Water board battles over district’s finances

CLACKAMAS — The latest bone of contention in the dispute over the water district serving 80,000 customers in eastern Portland suburbs is the district’s cash.

The Oregonian reports two members of the Clackamas River Water board who staged a six-hour takeover last month are planning a visit to the bank to gain control of the district’s accounts.

The dispute has been going on for years and has cost an estimated $1 million in legal fees. There are now two lineups for the board, normally five members.

Commissioners Patricia Holloway and Grafton Sterling hope to block General Manager Lee Moore’s access to bank accounts.

They’ve tried to put Moore on leave, but he’s still working.