By Associated Press - Friday, December 15, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The chairman of Bend’s planning commission is resigning in frustration over low public participation and what he says is a lack of influence.

The Bulletin reports Friday that Bill Wagner told Mayor Casey Roats in a letter that Bend’s planning process is dominated by city employees

He also feels that are set in stone before they are brought to the commission for a vote and there is resistance to making any changes.

He says his biggest frustration was for the process to develop a master plan for Oregon State University’s Cascades campus.

Wagner has been on the commission in the fast-growing city since 2011 and became its chairman in 2013.

The 74-year-old will leave the commission at the end of this month.


Information from: The Bulletin,

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