At tonight's city council meeting Executive Director of the Bend Chamber of Commerce Tim Casey told the council the chamber would be hiring a neutral third party to evaluate the city's water project.
The chamber would then decide whether it supported the city's project or not, Casey told the council. The chamber's decision was made just today, he said. The decision was submitted to the city in a letter (shown below).
City staff and council members appeared to be taken aback by the announcement.