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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

Title for Water Board Initiative

Text of ballot title prepared by City Attorney:
Caption: Amends Charter: Creates elected water board to set water rates.
Question: Shall an elected water board set water rates and charges instead of City Council?
Summary: The City Council currently sets water rates and charges. This proposed measure amends the City Charter by creating a Public Water Board that would set water rates and charges instead of City Council. The Public Water Board would be comprised of city residents elected from each state senate district that is situated, in some portion, within City boundaries.