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Do you think the state should require homeowners in high risk wildfire areas to make safety changes?
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545 Votes

Do you think the state should require homeowners in high risk wildfire areas to make safety changes?

Yes!

6

No!

5

Yes!

6 Comments
Lester Friedman
3
Lester Friedman

Within reason. Your failure to protect your property jeopardizes mine.

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Daniel Shepard
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Daniel Shepard

Fire is a real serious threat. Please simply review the videos online of the Santa Rosa, CA and Paradise, CA fires. Or even the Bandon, OR fire that wiped out the entire town. Harden your property to prevent fire, period. It's way overdue. Other states long ago have done this.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It benefits everyone.

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Jane CommunityMember
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Jane CommunityMember

We don't want another Wildfire like the one that burned down Talent and Phoenix

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k san
0
k san

But not based on the current assessments. The Dpt. of Forestry used 3 yr-old maps to determine risk assessments, and they are NOT accurate. I zeroed in on my home in NWX, where they said we were in high risk, and the map didn't even show the house next door to me which has been there for 3 years.

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Lynn Huntley
0
Lynn Huntley

Take care of yourself AND your neighbors and area around you. I certainly don't want to be responsible for causing damage and heartache to others.

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No!

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Rick Allen
1
Rick Allen

Well first of all I think this info is incorrect! I got one of the letters from the State of Oregon saying my property is high risk, and it says RECOMMENDED! It did NOT say REQUIRED steps be taken! I do not believe in Government overreach! Sick and tired of Democrat control freaks!

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Ric Pruitt
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Ric Pruitt

You take care of Your property, I'll take care of mine, stay OUT of my Business !!

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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤
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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤

The government needs to start LOGGING the forest so fires don't start in the current overgrown mess

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Paul Bianchina
0
Paul Bianchina

Curious if the illegal campers in the forest off China Hat got their notices as well. Since they're a MUCH GREATER fire risk than the average homeowner, is anyone taking steps to create defensible space around those homes? Of course not. This only applies to legal, taxpaying homeowners, as usual!

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Stay out of our business

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Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?
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122 Votes

Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?

Yes!

0

No!

1

Yes!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No!

1 Comment
Dave Stalker
1
Dave Stalker

AI is dangerous, very vulnerable to Misinformation and just spitting it back out. AI is NOT creative, real writers are creative. AI just re-arranges the factoids available to it. Teachers are alarmed that papers submitted by students might not be their work, just ChatGTP garbage.

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Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?
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546 Votes

Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?

Yes!

14

No!

1

Yes!

14 Comments
Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)
2
Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)

This is an issue that has an effect on every commercial development in the whole city. A gas station is a dinosaur and we don’t need any more! The city needs to support walkability, bikability, and connectivity.

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Jane Roeser Gillette
0
Jane Roeser Gillette

Voting FOR clean, walkable, bikeable neighborhood activities the encourage getting out of the car, meeting neighbors for coffee, ice cream, day care for kids from the elementary school nearby just makes sense. City council should listen to the residents who live in the neighborhood & act accordingly

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April Baynes
0
April Baynes

SE Bend citizens deserve a micro-community that takes people out of their cars and walking and biking to healthy options for food and services. Another gas station in this area is redundant and downright disrespectful. City council listening to this issue is the right thing to do!!

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Jim Bullock
0
Jim Bullock

I have lived in this area of Bend for 20+ years. There are 3 gas stations within 1 mile of this location and we do not want another. I ask the City Council to hear our objections to a gas station at Murphy/Brosterhaus. Listen to the homeowners and citizens and not $$$$. Thank You...

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Wendy Oconnor
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Wendy Oconnor

Because it is in direct conflict with the CCAP goals of reducing use of fossil fuel. Allowing a new gasoline station to be built in an established neighborhood with six existing fueling stations nearby does not align with demonstrating leadership in attaining CCAP goals, objectives or goals.

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Susan Cantrell
0
Susan Cantrell

We do NOT want a gas station on Murphy and Brosterhaus. An out of town oil company does not make a good neighbor. Schools, a park, homes and multiple school bus stops shouldn't have to share space with this type of business. Our city should support their voters, not big business.

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Foster Fell
0
Foster Fell

For transparency. For a more democratic process. 2000 petition signers should not be dismissed in what some might perceive as callow and arrogant.

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Lesley Sullivan
0
Lesley Sullivan

Outdated city codes need to be addressed by the city.This is an example of how older codes are not acceptable to residents now. Why would a city allow polluting gas stations and businesses that greatly increase traffic in the middle of a residential neighborhood & blocks from an elementary school?

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James Christo
0
James Christo

The Hearings Officer ignored city code and shifted the burden opposition. This is bad for Bend as developments will no longer have to comply with code and the city and opponents will have hire experts, conduct studies to prove the development doesn't meet code. this will hurt everyone.

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Kevin Johnson
0
Kevin Johnson

Cities are banning new gas stations. Bend is allowing them in neighborhoods? Why doesn't the city of Bend listen to its residents' concerns in this neighborhood, 85% of whom oppose this gas station and have no problems getting gas 1 1/2 miles away? Residents want a grocery, brewpub, daycare.

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Steven Daniels
0
Steven Daniels

Were you just kidding about all of your lofty "goals". Or, did the "contributions" from the developers persuade you to look the other way?

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Duane Wyman
0
Duane Wyman

City pushing an agenda w/o constituents support or input. City pushing it down the throats of the neighborhood directly affected. Take it slow w/appropriate discourse of the public!

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Bring to much traffic!

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, "to" much traffic? Homeschooled?

No!

1 Comment
Ed Sink
1
Ed Sink

Way to late to worry about traffic, probably little if any increase.

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