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This afternoon, Nick was honored to receive the Public Official of the Year Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) at their annual Newsmakers Award Luncheon.
The DJC recognized Nick for his passion, his ability to solve problems, his deep commitment to listening to his constituents, and his leadership role in passing the Metro housing bond.
Nick was nominated for the award by Debbie Caselton, a Bureau of Environmental Services employee. Debbie, other BES staff, and Nick’s family joined him at the luncheon.
This afternoon, Nick joined Commissioner Eudaly and local music advocacy groups to celebrate the creation of Musician Loading Zones.
Many performance venues in Portland have a loading zone right outside. But musicians, in their personal vehicles, were getting tickets for using the loading zones while loading heavy, expensive equipment into venues.
The new policy allows musicians to get a free permit to display on their dashboard and use the loading zones as any other authorized user would.
Today’s action supports local artists and improves safety and access for musicians at local popular music venues.
The one-year pilot includes 16 loading zones with a history of parking citations, heavy traffic, and scarce parking.