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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.

Final Council documents available in Efiles: Council Records link


City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Council Agenda for October 25, 2017  (Printable Version)


WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, OCTOBER 25, 2017


 1149  Request of Roger Weidner to address Council regarding treatment by the police for trying to testify in court about public corruption  (Communication)

 1150  Request of Diane Sussman to address Council regarding ways the City can help residents cope with heat waves and snow storms  (Communication)

 1151  Request of Mikaila Smith to address Council regarding the need for restrooms in SE Portland for our unhoused residents  (Communication)

 1152  Request of Mike O'Callaghan to address Council regarding shelterless progress by the City  (Communication)

 1153  Request of Fredric Alan Maxwell to address Council regarding thanks for all the fish  (Communication)


 1154  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Adopt the Livable Streets Strategy to prioritize people and encourage community placemaking in the public right-of-way  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Saltzman)  45 minutes requested

   Livable Streets Strategy


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

*1155  Create a new Nonrepresented classification of Deputy Chief of Police, which is exempt from the classified service, and establish a compensation rate for this classification  (Ordinance)

*1156  Pay lawsuit of Melcliff Associates, LLC in the sum of $6,500 involving the Bureau of Environmental Services  (Ordinance)

*1157  Pay claim of Jason Tofel in the sum of $8,492 involving the Bureau of Environmental Services  (Ordinance)

*1158  Revise first amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement for Cost-Sharing of Levee Ready Columbia Expenses Not Covered by IFA Loans to extend program, provide additional funding, broaden allowable expenses, and amend parities to agreement  (Ordinance; repeal Ordinance No. 188414)

*1159  Authorize a grant agreement with Portland Rose Festival Foundation in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to enhance safety and security at all Rose Festival events in 2017 and the Grand Floral Parade  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 *1160  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to jointly conduct in-water sampling in the Willamette River downtown reach  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 1161  Authorize a contract with lowest responsible bidder for the SE 50th Ave from SE Division St to SE Hawthorne Blvd street improvement project  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

City Attorney

 1162  Authorize the City Attorney to institute proceedings challenging the Multnomah County District Attorney’s ordering the release of public records identifying union membership status to Ben Straka of the Freedom Foundation  (Resolution)  20 minutes requested

Office of Management and Finance

 1163  Accept bid of Hydro-Temp Mechanical, Inc. for the Justice Center Restroom Upgrade and Re-Pipe project for $1,796,289  (Procurement Report - Bid No. 00000683)  15 minutes requested

 1164  Accept recommendations of the Special Appropriations Committee for grant awards, for the $650,000 FY 2017/2018 Special Appropriations fund  (Report)  20 minutes requested

Portland Housing Bureau

 1165   Direct the Portland Housing Bureau to adopt an affordable housing Green Building Policy for new construction and rehabilitation (Second Reading Agenda 1142)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Office of Neighborhood Involvement

 1166  Portland United Against Hate Special Appropriation report  (Report)  30 minutes requested

Commissioner Nick Fish

Water Bureau

 1167  Authorize the Water Bureau to acquire certain permanent property rights necessary for construction of the Penridge Mains Replacement Project  (Second Reading Agenda 1143)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 1168  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the N Columbia Blvd: N Interstate Place to NE 13th Avenue project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain Authority  (Second Reading Agenda 1144)

City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 1169  Assess property for sidewalk repair for the Portland Bureau of Transportation  (Hearing; Ordinance; Y1093)  15 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).

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Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


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