On July 17, 2013, this press conference was held to announce the petition drive to strip City Hall politicians of Portland's currently mismanaged water and sewer utilities, and establish an independent elected utility board to guide policy and set rates. Portlanders want an end to the waste, fraud, and abuse that decades of City Commissioner rule has brought us. Portland needs a Portland Public Water District to control our needlessly skyrocketing water and sewer rates. (Our water rates are higher than Phoenix , Arizona.)
With Chief Co-Petitioners Kent Craford, and Floy Jones, attorney John DiLorenzo, Tom Keenan, Keith Bernon, Hiram Asmuth, Jessie Sponberg, and Cheri L. Thanks for being there - KATU Ch. 2, and KBOO listener sponsored FM radio. Runtime: Approx. 28 minutes.