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Do you think there should be a permanent location for the houseless to camp? If so, where?
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1290 Votes

Do you think there should be a permanent location for the houseless to camp? If so, where?

Yes, I do! (comment below where)

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No, other options should be available.

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Yes, I do! (comment below where)

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Q Myers
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Q Myers

If the camp is removed, it should be relocated next door to city hall in hopes that seeing it everyday will spur the politicians to tackle the problem.

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George Robirts
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George Robirts

Yes, and it should be located right where the old Bend KOA was located. And it should be overseen and managed properly. The property was aready set up as a campground once.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

It makes more sense to have set locations where they can go and people who want to avoid them know where NOT to go.

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Doris Medlock
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Doris Medlock

There is a old RV park off of Robal RD north of Bend that has been up for sell that would be a great spot.Thete is already alot of homeless that are located back behind there anyways.

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Gina Bowlin
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Gina Bowlin

The old KOA Campground would be perfect charge them $20 a week

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k san
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k san

Homelessness is a huge problem here already. We don't want to become California. Establishing a permanent location that is pretty well out of public sight, away from major thoroughfares is a good solution.

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Cristal DeJarnac
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Cristal DeJarnac

They have to have somewhere to stay. Having to constantly move or lose everything over and over makes it real hard to get ahead.

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Madi Bordeaux
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Madi Bordeaux

The issue isnt going away and displacing the problems adds up to a total higher cost for the community than just creating a managed camp with preventative services. In medical bills and service calls alone, it would save money. As well as security and waste costs for businesses n individuals. Duh.

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Paul Owen
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Paul Owen

9th and Wilson or on city property off of Cooley road with showers, garbage and sanitation and have satellite social services available. Give the homeless a hand up not hand out. Any one of us depending on our health and employment status could end up homeless.

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Tim Wheelis
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Tim Wheelis

Out there by widgi creek or N/W crossing I can't help but notice the people with all the answers never offer there back yard

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

In Northwest Crossing

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Tabitha Post
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Tabitha Post

Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep

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Rondo
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Rondo

Yes, but not one location! The larger the camp, the larger the NIMBY. The City of Bend owns many small 'unusable' properties. We can put a dumpster on some, and a homeless 'attendant' to help keep the neighborhood clean.

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No, other options should be available.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

What we need to do is stop drawing them in by catering to them. Its like feeding stray cats. You feed a couple and pretty soon you are overwhelmed with them because the word gets out.

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The properties or right of ways where they are camping are not intended to live on! Now that Portland is starting to remove them we don't want the homeless people to move to Bend. Open homeless shelters and put these people to work, there are plenty of jobs!!

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Sussie Due
Sussie Due

Of course they are going to move from Portland to here. They are following their chief of Police.

Ross Poldark
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Ross Poldark

Businesses are having a hard time finding workers. The solution, these jobless kids can find work, and in return they can pay for their own up keep (sanitation serv) Remember the old adage "give a man a fish and he eats for one day, teach a man to fish and he eats for ever. Enough of the handouts.

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Steven Daniels
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Steven Daniels

Houseless? Hilariousness. Call them what they are: worthless.

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Christena
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Christena

Like a bus ticket to somewhere they can work and afford living.

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

It is more of an addiction and mental health problem, fix those and it would eliminate 90%of the homeless and then help those who trying to better their lives with affordable housing!

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Patricia Brady-McKinney
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Patricia Brady-McKinney

Move them to the yards and streets of the politicians who allow this scourge to keep growing. Bend City Counselors should be happy to have them in their yards or streets. As for the people who would actually like to work and get back into a house, put them in the shelters and help them.

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Johnny Mooney
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Johnny Mooney

For MOST homeless it's a choice. They choose their addiction and the lifestyle of being homeless and all that comes with it. For some however it's a temporary situation and they need a hand up vs. a handout. I believe we are beginning to ENABLE BAD BEHAVIOR by catering to the homeless population.

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Ltk Man
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Ltk Man

We don't have a homeless problem. We have a drug problem. According to research, apx. 85% of homeless people are addicts. Stop catering to poor choices!! Build it and they will come...just ask Portland.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Bend needs more homeless shelters

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Jobs a plenty, stop all the free handouts and they will go to work. First thing homeless need to is to clean up their own mess instead of taxpayers having to pay. The more they are given they will expect more and do nothing.

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Is the Omicron variant causing a change in your holiday plans?
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Is the Omicron variant causing a change in your holiday plans?

Yes, it is!

0

No, my plans are set.

6

Yes, it is!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No, my plans are set.

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

My plans will not change. What will change is trying to limit my exposure to the Media Hysteria over this new variant.

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Scott Freshwaters
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Scott Freshwaters

I will not succumb to the fear mongering by the media, Fauci, and big pharma! Give me Liberty or give me death!

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Ricky Whitehead
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Ricky Whitehead

I am not concerned about the new strain and it will not change our family plans for the holidays.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Its all over the news that its a mild virus that causes a mild cough and aches for a couple day. Im not worried about that at all.

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

We will all probably get COVID sooner or later. 45,545 fully vaccinated people have tested positive for COVID to date in Oregon. Omicron is even more contagious than Delta. I plan to be careful but if I get COVID so what? I will die or I won't.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

My family.doesnt live in fear we live by faith and plus the covid variant is a mild case don't listen to the left wing media!

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With the presence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, are you more likely to get the booster?
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314 Votes

With the presence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, are you more likely to get the booster?

Yes, I am!

0

No, I won't.

6

Yes, I am!

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No one has commented yet

No, I won't.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

COVID vaccines do not work.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

I live by faith not fear and I am so tired of all the fear mongering! The symptoms of this variant is very light, lets just get back to normal and stop letting the far left tell us what to do!

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Brandi K.
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Brandi K.

Iā€™m not an experiment for the government!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

The vaccine doesn't work

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

What for? The first case to arrive in the US was a fully vaccinated person. Those in Africa who have not been vaccinated have no symptoms where as the vaccinated do have symptoms although mild. "According to Assistant Minister Sethomo Lelatisitswe, Botswana"

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