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Geoff Reynolds 
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Re: “Parking Updates Go Into Effect

This is a result of downtown businesses wishing for shoppers with a few more dollars in their pockets and planners infatuation with Donald Shupe. If, as reported, Mirror Pond parking is 85% full, according to Shupe, that should be perfect. So why the need for a Parking Manager with a $80K salary? Will the increase in fees pay for it?

Only people with Android or iPhone can park? The ParkMobile app has terrible reviews with glitches, drops, parking tickets and towing charges as a result.

Talk about solutions in search of a problem.

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Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 01/08/2019 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Urban Renewal for Central Bend?

Tax Increment Financing is a way for business to use taxes only for itself - part of taxes paid are used only in the TIF district. This has the effect of short changing everyone else in that infrastructure costs that result from development but extend outside the TIF district are not funded from these taxes.

A more equitable solution is to collect taxes into the general fund where they can be allocated for everyone's benefit, and all can have a say.

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Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 04/08/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “More of those greenways, Bend.

Not mentioned here is the $900K price ($100K/mile) which could be used to maintain existing roadways or provide sidewalks. More like a war of attrition.

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Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 03/25/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Putting Back the River

Reducing waste will help but not solve the variable flows in the upper Deschutes as long as it's used as a delivery canal for irrigation. A better solution would be to pipe/canal the water directly from the reservoirs to the canals separate from the river. The Upper Deschutes would run with a more consistent flow and agriculture would get the water.

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Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 06/06/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Running on Empty?

There's a lot of discussion about the politics but not much information about the numbers. Questions like: What is the road budget now? and How much money currently comes from what sources and how is it spent? are not asked. We are only told that $80M is needed over 5 years to achieve B- roads. 10 Cents a gallon tax is twice what any other Oregon municipality levies. Is it really needed, hard to tell.

Posted by Geoff Reynolds on 09/03/2015 at 8:50 AM

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