Water & Light to talk earthquakes Tuesday
The utility’s water reservoirs lie in the Coast Range mountains, which are prone to landslides during major subduction zone earthquakes. Even smaller temblors can wreak havoc with rigid structures like water lines.
The commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Water & Light building, 855 N.E. Marsh Lane.
An extensive executive session is scheduled in conjunction with the commission’s public meeting. It has four missions:
n Considering negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce, in which the utility is in competition with governing bodies in other states or nations.
n Reviewing the status of labor negotiations with legal counsel.
n Discussing terms of pending property transactions.
n Consulting with legal counsel on litigation.
The commission also is scheduled to hear a budget presentation on the electric side, and to consider proposed policies and rules on cross-connection for the water system. In addition, it is expected to approve purchase of new electrical meters and a new meter-reading system.