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Posts from January, 2017

Portland Public Utilities Budget Development Underway



Portland Public Utilities Budget Development Underway

Portland’s budget process begins each fall with each City bureau beginning development of their requested budget for the following fiscal year (FY). That means planning is underway for FY 2017-18 budgets right now. CUB’s particular focus is the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) and Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), the public utilities providing water, stormwater management, and sewer services.


Before 2016 came to a close, CUB provided initial budget development input to Commissioner-in-Charge Nick Fish and BES and PWB leadership. Our comments focused on ensuring transparency and good value… Full Post >>

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Posts from December, 2016

2016: A Year-End Review



2016: A Year-End Review

It could be said that 2016 has been tumultuous for CUB with change being the one constant in our very busy year. We have participated in creating remarkable energy policy in Oregon, voiced our strong support for net neutrality and equal access to the internet, saved millions for consumers of City of Portland utilities, and have bid farewell to a few staff members, welcomed new faces, and created a new Advocacy team to meet our ever-changing needs.


Energy Program - Long-Term Affordability and Stability


Oregon Clean Electricity & Coal Transition… Full Post >>

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Wishing you Light and Warmth this Holiday!



Wishing you Light and Warmth this Holiday!

Much of what CUB does at any given time of the year is to make sure that residential energy utilities are reliable, affordable, and clean. So it seems fitting that in this time heralded as the season of light, that we wish you and yours lots of light, love, and laughter with friends and family.


So may your holiday, however you choose to celebrate, be warm and bright… and may this Celtic blessing resonate for you in 2017:


Light above you; Light below you
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Holiday Phone Deals: Too Good to Be True?



Holiday Phone Deals: Too Good to Be True?

Thinking about buying a new phone service?


Seeing deals that sound great online or are showing up in your mailbox?


CUB says to check all the details! Here is our examination of a Sprint direct mail ad.


The ad promises a price of $20 per line – sounds great but the next line (in smaller print) says this price only applies when five lines are activated with Auto Pay. OK, that sounds like five lines for $100 which looks like a good… Full Post >>

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CUB Presents at NARUC and NASUCA 2016 Annual Meetings



CUB Presents at NARUC and NASUCA 2016 Annual Meetings

The national associations of utility regulators (NARUC) and consumer advocates (NASUCA) held their annual meetings on November 13th-16th in California. CUB regularly sends staff to these meetings. They are a great opportunity to learn about emerging issues, find out how other states are dealing with issues that are similar to Oregon, and network with other consumer advocates. This year was different in that Bob Jenks and Jaime McGovern were asked to present CUB’s perspective on the issues of electric vehicles (EVs) and utility pensions.


Jaime… Full Post >>

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