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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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Council Agenda for December 7-8, 2016  (Printable Version) 




1336  Request of Michael Withey to address Council regarding affordable housing  (Communication)

1337  Request of Crystal Elinski to address Council regarding changing of the guard and their changing priorities  (Communication)

1338  Request of Kernel Moses to address Council regarding tents people see all around town  (Communication)

1339  Request of Craig Rogers to address Council regarding transparent and accountable  (Communication)

1340  Request of Sam Sachs to address Council regarding the City creating a Civil Rights Bureau separate and independent of the Bureau of Human Resources  (Communication)


1341  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Recognize Leigh Bohannon, Aasha Benton, Dr. Keisha Thomas – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Portland Alumnae Chapter as the recipients of the 2016 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award  (Presentation introduced by Commissioner Fish) 15 minutes requested

1342  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Accept the Residential Infill Project: Concept Report to Council as general conceptual parameters for subsequent zoning code and zoning map amendments  (Previous Agenda 1290; Resolution introduced by Mayor Hales)  1.5 hours requested


 1343  Appoint Ken Richardson to the Portland Parks & Recreation Bond Oversight Committee for term to expire December 7, 2016  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fritz)

Mayor Charlie Hales

1344  Proclaim results of the Municipal Non-Partisan General Election on Measure 26-179: Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing  (Proclamation)

 1345  Proclaim results of the Municipal Non-Partisan General Election on measure 26-180: Establish Tax on Recreational Marijuana Sales; Dedicate Purposes for Funds  (Proclamation)

*1346  Authorize a grant agreement with Portland State University in an amount not to exceed $35,500 for project management and administration to construct 14 sleeping pod emergency transitional housing units to be built by local architecture firms to explore micro-housing strategies for temporary emergency shelter in response to the City State of Emergency on Housing and Homelessness  (Ordinance)

Bureau of Police

*1347  Authorize settlement between Portland Police Association and the City of Portland through its Portland Police Bureau regarding employment claims  (Ordinance)

City Attorney

1348  Authorize City Attorney to seek review by Writ of Mandamus or Prohibition of the Order entered on November 10, 2016 in United States of America v. City of Portland, United States District Court No. 3:12-cv-02265-SI  (Resolution)

Office of Management and Finance

*1349  Authorize a Special Appropriation grant agreement with Familias en Acción in an amount not to exceed $60,000 to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education to low-income Latino families in Portland  (Ordinance)

*1350  Authorize a Special Appropriation grant agreement with Northwest Children's Theater and School in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for sensory friendly performances for children with Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other sensory sensitivities  (Ordinance)

 Commissioner Steve Novick

Bureau of Emergency Communications

*1351  Authorize contract with Matrix Consulting Group, Ltd. for consulting services to conduct a study to recommend staffing levels for the Bureau of Emergency Communications for a total not to exceed$76,000  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

1352  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of the Argay Park Tennis Court Improvements Project for an estimated $500,000  (Ordinance)

1353  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of the Forest Park Trail Bridges Replacement Project for an estimated $640,000  (Ordinance) 

1354  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of the Rieke Field Replacement Project for an estimated 968,808  (Ordinance)

1355  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of the Whitaker Ponds Entry Improvements Project for an estimated $606,000  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

*1356  Amend contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for additional compensation to revise and complete final design, and Biddability, Constructability, Operability, Environmental and Sustainability review for the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Enhancement, Project No. E08576 for $169,485  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 38016)

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

1357  Certify results of November 8, 2016 Municipal Non-Partisan General Election and proclaim measures approved  (Report)



Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

1358  Require disclosure of energy performance ratings for residential single family buildings when listed for sale to promote transparency in housing costs and reduction in local carbon emissions  (Previous Agenda 1298; add Code Chapter 17.108)  30 minutes requested

Bureau of Police

*1359  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Washington County for sharing tactical team resources in mutual aid  (Ordinance)10 minutes requested

*1360  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Gresham, City of Vancouver, Clackamas County, Port of Portland, and Clark County, Washington to maintain and equip a unit capable of an immediate response to situations involving explosives and explosive disposal  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

