The City of Bend is facing a projected $17-million to $27-million budget shortfall for the next five years. And they are asking for your input on some of those tough decisions. Bend Mayor Jeff Eager says today they will spend all day going through the budget: “Public safety is a major part of our General Fund budget. Police and fire is something around 80% of the General Fund. In the past we haven't been able to fill some positions because of the economy and the resulting impact on the City's budget." The budget meeting starts at 8 am at the North Fire Station and again public testimony is welcome.