BEND — Families displaced by the state’s wildfires will temporarily be able to legally live on someone’s property in an RV or trailer in Bend.
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Bend City Council unanimously approved an emergency declaration from City Manager Eric King that states the city will not enforce a section of its code that prohibits someone from living in a motor home, RV or travel trailer on private property. The change takes effect immediately.
“This is such a hard time I know for these people who have lost their homes and are rebuilding them,” Mayor Sally Russell said in the meeting. “This is a great interim solution. I think it’s so perfect for our town to do something like this.”
The idea behind the emergency declaration is to help people who are rebuilding homes that were destroyed by wildfires in towns like Talent and Phoenix, which…