- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The Bend City Council is looking for more money for street preservation, which they say will likely require a new revenue source.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1NoDx9F ) that at a special meeting Monday, the council agreed that the city should spend more on street maintenance as a way to reduce the long-term costs of rebuilding roads. The council did not commit to how it would generate additional revenue.

The council’s decision comes after a committee suggested the city spend enough money to increase its rating on a federal road quality index. The cost to increase from its present score of 68 out of 100 to a score of 73 would be about $6 million a year.

The committee has been meeting since September to find solutions to an $80 million funding gap.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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