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Is $200 a fair fine for not clearing private walkways?
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510 Votes

Is $200 a fair fine for not clearing private walkways?

Yes, could go higher

3

No, should be lower

9

Yes, could go higher

3 Comments
Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

Yes and the city should look for the ones not clearing the walkways not just wait for complaints.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

Safety and responsibility.

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No, should be lower

9 Comments
Michael Miller
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Michael Miller

Contractors hired by the city plow all kinds of snow/ice onto our sidewalk, ruining my efforts to keep it clean. In situations where the city works against homeowners, there should be no fine.

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

There are very valid reasons some people don't clear their walkways.

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Carol Fulkerson
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Carol Fulkerson

This is a hard one for me to find a good answer due to my advocacy for disability issues. I am afraid $200 fines would be routinely waived by municipal judges. $125 might not be waived.

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Linda Nolin
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Linda Nolin

I know of a couple people that can't clear their side walks while using their walkers or canes. Maybe if people would not charge so much.

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Ka San
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Ka San

That is crazy high!! I could see maybe $25/day, but $200 is beyond most folks' reach when clearing may not be possible after such heavy snows. Folks walk in the street in n'hoods even w/cleared walks.

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Cathie Crawford
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Cathie Crawford

We are not young, but manage to keep the sidewalk clear - until the grader piles it with 3-4 feet of ice. No way can we clear it now!

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Kenneth Swipies
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Kenneth Swipies

Should be no fine at all. I believe the sidewalks belong to the city. Let them clean it up. Private walkways are a different matter, however, I seriously doubt the owner does not clean them up.

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Brian Allen
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Brian Allen

Will the same fine be applied to the city? I can walk downtown and most homes and businesses are clear except the bridge sidewalk.

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Ann Harbert Evensen
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Ann Harbert Evensen

Until the city stops plowing street snow on to sidewalks, there should not be fines.

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Do you think higher  SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?
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477 Votes

Do you think higher SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?

Yes

2

No

1

Yes

2 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Beginning to look like the city wants to be a mini Portland. Not what Central Oregon is all about.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

People are already dealing with bidenomics, vote this woke city council out

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No

1 Comment
Jeff Sanders
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Jeff Sanders

They just keep coming.

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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360 Votes

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
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Michael Thille

Piping the canals to conserve water is the logical next step. Where does Commissioner Adair think the wildlife got a drink before the canals were made over 100 years ago? I will admit reducing Junipers and reinvigorating our wild grasslands makes sense.

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Delaney Gates
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Delaney Gates

The canals were not put in as "water features" for people's backyards. Build your own water feature and pay for the water. This water is meant for agriculture.

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SunnySunshinestein
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SunnySunshinestein

Get it done, it's way past time.

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happy jean
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happy jean

Commission Adair, where do you think wildlife get water when irrigation water is off Oct-March? Please share your plan and funding strategy for removing 5 million juniper trees. What will happen to the wildlife that live in those trees. Your argument is weak.

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No

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snowzone
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snowzone

Why do Bend residence have to accommodate Jefferson county. I'm sure someone up there can figure a way go pump the water they need out of Lake Billy Chinook

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Alma and Bruce Miller
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Alma and Bruce Miller

I agree with commissioner Patti Adair - there are other alternatives.

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

Wildlife has relied on these open canals for decades. There is no other option for critter water.

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