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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 November 2-3, 2016  (Printable Version)    




 1203  Request of Stacy Denton to address Council regarding a movement vilifying the City for clearing out the Springwater Corridor  (Communication)

 1204  Request of Gustave G. Page to address Council regarding pigeons and the spikes they land on and amputation  (Communication)

 1205  Request of Stan Herman to address Council regarding City violating ORS 830.035 costing him $1,500,000 and restore an 1890 warehouse  (Communication)

 1206  Request of Crystal Elinski to address Council regarding (s)election  (Communication)

 1207  Request of Lightning Watchdog PDX to address Council regarding freedom of speech  (Communication)


 *1208  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Approve findings to authorize an exemption to the competitive bidding requirements and authorize procurement using the alternative contracting method of Construction Manager/General Contractor; and authorize payment for construction related to the Portland Open Space Sequence Restoration Project  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales;         C-10054)  30 minutes requested for items 1208-1209

 1209  Declare intent to initiate local improvement district formation proceedings to construct park improvements in the Portland Open Space Sequence Local Improvement District in partnership with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Fritz; C-10054)

 1210  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Accept the year one Bond Oversight Committee report on the $68,000,000 Parks 2014 general obligation bond  (Report introduced by Commissioner Fritz)          20 minutes requested

 1211  TIME CERTAIN: 10:35 AM – Authorize an agreement with Oregon Sports Authority for national and international sports marketing activities and event recruiting services and provide for payment  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  15 minutes requested


Mayor Charlie Hales

 1212  Appoint Samuel Rodriguez to the Portland Design Commission for a term to expire November 1, 2020  (Report)

 Commissioner Steve Novick

Bureau of Transportation

1213  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation for the Portland Bureau of Transportation to bid and oversee the construction of the NE Columbia Blvd at MLK Jr Blvd project  (Ordinance)

 Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 1214  Amend contract with Brown and Caldwell, Inc. for additional work and compensation for the Alder Pump Station Upgrade Project No. E10359 in the amount of $31,767  (Second Reading Agenda 1194; amend Contract No. 30003063)

Water Bureau

 1215  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Tualatin for the Washington County Supply Line Project  (Second Reading Agenda 1197; amend Contract No. 30004421)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

*1216  Amend a grant agreement with the YWCA of Greater Portland, a non-profit corporation to provide eviction prevention services at the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 32000375)

Portland Housing Bureau

 1217  Approve amended application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program for 17th and Pettygrove located at 1331 NW 17th Ave  (Ordinance)


Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Police

*1218  Accept a supplemental grant in the amount of $1,000,000 and appropriate $629,306 for FY 2016-17 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Federal FY 2016 Solicited - Strategic Initiatives to address the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits at the Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

*1219  Accept a grant in the amount of $393,412 and appropriate $100,000 for FY 2016-17 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal FY 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange Implementation Assistance Program for the Regional Justice Information Network to transition to National Incident-Based Reporting Systems  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Water Bureau

 1220  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for the construction of the SW Vista Avenue Water Main Improvement Project at an estimated cost of $533,000  (Ordinance)


Commissioner Nick Fish

 1221  Rescind Resolution No. 37225 and authorize the Bureau of Environmental Services to sell Terminal 1  (Resolution; rescind Resolution No. 37225)


 1222  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Proclaim November 2016 to be Native American Heritage Month in Portland  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales)  20 minutes requested

 1223  TIME CERTAIN: 2:20 PM – Amend Title 33, Planning and Zoning to reduce regulatory restrictions and processes for short-term housing and mass shelters  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Title 33)  90 minutes requested

 1224  TIME CERTAIN: 3:50 PM – Direct City Bureaus to use the City’s Racial Equity Budget Tool on all budget proposals and base budgets, and report on Racial Equity Plans  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Hales)  1 hour requested



 1225  TIME CERTAIN: 2:30 PM – Recognize City emergency responders for heroic efforts in responding to significant rain October 13-15, 2016 and an explosion in NW Portland on October 19, 2016  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Hales, Commissioners Fish, Fritz, Novick, and Saltzman)  30 minutes requested

 1226  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Adopt the Open and Accountable Elections Policy  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz; add Code Chapter 2.16)  3 hours 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.

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Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


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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.