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South County Plan public meetings set

BEND, Ore. - Deschutes County is amending its Comprehensive Plan to formally recognize an area-specific plan titled, Newberry Country: A Plan for Southern Deschutes County.

The plan encompasses the rural areas south of Lava Butte with two exceptions: Sunriver and La Pine are governed separately.  It addresses the area's unique assets, local values and preferences for growth and development, the environment, natural hazards, transportation and more.

Two evening public hearings are scheduled with the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. The public is invited and encouraged to testify on:

  • Tuesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the La Pine Senior Center, 16560 Victory Way, in La Pine
  • Tuesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center, Dillon Hall, 57250 Overlook Road, in Sunriver


For more information please visit the South County Plan website at:

 Deschutes County encourages persons with disabilities to participate in all programs and activities. This event/location is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodations to make participation possible, please call Peter Gutowsky (541) 385-1709 or send email to

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