1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
The City Budget Office sponsored the second annual Utility Rate Review on Thursday, March 12 at Montgomery Park. Members of the community met with Mayor Charlie Hales, City Council members, and management staff from both the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services to ask questions and hear information about the proposed 4.8% sewer, stormwater, and water services rate increase for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2015.
The Environmental Services Requested Budget would require a rate increase of 3.85%, which is down from last year’s 4% rate increase. This year's request would increase the average residential sewer and stormwater bill by $2.51 per month.
The presentation used at the Utility Rate Review is posted on this page. Answers to questions asked at the rate review will be posted here by April 3, 2015.