Novick Says Although Vista Bridge Still Attracts Jumpers, Temporary Barriers are Working

"Suicide bridge" closed as cops talk to despondent man

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The Vista Bridge has been closed since about 10 am, as Portland Police attempt to keep a man from jumping from the span known as "suicide bridge."The adult male, police say is outside of the protective fencing that the Portland Bureau of Transportation installed this summer in hopes of stopping a blight of suicides from the Southwest Portland bridge. Five people jumped from the bridge this year before ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Steve Novick's Bolting Portland

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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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

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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

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 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

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