Steve Novick's Bolting Portland


Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is serious about the great Cascadia subduction zone earthquake that's supposed to happen any old minute now.Like, so serious that he's having his house bolted down while he's on vacation.Novick sent this message to media Wednesday: "This falls into the category of 'I feel awkward talking about something I’m doing personally as a news item but I also feel I ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick's DIRECTV Football Flap Lands Him Conservative Scorn


Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick has exasperated the conservative Weekly Standard so greatly, the only words they could find were in French.In a blog post titled "Portland, C'est Moi," Associate Editor Ethan Epstein blasts Novick for using his city blog as a forum to share what he felt was a scam by DIRECTV over a football package.On July 30, Novick blogged that when got the satellite service, ...   More
Friday, August 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Steve Novick Asks Oregonian to Restore Seven Day Home Delivery

Also asks for them to rehire three writers


Take heart, Oregonian staff: City Commissioner Steve Novick's got your back. The day after The Oregonian wrote an editorial praising Novick for reversing course on a $1 million parking meter contract, Novick wrote an editorial of his own directed to the newspaper.The piece, posted on his official city of Portland blog, asks the paper to keep seven-day home delivery and to retain laid-off reporters ...   More
Thursday, August 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick Gets Charged for Football TV Package, Warns Residents of Scam

Attorney General's Office Investigating


Never accuse Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick of punting on problems when he finds them.The freshman city commissioner put out a press release this morning saying he took a look at his DIRECTV bill and noticed he was being charged $37.49 a month for an "NFL Sunday Ticket" package he did not ask for.“They’re trying to steal money from innocent people," he says in the release. Novick—who ...   More
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Vista Bridge Barriers Would Cost $2.5 Million


A 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumped to her death from the Vista Bridge yesterday, the latest in a string of well-documented suicides on the historic bridge.City leaders have come up with a plan that would place barriers on Southwest Portland bridge and still satisfy the Oregon Office of Historic Preservation. The price tag? $2.5 million, says Portland Commissioner and new Bureau of Transportation ...   More
Thursday, June 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick to PBOT: More Money, More Bikes


City Commissioner Steve Novick wasted no time assuring the Portland Bureau of Transportation that he'll seek new revenue for street paving and calm any backlash against bicycles.Upon getting official word from Mayor Charlie Hales on Monday that he'll oversee the embattled transportation bureau, the rookie commissioner sent a morale booster to PBOT staff: The city's backlog of road maintenance is not ...   More
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: All the News That’s Fit to Read in a Loo.

City Commissioner Steve Novick is ready to flush Portland’s toilet-sales department. The newest member of the City Council says the efforts to market the patent sidewalk commode known as the P   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Novick Wants Permit Parking on Division Street


With Portland City Council poised to pass new parking requirements for apartments in transit corridors this week, Commissioner Steve Novick sees an opening to revive a longtime enthusiasm: parking permits on the east side. Novick mentioned at the end of an April 4 public hearing that he's spoken with officials at the Portland Bureau of Transportation about creating parking permits in the Richmond neighborhood, ...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Developer Threatened to Sue City for "Millions" Over Parking Requirements

Read the letter from Dennis Sackhoff's attorney


 Portland City Council moved forward last night with new new parking requirements for apartment buildings, adding an amendment by Commissioner Nick Fish that would trigger parking minimums for buildings with more than 30 units.But as WW reported yesterday, the council backed away from forcing Beaverton-based developer Dennis Sackhoff to add 20 parking spaces to his half-finished 81-unit apartment ...   More
Friday, April 5, 2013 AARON MESH

UPDATED: Steve Novick Wants to Make Portland Arts Tax a Piggyback Tax


 Portland City Council on Wednesday directed the city revenue bureau to look for more potential changes to the arts tax. City Commissioner Steve Novick has one in mind: He wants to change the very structure of the tax.Novick described the arts tax as "beyond regressive" when it was a ballot measure in November, because it charges every person above federal poverty levels the same $35, regardless ...   More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 AARON MESH


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