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Willamette Week Murmurs: Jan. 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 | Willamette Week-- New City Commissioner Steve Novick has wasted no time publicizing his ambitious agenda, including items over which City Hall has little say. On his official blog, Novick suggests reform ideas he talked about on the campaign trail. Included on the list: He wants prosecutors to ask for shorter sentences and use money saved from lower prison costs to fund crime prevention. Novick also wants more Portland houses bolted to their foundations to prepare for a Cascadian earthquake—and makes a tongue-in-cheek plea to Oregon’s Daddy Warbucks to help pay for it. “Phil Knight gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University,” Novick writes. “If he would pay the same amount to bolt down 29,411 houses, here’s one vote for putting a swoosh on the entrance to City Hall.”

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