Portland shifts gears on water spending

Portland shifts gears on water spending

The Portland City Council will consider using general fund money to repay the Water Bureau's expenses being challenged in a ratepayer lawsuit.

Those behind the suit say no one from the city contacted them before filing the resolution to reimburse the bureau for approximately $1.6 million spent to refurbish a headquarters building for the Portland Rose Festival and to enforce the city’s renewable fuel standards.

The resolution would also spend nearly $1.9 million from the general fund on future Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup costs — an expense that has been totally paid by the Bureau of Environmental Services so far.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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