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Do you think Bend should take more steps to remove homeless camps on public property?
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1974 Votes

Do you think Bend should take more steps to remove homeless camps on public property?

Yes, more must be done!

17

No, that won't solve the problem!

5

Yes, more must be done!

17 Comments
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Homeless camps should not be set up in the city, especially not in residential or commercial areas, There should be county or BLM land available on the outskirts of the city, if you drive along China Hat road there are already a lot of homeless people camping out on BLM land.

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Geniene May
Geniene May

No not BLM land either. We used to go out there for fun, now we don’t cause it’s too scary.

Deb Kizer Dyck
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Deb Kizer Dyck

It's insane to expect Bend city property to fill up with trash as it is bound to do with homelessness. We need to be responsible to our citizens and keep Bend from degrading into cities like Salem and Portland!

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J M Schmidt
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J M Schmidt

I drive by Hunnel Road everyday on my work. I have seen everything from drugged out, to drug deals to pants on the ground. It's not safe for anyone with the growing pile of refuse and abandon derelict vehicles. There have been efforts to relocate and help , yet the people living seem to want that.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

Yes Bend looks like a Dump site run them out of Oregon period

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Andrea Burke
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Andrea Burke

I wasn't allowed to when I was homeless and even got cited for it, I don't think others should be an exception pandemic or not

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k san
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k san

I agree with what RAG said. Don't put homeless camps in the city. Move them to BLM or county land. I feel for homeless people, but those camps are a blight on the city.

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Bruce Sharp
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Bruce Sharp

There has to be a humane solution to the homeless problem. Living on the streets or in public parks is not it. I do think the city has to make an areas or areas where homeless people can camp, and have access to bathrooms and controls to keep the garbage from building up.

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Debi RNMSN RNMSN
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Debi RNMSN RNMSN

First, it is making Bend almost deplorable looking. (Words directly from a visitor/vacationer about one week ago) and it is unsafe as well as unsightly.

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Nik Myles
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Nik Myles

Stop electing liberals. That will help. They are a job killing machine. Under the last administration, unemployment was at it's all time low. With this administration, Unemployment is headed into the crapper again. Kate Brown in no exception.

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Nik Myles
Nik Myles

Get to the root of the problem. This is what liberals strive for. More dependence on the government. The more impoverished the people are the more control the government has. If the government actually wanted to help they would stop shutting down our businesses and create jobs for them.

Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Its making it easier to not have a reason to work and support a household.

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Jer W
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Jer W

Don't enable them and don't allow encampments.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

Unfortunately Bend wants to create camps........

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Russell Parker
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Russell Parker

It is not helping anyone by letting then live on the streets and in the conditions that I personally see on a daily basis. Quit letting people build million dollar homes and put in some housing that will give these people a place to live and give them a hand up, not a hand out!

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Teresa Parsons
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Teresa Parsons

These homeless camps huge communities now and will just keep getting bigger if the city doesn't do something now!!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Build more homeless shelters or put one up on china hat road

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No, that won't solve the problem!

5 Comments
Charles Lingle
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Charles Lingle

Bend has a large service type of employment. For a lot of these people, low cost housing near places they work barely exist. Add to that the many who are homeless because of wildfires, it will get worse. Time for the state, county, city to create housing. People need a place to live with dignity

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Nicole Jackson
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Nicole Jackson

It seems to be a revolving door, there needs to be a deeper poll on why there is unhoused people. Is it cost of housing, job loss, mental health, drug use, refusal to work? Whose family wouldn't take their own in when their down n out, unless

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Paul Owen
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Paul Owen

Bend use to be a welcoming community. There were people living in teepees on awbrey Butte years ago. We need the city and county to step up and help those who's been through hard times and need a hand up. Access to clean water,electricity, sanitation, medical and mental health services.

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madison johnston
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madison johnston

A lot of these People are drug addicts & need rehab, housing, and mental health help, & The ones that were affected by fire or Covid lost everything or almost everything are trying to figure out how to rebuild their lives from the ground up oh moving them is not going to solve the problem

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Jean Drzyzgula
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Jean Drzyzgula

Housing is inaccessible to many people who have grown up here. That is the problem. Shoving it under the rug and out of sight won't solve bubkus

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Do you think the state should require property owners to create defensible space?
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228 Votes

Do you think the state should require property owners to create defensible space?

Yes!

4

No!

2

Yes!

4 Comments
Jon Krutsch
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Jon Krutsch

I don't know that the state should require it, but I think the insurance companies should.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It helps your neighbors too!!

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No!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

To much government control is a bad thing

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

"To"? Anyone who can't spell a three letter word is unpersuasive.

Michael Miller
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Michael Miller

I'll go with "no" on this one. If there's insurance on the house, the insurer could do that. Ditto for any mortgage holder. If neither applies, I don't think we should try to regulate stupidity.

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

And if my neighborhood burns because of the inadequately insured slob next door . . .

Does lightning scare you or excite you?
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239 Votes

Does lightning scare you or excite you?

It scares me!

0

It's exciting!

5

It scares me!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

It's exciting!

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It can put on quite a show!! But do worry about fires!!

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Eric Chandler
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Eric Chandler

I grew up around thunder and lightning storms

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Wendy Wedo FitzHenry
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Wendy Wedo FitzHenry

Grew up in the Midwest. The local storms are wimpy compared to those!

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Debra Sun-Mills
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Debra Sun-Mills

I love thunder and lightening! Don't like the fires though but do like the rain. Always on the front porch with my granddaughter whenever a thunder storm rolls in

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's awesome but not when it causes fires

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