Bend Mayor Jim Clinton feels the council could have handled that issue better and included the public more in the process, but overall he gives the council a good grade.
"I'd give the city a pretty high report card. The water project was an outlier. We do need to take care of, but otherwise, we're in pretty good shape here."
Clinton cites the general obligation bond project that rebuilt parts of Reed Market Road and the addition of the three roundabouts as successful projects.
He also says the sewer project through citizen panels has help them reduce the cost and prioritize that large project.