2016 city council candidate questionnaire

The Bend Neighborhood Coalition asked this year’s candidates for City Council to address several important issues affecting neighborhood livability. All seven candidates responded to the questionnaire.

To read or download the complete responses, click here.

Among the questions, we asked the candidates where they stand on 12 neighborhood livability issues. Here’s how their responses compared with BNC positions:


The top 5 issues on which the candidates were most in agreement include:

  • Establishing a university district to concentrate campus-related development in adjoining mixed use zones, while protecting the character of nearby residential neighborhoods
  • Establishing parking districts in areas where nearby uses (commercial, educational, etc.) create excessive demand by non-residents
  • Terminating the ability to transfer non-conforming short term rental permits on sale
  • Reducing decibel levels in the noise ordinance to more closely match other cities
  • Planning for one or more entertainment districts where outdoor amplified music and late-night entertainment is concentrated and allowed to operate under more relaxed guidelines

Author: Bend Neighborhood Coalition

Bend Neighborhood Coalition is the leading voice influencing policies that protect the quality of life in Bend's residential neighborhoods.