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Are you worried about a managed homeless camp near your neighborhood?
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761 Votes

Are you worried about a managed homeless camp near your neighborhood?

Yes, I am worried!

20

No, I'm not worried!

2

Yes, I am worried!

20 Comments
💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤
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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤

The city council should listen to the people!! 80% of the responses of the city poll on homeless camps are negative, People do NOT want homeless camps or homeless campers in their neighborhoods.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

Don't know who honestly would not be worried about drug use, mentally unstable, mounds of trash, theft, shootings, and various other crime and illegal activities across the street. What kind of stupid question is this?

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Sarah Oren
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Sarah Oren

I paid alot of money for my home in Bend. I want a safe and beautiful environment to walk my dogs and enjoy the beauty Bend still resonates. Building a homeless camp in my neighborhood will definitely decrease our home value, I worry about the local children as well. This is not a solution.

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Carol Page
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Carol Page

Last year's fire at Juniper Ridge was started by a homeless person. Several neighborhoods were evacuated and at least one business destroyed. The fire could had reached the near-by chemical plant and with two nearby schools this could have been worst. The City thinks this is a good site...NOT

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Char Theiss
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Char Theiss

The lack of comments here shows that people are afraid to speak out due to being labeled as uncaring. I care about people but know there must be solutions better than installing homeless camps near our neighborhoods and schools. Business owners, homeowners, renters and tax payers must be considered,

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Jacob Wilton
Jacob Wilton

Clearly a lack of people speaking up.

Brandi K.
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Brandi K.

The homeless need to work with local agencies to get a job and housing. No permanent homeless camps. Its disgusting, dangerous, and makes our city look like trash!

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jill leonard
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jill leonard

I'm not so concerned about what happens inside the camp boundaries, but what happens outside. The loitering of people, we see this already at the recycling center, businesses by the sleeping shelter on 2nd street. Kids walk freely through these areas, safety is the #1 priority. NOT BY OUR SCHOOLS!

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Sandra Butcher
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Sandra Butcher

Putting the homeless camp on the NW side of Bend at Juniper Ridge is an irresponsible solution because there are no facilities, not close to shopping, and with car fires and drive by shootings it is to close to Cascade Village a 55+community.

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HLH *
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HLH *

Since the city owns all the parking strips iin Bend , how about letting them pitch their tentsthere ?

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Melissa Rivera
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Melissa Rivera

How we've been trying to help the homeless is not and has not been working for a very long time. Camps are not helping them, it is enabling them. It is time for Oregon to look to other state/countries who have proven success in truly helping and rehabilitating the homeless.

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John Philo
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John Philo

I don't need drugs, random shootings and lawlessness any closer to my house. I don't believe the cities so called "managed" plan is viable.

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Rozy Arno
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Rozy Arno

No one wants a homeless camp in their backyard. We are concerned about drugs, mental illness, safety, fires, and thefts. You need to come up with sustainable options that doesn't negatively impact tax paying homeowners. Soon Bend will be a home for every homeless person in the nw and we'll all leave

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Bob Majka
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Bob Majka

What a freaking stupid question. Who in their right mind would want a homeless camp next to their house.

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k san
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k san

Yes! These camps should not be put near n'hoods or schools! I am empathetic; however, some camps can house some unsavory folk which would undoubtedly drag down property values within their proximity, and be dangerous to children if put near schools. There is plenty of open land in CO for such camps.

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Jacob Wilton
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Jacob Wilton

What is with the City's obsession with proposing homeless camps near areas with high densities of children? Shame on you for forcing parents to consider a change of location in exchange for peace of mind of for the safety of their kids.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Why don't they build more homeless shelters!?

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No, I'm not worried!

2 Comments
Shamra D Wampler
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Shamra D Wampler

These people need places to go. They did not choose to be in the situation that they are in, and they need help. The people that are against it should live in that situation, with no money, no family, and nowhere to go. Then what would THEY do? They need to learn to give, not just take.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Bend needs more shelters

Sandra Butcher
Sandra Butcher

Then you need to find a place that you can provide them mental, health, and shopping facilities nearby. I am not against homeless, but I am concerned where you want to drop them so you don't have to think about the problem again.

Ben Hargis
Ben Hargis

They most certainly choose to live this way. I refuse to live like that. These people do need help, a lot, but I don't want the consequences of their poor decisions in my back yard. And don't worry I give plenty in the form of taxes, not my fault our pathetic leaders can't manage it correctly.

Summer Sears
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Summer Sears

I'm willing to take a potential hit to the rediculously high value of my property in exchange for shelter for houseless neighbors. I believe that local nonprofits and public safety folks can find a way to provide shelters for our houseless neighbors, while maintaining safety and other priorities.

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Is your child struggling in school?

Is your child struggling in school?

Yes, my child is struggling.

1

No, my child is doing fine.

0

Yes, my child is struggling.

1 Comment
Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Kids should have stayed in school, schools didn't have to close

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No, my child is doing fine.

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Have you had difficulty getting items this holiday season?
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Have you had difficulty getting items this holiday season?

Yes, I can't find anything!

0

I haven't had any issues.

3

Yes, I can't find anything!

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No one has commented yet

I haven't had any issues.

3 Comments
Rick Allen
1
Rick Allen

Actually I have not had any unusual problems finding things, I shop a lot online. I have had several weird shipping issues though. Tracking changes, delivery date changes, tracking not working, things like that.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

I do most shopping on-line.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

My mom hasbeen having trouble with getting things in the mail

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