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Our sewer, stormwater, and water utilities: next steps

June 5, 2014

This week, Nick reached the one-year mark of leading the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Working with our community partners, we have taken a number of important steps toward increasing transparency, stabilizing rates, and spending ratepayer dollars wisely.

Looking forward, we still have work to do. Today’s Portland Tribune editorial acknowledges the hard work of the past year, and gives us a call to action: let’s get it right.

This summer, we will launch a Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission, which will make recommendations to the City Council in the fall. We will share more information on the Blue Ribbon Commission next week.

Reforming Our Utilities


Our Opinion: Let's get water, sewer bureau changes right

The Portland Tribune


City pins plans for water fix on panel

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Failed water district proposal will help Portland: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board