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Casey Roats

City Council Pos. 6 (CANDIDATE)

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AGE: 33

OCCUPATION: Owner of Roats Water System

PARTY: Republican

YEARS IN BEND: Born and raised

PAST YEAR COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE: Plus or minus 8 meetings

PREVIOUSLY PLAYED FOR:

The Infrastructure Advisory Committee, Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group, Water Treatment Advisory Committee, Building a Better Bend General Obligation Bond Committee, Committee to Bridge our Community

TOP THREE GOALS:

1) Provide more affordable housing.

2) Create mandatory annual infrastructure briefings to future Councils.

3) Find more money in the budget for street maintenance.

ON MIRROR POND: "I want to preserve the basic outline of Mirror Pond so that it remains iconic and can still be used for recreation in the summer. I would also like to see some sort of dam/earthen retainer that allows for fish passage."

ON URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY: "The existing UGB hasn't changed since it was first adopted over 20 years ago. Bend more than quadrupled in population."

ON VACATION RENTALS: "I want a reasonable mixture of zoning that allows for higher density uses as well as continues to provide single family dwellings for those who prefer that for their families. I like choices myself. I think others do too."

BEST OF BEND: The water

WORST OF BEND: Growing disparity

FAVORITE MUSIC: Steve Earle

SIMPSONS ALTER EGO: Willie the groundskeeper

VOTE CASEY BECAUSE: "[I want] to make Bend a more affordable place for our community's workforce, put better long range planning measures in place for future Councils and maintain a safe and livable city for our kids to be able to come back to if they choose."

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