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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.

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City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Council Agenda for October 16, 2019  (printable version

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, OCTOBER 16, 2019 


 953  Request of Stan Herman to address Council regarding your constituents question  (Communication)

 954  Request of Amy Wilson to address Council regarding 3.96 Code change  (Communication)

 955  Request of John Teply to address Council regarding Neighborhood Associations  (Communication)

 956  Request of Avery Pickard to address Council regarding 3.96 Code change  (Communication)

 957  Request of Claire Coleman-Evans to address Council regarding the proposed changes to Code 3.96  (Communication)


 958  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Accept the Quarterly Technology Oversight Committee Report from the Chief Administrative Officer  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested

*959  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Authorize a grant agreement with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, in an amount not to exceed $600,000 for Portland-directed activities within a coordinated statewide Hard to Count campaign for the 2020 Census  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Eudaly)  30 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Portland Housing Bureau

 960  Reappoint Nate McCoy to the Portland Housing Advisory Commission for a term to expire October 16, 2021  (Report)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Water Bureau

 961  Authorize an agreement with Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency for the co-location of radio equipment in the amount of $162,000  (Ordinance)

 962  Authorize the Water Bureau to enter into an agreement with the Water Research Foundation, to participate in the Water Environment Research Foundation Project in an amount not to exceed $65,000  (Ordinance)



 963  Authorize the Bureau of Human Resources to establish processes and procedures necessary to support Affinity Group work and membership Citywide  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fritz)  15 minutes requested

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Police

*964  Authorize a $391,694 U.S. Department of Justice law enforcement and criminal justice community grant agreement and appropriate $300,000 in law enforcement and criminal justice funds for FY 2019-20  (Ordinance)  20 minutes requested

City Budget Office

*965  Adopt the FY 2019-20 Fall Supplemental Budget and make other budget-related changes  (Ordinance)  1 hour requested

Office of Management and Finance

 966  Authorize $30 million of revenue bonds for North Macadam Urban Renewal Area  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Portland Housing Bureau

*967  Amend subrecipient contracts with Community Energy Project by $290,000 and Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. by $70,000 to support home repair services  (Ordinance; amend Contract Nos. 32001943 and 32001942)  15 minutes requested

WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, OCTOBER 16, 2019

 968  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM –  Appeal of the Southwest Hills Residential League against the Hearings Officer’s decision to approve, with conditions, a 1-lot partition with concurrent environmental and planned development review adjacent to 1315 SW Broadway Dr (Hearing introduced by Mayor Wheeler; LU 18-119056 LDP EN PD)  2 hours requested

Item 968-2a Hearing Notice July 16

Item 968-2b Hearing Notice Sept 25

Item 968-3 Hearings Officers Decision



Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

*969  Amend a contract with TriMet related to the operations and maintenance of the Portland Streetcar system to add payment to TriMet for operations, maintenance and other services for FY 19/20 through FY 23/24 in an amount not to exceed $47,930,176  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30002872)  10 minutes requested

*970  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the Connected Cully Sidewalk Infill project, through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)

Item 970 Exhibits 1-101

Item 970 Exhibits 102-192

 971  Declare intent to initiate local improvement district formation proceedings 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 in the NE Couch - Davis St Local Improvement District  (Resolution; C-10068)  30 minutes requested

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 972  Amend Public Improvements Code to make requesting and participating in Bureau of Environmental Services administrative reviews more customer-friendly  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapters 17.32 through 17.39)  10 minutes requested

 973  Authorize the Bureau of Environmental Services to acquire certain permanent and temporary property rights necessary for construction of the SW Capitol Hwy Stormwater Improvements Project No. E10939 through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Fire & Police Disability & Retirement

*974  Extend benefits currently provided to eligible members of the Fire and Police Disability, Retirement and Death Benefit Plan  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested


THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, OCTOBER 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.

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 Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland 

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