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What do you think of paying to park on the street in downtown Bend?
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1275 Votes

What do you think of paying to park on the street in downtown Bend?

Don't mind/that's common

4

Hate/will avoid

13

Don't mind/that's common

4 Comments
Christena
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Christena

I don't mind in some designated areas, but it was a surprise when I didn't notice it at first. Oops.

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Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

YES!!!! We need to Pay to Pee TOO!

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

I dont go to downtown Bend, I try to avoid congested areas.

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Shamra D Wampler
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Shamra D Wampler

It doesn't surprise me. Oregon is becoming another California day by day. I only go into Bend to see Drs or to go to WinCo. Once I'm done, I leave ASAP. I wish central Oregon would think more about our residents, rather than money.

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Hate/will avoid

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Jeremy Maestas
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Jeremy Maestas

This only hurts locals. Charge tourists all you want but don’t penalize locals for supporting our downtown businesses.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Good point

Amanda Wallace
2
Amanda Wallace

Parking downtown is already difficult. Why make it worse?

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Good point

Angel Jin
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Angel Jin

They should close the streets downtown and make it walking and biking only. T Some towns do this already. We have a parking garage!

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j sanders
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j sanders

They stopped charging to park in Bend years ago because no one was going downtown. Is the City of Bend trying to ruin the downtown businesses??

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Kevin Crabtree
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Kevin Crabtree

dont go downtown if i dont have to.

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Betty McKittrick
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Betty McKittrick

If paying for parking in downtown Bend were to be implemented, then it is time to seriously consider a number of off-area parking with shuttles to downtown provided. Downtown parking revenues should help pay for the costs of the parking shuttles. Time to start thinking outside the box.

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Jeff Woods
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Jeff Woods

The argument that parking is at a premium is due to all the spots being taken up by tents and tables from restaurants. Plus this will just exasperate the already crowded parking in surrounding residential areas.

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Amanda Henkel
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Amanda Henkel

I stop downtown for a quick pick up (15-20 minutes) usually for food. If I have to pay for a quick stop, and not being able to run in without the hassle. While on my already short lunch, I will just go somewhere else.

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Kathy
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Kathy

I am already limited by vehicle length, dining with shopping or Tower Theater event takes longer than time allowed and I've been ticketed for both so I avoid downtown anyway. This will just keep more locals away which hurts local business.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

The cost of living is already expensive

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Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?

Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?

Yes!

1

No!

2

Yes!

1 Comment
Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's Biden fault for the inflation not russia

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CB
CB

Gabe, my dude, you have to stop screaming like a mad man about Biden and Democrats. You do nothing for your cause. It's so disappointing to see a grown man behave the way you do.

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Completely unresponsive to the question. Apparently, no problem on this site.

No!

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Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
217 Votes

Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?

I stayed home

3

I went out

3

I stayed home

3 Comments
John Philo
1
John Philo

Cant afford to go out with the Biden economy.

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CB
CB

You can't afford to go to a public park or watch the free firework show? Maybe get a job, hippy.

Gabe West
Gabe West

Can't afford the gas!

Dianne Price
0
Dianne Price

Had family & a BBQ!!

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I went out

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Kimmy Wasatch
0
Kimmy Wasatch

BB Cue with friends and watch fireworks show. Great day and proud Americans celebrating.

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Celebrated with my church this morning

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