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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Text of Water Board Initiative

Full text of Charter Change Proposed by Initiative:
AN ACT
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND
 
The City Charter of the City of Portland is amended by adding to Chapter 11, Article 1, Section 11-105, which shall read:
 
For each fiscal year the Council a Public Water Board, comprised of city residents elected from each State senate district that is situated, in some portion, within City of Portland boundaries, shall fix water rates which will provide an estimated income to equal expenses and debt service relating to water bonds. No charge shall be made for water used in extinguishing fires in the City.
The Council Public Water Board may fix special charges for connections, disconnections, turn-ons, discontinuances of service, all special services or work, and other contingencies, situations or conditions, which it finds advantageous or appropriate from time to time. Charges and bills may be adjusted as found just and equitable. [New sec. Nov. 8, 1966.]"