Steve Novick Made Portland a Phone-Hold Music Mixtape

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City Commissioner Steve Novick wants Portland to change its phone-hold music. So he made the city bureaus a playlist. In this week's cover story on changes at City Hall, WW reported that Novick, who took office Jan. 2, has heard frustration from the Water Bureau's customer-service team. Some citizens have complained about the "Listen Local" program played by the city when customers are on hold.Novick ...   More
 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 AARON MESH

City Council Approves Boathouse for Randy Leonard Fire Station 21

Commissioners have reservations about cost and deadline

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The Portland City Council voted today in favor of authorizing Clackamas-based contractor Oregon Iron Works Inc. to build a $1.6 million boathouse for the Portland fire bureau, while voicing reservations about cost and deadline issues in the already controversial project.Several commissioners said they were concerned about the project's April deadline in light of the fact that Oregon Iron Works' subsidiary, ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Michael Munkvold

Murmurs: Oregon Zoo’s Norovirus Woes

Would you like fries with that?


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The Oregon Zoo has apologized to a family whose 9-month-old son needed emergency medical attention after getting sick following a meal at the zoo’s Cascade Grill. Mitali Kulkarni says she and    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Steve Novick Blogs Ambitious Agenda

That's great, it starts with an earthquake.

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It didn't take Steve Novick long to lay out his City Council agenda. It took six minutes, in fact. On Dec. 31, the day before Novick was sworn in as a Portland City Commissioner, he launched a blog on the city's website. The first five posts—published between 3:12 pm and 3:18 pm—lay out a series of ambitious policy initiatives.They're not new concepts. Novick, a former environmental lawyer, began ...   More
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Novick Flying Anti-Walmart Flag

News hotter than the Thunderbird Hotel.


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One Portland politician isn’t softening his stance toward Walmart as the retail giant hires local software talent (“Value Shopping,” WW, Aug. 29, 2012). City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick says   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Steve Novick Wants Sam Adams' Anti-Walmart Flag

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City officials including Mayor Sam Adams have softened their stance against Walmart recently as the shopping giant hires local software talent for its downtown Portland mobile-apps headquarters, WalmartLabs. But the company can still expect one determined opponent in City Hall: Steve Novick.The city commissioner-elect tells WW he opposes Walmart's presence in the city in any form. And he wants to dig ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 AARON MESH

Walmart Building Portland's Largest Ecoroof, But Still Has Enemies in City Hall

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 A story in this week's WW shows Portland officials—including Mayor Sam Adams and both mayoral candidates—scaling back the city's anti-Walmart stance as the shopping giant's mobile-software division, WalmartLabs, moves into a downtown office.But Walmart is also making concessions to Portland culture. As reported in the Daily Journal of Commerce on Monday, the new Walmart breaking ground ...   More
 
Thursday, August 30, 2012 AARON MESH

Steve Novick Won't Support Portland Coal Ban

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Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) joined the liberal wave of opposition to Oregon coal exports last week when he called for a largely symbolic anti-coal resolution by the City of Portland. But if he enters City Hall, Smith can expect some largely symbolic opposition. Steve Novick, who was elected to City Council in the primary, writes in the comments of a WW blog post that he won't ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Supreme Court Rules Steve Novick Can Keep His Job

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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this morning (with a surprise cameo from a tax-happy John Roberts!) upholds the Obama administration's health care reforms. It also means City Commissioner-elect Steve Novick still has a job through January.Novick easily won his Portland City Council primary race against six little-known opponents in May. But until he takes office, he's employed as an analyst for the ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

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