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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

22nd Annual Steve Lowenstein Award

Decemeber 18, 2013

This morning City Council was honored to recognize Sandra Guyot as the 22nd Annual Steve Lowenstein Award recipient.

Sandra works tirelessly with Golden Harvesters, a nonprofit that provides meals and serves low-income families in our community.

The award is named for attorney, author, and civil rights activist Steve Lowenstein. Steve wrote that the recipient of the Trust Award “shall be that person who demonstrated the greatest contribution to assisting the poor and underprivileged in the City of Portland, Oregon.”

Thank you, Sandra for your care, passion, and commitment to serving our community’s vulnerable families. Congratulations.

Carolers coming to City Hall

This morning, Portland City Hall will welcome some very special and talented guests from Buckman Elementary – the Buckman Chorus!

December 19, 2013

This morning, Portland City Hall will welcome the very talented Chorus from Buckman Elementary School!

Each year, Choir Director Regina Perruccello brings the chorus of 4th and 5th graders to City Hall to sing for City employees and guests in the building.

Stop in and listen beginning at 11:45am. As Buddy, from the motion picture Elf, says, “the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

The chorus is singing in the 1st floor City Hall Atrium from 11:45 am – 12:10 pm. We hope you can stop by to listen, show your support, and get into the holiday spirit.

The Buckman Chorus

Thursday, December 19

Portland City Hall, 1st Floor Atrium

11:45 am – 12:10 pm

Learn about the Water Bureau’s Asset Management Program

Portland’s water system is a complex network of reservoirs, pipes, pumps, tanks, valves, meters, and other equipment.

December 20, 2013

Portland’s water system is a complex network of reservoirs, pipes, pumps, tanks, valves, meters, and other equipment. Each of these assets ensure Portlanders continue to enjoy healthy & clean drinking water from our Bull Run Watershed.

The assets also have their own life spans, and may eventually wear out or fail.

Asset management combines engineering, economics, and business to identify the most cost-effective and efficient way to manage assets through maintenance, repair, and replacement actions.

Asset Management focuses on two main elements:

Risk—At what point must the bureau intervene to reduce either the likelihood an asset will fail, or the consequences of failure?

Service Levels—What are the primary goals for the services the bureau should deliver to its customers?

This week, the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) launched a new page on their website explaining the bureau’s assets and how they’re managed.

Check out their new web page to learn more about how the PWB protects and manages our important infrastructure.

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Neighbors ask for clean diesel at Washington Park reservoir project

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Even After Changes, the PPA Still Doesn't Like Proposed Police Oversight Reforms

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury


Portland auditor's revised reforms to strengthen police oversight police please few

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


Sources Say: Let readers decide whether officials' time was well spent

In the Portland Tribune

Happy Holidays

December 24, 2013

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and joyful new year!