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Have you had trouble parking in Downtown Bend this summer?
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1170 Votes

Have you had trouble parking in Downtown Bend this summer?

Yes, I can never find a spot!

11

No, I always find parking.

5

Yes, I can never find a spot!

11 Comments
Sandra Kennel
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Sandra Kennel

I no longer go downtown to shop because parking has been too difficult for me to find without walking several blocks to the store I want to go to.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

Never any parking.........ever! I don't spend my money there anymore and neither do a vast number of my friends and acquaintances. Shopping needs to be enjoyable.......not there for quite sometime.

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Marily Sylva Badger
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Marily Sylva Badger

I try to avoid downtown Bend like the plague. Parking is a joke!

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Roger Engstrom
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Roger Engstrom

Parking app is impossible to use, never again !

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Steve Martin
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Steve Martin

I have lived in Bend for over 50 years and until this summer have totally supported the down town business. Now I go to the shopping centers and also use Amazon. I don't like this but have no choice until downtown business forces the city to find an answer to this. Maybe downtown should be for the

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

They need another parking garage

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Roger Engstrom
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Roger Engstrom

Parking app SUCKS! TOTAL BS, WE REFUSE TO EAT, SHOP, OR ATTEND EVENTS DOWNTOWN TILL THIS EITHER GOES AWAY OR IS CAPABLE OF USING !!! IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNLESS TECH SAVY !!!

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Johnny Mooney
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Johnny Mooney

I'm disabled, so parking in the public garage is too far for me to walk sometimes with my heart condition. More disabled parking would be nice downtown by the store fronts.

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Roger Engstrom
Roger Engstrom

Also agreed !

No, I always find parking.

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Stefan Kwiatkowski
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Stefan Kwiatkowski

Seriously, this shouldn't even be an concern in the 4th largest city in the state. We have bicycles and transit for a reason. Parking is irrelevant for those of us who ride buses or bikes. If you want lots of free parking and car dependency, please move to Burns or to John Day. It's 2021, not 1961.

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Stephanie McMillan
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Stephanie McMillan

I didn’t go downtown. It’s too full of tourists!

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Tarasem
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Tarasem

I avoid going to Bend as much as possible. I don't like anything about being in any big city. As for parking there, I only go to medical facilities and sometimes the Northside malls, so parking is generally not an issue. Driving in Bend is much worse than finding parking in Bend.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

The only time I have trouble finding a parking spot is when someone without disabled plates or a hanger decides to park in a disabled zone.

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

No, I never have trouble finding parking in downtown Bend because I never go to downtown Bend.

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Do you agree with Oregon's temporary suspension of high school graduation testing?
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230 Votes

Do you agree with Oregon's temporary suspension of high school graduation testing?

Yes!

0

No!

6

Yes!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No!

6 Comments
John Philo
1
John Philo

Why are we neglecting our students and dumbing down education? Oregon has become a backward state. Appalachia west. Sad!

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Dianne Price
0
Dianne Price

Now kids are going to graduate, even if they're failing their classes?? Should NEVER HAPPEN!!

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Michael Ratcliff
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Michael Ratcliff

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!? NO!! NO!! You are making our next generation functionally illiterate. When it comes to knowing what this generation needs to sign, (such as contracts, loans etc.) they will have no clue what they are signing because they can't read, write, do math. be in debt fast! NO!!!

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Pamela Joe
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Pamela Joe

Kids are not even going to try now nor will the teachers

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

This reflects the failure of Oregon's education system. Is it more focused toward social issues than reading, writing and arithmetic?

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Michael Ratcliff
Michael Ratcliff

OF COURSE IT IS. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR KIDS ANYMORE. IT IS ALL ABOUT STAYING IN CONTROL OF EVERYONE. THE LESS A PERSON KNOWS, THE EASIER TO CONTROL.

Do you think Bend should take more steps to remove homeless camps on public property?
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1294 Votes

Do you think Bend should take more steps to remove homeless camps on public property?

Yes, more must be done!

12

No, that won't solve the problem!

4

Yes, more must be done!

12 Comments
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Homeless camps should not be set up in the city, especially not in residential or commercial areas, There should be county or BLM land available on the outskirts of the city, if you drive along China Hat road there are already a lot of homeless people camping out on BLM land.

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Geniene May
Geniene May

No not BLM land either. We used to go out there for fun, now we don’t cause it’s too scary.

Deb Kizer Dyck
3
Deb Kizer Dyck

It's insane to expect Bend city property to fill up with trash as it is bound to do with homelessness. We need to be responsible to our citizens and keep Bend from degrading into cities like Salem and Portland!

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J M Schmidt
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J M Schmidt

I drive by Hunnel Road everyday on my work. I have seen everything from drugged out, to drug deals to pants on the ground. It's not safe for anyone with the growing pile of refuse and abandon derelict vehicles. There have been efforts to relocate and help , yet the people living seem to want that.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

Yes Bend looks like a Dump site run them out of Oregon period

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Andrea Burke
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Andrea Burke

I wasn't allowed to when I was homeless and even got cited for it, I don't think others should be an exception pandemic or not

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Its making it easier to not have a reason to work and support a household.

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Jer W
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Jer W

Don't enable them and don't allow encampments.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

Unfortunately Bend wants to create camps........

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Russell Parker
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Russell Parker

It is not helping anyone by letting then live on the streets and in the conditions that I personally see on a daily basis. Quit letting people build million dollar homes and put in some housing that will give these people a place to live and give them a hand up, not a hand out!

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Teresa Parsons
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Teresa Parsons

These homeless camps huge communities now and will just keep getting bigger if the city doesn't do something now!!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Build more homeless shelters or put one up on china hat road

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No, that won't solve the problem!

4 Comments
Charles Lingle
1
Charles Lingle

Bend has a large service type of employment. For a lot of these people, low cost housing near places they work barely exist. Add to that the many who are homeless because of wildfires, it will get worse. Time for the state, county, city to create housing. People need a place to live with dignity

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Mike Everstone
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Mike Everstone

Another dumb question from news 21. Who is doing the questions this week???

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madison johnston
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madison johnston

A lot of these People are drug addicts & need rehab, housing, and mental health help, & The ones that were affected by fire or Covid lost everything or almost everything are trying to figure out how to rebuild their lives from the ground up oh moving them is not going to solve the problem

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Jean Drzyzgula
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Jean Drzyzgula

Housing is inaccessible to many people who have grown up here. That is the problem. Shoving it under the rug and out of sight won't solve bubkus

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