The Bend Neighborhood Coalition asked the candidates for City Council and Mayor in 2018 to address several issues affecting neighborhood livability. Eight of the twelve 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 8 policy issues. Here’s how their responses compared with BNC positions (% in agreement):
The top 5 issues on which the candidates were most in agreement are the following (note that the first three were also in the top 5 in 2016, but no progress was made on them):
- 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
- 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
- Developing code regulating events on private property (e.g., duration, frequency, proximity to other uses, requirements for parking, public safety, etc.)
- Creating neighborhood compatibility zones to buffer residential areas from the offsite impacts of adjoining commercial and mixed use areas (through a step-down in permitted uses)