POL Government Elected Officials Nick Fish
Council responds to proposed takeover of Water and Environmental Services bureaus - July 18, 2013

Today, lobbyists John DiLorenzo and Kent Craford announced a proposal to take over our community’s water and sewer services.


Mayor Hales, my fellow Council members and I are united in opposing this misguided effort.


We believe this proposal fails a basic test: it does not advance accountability, transparency, or responsible stewardship.


In fact, I believe it represents the most serious threat to the Bull Run Watershed in over 115 years.


Portland Public Water District Proposal


Statement from Commissioner Amanda Fritz


Statement from Commissioner Steve Novick


Statement from the Executive Director of Urban Greenspaces, Mike Houck


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