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Would you pay more in taxes to speed up Hwy. 97 projects?
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555 Votes

Would you pay more in taxes to speed up Hwy. 97 projects?

Yes, get it done!

4

No, not worth it.

17

Yes, get it done!

4 Comments
Rick Carter
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Rick Carter

Improvement on the State's highways is not about raising taxes to get it done. It is about ODOT making appropriate decisions, good engineering, adequate project research and construction management.

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Rick Carter
Rick Carter

I don't know your Oregon history, regarding ODOT projects but Wickiup is not the first project to face Geo-technical anomalies that effect structural integrity.

Rick Carter
Rick Carter

The US Hwy 20 improvement project near Eddyville was seriously delayed due to insufficient geologic surveys during the entire pre-design stages of the turn-key project.

Rick Carter
Rick Carter

One difference is ODOT did not give up, but the saw the project to its finish......It appears ODOT is abandoning Wickiup improvement and is satisfied with menial improvements to fix project failure

No, not worth it.

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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

The State has poor spending priorities and efficiency. If those two things were fixed, construction would be getting done quicker without a tax raise.

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Ka San
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Ka San

Absolutely not! Bend's high property tax rate is exorbitant as it is. I vote no for any tax increase, especially for schools, as they get the bulk of our taxes as it is. Govt needs better money mgrs

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Felix Pressler
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Felix Pressler

Why should taxpayers pay more for politicians & DOT lousy planning; state revenue is on the rise & could also be allocated from other sources

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

No taxes for any reason

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Judy Ostrom-Dixon
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Judy Ostrom-Dixon

ODOT needs to contract with better road construction companies, set deadlines, impose huge fines when deadline not met!

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k san
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k san

NO! We pay too many taxes as it is. I think there is gross mismanagement of the state budget when every little project that comes along, they ask for more taxpayer money.

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Larry Bruce
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Larry Bruce

I would NOT pay more. Bend planning can't seem to plan any farther into the future beyond next Tuesday. The parkway should have been at least 4 lanes each direction to plan for population and growth .

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Missi Baldwin
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Missi Baldwin

Our taxes are going to be raised by the state govt for schools and PERS, which is pathetic, so no more taxes!!!!

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a Abbott
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a Abbott

When I see ODOT workers actually working and not leaning on their shovels and "shooting the breeze" with each other perhaps I may change my mind.

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Johnny Mooney
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Johnny Mooney

project timelines should be negotiated prior to final agreement and signing. Timelines should be motivated by payment penalties for missed project timelines by the contractor. Private sector rules!

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

"Death by taxation" should be the Oregon state quote.

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Art Smejkal
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Art Smejkal

I did not say it was not worth it , I feel we pay enough in gas tax, property tax, incometax, visitor tax, vehical registrtion tax and other hidden taxes.

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Bob Majka
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Bob Majka

Is this some kind of a joke? Spend 1 day driving around Portland or any other major city and 97 then becomes a nice country drive!!!!

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Pam W
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Pam W

The City brings in millions in taxes from MJ for both recreational and medical use. That money would pay for it twice over if not more. Use that money to get it done.

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Jim Hipp
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Jim Hipp

They should have routed the bypass completely around bend and Redmond in the 1st place instead of running them thru the middle of town. Hence forth,, by pass!!!

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Johnny Mooney
Johnny Mooney

Agreed! This is how I have always felt.

Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?
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244 Votes

Are higher prices affecting your restaurant/grocery choices?

Yes!

4

No!

3

Yes!

4 Comments
Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

By only what is really needed & don't eat out,

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Greg Norton
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Greg Norton

Because if everyone would of voted republican, we wouldn't be in this situation! Our state is ruined because of liberals.

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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!

3 Comments
Jon Krutsch
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Jon Krutsch

Beyond the massive media hype, I haven't really noticed much difference in prices.

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den b
den b

Try buying some groceries.

Did you stay in or did you go out to celebrate this 4th of July?
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230 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

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John Philo
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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
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Dianne Price

Had family & a BBQ!!

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I went out

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

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

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Celebrated with my church this morning

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