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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Council responds to proposed takeover of Water and Environmental Services bureaus

July 23, 2013

Today, lobbyists John DiLorenzo and Kent Craford announced a proposal to take over our community’s water and sewer services.

Mayor Hales, my fellow Council members and I are united in opposing this misguided effort.

We believe this proposal fails a basic test: it does not advance accountability, transparency, or responsible stewardship.

In fact, I believe it represents the most serious threat to the Bull Run Watershed in over 115 years.

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