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Charlie Hales on Covering Reservoirs And Assigning Bureaus

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The city of Portland has been fighting the federal government over covering its drinking water reservoirs. We’ve talked on past shows about how city officials had hoped to avoid the cost of the project and how some neighborhood activists had wanted to protect what they considered the scenic beauty of the structures. Now, the city has exhausted its options and has announced it is planning on covering the reservoirs. 

We’ll talk with Mayor Charlie Hales about the city’s drinking water and about his much-anticipated city bureau assignments. 

What questions do you have about the city’s drinking water reservoirs or the assignments of the city’s 26 bureaus?


  • Charlie Hales: Mayor of Portland
  • Aaron Mesh: Reporter for Willamette Week
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