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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
PREEDIN: Council
candidate comes
in well-prepared
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not thousands of additional
houses. He also supports
consideration of allowing
for accessory dwelling units
and supporting multi-family
housing.
...multi-family is a
good way to get some
affordable housing in.
— Michael Preedin
“We need to facilitate peo-
ple who want to build apart-
ments, because multi-family is
a good way to get some afford-
able housing in,” he said.
He also noted that the
City needs to hold develop-
ers to deals they have made to
provide for some affordable
dwelling units.
Preedin also recognizes a
need to continue long-term
planning for traffic manage-
ment. He thinks the roundabout
has had a positive impact.
“I wasn’t a big proponent
of the roundabout,” he said,
“but I think it’s helped a little
bit. It’s certainly helped with
the safety part of it.”
Preedin indicated that he is
personally opposed to allow-
ing marijuana-related busi-
nesses in Sisters, he thinks it is
appropriate that local citizens
will decide the matter in the
current election.
“I’ll be voting against it
myself,” he said.
However, he is glad that
the City Council has worked
on “time, manner, and place”
regulations regarding mari-
juana-related businesses in the
event that voters approve them
or federal law changes in the
future.
“I’ll make sure the TMPs
are as good as we can get
them,” he said. He noted that,
reviewing what the City has
come up with so far, “I didn’t
see anything that alarmed me.”
Preedin noted that the city’s
contract with the Deschutes
County Sheriff’s Office comes
up for renewal in 2020.
“I really want to get the
discussion going on having a
full-time police department
in Sisters again,” he said. “It
would keep the speeders down
a little bit.”
Looking long-term,
Preedin would like to see the
City have an aquatic center —
whether public or private or
some sort of partnership.
“I think that we’re affluent
enough to do it,” he said. “It’s
going to take some discussion
to see how it would happen.”
The soon-to-be-councilor
thinks the City should take a
relatively hands-off approach
to the future of the Forest
Service property at the west
end of town.
“I think the City should
help where they can but
shouldn’t force a developer
too much or tell them what to
do,” he said. “I’m not a huge
proponent of telling someone
what to do when they buy a
piece of land.”
Preedin is the principal of
Preedin Design, a residential
design and drafting practice
based in Sisters.
Growing up in a military
family and with military ser-
vice of his own, Preedin is
well travelled — and he’s
never found a place that he
loves as much as Sisters.
“I’ve lived in six states
and two foreign countries
(England and Germany),”
he said. “Oregon’s really the
only place I’ve ever lived that
I wanted to go back to after I
left.”
Commentary...
Page by Paige
By Paige Bentley-Flannery
Community Librarian, DPLS
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