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By Lou Marzeles

KPUD to hold public budget meeting


The Klickitat PUD (KPUD) will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2016 budget at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the utility’s office in Goldendale.

The meeting comes on the heels of two public meetings last week on KPUD’s proposed rate hikes, one in White Salmon and one in Goldendale. Despite news stories in print and radio and advertising about the meetings, White Salmon drew two people—one of whom was media covering the event—and Goldendale had only seven attendees.

KPUD General Manager Jim Smith says the White Salmon meeting was necessarily informal, with participants sitting casually around a table while Smith gave his 90-minute presentation. In Goldendale, the small group was v...

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