March 6, 2013 | Oregonlive.com-- Steve Novick has always been a political maverick, but now, in elected office for the first time, he has to help govern. And he is making the transition with his typical flair and drive.
Do you have questions or comments for the freshman Portland city commissioner? Want to know what he thinks about the city's current budget cutting proposals, including a suggestion to close seven fire stations? Wondering where Novick stands on Portland’s rising water and sewer rates and its declining road conditions?
You can ask him directly on Wednesday, March 6, at 12:30 p.m. when The Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn sits down with Novick and takes reader questions during a one-hour live chat.
Novick, an Oregon native, is a graduate of the U of O and Harvard Law. He spent years as an environmental lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department. Since returning to Oregon, he's been politically active and in 2008 ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for U.S. Senate, where he raised his profile with amusing TV ads and fiery stump speeches.
Novick came into City Hall in January with a new mayor, Charlie Hales, who said he would focus on returning the city government to its traditional role of running basic services. Mayor Hales won't be assigning bureaus to city councilors for several months but Novick has already READ FULL ARTICLE