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Should the city of Bend pay for services for homeless camps?
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865 Votes

Should the city of Bend pay for services for homeless camps?

Yes, the city should pay!

9

No, absolutely not!

6

Yes, the city should pay!

9 Comments
Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

Oregon chooses to legalize drugs that contribute to a majority of homeless issues. I guess the majority of the people should support providing for their welfare.

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
Judy Ostrom-Dixon

hundreds of homeless have full time jobs and are not drug users, they simply cannot afford the outrageous cost of living in our crap society!!

Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

You either pay for the services or pay to clean up the mess later...which is easier?

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Bev Schlegel
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Bev Schlegel

It's simple. Everyone needs trash service and toilets. And if our city is serious about addressing houselessness, this is how we start.

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dapper dog
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dapper dog

As a civilized society we don't want people dying in the streets. Yes some have drug and alcohol problems, but some are just hard on their luck. Be Christ like people.

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Kristy Kwan
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Kristy Kwan

The house less people are part of our community and since the transient camp was unable to be built thanks to NIMBYs, we should absolutely provide basic humanitarian resources such as sanitation and bathrooms for these fellow humans. I fully support my tax dollars being used for this purpose.

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Paul Owen
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Paul Owen

We need to help those in need and find a way to get them the help they need we need to create a camp for the homeless in or near town with portable potties showers and garbage and close to medical and psychological services. Help give them a hand up.

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Teresa Parsons
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Teresa Parsons

Many other Cities do so why don't we? I do know that the City of Bend is Not fond of our Homeless which is sad.

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No, absolutely not!

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

The more free services that are provided makes going to work not an option. There is work out there.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

No run them out of town period

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

No! Our "woke" community is turning this city into another Seattle/Portland. These people "network" with each other around the country. They know where to go for the best handouts. The vast majority of these people are NOT bendites. The handling of this has been pathetically shortsighted.

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Christena
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Christena

There are MANY services offered. Maybe a bus ticket to somewhere they can afford or find work? The camps need to be eradicated.

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Nancy
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Nancy

The state should pay - I agree we need to tackle the problem, but let's not let Bend turn into Portland :(

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JamesCruz
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JamesCruz

Why should Bend pay the entire bill? How about split it with the State and the cities where the homeless originate?

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

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

Yes

2

No

0

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

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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331 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

3 Comments
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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