Bobbie Strome honored through more than $20,000 in COARPAC investments 
At the August 12th COARPAC event, COAR members honored the legacy of Bobbie Strome. A longtime COAR member and COARPAC investor, Bobbie was recognized at the event through speeches and tributes, but the culmination was a challenge to members to honor her investment in COARPAC by doing the same. More than $20,000 was raised for RPAC at the event. A big thanks to all of our RPAC investors. Your investment in COARPAC is an investment in the future of real estate in Central Oregon and helps ensure your industry has a seat at the table.
 
Webinar: Rural ADUs - What the bill means and what's ahead
On August 31st, 10 AM-11 AM, COAR will host a webinar with Deschutes County staff on rural ADUs and SB 391. On June 23, Governor Brown signed into law SB 391 – a bill authorizing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in rural residential zones. Years in the making, SB 391 will allow an owner of a lot or parcel at least two acres in size in an area zoned rural residential to build an ADU on that lot or parcel if there is already a single-family dwelling on the lot or parcel. Counties that wish to allow rural ADUs will now begin to initiate the comprehensive plan and/or zoning text amendments to comply with the law. Join us to learn what the bill means for Deschutes County, as well as what the next steps are and the timeline for implementation. 
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Final extension for Oregon eviction moratorium expires December 31st
On August 16th, Governor Kate Brown announced that she has extended Oregon’s residential mortgage foreclosure moratorium until December 31, 2021. House Bill 2009 authorized the governor to extend the mortgage foreclosure moratorium period for two successive three-month periods beyond June 30. The Governor previously issued Executive Order 21-14, extending the moratorium until September 30, 2021. The extension until December 31 is the last extension allowed under House Bill 2009.
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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium: What Does It Mean?
Under mounting pressure from tenant advocates, the Biden administration extended the CDC Eviction Moratorium through October 3, 2021 for counties experiencing “high” or “substantial” COVID-19 transmission. Landlords and tenants can use this map to determine if their county is in a “high” or “substantial” transmission area. Currently, all Oregon counties except for Lake County fall in the “high” or “substantial” transmission categories. For more information from Oregon REALTORS®, and to learn about what is currently allowed under state and federal law, click the link below. 
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Join COAR for regular meetings with city and county CDD staff
COAR works closely with city and county staff throughout the region, including various community development departments (CDD). Following a pause during the pandemic, we’re resuming these meetings virtually throughout COAR’s jurisdiction. These meetings are open to all COAR members/area brokers and provide an opportunity for brokers to ask questions and receive an update from staff on local housing and development. Common agenda topics include new construction and land use applications, current and long-range planning projects, and buildable lands inventory. Watch for emails from COAR for updates. 
 
New Hot Topic Alert: Independent Contractors 
NAR has updated its Hot Topic Alert on Independent Contractors. This alert covers issues including the difference between contractors and employees, implications for REALTORS®, and state legislative efforts related to independent contractors. All Hot Topic Alerts are linked on the REALTOR® Party website at https://realtorparty.realtor/news/hot-topic-alerts. REALTORS® can also text HOT TOPIC to 30644 to get a link to these papers sent directly to their mobile device through REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts.
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2021 COAR Mid-Year Market Report 
COAR’s mid-year market report for 2021 is available on COAR.com under the “Press” tab. This report is developed by COAR with data from the Multiple Listing Service of Central Oregon (MLSCO) and analysis by ECONorthwest. 
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Upcoming Meetings


Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Meeting,
August 30, 1:00 PM


Redmond City Council Special Meeting,
August 31, 6:00 PM


Crook County Court Regular Meeting,
September 1, 9:00 AM


Bend City Council Meeting,
September 1, 5:00 PM


Bend Park & Recreation District Board Meeting,
September 7, 5:30 PM


La Pine City Council Meeting,
September 8, 5:30 PM 


Sisters City Council Meeting,
September 8, 5:30 PM 


Madras Redevelopment Commission - City Council Meeting,
September 14, 5:30 PM


Prineville City Council Meeting,
September 14, 6:30 PM


SROA Board of Directors Meeting,
September 18, 9:00 AM

COAR Government Affairs Video Library
SB 608-Rent Contol
Legal Lot of Record
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Government Affairs FAQ's
 
Sign Code FAQs
Bend Sign Code FAQ 
LaPine Sign Code FAQ
Madras Sign Code FAQ
Prineville Sign Code FAQ
Redmond Sign Code FAQ
Sisters Sign Code FAQ
Sunriver Sign Code FAQ
Crook County Sign Code FAQ
Deschutes County Sign Code FAQ
Jefferson County Sign Code FAQ
Important Issues FAQs
Recreational Marijuana In CO FAQ
Inclusionary Zoning FAQ
Short Term Rentals FAQ
Bend Septic to Sewer
Legal Lot of Record FAQ
Real Estate Sign Locates FAQ
Rent Control FAQ

Disclosure Forms
Legal Lot of Record Advisory Notice - Seller's Notice
Legal Lot of Record Advisory Notice - Buyer's Disclosure
City of Bend Septic/Sewer Advisory Notice
Have an issue that you feel we should be monitoring or taking action on? Are you interested in getting involved in COAR's government affairs efforts? Contact COAR's Government Affairs Director, Tyler Neese, at tyler@coar.com or 541-382-6027.
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