I am the Commissioner in Charge of the Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management, whose nine staff members bring in over $70 million annually for the General Fund from utility and franchise fees. In their spare time between processing applications for cellular facilities, renegotiating the contract with Comcast, staffing the Mount Hood Regulatory Commission, and providing a myriad of vital services, my staff continue to work with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainabilty to address the vexing problem of delivery of unwanted phone books.
The latest advance is the availability of an "Opt Out" choice. Sign up here.
More work continues on this issue. Updates will be publicized here and in The Curbsider newsletter delivered to households via the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Solid Waste and Recycling program.