Water Bureau to Ask for Another Rate Increase

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012

Portland city council meets tomorrow to set water rates for the fiscal year beginning July first.

Commissioner Leonard is asking for an eight point one percent rate increase  - this on top of rate increases of fifty five percent since two thousand and eight.

Citizen and business groups are calling foul, citing unnecessary pet projects and the on-going funding of vacant Portland Water Bureau positions.

For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with Floy Jones from Friends of Reservoirs, a Portland citizens’ group.

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