Cost of Renaming City Street for Trail Blazers' Jack Ramsay: $2,640

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City Commissioner Steve Novick is not much accustomed to the slings and arrows of a skeptical public or press. He's taken heat from both for the proposed new transportation funding measure he and Mayor Charlie Hales have pursued this year. But this week, Novick will finalize a council that promises to be far less controversial: renaming North Winning Way, a small street adjacent to the Moda Center. ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

"Do-Not-Buy" List Could Leave City With No Options for Corporate Investment, Committee Warns

Portland moving forward with Commissioner Steve Novick's plan for "socially responsible investing."

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Portland is moving forward with City Commissioner Steve Novick’s plan to stop the city from investing its $940 million portfolio in companies that are ethically challenged. But as reported in this morning's Murmurs, the group that guides that portfolio warns the “do-not-buy” list could leave the city with few corporations left to invest in.Novick drew national media attention in May when the ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 AARON MESH

VIDEO: Commissioner Steve Novick Says Uber is "a Tricky Issue" for Portland

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Uber has Portland surrounded.The San Francisco-based ride-sharing startup is now operating in Vancouver, Wash., Eugene and Salem, even as it lobbies to break into the Portland cab market. Uber enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, with customers summoning rides with the tap of a phone app. As WW reported last week, Portland remains the largest city on the West Coast where Uber isn't ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 AARON MESH

New Street Fee Survey Says: Tax the Rich

Novick finds strong support for income tax on people who make more than $125,000 a year.

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City Commissioner Steve Novick has had the city pay for another phone survey—the third this year—trying to find a popular way to raise about $50 million a year to pave Portland streets.He may have found one: an income tax on the city's richest people. The survey, conducted last month by Davis, Hibbitts, & Midghall, shows Portlanders clearly favor an income tax that places the biggest burden ...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick Respond to Ray Horton's Recall Effort

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Today's edition of WW features an interview with Ray Horton, the Mount Tabor retiree who is fighting a proposed Portland "street fee" by trying to recall Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick. Horton says he filed his recall petitions on July 11 because Hales and Novick "have a dismissive attitude toward people who express concerns about budgeting."WW asked both officials to respond to ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Aaron Mesh

Hotseat: Steve Novick

The City Commissioner talks about his (so far) unsuccessful fight to raise $50 million a year for streets.


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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick’s road forward is uphill. The freshman councilor has begun a goodwill tour to heal the rancor from his attempt this spring to cram a citywide “street    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 WW Staff

Fee For All

The wrong turns that Steve Novick took to raise more money for Portland’s roads.


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City Commissioner Steve Novick has led the parade for new road funding into a blind alley. He’s the architect of a plan to raise at least $40 million a year for transportation projects by crea   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland Street Fee Didn't Have Crucial Third Vote: City Commissioner Amanda Fritz

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Here's one of the reasons Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick today announced a five-month delay in passing a street fee: Commissioner Amanda Fritz, their crucial third vote, told them she wasn't ready to vote for it.Fritz tells WW she informed Novick and Hales she didn't think their proposal was ready after a contentious May 29 public hearing."After the hearing, it was very ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick Postpone Vote on Street Fee

UPDATE: Steve Novick says he's open to reconsidering a sales tax or income tax.

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are putting their proposed street fee on hold. Sources at City Hall tell WW that Hales and Novick are postponing a City Council vote on a residential fee charging households $144 a year. The vote was planned for Wednesday, but will be delayed until November. Word of the decision was first reported last night by The Oregonian. Novick confirmed ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Here Are Nick Fish's 11 Unanswered Questions on the Portland Street Fee

UPDATE: Steve Novick suggests Fish should lower water and sewer bills for the poor.

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City Commissioner Nick Fish has a lot of questions about the Portland street fee.He tried to raise those questions at last night's public hearing, but was rebuffed by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick. Today, he sent them by email to all City Council offices. The fee, which would eventually charge most households $144 a year, is being pushed to rapid approval by Hales and Novick, ...   More
 
Friday, May 30, 2014 AARON MESH

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