A. General Criteria. All members must reside in or work predominantly in
the City of Portland and have an interest in sewer, water and solid waste
issues, such as system development and maintenance, service delivery, service
costs and impacts on low-income households, economic development, conservation
or environmental concerns. In making appointments, the Mayor and City Council
will attempt to have a range of professional and academic expertise, and
volunteer experience, represented on the Board in disciplines such as
accounting, civil engineering, conservation, environmental sciences, health
sciences, public administration, urban planning, or utility economics. In making
Board appointments, the Mayor and Council shall strive to have a Board which
reflects the diversity of the Portland community, especially regarding customer
classes, income levels, cultural and ethnic identity, geographic location, age
B. Restrictions. No individual with any direct financial interest in a
city utility or solid waste franchises, whether by ownership, employment,
contract or otherwise, shall be appointed to or serve on the Board.
C. Board Appointments. Board members shall be appointed by the Mayor
and confirmed by the Council. Any Council member may submit recommendations to
the Mayor on potential appointments to the board. Nominations shall reflect four
Residential Geographic Representation. The Mayor will seek
nominations from neighborhood associations, district coalitions and
residential customers (renters and land owners) in various City neighborhoods.
Three seats shall be filled from residential geographic nominations.
The Mayor will appoint members representing residential customers from each
of three geographic areas within the City comprised of:
a. West Portland - the area west of the Willamette River,
b. Northeast/Southeast Portland - the area east of the Willamette
River and west of Interstate 205, and
c. East Portland - the area east of Interstate
Public Interest Advocacy. The Mayor will seek nominations from
organizations working to support low and moderate income issues, environmental
concerns, senior, fixed income and special needs populations. Two seats shall
be filled from public interest advocacy nominations. The council will strive
to create diversity in making nominations for these two seats.
3. Large Commercial/Industrial Businesses: The Mayor will seek
nominations from businesses which have a current industrial discharge permit,
discharge at least 10,000 gallons per day of waste-water to the sewer system,
or use 10,000 cubic feet of water per month. One seat shall be filled from
commercial/industrial business nominations.
4. Local Businesses: The Mayor will seek nominations from businesses
headquartered in the City that predominantly serve Portland-area residents.
Retail, service or neighborhood businesses, and those not otherwise meeting
the Large Commercial/Industrial category criteria, are eligible for inclusion
in this category. One seat shall be filled from local business
5. At-Large: To provide flexibility in meeting the Board's goal of
membership diversity, the Mayor will appoint one member from applications
received "at-large." Any individual or any group interested in participating
on the Board may submit nominations in this category. Two seats shall be
filled from At-Large nominations.
D. Council Liaisons. Each member of the City Council may appoint one
member of their staff to serve as a representative of their office to the Board.
These representatives shall serve as communications contacts and shall not have