City Attorney

1361  Amend City Code to set procedure for returning evidence, found property and safekeeping prisoner property  (Second Reading Agenda 1303; amend Code Section 14C.30.040 and add Section 14C.20.050) 

Office of Management and Finance

1362  Authorize a three-year contract for purchase of support services for chemically-dependent, homeless, adult chronic arrestees from Central City Concern for an amount not to exceed $5,149,230 (Procurement Report – Project No. 119214)

*1363  Authorize a contract with IBM to implement master terms and conditions for the acquisition of goods and services for a five-year contract term not to exceed $5,000,000  (Ordinance)

*1364  Authorize financing not expected to exceed $51 million for an affordable housing project known as the Ellington Apartments  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

*1365  Authorize a lease extension with Oregon Pacific Investment & Development Company for the Bureau of Fire and Police Disability and Retirement office space at 1800 SW First Ave, Suite 450, commonly known as the Harrison Square Building through October 31, 2020 for approximately $205,000 annually  (Previous Agenda 1272)



1366  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Accept the 2016 Portland Historic Landmarks Commission State of the City Preservation Report  (Report introduced by Commissioner Saltzman)  1 hour requested

1367  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Adopt the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project and Conditions for Approval  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Novick)  1 hour requested



Commissioner Steve Novick

1368  Authorize a surtax to the City’s Business License Tax for publicly traded companies subject to U.S Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure and reporting requirements if a subject company reports that the ratio of compensation of its chief executive officer to median worker is equal to or greater than 100:1 under the Commission’s Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule  (Second Reading Agenda 1202; amend Code Section 7.02.500)  15 minutes requested 

Bureau of Transportation

1369  Note: This item is rescheduled to December 14, 2016 at 9:30 amAccept findings of the South Portal Partnership Plan Project pertaining to proposed changes to roadway alignments of SW Bond Ave, SW Moody Ave, SW Hamilton St, SW Hamilton Ct, SW Lowell St, and SW Thomas St, and direct implementation of a plan to fund, design and construct remaining South Waterfront street connections  (Previous Agenda 1265)

 Commissioner Amanda Fritz

1370  Adopt the Open and Accountable Elections Policy  (Previous Agenda 1226; add Code Chapter 2.16)  45 minutes requested

Portland Parks & Recreation

1371  Create a local improvement district to construct park improvements in the Portland Open Space Sequence Local Improvement District in partnership with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy  (Hearing; Ordinance; C-10054)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

1372  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County for payment in the amount of $300,000 for the construction of SW 1st and Madison Sewer Rehabilitation Project, as part of the County Courthouse Project No. E10860  (Second Reading Agenda 1326)

1373  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Alder Pump Station Upgrade, Project No. E10359, for an estimated construction cost of $3,500,000  (Second Reading Agenda 1332)

Water Bureau

1374  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the Greenleaf Pump Station Project at an estimated cost of $1,275,000  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Development Services

1375  Appeal of LRS Architects Inc. against Design Commission’s decision to approve with conditionsspecifically C.1 and C.2 corner building elementa new ¼-block 12 story residential building located at NW 14th Ave and NW Raleigh St  (Findings; Previous Agenda 1315; LU 16-197257 DZM)

Design Commission Decision 

Portland Housing Bureau

*1376  Authorize the purchase of certain real property located at 1610 NE 66th Ave at a price not to exceed $47,000,000 for affordable rental housing  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

*1377  Authorize a contract with CBRE HMF, Inc. for facilitation of the refinance of the Headwaters Apartments for a not to exceed amount of $350,000  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested


1378  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Restrict bulk fossil fuel terminals  (Second Reading Agenda 1281; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Title 33, Planning and Zoning)  10 minutes requested

1379  TIME CERTAIN: 2:10 PM – Provide affordable housing through an Inclusionary Housing program  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Title 33, Planning and Zoning)  3 hours requested for items 1379 and 1380


1380 Provide affordable housing through an Inclusionary Housing Program and update the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Saltzman; add Code Section 30.01.120, amend Section 30.01.030 and Chapter 3.103)

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.

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Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


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