News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

City snapshot — five file for council race

•?Five Sisters residents have filed as candidates to be on the November general election ballot for three positions on the Sisters City Council. Councilors whose terms expire this year include Chuck Ryan, Andrea Blum, and Richard Esterman. The five candidates for three positions are: Gary Ross; Elizabeth Fisher; incumbent Andrea Blum; Susan Cobb; and Jennifer Letz.

•?City councilors approved a purchase agreement between Sisters School District and the City of Sisters for right-of-way acquisition for the Locust/Highway 20 roundabout, to be constructed in partnership with Oregon Department of Transportation. The agreement is subject to legal revision and review.

•?An affordable housing grant agreement between Sisters Habitat for Humanity and the City of Sisters for $6,627 was approved by City Council last week. Habitat was the first and only applicant for the affordable housing program grant which was established to encourage the development of affordable housing for the citizens of Sisters. The grant will be used to aid the construction of three units in ClearPine.

•?Council approved the adoption of Resolution 2020-28, which promotes welcoming, serving, and protecting residents and visitors without regard to race, origin, religion, income, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status. In light of current events occurring nationally, and the importance of facilitating community conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, staff researched and drafted a broad and holistic resolution emphasizing the importance of creating a safe, welcoming space for all members of our community and visitors.


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