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Do you think business owners should refrain from making political statements?
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1,039 Votes

Do you think business owners should refrain from making political statements?

Yes!

6

No!

8

Yes!

6 Comments
Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

They are just shooting themselves in the foot, no matter what they say, a group or groups of people will boycott them hurting the business, its stupid!

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Dianne Price
1
Dianne Price

They should remain neutral!

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Shamra D Wampler
1
Shamra D Wampler

I actually wanted to vote no. It seems that it's ok to say whatever you want to say if you are certain race or sex. But, if you are a Caucasian that knows what sex you are, and are attracted to the opposite sex, then you are looked at as racist and hateful if you don't agree with what's happening.

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

A lot of businesses no longer get my business because of their political views being flashed everywhere. Some things should be kept to yourself if you want a thriving diverse business!

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Lynn Huntley
0
Lynn Huntley

To protect themselves.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

No they should so people know who to support

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No!

8 Comments
Ross Poldark
1
Ross Poldark

Enough of all this black balling businesses because some peoples feelings got hurt. Enough of the wokeness!!!!!!!!

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Deb Kizer Dyck
1
Deb Kizer Dyck

Our country was founded with freedom of speech. We've gotten to the point where if someone disagrees with someone else, that person ( or business) should be punished for thinking or speaking differently. That's just wrong.

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Lee Edlund
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Lee Edlund

Owners are citizens and have a right to express their opinions. That said, they need to be ready for both support and opposition.

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Jer W
0
Jer W

It's a free country, isn't it? The freedom of speech is to voice your opinion.

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Kevin Crabtree
0
Kevin Crabtree

Business have same rights as individuals

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

No. The problem is that if you are a left wing lunatic and you let your crazy ideas and beliefs be known you will be welcomed by the left and the media. But if you have conservative views and beliefs that are based on well thought out truths you will be slammed and called a bigot. Speak the truth.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

They have the right to express what they want. But if they support something I don't they'll most likely lose my business.

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Greg Moore
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Greg Moore

Business owners are citizens, and often some of the most important since they provide jobs. But one must be prudent in how they make their comments. Customers have the right to not patronize anyone they don't like. I do believe politically-motivated false ratings are awful.

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

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

Yes

2

No

1

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

1 Comment
Jeff Sanders
0
Jeff Sanders

They just keep coming.

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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349 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
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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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