Request for Proposals for Hearings Officer

Deschutes County is seeking qualified individuals to provide professional Hearings Officer services to conduct and decide:

1. Quasi-judicial land use matters under the Deschutes County Code and Oregon Revised Statutes; and

2. Code compliance violation hearings relating to Deschutes County Code, the Oregon State Building and Specialty Codes, and other applicable County and State codes, laws, and regulations.

The contract will be for a three-year period, unless terminated by one or both parties per Standard Terms and Conditions, Section 6 of the Services Contract (Attachment A) of the RFP.

All proposers must be attorneys in good standing with the Oregon State Bar.

Proposals may be submitted either in paper copy or electronically via e-mail. Proposals submitted in paper copy must be enclosed in an envelope bearing the proposer’s name and address, clearly marked with the title of the Request for Proposal (RFP), and submitted to:

Nick Lelack, Director Deschutes County Community Development Department 117 NW Lafayette Avenue, P.O. Box 6005 Bend, OR 97708-6005.

At the proposer’s option, proposals may be submitted electronically in PDF format only to: <>

Proposal packets may be obtained by contacting Nick Lelack, Deschutes County Community Development Department, 117 NW Lafayette Avenue, P.O. Box 6005, Bend, OR 97708-6005, or 541-385-1708, <> or by downloading the proposal at: < nd-Code-Enforcement.aspx> d-Code-Enforcement.aspx

Deschutes County may reject any Proposal not in compliance with all prescribed solicitation procedures and requirements and other applicable laws, and the County may reject for good cause any and all proposals upon the County’s finding that it is in the public interest to do so.

The Oregon Transportation Commission to hold October meeting, workshop in Silverton

(SALEM) — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct 19, at the Main Lodge of the Oregon Gardens, 895 West Main Street, in Silverton. In addition, OTC members will hold its annual workshop at the same location Oct. 19 and 20. The formal meeting will begin on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Agenda items include a request to decommission the U.S. 97 at Wickiup Junction Project, a request to solicit proposals to develop and implement tolling technologies, and a discussion about the ODOT Management Review. The Thursday formal meeting will be live-streamed at <> . The annual workshop will begin at 2:30 on Thursday and will continue into Friday. The Thursday workshop includes a presentation and discussion on the 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program funding scenarios. The Friday session begins at 8 a.m. in the same location. Workshop topics include roles and responsibilities of the commission. On Thursday evening at 6 p.m., members of the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT senior executives will participate in an Executive Leadership Dinner. Commissioners will receive a presentation from Pivotal Resources about commission roles and responsibilities. Meetings of the OTC are open to the public and time will be available to hear public comments. Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities, and alternate formats of printed materials are available upon request. Please call (503) 986-3450 (or statewide relay 711) for accommodations.