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Should the top of Pilot Butte only be open to walkers, hikers, and bikers?
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456 Votes

Should the top of Pilot Butte only be open to walkers, hikers, and bikers?

Yes

7

No

16

Yes

7 Comments
Jane CommunityMember
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Jane CommunityMember

In order for it to be accessible, only vehicles with disabled stickers should be allowed up. Make all the spots up top disabled-only. Everyone else can walk or ride up. It would be much safer without vehicles speeding up and down.

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CB
CB

Most seniors don't have a handicap placard. Sorry, but the elderly deserve to enjoy Pilot Butte, too.

sandra zollman
sandra zollman

It would be much safer without walkers for drivers.

sandra zollman
sandra zollman

It isn't a matter of being handicapped. All people have the right to go up the butte. Taxpayers already had to pay for a trail for walkers and that still isn't enough for you. Get used to not getting your way in everything.

Maggie Olson
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Maggie Olson

Alot of people besides the handicapped are unable to walk up to the top. People with asthma and other medical conditions don't always qualify for a handicap sticker. This comment is really exclusive to one category of people, leaving out senior citizens and many others.

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Jane CommunityMember
Jane CommunityMember

Anyone that can't walk 200 feet or who has limited mobility is eligible for a handicapped sticker under Oregon law, so they can just get one. I'm a senior citizen and walk up, as do many others.

Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

Less impact on the area.

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No

16 Comments
Monica Mack
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Monica Mack

That would prevent many mobility challenged people from enjoying the beauty of Pilot Butte

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jerry
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jerry

So, the Butte should be open to able-bodied people only? Remember, you may not always be able-bodied. Just a thought.

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daniel tovar
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daniel tovar

does everything have to change in town to meet the few

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sandra zollman
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sandra zollman

Wondering why walkers are consistently trying to keep drivers out of public areas. If you feel the butte is to dangerous to share with cars then go walk somewhere else. Walkers aren't special people with special rights. You already destroyed all people's from using Shevlin Park to enjoy.

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John J Gonzales
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John J Gonzales

No, this is a state park that should be accessible to everyone to be able to enjoy this Bend jewel.

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Dave Tucker
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Dave Tucker

This would discriminate against a large number of people who are not able to make such a difficult hike.

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jerry
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jerry

So, the Butte should be open to able-bodied people only? Remember, you may not always be able-bodied. Just a thought.

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Deb Kizer Dyck
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Deb Kizer Dyck

Well, while I'm not incapable of walking or hiking, I certainly know people who cannot make such a strenuous trek, and it would be wrong not to allow everyone to enjoy that view!

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Deb Kizer Dyck
0
Deb Kizer Dyck

Well, while I'm not incapable of walking or hiking, I certainly know people who cannot make such a strenuous trek, and it would be wrong not to allow everyone to enjoy that view!

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Angela MacManiman Porterfield
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Angela MacManiman Porterfield

That restricts the butte for able bodies only. We like to take our 90 year old mom up there occasionally.

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Georgia Springer
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Georgia Springer

I HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES AND CANNOT WALK FAR. i ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE TOP OF PILOT BUTTE BUT HAVE TO DRIVE TO GET THERE. THERE ARE CITIZENS (WHO PAY TAXES) HERE BESIDES WALKERS AND BIKERS TOO, YOU KNOW.

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Jane CommunityMember
Jane CommunityMember

Why are you shouting?

Bob Johnson
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Bob Johnson

What about the handy capped It's always been open to motor vehicles .that would be like asking hikers and bikers to stop using. Why should it close just because it has gotten more popular maybe they should hike or bike where vehicles don't travel

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CB
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CB

It will never happen. It's an accessibility issue. State Government will never close it to vehicles.

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Jane CommunityMember
Jane CommunityMember

They already do for several months.

Maggie Olson
Maggie Olson

Alot of people besides the handicapped are unable to walk up to the top. People with asthma and other medical conditions don't always qualify for a handicap sticker. This comment is really exclusive to one category of people, leaving out senior citizens and many others.

Do you plan on buying girl scout cookies?
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357 Votes

Do you plan on buying girl scout cookies?

Yes

1

No

1

Yes

1 Comment
Christy McQuillen
1
Christy McQuillen

I'm a lifetime Girl Scout (kinder to college years). It's one of the few programs that provides a wide range of opportunities for young girls. Investing in youths future is important and I'm happy to see that Troup 69 is working on a wonderful goal to travel! GO GIRLS!!!!

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No

1 Comment
Latterdaysaint
0
Latterdaysaint

Girl scout cookies support planned parenthood

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Do you support efforts to join the greater Idaho movement?
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786 Votes

Do you support efforts to join the greater Idaho movement?

Yes

3

No

4

Yes

3 Comments
Jay Ball
1
Jay Ball

I can’t see why anybody would want to be ruled by modern liberals anymore at this point.

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Steven Huillet
1
Steven Huillet

Oregon leadership is destroying our once wonderful state. Drugs, homeless and high taxes, they trying to turn Oregon into another California.

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Latterdaysaint
0
Latterdaysaint

I wish Deschutes County County voted on it

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No

4 Comments
Mike Moreno
2
Mike Moreno

If you're so enamored with Idaho, move there. It's what an adult would do. Sadly, we're not dealing with adults. The child would inconvenience the majority to get It's way. Hint: the border will never be moved, quit wasting our time. This adult is staying in Oregon. The children can move.

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Ted Forman
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Ted Forman

HELL NO! IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF IDAHO THEN JUST MOVE TO IDAHO! IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

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Jane CommunityMember
1
Jane CommunityMember

A sales tax as high as 9%? No thanks you.

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