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Do you support a Highway 97 bypass in Redmond?
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583 Votes

Do you support a Highway 97 bypass in Redmond?

Yes

10

No

1

Yes

10 Comments
Lisa York
3
Lisa York

Yes!...and don't make the same mistake Bend made with the parkway... should be as far east as possible

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Gabe West
Gabe West

What mistake did they make?

Betty McKittrick
1
Betty McKittrick

This is a minimum of 10 years overdue. They widened and made 6th St. and 5th St. one-way in 2007, and they should have been considering a bypass at that time. This is definitely overdue. A bypass around Bend is mandatory and definitely overdue as well.

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SunnySunshinestein
1
SunnySunshinestein

HWY 97 from the California border to the Columbia River should be minimum 2 lanes in each direction with median barrier.

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Stang1960
0
Stang1960

Just don't screw it up like last time! A bypass should bypass not bottle neck. Also Don't do like bend did and make it a dangerous bicycle lane and 45 mph, it should be a freeway bypass with easy access if Redmond is the goal for your trip.

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Rick Allen
0
Rick Allen

Yes definitely we need it badly, we sometimes have to wait through several lights in Redmond!

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Gil Sprauer
0
Gil Sprauer

It is needed but not on the back of Redmond citizens. This is a federal highway, I will vote no if they try to raise my taxes,

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Rosiland Farrell
0
Rosiland Farrell

It will help the traffic that goes through there all the time and the semi trucks if they can have another way to go, because ones you get into Redmond long wait of Back up Traffic , So I hope this will help Thank you

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No

1 Comment
Chris Gonzales
0
Chris Gonzales

The roads we have now aren't maintained by the city except to do the bare minimum. The cheap seal coat doesn't last and now they want to waste money on building this to which it too will fall into disrepair! The roundabouts not unless they can handle the Semi Trucks without going across center!

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Do you think higher  SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?
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324 Votes

Do you think higher SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?

Yes

2

No

0

Yes

2 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Beginning to look like the city wants to be a mini Portland. Not what Central Oregon is all about.

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Latterdaysaint
0
Latterdaysaint

People are already dealing with bidenomics, vote this woke city council out

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No

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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328 Votes

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
1
Michael Thille

Piping the canals to conserve water is the logical next step. Where does Commissioner Adair think the wildlife got a drink before the canals were made over 100 years ago? I will admit reducing Junipers and reinvigorating our wild grasslands makes sense.

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Delaney Gates
1
Delaney Gates

The canals were not put in as "water features" for people's backyards. Build your own water feature and pay for the water. This water is meant for agriculture.

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SunnySunshinestein
1
SunnySunshinestein

Get it done, it's way past time.

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happy jean
0
happy jean

Commission Adair, where do you think wildlife get water when irrigation water is off Oct-March? Please share your plan and funding strategy for removing 5 million juniper trees. What will happen to the wildlife that live in those trees. Your argument is weak.

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No

3 Comments
snowzone
1
snowzone

Why do Bend residence have to accommodate Jefferson county. I'm sure someone up there can figure a way go pump the water they need out of Lake Billy Chinook

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Alma and Bruce Miller
1
Alma and Bruce Miller

I agree with commissioner Patti Adair - there are other alternatives.

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
1
Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

Wildlife has relied on these open canals for decades. There is no other option for critter water.

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