Email Writing Pointers
In order to ensure your email is read by City Planning and the Hearings Officer, you'll need to reference the relevant permits and cite specific Bend Development Code that you believe is not met by GP Energy's application. To help make this an easier process for you, we've created a document with ideas and inspiration (see Email Writing Pointers below).
No Gas Station Email Writing Pointers
This document gives you tips and ideas for effective email writing to our city planner opposing the Conditional Use Permit for vehicle-intensive and vehicle-dependent uses
Just in case you can't make the Zoom meeting, here's a copy of the presentation.
There are hundreds of documents and drawings that are linked to the permit application on the City portal. Here's the link to the permit applications submitted by GP Energy so you can peruse them at your leisure.
Notice of Public Hearing
Just in case you don't have your copy handy, here's the letter City Planning sent out with details about the Hearing.
BDC 2.2 explains what is allowed in a CC zone. You'll see that there are a lot of types of uses in a CC zone but don't require a CUP. You'll also see that there are zones, like General Commercial (GC) that allow gas stations w/out a CUP - perhaps because these areas are more suitable for gas stations / drive thrus.
If you want to, you can explain that you agree with the CC zoning, but don't believe this 2.67 acre property should be granted a CUP for vehicle-dependent and -intensive uses.