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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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Portland, OR 97204

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Council Clerk, Karla Moore-Love


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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 January 16, 2019  (printable version)


WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, JANUARY 16, 2019


 31  Request of Dorothy Holland to address Council regarding Portland Gray Panthers  (Communication)

 32  Request of Brian TJ Jackson to address Council regarding Portland Gray Panthers  (Communication)

 33  Request of Sally F. Fronsman-Cecil to address Council regarding Portland Gray Panthers  (Communication)

 34  Request of Edith Gillis to address Council regarding Portland Gray Panthers  (Communication)

 35  Request of Lew Church to address Council regarding Portland Gray Panthers  (Communication)


*36  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Authorize new construction financing in an amount not to exceed $4.5 million for construction of the North Williams Center, a 61-unit affordable housing project  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  20 minutes requested

 37  TIME CERTAIN: 10:25 AM – Accept district coalition plan for FY 2019-20 budget for equitable distribution of resources  (Previous Agenda 1261; Report introduced by Commissioner Eudaly)  30 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

 38  Extend contract with Commstructure Consulting, LLC for two years and increase the not-to-exceed amount by $2 million to provide additional on-call telecommunications services  (Second Reading Agenda 24; amend Contract No. 30003061)

Portland Housing Bureau

 39  Approve and terminate limited tax exemptions for properties under the Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption Program  (Resolution)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

 40  Authorize Bureau of Human Resources to adopt system for merit-based pay increases for non-represented City employees and direct Bureau of Human Resources to develop a recommended system for setting compensation when making hiring decisions for Council consideration  (Resolution)  20 minutes requested for items 40 and 41

*41  Increase the salary ranges for several Portland City Laborer classifications  (Ordinance)

 42  Authorize the First Amendment to the 2013 Amended and Restated Visitor Facilities Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County and Metro  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30000712)    10 minutes requested

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Water Bureau

 43  Authorize a Collection Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service in the amount of $283,985 to fund the design and construction of a fish habitat restoration project on the Zigzag River for the Bull Run Water Supply Habitat Conservation Plan  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

 44  Create a local improvement district to construct street, sidewalk, and stormwater improvements and construct a mast arm traffic signal at the NE 42nd Ave and Columbia Blvd intersection in the NE 46th Ave and Bryant St Local Improvement District  (Second Reading Agenda 20; Ordinance; C-10065)

Office of Community & Civic Life

 45  Accept report to maintain Title 18 Noise Code Exemption for Pile Driving  (Previous Agenda 1298; Report)

  This item is referred to Commissioner Eudaly’s Office and will not be discussed.

City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

*46  Authorize changes to City Code to implement Campaign Finance in Candidate Elections Charter amendment and request initiation of validation action  (Ordinance; add Code Chapter 2.10)  10 minutes requested


WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, JANUARY 16, 2019

*47  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Authorize relocation and placement of the Mayo House to 236 NE Sacramento St; change Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map designations from Residential 2,500 (R2.5) to Mixed Use- Urban Center (CM3) at 236 NE Sacramento St and 2313 WI/ NE Martin Luther King Blvd; waive certain charges and requirements; retain the Mayo House on the Historic Resource Inventory and as a contributing structure (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  1 hour requested

 48  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Accept report from Portland United Against Hate Coalition on outcomes of 2017/18 Special Appropriations Grants  (Report introduced by Commissioner Eudaly)  1 hour requested


THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, JANUARY 17, 2019




 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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The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet 30, Portland Community Media television.

Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


Testimony is taken on Resolutions and Ordinances (first reading).  To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting.  Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting. Testimony is not taken on Communications, Second Readings, Proclamations or Presentations in accordance with Code 3.02.040 F. and G.   Testimony will be taken on Reports at the Presiding Officer’s determination (Code 3.02.040 G.5).

Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

To schedule a Communication, email or mail your request to the Council Clerk. Include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the subject you will be addressing. For full details, see Testimony Policies and procedures.

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Declaration Required by Lobbyists. Portland City Code 2.12.060 states: Prior to offering public testimony before City officials, at the beginning of any meetings or phone calls with City officials, or in emails and letters to City officials, a lobbyist must declare which lobbying entity he or she is authorized to represent for that communication.


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Disclaimer: The official agenda including items is on file with the Council Clerk at City Hall. This online copy is for general information only. In the event of a conflict between the online copy and the official hard copy documents on file with the Council Clerk, the official hard copy shall prevail.