WHAT FUNDING MECHANISMS WOULD YOU SUPPORT RATHER THAN RATE INCREASES?
The ORC has substantial assets that generate a relatively poor rate of return. Protecting assets for the future is important however slightly increased returns could generate substantial funding for issues created by the region’s growth.
ORC has $80 million in reserves. The issue is not with funding, it is using it and getting results. A small amount of this money could be used to leverage partnerships with universities to take advantage of additional central government funding for research.