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Tuesday’s Mirror Pond meeting with Bend Parks and Rec spilled into Wednesday night's Bend City Council meeting, as residents took an opportunity to speak their piece.

 

Bend resident Foster Fell urged the council to support wide spread approval of how the project should proceed.

 

"But we do know we have a range of options evolved by the Mirror Pond project. These choices are unlikely to change over time. Since these options were developed through public funding the public should be permitted to votes on which of the options it prefers."

 

Fell also suggested that high school students in Bend should get to vote on the issue, because they will be responsible for the future.

 

Susan Crosby, who has lived across from the park for over 43 years, wants to keep Mirror Pond just as it is.

 

"Drake Park was developed around the pond. Its rock walls and walkways define its graceful edges. If the park and the pond are separated, Bend will lose much of what makes it such a special place.  As an environmentalist, I appreciate wild and natural rivers, but Mirror Pond is Bend's icon and we must not let it go."

 

Crosby went on to ask the council to choose Councilor Doug Knight to be on the Mirror Pond Steering Committee, because of his engineering background and community involvement in the neighborhood.

 

But the Council chose to appoint Councilors Marc Capell and Victor Chudowsky to the committee, because they had been working on the project since January. 

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