Riverside, Calif. – The city’s Board of Public Utilities welcomed its newest member David Austin at its regular scheduled meeting this morning.
Austin is familiar with the city’s water services and more, as he spent 30 years with Riverside’s Fire Department, retiring in 2008. Riverside's Board of Public Utilities is composed of nine citizen-volunteers appointed by the City Council to four-year terms without compensation. Austin will represent the city’s Ward 4 area.
Board members oversee the utility's policies, operations, revenues, expenditures, planning, and regulatory compliance. In addition to bi-weekly Board meetings, members also serve on subcommittees to provide input on the development of new facilities and equipment; performance measures; programs to conserve energy and water resources; and appropriate technology to protect our water supply and secure our energy resources.
The citizen-volunteers who serve on the Board of Public Utilities provide an ongoing, year-round review of all actions by Riverside Public Utilities before any measure is sent to the elected City Council representatives for final determination.
The Board of Public Utilities meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Public Utilities Board Room at 3901 Orange Street, Riverside. Board meetings are open to the public.
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