December 19, 2013 | KGW.com-- The City of Portland is desperate for money to fix potholes and other street improvements. On Thursday, one city official asked for some help from Santa Clause.
Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick said Thursday his bureau has a list of road projects that add up to more than a billion dollars.
Novick included the list in a letter he mailed off to Santa from the Lloyd Center in Northeast Portland.
The stunt was meant to illustrate the point that city leaders don’t know where future funding for a mounting backlog of projects will come from.
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