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