We are working to improve public safety within Deschutes County. For some time, emergency service agencies, county/city agencies, school districts, delivery services, and other organizations that rely on accurate location information have found:
- Roads that do not exist on maps of the area.
- Some road locations and road names which are shown incorrectly on local maps.
- Multiple rural homes using a single easement or driveway to access a main road.
- Some residence addresses which are not in the correct number range or are on the wrong side of the road.
These problems can cause a delay in service - a potentially dangerous situation in an emergency. All of these issues and their possible solutions have been discussed by concerned agencies. It was the consensus of this group that these public safety issues should be addressed immediately.