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Should parking requirements be loosened to encourage more apartment construction?
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1178 Votes

Should parking requirements be loosened to encourage more apartment construction?

Yes, they should be loosened!

5

No, they shouldn't!

18

Yes, they should be loosened!

5 Comments
Doug Klotz
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Doug Klotz

More housing, and lower price, is needed. Requiring parking, even when the tenants don't want to pay the cost of it, only raises housing prices, and reduces the amount that can be built on a parcel of land. If tenants want parking, and it's hard to find, developers can provide it.

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Tony Jordan
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Tony Jordan

People shouldn't be forced to purchase car parking to get housing. This won't stop parking from being built, it will provide more, much needed, housing options. People in the "No, they shouldn't!" column can pay for all the parking they want!

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

Absolutely!!!! In fact, why not just turn downtown Bend into a walking mall and restrict all vehicles and bicycles traffic whatsoever? Did it work in Eugene in the '70's. Absolutely not!! Most business' closed. Build apartments is akin to closing downtown Eugene. Restrice travel, close Bend retail!!

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Grace Bedell
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Grace Bedell

The government should not force auto subsidies on businesses or homes.

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Byron Buck
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Byron Buck

The younger generation are moving away from cars. Let the market decide this. People that need off street parking can seek those units. Those that don't, won't

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No, they shouldn't!

18 Comments
BendDrives
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BendDrives

Bend is already making significant changes to development codes to encourage construction. Eliminating all parking requirements is not necessary. Doing so would allow developers to avoid creating off-street parking and instead opt for on-street credits, often counting a single space multiple times.

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HS
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HS

If Bend's City Council and Planning Dept wants to continue to push people out of cars, they need to get serious about buses, bike lanes, and sidewalks - and snow clearing of sidewalks. This is just another handout our local government is giving to developers - and we voters want this to STOP.

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

Parking is a necessity!!!

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robert howard
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robert howard

way to many people in bend already, keep the californians and mexicans out.

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Ann Thomas
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Ann Thomas

If parking doesn't generate money....no developer will put in but the bare minimum! Bend's bus system is not adequate for working here let alone playing here!

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k san
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k san

Parking in Bend is already a problem. Any developer would have to ensure to his potential buyers that they have adequate parking... for the usual 2-car household and for visitors.

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Mike Walker
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Mike Walker

M. Walker The city has been steadily reducing parking rates for years and the on-street parking overflowing into the surrounding neighborhood just keeps getting worse. City should follow their Comprehensive Plan Policy #39 and practice the "right-sizing" approach staff championed in Dec 2017.

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Jeff Taylor
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Jeff Taylor

Letting developers determine adequate parking in developments is a terrible idea. Having minimum parking restrictions set by the city provides at minimum, parking year round. If we run out of space for development, that’s ok too.

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Linda Axelsen
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Linda Axelsen

Until Bend’s population and culture support a realistic mass-transit system people will continue to drive personal vehicles. We already have a undesirable on-street parking problem with the minimum set. Lowering that minimum is irresponsible to the quality of life most of us are seeking here.

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Caleb M.
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Caleb M.

I know who I'm not voting for next time around. Let's just allow people to live here who don't drive a car at all. Who needs parking.

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Gregory Knapp
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Gregory Knapp

I look at existing complexes apartments etc, and the public parking is taken by people living in these living spaces. It hurts the citizens that want to use these parking spaces to use when they want to go into a store or restaurant..

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David Flett
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David Flett

Expand the UGB if builders want to make more money. This does not have to be uncontrolled sprawl. It just needs to be sensible. People with no allotted parking will park on the street. Look around, people!

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Todd Brown
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Todd Brown

Parking spots are an essential part of housing! How ludicrous this even would be considered.

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Nancy
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Nancy

Make developers pay for the land, don't make it easy for them to build more homes. Our new city counsel members need to be educated on problems this creates keep parking for residents, and make developers follow the laws in place.

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Jeff Sorrick
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Jeff Sorrick

I understand land is a premium resource in Bend. By allowing developers to make that decision regarding the number of parking space will be a disaster. Give them an inch, they'll take a mile. Please please please, stop funding Visit Bend. A 5yr moratorium is needed. We don't need to advertise anymo

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Connie Murray
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Connie Murray

Just where will residents park? Can’t trust developers not to take advantage; they do already. Enough is enough.

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P Robbins
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P Robbins

Parking is a necessity whether you're in low-income or high-income housing. In an effort not to use more land for parking, the parking needs to go underground or on a lower level of the home/apartment. Ignoring the parking issue will place the parking burden on surrounding neighborhoods.

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Do you think large sporting events are safe right now?
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436 Votes

Do you think large sporting events are safe right now?

Yes!

2

No!

1

Yes!

2 Comments
Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

Yes, How long are you going to HIDE from something you can't see if it was on your hand in front of your face??????

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Kids can survive covid

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No!

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Les Adams
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Les Adams

Kids don't always survive Covid, and even those who do can spread it to anyone they are near while infectious. Omicron affects kids much more than previous variants and Covid will continue to mutate. Too many people will die until enough Americans take it seriously.

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Has the latest Omicron COVID-19 surge hit your family harder than previous variants?
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520 Votes

Has the latest Omicron COVID-19 surge hit your family harder than previous variants?

Yes

1

No

5

Yes

1 Comment
J
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J

Two adults, two children. All unvacinated.

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No

5 Comments
Amy D. Bell
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Amy D. Bell

Because the last 2 years have been a joke. Other than over-reaching government, unnecessary mandates and irresponsible media I would not have known any difference between Covid and the flu season. The numbers have been exaggerated since the beginning.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

My mom is 84 she got it , I did not, but just basic cold symptoms is all, no big deal. Wake up people look at the #'s Oregon 9,600 cases and 35 deaths, most if not all for the Delta variant. Omicron spread s easily but is so mild! So tired of the fear mongers! I live by faith not by fear!!!

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

So far we're all ok!!

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Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

No but I just had a thought. If you could give covid to some you wanted to kill, you would not have to worry about, being convicted of shooting them. They would say they died from covid!

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

I currently have it and I'm just really exhausted

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