Central Oregon Cities Organization Water Summit


Members of Central Oregon Cities Organization (COCO) along with representatives from Governor Kotek’s Office, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; Deschutes River Conservancy; Central Oregon Land Watch; Deschutes County; Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO); Dept. of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD); Water Watch; North District Irrigation; Representative Ken Helm, Representative Mark Owens, Representative Emerson Levy, Representative Vikki-Breese Iverson; Central Oregon Irrigation District, and others are gathering to discuss groundwater policy issues that have been at the center of recent dialogue in Central Oregon.

Date:   Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time:   1-4:30pm

Agenda: (see attached full agenda)

1pm — Opening Remarks/Legislative Goals: Ken Helm/Mark Owens (virtual).
1:15pm — Why we are here & history of water collaboration.
1:25pm — Presentation by GSI ‘Overview of the Deschutes Basin and Emerging Challenges’
1:40pm — Topics for Discussion — COCO members

  1. Land use obligations — Fitch
  2. Mitigation Program — Buettner/Kebler
  3. Mitigation Credits — Buettner/Kebler
  4. Density and Water Use — Wedding
  5. Alternative Capital Investments — Wedding
  6. Shared Responsibilities — Riggs

1:55pm — Facilitated Discussion

This meeting will stream live on the city website at redmondoregon.gov/WaterSummit, select the COCO Water Summit from the list of meetings.  No public comment will be taken.

Place: Redmond City Hall – Civic Room 208
411 SW Ninth Street
Redmond, OR

Media Attendence: Media is asked to set-up between 12:30pm and 12:50pm

If using a wireless mic, please verify with city staff on what channel to use, to avoid sound system interference.



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