Utility Rates Begin With Master Plans

In our recent forums, council candidates received an excellent question about our Water Master Plan directing rate increases of 4% year over year. This begs the question, how are our utility rates established and what drives the increases? I love this question because it focuses on a critical part of the rate setting process. OurContinue reading “Utility Rates Begin With Master Plans”

Utility Shut Offs Are A Tipping Point

Traditionally I stick with budget specific topics, but upon seeing the lines at Rogue Credit Union locations throughout our valley yesterday, I wanted to bring these ideas forward. With a record number of Oregon workers applying for unemployment benefits the system has been swamped. To answer the need, our State Legislature recently allocated $35M toContinue reading “Utility Shut Offs Are A Tipping Point”