July 11, 2014 | www.portlandtribune.com-- Commissioner Steve Novick announced the schedule for two upcoming advisory committee meetings on the proposed street fee late Friday afternoon.
Novick and Mayor Charlie Hales want the City Council to approve a new revenue source to pay to maintain city street and increase their safety features. Novick and Hales have proposed several ideas but pulled them back in the face of public opposition.
About 5:30 p.m. on July 11, Novick sent out an email with the following schedule for advisory committees appointed to consider various issues related to the proposal:
• Non-Residential, Business Stakeholder Workgroup. First meeting: Monday, July 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Portland Building, Room C. It will advise Hales, Novick and the Portland Bureau of Transportation on how to refine the non-residential portion of the proposed Transportation User Fee (TUF) to minimize negative impacts to the business community. This group will be chaired by Fred Miller, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Portland. READ FULL ARTICLE