"I really like the idea of the river going to its natural state,"  said a man who addressed the crowd during the public comment.

He said he doesn't think the entire Bend community's views are being represented or heard, noting that most of the people in attendance live on Bend's Westside, many of them close to Mirror Pond.

Although the group adjourned with a sense of direction and consensus, the process of saving Mirror Pond -- if that indeed is the outcome -- is far from over.

Another meeting with Pacific Power officials is slated for later this week.