June 2,2014 | Oregonlive.com--Commissioner Steve Novick frequently makes sports or music references from the City Council dais prior to casting a vote, but on Friday, the first-term member of the Portland City Council extended the pop culture references to a terse email exchange with a colleague.
Last week's marathon public hearing on a proposed street fee on all residences in Portland culminated in a debate between Mayor Charlie Hales, Novick and Commissioner Nick Fish about next steps for the proposed street fee.
Fish, already on the record saying he wanted to see the street fee referred to Portland voters, questioned whether the council should move forward with a proposed vote this week due to the public outcry. Fish, citing the decision last week to split the business and residential street fee proposals in two, said he had a list of questions still left unanswered. READ FULL ARTICLE