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Council Agenda

The Council Agenda is the weekly list of items to come before the City Council. The agenda is available on Friday for the following week's Council meetings.

Individual items to the agenda will be linked as they become available. These items are only a convenience copy and will not reflect any changes made during Council meetings.

Written testimony on agenda items may be sent to the Councll Clerk at

Final Council documents available in Efiles: Council Records link


City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Council Agenda for August 28-29, 2019  (printable version)


City Hall - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, AUGUST 28, 2019


 792  Request of Robert J. Patterson to address Council regarding housing solutions, the Southwest Barbur corridor and riverboat gambling  (Communication)

 793  Request of Mike O'Callaghan to address Council regarding homeless emergency  (Communication)

 794  Request of Ronald J. Saffold to address Council regarding eviction  (Communication)

 795  Request of Cheryl Graves to address Council regarding a community village  (Communication)

 796  Request of Lluvia Merello to address Council regarding fossil fuel infrastructure  (Communication)


 797  Authorize the Commissioners-in-Charge of the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau to renew an agreement with the Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon for a term of five years to provide an independent review of City utility bureaus on behalf of residential ratepayers  (Resolution introduced by Commissioners Fish and Fritz)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 798  Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to contract with Neighborhoods West-Northwest Review Board and Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Inc. for community groups to perform Community Collection Events for FY 2019-20 at a total cost of $15,205  (Ordinance)


Office of Management and Finance

*799  Amend contract with Convergence Architecture to provide additional architect/engineer services for the 1900 Building Restroom Upgrade Project in the amount of $15,375  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30005465)

*800  Authorize charitable organizations eligible to participate in the City's 2020 Charitable Campaign and authorize exemptions for charities not meeting the 25% overhead cost cap requirement  (Ordinance)

*801  Pay property damage claim of Travis Brake in the sum of $8,474 resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving Portland Fire & Rescue  (Ordinance)

*802  Pay property damage claim of Mary Carr in the sum of $10,637 involving the Portland Water Bureau  (Ordinance)

*803  Pay property damage claim of Amanda Denson in the sum of $13,721 resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)

*804  Pay bodily injury claim of Marie Baker in the sum of $41,209 resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Bureau of Transportation  (Ordinance)

 805  Create a new represented classification of Facilities Worker and establish an interim compensation rate for this classification  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

*806  Accept a grant in the amount of $2 million from Prosper Portland to construct street, sidewalk and stormwater improvements to NE Couch St from NE 97th Ave to NE 99th Ave and to NE Davis St from NE 97th Ave to NE 100th Ave and authorize the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement  (Ordinance)

*807  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation for the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit Project to update scope, schedule and budget information, state and local agency grant responsibilities and staff contact information  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30003175)

*808  Accept a grant in the amount of $80,000 from Metro, authorize Intergovernmental Agreement for Regional Travel Options Safe Routes to School program in Parkrose School District, and appropriate $27,000 in FY 2019-20  (Ordinance)

*809  Accept grant in the amount of $945,000, authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro to provide more travel options, increase use of active transportation options and decrease vehicle miles traveled through Regional Travel Options programming, and appropriate $341,667 in FY 2019-20  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Parks & Recreation

 810  Extend Management Agreement with Kemper Sports Management, Inc. for Heron Lakes Golf Course for an additional 24 months, increase the management fee, and add fund for the management fee and operating expenses for the extension period, for a new not-to-exceed amount of $7,307,912  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30006422)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Development Services

 811  Appoint Eric Bressman and Bill Bailey to the Building Code Board of Appeal for terms to expire August 27, 2022  (Report)  10 minutes requested

Bureau of Police

 812  Extend Intergovernmental Agreement with Home Forward through September 30, 2022 to continue to provide patrol services at the New Columbia housing sites  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30002975)  15 minutes requested

City Attorney

*813  Amend Police Review Board Code to clarify that a Citizen Review Committee member will sit on the Police Review Board as an additional community member in all cases that go before the Board that involve use of force  (Ordinance; amend Code Section 3.20.140)  20 minutes requested

Office of Community Technology

 814  Revoke franchise granted to Lucid Energy, Inc. for a renewal energy project in conjunction with the Water bureau for a period of 20 years  (Second Reading Agenda 783)

Office of Management and Finance

 815  Authorize contract with Bio-Med Testing, Inc. for drug, alcohol and steroid testing services for an amount not to exceed $1,244,150  (Second Reading Agenda 785)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

*816  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the Safer Access to Bus Shelters project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

*817  Amend the Open and Accountable Elections program to clarify cap on in-kind donations and reporting requirements  (Ordinance; amend Code Sections 2.16.040 and 2.16.140)

Commissioner Nick Fish

 818  Amend Parks & Recreation System Development Charge to clarify the eligibility of projects that expand capacity by increasing access to parks and recreation experiences, and add arts capacity projects to the Capital Improvement Plan to improve community access to arts and culture  (Ordinance; amend Code Section 17.13.110 and Ordinance No. 187770)  15 minutes requested

Bureau of Environmental Services

 819  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for construction of the SE Claybourne Street at SE 135th Avenue Sanitary Sewer Extension Project No. 10873, for an estimated cost of $3,148,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Parks & Recreation

*820  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University Northwest Economic Research Center to provide research for new revenue options for an amount not to exceed $75,000  (Ordinance)

WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, AUGUST 28, 2019

 821  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Proclaim August 28, 2019 to be Parks for New Portlanders Day  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fish)  30 minutes requested

 822  TIME CERTAIN: 2:30 PM – Appeal of Raymond Burse, Sr. and Raymond Burse, Jr. against the Hearings Officer’s decision to revoke the land use approval for a Type B Accessory Short-Term Rental use, limited to three bedrooms and six guests, within the existing house located at 2946 NE 9th Ave  (Hearing introduced by Mayor Wheeler; LU 18-118937 CU)  2 hours requested

Hearing Notice

Hearings Officer's Decision

THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, AUGUST 29, 2019

 823  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Proclaim August 29, 2019 to be Stan Foote Day  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Eudaly)  20 minutes requested

 824  TIME CERTAIN: 2:45 PM – Proclaim August 2019 to be Tongan Heritage Month  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Eudaly)  30 minutes requested


 NOTE: “Time Certain” indicates that an item will not be heard by Council prior to the time specified.

Communications items are three minutes each. Regular Agenda items taking longer than five minutes have the time estimate noted next to the item.

The * indicates an emergency ordinance, which takes effect immediately if passed. Non-emergency ordinances require two readings and a 30-day waiting period before taking effect. Resolutions, reports, etc., adopted by Council are effective after adjournment.

The above summary is published by the City Auditor as provided by Section 2-113 of the Charter and Ordinance No. 130672.

Council Chambers is equipped with a sound system for the hearing impaired. Assisted listening devices are available from the Clerk.

The City of Portland will gladly accommodate requests for an interpreter or make other accommodations that further inclusivity. Please make your request at least 48 hours before the meeting to the Council Clerk 503-823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).

City Council meetings can be viewed at The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet 30, Portland Community Media television.

Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


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