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News Advisory: Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick to write Santa for more transportation funding on Thursday Nov. 19

Commissioner Novick to post Dear Santa letter at Lloyd Center Mall

Contact: Dylan Rivera
Portland Bureau of Transportation
@PBOTinfo  #12dayspdx

(December 18, 2013) – Leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to find funding for the city’s transportation infrastructure, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation, will unveil a letter to Santa Claus, making the case for why Portland deserves a stocking full of street maintenance, sidewalks and safety features on Christmas Day.

“The mayor and I are willing to go to the North Pole in the search of more transportation investments,” Novick said. “It’s so easy to see the needs all over the community, we decided to whip together a list to help the big man and his elves know the kinds of things that would really bring smiles to Portlanders’ faces.”

Who: Steve Novick, Transportation Commissioner

What: Commissioner Novick will discuss the City's need for investments in street maintenance, safety improvements, improved access to transit, and other transportation amenities, and send a detailed letter to Santa Claus requesting assistance.

When: Noon, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Where: Santa’s Mailbox, Nordstrom entrance, Level I, Lloyd Center Mall, Portland, OR 97232

Visuals: Commissioner Novick, unveiling Dear Santa letter to news media, next to mailbox (see attached photo) and putting the letter in the mailbox.