The community's response to the DMV moving into Brookswood Plaza is overwhelmingly "NO!"
-SW Bend neighborhoods - NO
-Any Bend neighborhood and DMV - NO-All seven Bend City Council
members - NO
-The Bend Bulletin - NO
-the Source Weekly - NO
-Real Estate brokers - NO
-Teachers and daycare centers - NO
-Intent of zoning code - NO
-Traffic Planning - NO
What part of NO is not being understood by DMV and plaza/market owner Travis Lovejoy? Mr Lovejoy may get a few DMV customers into his market, but he has alienated the rest of us. By the way, when responding to the question, "Mr Lovejoy, would you want the DMV in your backyard?" He said, "I've thought about that, and yes it would be ok with me." So then, let's move the DMV to Awbrey Butte and let him deal with the traffic, noise, pollution, decreased market value for his home, etc.
- Jim Payne, Bend (River Rim resident)