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Commissioner Steve Novick

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Phone: 503-823-4682

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1221 SW 4th Ave. Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

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Pamblinmedia: Novick on recall plan: 'Start working with us to find solutions'

July 12, 2014 | City Commissioner Steve Novick says he was warned in a May email that a possible recall effort was in the works.In a statement released Saturday, Novick says he and Mayor Charlie Hales were "morally obligated" to fix the city's streets with a proposed street fee. After proposing the fee, Novick says he received an email from a constituent saying, "There are ways to get you out faster than 2016."

"But since then that same constituent and I have had a lengthy, cordial conversation about how to address our transportation needs," Novick says. "We will keep on explaining as best we can how dire our transportation maintenance and safety needs are, and as time goes on I think more and more people, even those that are most unhappy, will start working with us to find solutions."

Ray Horton, an opponent of the street fee, filed a petition last week to remove Novick from office. Horton is seeking volunteers to circulate it on a Facebook page — Stop Portland Street Fee — set up to stop the City Council from adopting the fee proposed by Novick and Hales.

"What I need from those of you who really want to do something about these politicians is for you to send me a FB or email message indicating your willingness to actively work on recall efforts, and also what role you are willing to play: committee, signature gathering, fundraising, or what," Horton writes on the Stop Portland Street Fee page. READ FULL ARTICLE