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The Portland Utility Board

The Portland Utility Board (PUB) is a 9-member citizen oversight body that strengthens accountability and transparency at our two public utilities: the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau. The PUB replaces the Public Utility Review Board and the individual utility Budget Advisory Committees.

The PUB will meet year-round and oversee financial plans, capital improvements, annual budget development, and rate settings of the City's water, sewer and stormwater services. They will report directly to City Council.

The independent City Budget Office staffs the PUB - visit their website to view the meeting schedule, follow the PUB in action, and see meeting materials and minutes: www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/68272

Portland Utility Board Ordinance
and Exhibit A

PUB Member Bios 

City of Portland Announces Proposed Members of the Portland Utility Board
News Release

Commissioner Fish introduces ordinance to create the Portland Utility Board
News Release

Inaugural members chosen for Portland Utility Board
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

City of Portland Announces Proposed Members of the Portland Utility Board
Christen McCurdy in the Skanner

Remember When Everyone Was Mad About Water Rates Last Year? Here's What Came Of It
Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury 

Unprecedented transparency for Portland utilities? Commissioner Nick Fish says so
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

Fish wants 9-person Portland Utility Board
Chris Woodard and KOIN News Staff

Portland reworks its utility oversight panels
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Portlanders could get bigger say on city water, environmental issues
Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

Fish submits ordinance to create Portland Utility Board
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

September 11, 2015

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