BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: Local Agencies Funding Critical Infrastructure  The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) established the WIFIA program to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. WIFIA provides long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: City of Salem (On-call) OUR WORK: For more than a decade under a Consultant of Record agreement to provide on-call public information services for the City of Salem, Barney & Worth services and products include: public outreach, stakeholder contacts, meeting facilitation, strategic communications, crisis communications, technical…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: Troutdale   OUR WORK: The City of Troutdale was experiencing flat or declining revenues from its share of state gas tax revenues used to support local street maintenance. In response, the City needed ways to increase and stabilize street maintenance funding. Options include enacting a local…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: City of Salem OUR WORK: Barney & Worth led public opinion research, outreach and multi-faceted education program to engage the Salem, Oregon community in determining critical transportation funding needs and possible solutions. B&W also supported the communications efforts for the resulting transportation bond measure 24-248, approved…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: Oak Lodge Water & Sewer District Consolidation   OUR WORK: Oak Lodge Water District and Oak Lodge Sanitary District are two independent utilities serving 30,000 residents in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. The two districts have parallel missions, their service areas coincide and their headquarters are…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: Oregon City   OUR WORK: In May 1996, Oregon City voters approved a City Charter amendment that rolled back water rates to 1994 levels. The roll-back was set to take effect in 2014, threatening the City’s ability to provide adequate drinking water service to the community.…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: City of Bend   OUR WORK: B&W directed opinion research, public education and funding strategies for Bend’s $190 million bond measure that was planned for the May 2020 ballot. The program covered all the routes and intersections currently designated for signal improvements and is designed to…

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BARNEY & WORTH SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT OUR CLIENT: City of Tualatin   OUR WORK: Barney & Worth led public education for the City of Tualatin’s successful $20 million transportation bond measure approved by voters in May 2018. The firm’s public opinion research guided the campaign messaging and pinpointed citizen-supported priorities for project funding: congestion…

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