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Portland Water Bureau

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Director's Statement on Auditor's Report

In response to the Portland City Auditor’s report released Feb. 27, 2020, Portland Water Bureau Director Mike Stuhr shares the following statement:

“We appreciate the critical work that the Auditor’s Office does each day to support transparency and accountability. Our joint investigation with the Bureau of Human Resources did not reach the same conclusions as outlined in the auditor’s report. However, we continue to work with the Auditor’s Office to identify opportunities for improvement.”

The Water Bureau has:

  • Completed a joint investigation with Human Resources, as recommended;

  • Secured a new contract through the City’s established competitive procurement process for meter equipment;

  • Formally signed conflict of interest disclosure forms;

  • Restructured work group reporting and purchasing approval to avoid even an appearance of a conflict of interest;

  • Participated in procurement training.


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