Portland Environmental Services Director Dean Marriott Placed on Leave After City Audit of Sewer Office Building

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A longtime Portland bureaucrat has been put on paid administrative leave as the result of a city audit into a Bureau of Environmental Services building project that went out of control. BES director Dean Marriott was sent home Tuesday because of the $11.5 million services building that opened this spring at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. The audit was triggered by stories in WW ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Aaron Mesh

Water District Backers Ask for Criminal Investigation of Sewer Office Building

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Portland City Hall's water and sewer foes have asked the Multnomah County District Attorney to investigate  whether the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) violated government contracting laws while an office building for sewer workers tripled in cost.Last week, WW examined how the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant services facility rose from $3.2 million to $11.4 million in price, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 AARON MESH

PGE Park Negotiations Hinge In Part On Tanner Creek Sewer


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In what are supposed to be the final days of Portland's financial negotiations with Merritt Paulson on the redesign of PGE Park for Major League Soccer, Tanner Creek Sewer has been one of the sticking points. Dean Marriott, the director of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, spoke with WW about the almost century-old sewer line carrying human waste and stormwater underneath the outfield ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: No Answers Yet for Bureau of Environmental Services on Funding


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Mayor Sam Adams' announcement last week that he would seek $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services to help pay for the 2030 Bike Plan surprised bureau director Dean Marriott. And as of this morning, no one from Adams' office has contacted BES about the mayor's funding proposal, according to bureau spokesman Linc Mann. Adams said last week that his funding proposal would included ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: New Questions on Sewer Money for Bike Boulevards


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Mayor Sam Adams' decision to take $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services to support the Bicycle Plan for 2030 is a done deal; City Council voted 5-0 on March 17 to approve the idea. Now the question is where to spend the money. And if that seems like an easy set of decisions to make, well, that's not the case in Portland. Adams, committed to promoting "equity" in spending across ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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