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Do you think some hiking trails should require permits?
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998 Votes

Do you think some hiking trails should require permits?

Yes, it'll help protect the trails.

11

No, we shouldn't have to pay.

5

Yes, it'll help protect the trails.

9 Comments
Jeff H.
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Jeff H.

People are naturally lazy, permitting will slow down the flow of people to the mountains and trails allowing them to recover form decades of use and abuse. Don't listen to the negatives - they are complainers and take the permitting to the extreme of "what next - breathing fees?" Hardly, relax folks

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Andrew West
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Andrew West

Inviting the whole world to visit Bend and then complaining about the place being overrun by tourists is the height of hypocrisy. So, the only remedy is to restrict access to the places we love in the hopes of preserving some degree of the natural beauty that we live here for.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

YOU BET!!!! Along with creating a lottery drawing system for ALLOWANCE OF ALL new transplanted residential ownership in Central Oregon! License plate border checks other than OR should become speculative and be sent 180degs packing!

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Randy Gillespie
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Randy Gillespie

Yeah I really think it's about time to start charging all of our terrorists from coming to our natural beautiful state and just destroying it on their behalf and then going home thanks to our tourism industry to inviting all of these terrorists to come here and Destroy This Place sad sad sad

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Jared Boyce
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Jared Boyce

Crowding on the trails from tourists is extremely frustrating. It takes the joy out of hiking when you are crowded in. This should help thin out the inconsiderate people from damaging our state.

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Christena
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Christena

As long as it's reasonable and a seasonal pass can be acquired. Those who take care of our trails are appreciated, it cost money, it's a service worth paying for.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Most people coming into CO have no idea how to take care of the land. If people would pack it out, stay on trails, etc there would be no need for permits. BUT until they can respect the land, permits will help to take care of it.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

People just won't follow rules/ laws They dump trash crap & let their pets do the same They need to to get a very very stiff Fine

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It will help keep them maintained.

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No, we shouldn't have to pay.

4 Comments
tim collins
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tim collins

When are we going to be charged a breathing fee?

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illuminatedi
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illuminatedi

unfroutnetly in wisconsin there is no freedom

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

It won't stop the crowds.

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Jeff H.
Jeff H.

The number of permits are limited so it will reduce the number of people entering fragile and certain wilderness areas. Not all trails need a permit. Check https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fseprd688355

Sheri Fayal
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Sheri Fayal

This method does not allow for locals to spontaneously go hiking! There should be FREE day passes for locals to use without reservations.

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Jeff H.
Jeff H.

Locals can go to hundreds of trails spontaneously. The permitting is for fee areas and you can reserve a permit 7 days prior to the hike - planning allows to prevent a glut of hikers and prevents too many in fragile areas. Plan ahead.

tim collins
tim collins

Thought this was parking permits where for.

Do you think the city of Bend is a good place to start a business?
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211 Votes

Do you think the city of Bend is a good place to start a business?

YES

2

NO

3

YES

2 Comments
Lew Johnson
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Lew Johnson

We came to town in 1989 and opened our store the day before Fred Meyer opened. This enabled me to raise a family when Bend was perfect with only 30,000 people. Mt. Bachelor would pick up kids at the elementary school & teach them how to ski. Time have changed & not for the better. We sold and left.

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Julia Apple
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Julia Apple

This community enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and loved ones so being out and about to cafes, breweries, shops etc, is a perfect way to spend time...and money.

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NO

3 Comments
Sonny
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Sonny

Bend lacks available and affordable housing.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Bend is overcrowded as it is

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

Starting a business in this economy is not a good idea, once trump is president again it will be better

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Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?
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158 Votes

Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?

YES

0

NO

2

YES

0 Comment
No one has commented yet

NO

2 Comments
Sussie Due
0
Sussie Due

NO! Its only going to create a bigger traffic jam between Newport and 3rd street lights.

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Jon Lynds
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Jon Lynds

The Bend City Council has a pattern of going through the pretense of public input then ignoring it and going with their predetermined decision.

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