve as a tester for this new tool, helping to ensure the system works for everyone.

The North Bend Citizens Academy is now full: While space in the Citizens Academy is officially at capacity, interested citizens are encouraged to submit an application to have their name placed on a waiting list in case of a cancelation.

 Keep up with the City on social media: One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, X and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor.

 Picture of the Week: Seattle Mountain Rescue, located in North Bend, shared a photo on social media of an educational opportunity they had this week, where they demonstrated rescue operations with students from University Prep. “Ruffles (the dog), even tried to board the bus as they were leaving because she didn’t want the day to end,” they said.

Seattle Mountain REscue

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