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Welcome to Commissioner Nick Fish's website

Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.  He also serves as Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

    

     


Council approves contract for Washington Park Resevoir Improvements Project!

This morning, Council took a big step forward in preparing our water system for the “Big One”, approving the contract for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project!

 

The new reservoirs, which will serve Portland’s entire Westside, are designed to withstand a major earthquake, and deliver clean, safe and reliable drinking water in the event of the Big One.

 

The Water Bureau also presented a new Community Benefits Plan (CBP), which Council will vote on next week. The CBP, which was developed in partnership with community leaders, will expand economic opportunities for Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Businesses on the reservoir project.

 

Nick is honored to serve as your City Commissioner, and to lead the dedicated and talented professionals at the Portland Water Bureau.

 

To learn more about the Washington Park Reservoir Project, visit the Portland Water Bureau’s website.


May 25, 2016

Nick visits Terwilliger Plaza

 

On Saturday, Nick was honored to speak at Terwilliger Plaza.

 

Terwilliger Plaza is a senior independent living retirement community. Each Saturday, residents invite a guest to share and report a community issue.

 

Older adults are an important part of the Portland community. Nick is proud to serve on the Advisory Committee for Age-Friendly Portland and City Council liaison to Elders in Action, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant community of elders to enhance in civic engagement.

 

At Terwilliger Plaza, Nick gave a speech on the State of Our Public Utilities. He spoke about what he’s learned as the Commissioner in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services, as well as current challenges and future goals.

 

For more information on our public utilities, check out Nick’s recent web story.


May 24, 2016

Are the Arts Getting Squeezed Out?

 

On Friday, Nick was honored to speak at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum.

 

He was accompanied by Kelly Roy, founder and owner of Art Design Portland and Senior VP at Colliers International, Marykay West.

 

Check out the video above, as they tackle the topic, “Are the Arts Getting Squeezed Out?”

 

Video courtesy of City Club of Portland


May 23, 2016

Council takes up proposed utility rate increases

Yesterday, Nick presented the proposed rate increases for Portland’s Public Utilities – the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.

 

For the 3rd year in a row, Nick directed our two utilities to keep the combined rate increase under 5%, and once again they delivered. This year, they have proposed a combined rate increase of just under 4.5%, or roughly $4 per month for the typical customer.

 

Both the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon (CUB) and the Portland Utility Board (PUB) testified in support of the proposed budgets, for both utilities.

 

We remain committed to providing good value to Portland’s ratepayers, and to investing in basic services like replacing old pipes and preparing for the Big One.

 

For more information on our utility rate increases, visit the sites below:

 

Commissioner Fish’s Statement

 

Portland Water Bureau’s PowerPoint

 

Bureau of Environmental Services’ PowerPoint

 

Why Portland utility bills will rise a bit (OPINION)

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Portland utility bills set for 4.5 percent rate hike

Katherine Kisiel from KATU 2 News

 

A $100 monthly utility bill in Portland? Yes

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


May 20, 2016

The Weekly Catch

Portland utility bills set for 4.5 percent rate hike

Katherine Kisiel from KATU 2 News

 

A $100 monthly utility bill in Portland? Yes

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Friday Forum: Are the Arts Getting Squeezed Out? (Video)

City Club of Portland

 

Report: Pilot Program for Portland Public Works Projects Hindered by Conflicts of Interest

Beth Slovic in Willamette Week

 

Sources: Shocked, shocked to find money in politics

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

All User Restrooms Panel Video

Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland

 

Portland approves Charlie Hales’ final budget, with key tweak

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

City Council unanimously passes next year’s budget

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Hall Monitor: The Budget Boiling Point

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Hales’ budget stumbles over lame duck status

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Here’s a re-written version of Mayor Charlie Hales’ budget

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian


May 20, 2016

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