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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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1298 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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💛🖤 RAG 💛🖤

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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Yes!

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Yes!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's Biden fault for the inflation not russia

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CB
CB

Gabe, my dude, you have to stop screaming like a mad man about Biden and Democrats. You do nothing for your cause. It's so disappointing to see a grown man behave the way you do.

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Completely unresponsive to the question. Apparently, no problem on this site.

No!

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Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?
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217 Votes

Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?

I stayed home

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I went out

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I stayed home

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John Philo
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John Philo

Cant afford to go out with the Biden economy.

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CB
CB

You can't afford to go to a public park or watch the free firework show? Maybe get a job, hippy.

Gabe West
Gabe West

Can't afford the gas!

Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

Had family & a BBQ!!

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I went out

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

BB Cue with friends and watch fireworks show. Great day and proud Americans celebrating.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Celebrated with my church this morning

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