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Scott Ramsay 

City Council Pos. 7 (INCUMBENT)

AGE: 48

OCCUPATION: Partner/owner in family business—Sun Mountain Fun Center

PARTY: Libertarian

YEARS IN BEND: 12

PAST YEAR COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE: Perfect attendance

PREVIOUSLY PLAYED FOR: City Council (2010-present), Economic Development for Central Oregon (board member), Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (member), Local Public Safety Advisory Committee (member), City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee (member), Tower Theater Advisory Committee (member), BendFilm Festival Board (former vice president and director of selections)

TOP THREE GOALS:

1) Complete the UGB expansion remand within the timeline set by City Council.

2) Attract and support companies that provide living-wage jobs.

3) Maintain and execute a sound plan for growth.

ON MIRROR POND: "I support any option that keeps Mirror Pond with a water level that resembles what we have today. I am flexible on the details that get us to that point.... Ultimately I would prefer a mixed-use solution that maintains similar water levels in the pond, combined with a lower section of free-flowing water over rock obstructions.... My hope would be to form a diverse shared-cost partnership with Bend Park and Recreation, Pacific Power, private funds & the City of Bend."

ON URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY: [No answer]

ON VACATION RENTALS: "We must find a balance between the rights of the property owner and their use of the property, and the health of a harmonious neighborhood. There should be recourse against those that abuse this use and there should also be a registration process so that the City of Bend can monitor the quantity and location of vacation rentals."

BEST OF BEND: The quality of life.

WORST OF BEND: Unrealistic expectations from newcomers regarding growth and regulation.

FAVORITE MUSIC: The Smiths

SIMPSONS ALTER EGO: "I grew up in Springfield, Oregon! I have a bit of all of them in my soul..."

VOTE SCOTT BECAUSE: "I am experienced, honest, and open-minded. I am a levelheaded decision maker and I am fiscally conservative, giving me the background needed to ensure city spending is applied with oversight. I have a great working relationship with City Staff and have deep involvement in the community, giving me perspective and feedback from a variety of demographics. I am part of the ownership of a successful 20-year-old local family business that provides jobs for 30-plus students and families, giving me an understanding of the challenges facing families in our community and the livability as we grow."

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