NEW "CITY-SUBURBAN" AUTHORITY MAY BE FORMED TO INCLUDE THE BULL RUN AND PERHAPS OTHER WATER SOURCES
On March 6th, 2001 the Portland City Council unanimously approved Portland commissioner Eric Sten's proposal for the formation of a new independent authority to assume ownership of the Bull Run. This new authority would allow suburban water providers to share in the ownership and governance of the Bull Run water system. The authority's board would be elected or appointed by water providers. See the Oregonian article by Scott Learn by clicking on article.
The water administrators of the participating cities and water districts that are analyzing the potential for the creation of a regional drinking water supply and transmission agency were tasked with compiling and comparing key issues of the various participants in terms of what they need in a new regional supply and transmission agency, and to develop criteria for a new agency. The purpose of the third meeting, on October 18, 2001 was to gain citizen input into the criteria that would be applied to options for a regional drinking water supply agency’s governance model. At that time the criteria had been developed by the staff of the 13 participating water agencies. To see the criteria, click here.