Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Independent Utility Commission (IUC)

We attended City Council work session on the matter yesterday. This idea of an IUC surfaced at City Council and at Charter Commission meetings in response to a City Auditor's report and investigative reporting from the Oregonian that question the propriety and legality of certain utility bureau spending. Beth Slovic reports on yesterday's work session here.
Good questions raised. Plus... If the Portland Water Bureau hadn't been hiding the ball and funding expensive pet projects unrelated to delivery of great water, would we be having this discussion about an IUC at all?

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