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Keeping up a dialogue on houselssness in Sisters

Houselessness or homelessness — depending on who you may be talking with — is a situation many are facing in Sisters Country predominantly living in the National Forest. The pandemic has certainly expanded the situation, as... — Updated 10/5/2021


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We all understand and appreciate the importance of the small-town feel that makes Sisters so special. Over the many decades and accompanying changes this essence has evolved but remained strong. One factor that has impacted so many pieces... — Updated 7/20/2021


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The City of Sisters proposed fiscal year (FY) 2021/22 budget was discussed at the May 17-18 budget committee meetings. The approved budget will be considered for adoption by City Council on June 9, through a public hearing and take effect... — Updated 5/18/2021


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The City of Sisters is celebrating its 75th anniversary of incorporation this year. Over the decades, there have been many topics and issues that have created conversation, and sometimes controversy, in the community. Fortunately, the... — Updated 4/20/2021


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It has been said that to know the priorities of an organization one must look to their budget. As a public entity, the City of Sisters is a steward of both public trust and public funds. The City goes through a rigorous process annually to... — Updated 2/10/2021


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As we welcome 2021, it is important to remember the simple things to be thankful for in life. Even one of the essential components of both our physical health and economic livelihood can sometimes be overlooked. The City is responsible for t... — Updated 1/12/2021


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The City of Sisters is responsible for a variety of infrastructure systems and services that support our community. To ensure we reflect and align with who we serve, boards and committees that provide a direct link with community members... — Updated 10/6/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 7/8/2020

The City of Sisters supports creating a community as safe and prosperous as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The science shows that use of face coverings significantly reduces the spread of the virus, especially in indoor... — Updated 7/7/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 7/1/2020

Over the past couple of weeks Oregon has experienced increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. It seems that is due to both more spread of the virus, including concentrated outbreaks and general community spread, as well as more testing... — Updated 6/30/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report 6/24/2020

Over the past week Oregon has seen increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. It seems that is due to both more spread of the virus, including concentrated outbreaks, as well as more testing. Although this is alarming, Deschutes County... — Updated 6/23/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 6/17/20

The City of Sisters continues to be in a declared state of emergency. This declaration is scheduled to last until June 24. The City has been preparing to phase out of a state of emergency while sustaining adjusted policies and new programs... — Updated 6/16/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 6/10/2020

Last Saturday, June 6, Deschutes County was approved by the state to move into Phase 2 of re-opening and will be in this phase for a minimum of 21 days. Some key changes include an increase to gathering limits of 50 people indoors 100... — Updated 6/9/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 6/3/20

The City has extended its emergency declaration until June 24, by way of administrative order. The emergency declaration enables the City to adopt temporary policies swiftly and be eligible for potential reimbursement of COVID-19-related... — Updated 6/2/2020


City of Sisters COVID-19 Situation Report - 5/20/20

The May 13 City Council meeting discussion ranged from the County reopening plan and State framework to all City operations and facilities that have been impacted by COVID-19. An overview of those discussions and decisions can be found in... — Updated 5/19/2020


Sisters City Situation Report - 5/13/20

The State of Oregon has received a Deschutes County plan for reopening of the regional economy and entering Phase One. As we head towards that date, perhaps as soon as Friday, May 15, pending State approval, the City of Sisters is... — Updated 5/12/2020


Resilient, together

We do not need to begin by underscoring how unprecedented and uncertain of a time we are in. The people at the City of Sisters — the Council members, committee members, staff — empathize with the challenges and frustrations that... — Updated 3/25/2020


Grappling with growth in Sisters

Land-use planning in the U.S. began in the late 1800s at the intersection of three vocations: public health, architecture, and social work, as all three groups had concerns about the arrangement of cities and the potential impacts of their... — Updated 3/10/2020


Get involved with a vision for the future

Cory and I want to update our entire community on the progress and key next steps of our extensive Sisters Country Vision project. Why a vision now? As most of you know, visioning is a medium- to long-range plan (five to 10 years) for our co... — Updated 7/24/2019


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