The Portland Utility Board
June 11, 2015
Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved Nick’s proposal to launch a new Portland Utility Board (PUB).
The 9-member PUB will serve as a citizen oversight body to strengthen accountability and transparency at our two public utilities: the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau. The PUB replaces the Public Utility Review Board and the individual utility Budget Advisory Committees.
Creating a new oversight body was one of the recommendations from our Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission, chaired by former U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton.
PUB will meet year-round, and oversee financial plans, capital improvements, annual budget development, and rate setting of the City’s water, sewer, and stormwater services. They will report directly to City Council.
Interested in serving on the PUB? We are accepting applications through July 10.
Please submit your application, resume, and any additional information to:
Asena Lawrence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Commissioner Nick Fish, 1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
Portland Utility Board Ordinance
Portland Utility Board Applicant Criteria
Portland Utility Board Interest Form
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