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Local Citizen Assemblies to Start in the Fall

The first assembly will focus on finding potential solutions for youth homelessness

The City of Bend and the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Oregon Civic Action Project, agreeing to receive and potentially implement recommendations that come out of citizen assemblies. In April, Josh Burgess, the executive director of COCAP, spoke at a City Club of Central Oregon forum, introducing a decision-making process that allows randomly selected individuals to make policy recommendations to local leaders鈥

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