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

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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
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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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Do you think the changes to the Fairwell Festival will help traffic this year?

YES

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NO

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YES

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NO

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

The infrastructure and the systems for Pretty much anything are so backward in Central Oregon That I don't have a lot of optimism even something as simple as traffic in and out of an event

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

I hate to say it, But like thousands of people in Central Oregon I moved here to 10 years ago, In Central Oregon is "behind the times" About 20 years, I don't mean to sound mean because the people are typically wonderful But they're just stupid

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Latterdaysaint
Latterdaysaint

So what do they need to do?

steven
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steven

Of course not. If it did, how would Mayor McCheese justify the millions he wants to spend on building a road to benefit his developer patrons.

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Have you experienced difficulties in accessing emergency care in Central Oregon?

YES

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NO

0

YES

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NO

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