Mayor Mike McGinn
Council and Mayor seek volunteer candidates
The Seattle City Council and Mayor are looking for nine volunteers to serve on a Customer Review Panel that will provide feedback and guidance during the new Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Strategic Planning Process.
This year, Seattle Public Utilities will be developing a comprehensive Strategic Business Plan, similar to the one created by Seattle City Light to guide its investments, service levels and rate path over the next six years.
The primary goal of the Strategic Business Plan is to provide direction for all of SPU's business lines (water, drainage, wastewater and solid waste services) that reflects customer values, provides rate predictability and results in the best value for customer dollars.
"Seattle residents rely on SPU for a wide array of services. And we are always working to deliver those services as efficiently and effectively as possible," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "I will look to this panel to help us deliver the best possible services for our customers."
"Customers' feedback on rates and services will be at the forefront of the strategic planning effort. I encourage Seattleites to apply," said Councilmember Jean Godden Chair of the Libraries, Utilities and Center Committee.
The Panel will meet bi-monthly between March 2013 and December 2014. The Panel will not continue to meet after the strategic plan is complete.
Specific Panel Duties include the following:
Requirements: Service on the Committee will require a significant investment of time to learn about Seattle Public Utilities four lines of business (water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste services) and in depth bi-monthly meetings between March 2013 and December 2014. Candidates should have an interest in learning about SPU's services and a commitment to the customers of SPU, including considering rates, fees, and utility services from the customer perspective.Interested candidates should send a brief paragraph of interest (no more than 300 words) to Diane Clausen to Diane.Clausen@seattle.gov by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2013. Of the nine positions five are Mayoral appointments and four are appointed by the Council.