News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Articles written by Corey Misley

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  • City of Sisters bulletin

    Corey Misley, Sisters City Manager & Nicole Mardell, Principal Planner|Updated Nov 10, 2020

    The City of Sisters recently launched a survey to all business license holders based within the City. The goal is to gather firsthand feedback on the City’s public services, infrastructure, and tourism, and begin the process of working towards a collaborative, long-term tourism strategic plan. This is not the first time surveys have been used to shape policy, project, and program decisions. Most recently, the public safety survey conducted in August 2019 helped to guide the renegotiated law enforcement contract that is c... Full story

  • City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 7/22/2020

    Corey Misley, Sisters City Manager & Nicole Mardell, Principal Planner|Updated Jul 22, 2020

    The City of Sisters continues to support the efforts implemented by the state to curb the spread of COVID-19. We understand the divisiveness some of these efforts have caused through a political lens. The City is apolitical and works to provide the highest-level of service to our community through evidenced-based public policymaking. The City works strategically to balance top priorities and goals like livability, public safety, and economic development, and that balance has taken new forms over the previous four months.... Full story

  • City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 5/27/2020

    Corey Misley|Updated May 26, 2020

    With Memorial Day Weekend behind us and June around the corner, the City is closely monitoring Deschutes County data of COVID-19 cases and continuing to research ways to balance safety and prosperity. Most recently, the City implemented a pilot program to learn more about the use of the right-of-way by businesses to better facilitate social distancing. This pilot program was started over Memorial Day weekend with a couple of businesses that had previously inquired and... Full story

  • Considering public safety options for Sisters

    Corey Misley|Updated Aug 20, 2019

    Although Sisters is a safe community, there is always room for improvement. In the 2016 survey conducted by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, “Community Attitudes About Public Safety in Deschutes County,” Sisters — across the board — reported the lowest level of concerns on public safety topics compared to other communities. However, the focus of the City Council and staff is continuous improvement of the quality of life here in Sisters, especially as we grow and change. We should acknowledge that,... Full story