Portland to vote on new water district

Portland to vote on new water district

Voters will decide between keeping the Portland City Council in control of utility operations or approving the Portland Public Water District.

The proposal would eliminate the existing Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services, as they’re known today, merging them into a new water district. The district would be governed by a board of seven directors elected from districts throughout the city.

With ballots due in about a month, The Oregonian took a look at some of the murky claims kicked around by proponents and opponents. We found assertions based on nuances, overstatements and flat-out falsehoods. 

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