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UTL-7.01 - Portland Utility Board Policies


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A.  The Portland Utility Board will serve as the Budget Advisory Committee for the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services, acting in accordance with the guidelines for public involvement in these bureau’s Budget Advisory Committee processes as established by Resolution No. 36960, BCP-ADM-4.05.

B.  The Citizens’ Utility Board will continue to provide outside independent review of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services on behalf of residential ratepayers, as provided in Resolution No. 37051. While both the Portland Utility Board and Citizens’ Utility Board will strive towards collaboration and coordination, they are intended to provide two independent sources of utility analysis and oversight for the public and the Council.

C.  The Planning and Sustainability Commission, as established by City Code 33.710.040, shall consider and develop recommendations for the Council regarding establishing or modifying the rates and charges for solid waste collection.




Emergency Ordinance No. 187174, passed by City Council and effective June 10, 2015.