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Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is listening to its members. A web-based member satisfaction survey was recently offered to all 11,281 members in exchange for a $5 bill credit. Participation was great: 2,172 surveys were completed between May 3rd and June 20th, representing about 20% of the membership.
Community Events, September 2014
Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker is one of the keynote speakers at the final event of the climate action summer speaker series Sept. 10 at the San Juan Community Theatre.
In August, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recommended that CenturyLink be penalized to the tune of $170,000 for the 10-day outage last November in the San Juans.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation hosted a 20th Anniversary Board Reunion on Aug. 21. Attendees heard about the early years of the foundation, perused a timeline of the organization, nibbled on tasty appetizers and honored Bruce Coffey for his 18 years on the board.
Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue
The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan. 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion.