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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130
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 September 18, 2019  (printable version)  



 869  Request of Leslie Kochan to address Council regarding Zenith's transport of tar sands into Portland  (Communication)

 870  Request of Laurie King to address Council regarding Zenith's transport of tar sands into Portland  (Communication)

 871  Request of Elijah Cetas to address Council regarding fossil fuel infrastructure  (Communication)

 872  Request of Dineen O'Rourke to address Council regarding the findings of three and a half months of talking to Portlanders about the threats of Zenith crude oil in Portland  (Communication)

 873  Request of Stan Herman to address Council regarding being honest with your constituents and why you refuse to answer the question  (Communication)


 874  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Proclaim September 2019 to be Recovery Month  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested

 875  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – 2019 Portland Insights Survey Final Report  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested

Item 875 Exhibit A

Item 875 Exhibit B

 876  TIME CERTAIN: 10:45 AM – Appeal of Raymond Burse, Sr. and Raymond Burse, Jr. against the Hearings Officer’s decision to revoke the land use approval for a Type B Accessory Short-Term Rental use, limited to three bedrooms and six guests, within the existing house located at 2946 NE 9th Ave  (Previous Agenda 822; Findings; Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler; LU 18-118937 CU) 5 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

*877  Pay bodily injury claim of Ion Butuc in the sum of $38,352 resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)

*878  Pay bodily injury lawsuit of Daniel Martinez in the sum of $15,000 involving Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

879  Create a new represented classification of Facilities Worker and establish an interim compensation rate for this classification  (Second Reading Agenda 837)

Item 879 Proposed Substitute

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Office of Community & Civic Life

*880  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University to conduct disability engagement and equity research not to exceed $75,000   (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

*881  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Oregon for Administrative Review Services related to the Open and Accountable Elections Program  (Ordinance)

Water Bureau

 882  Authorize a construction contract with Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc. in the estimated amount of $4 million for the investigation and repairs of a subdrain in the Bull Run Dam 2 Spillway under the auspices of a Declaration of an Emergency per ORS 279C.335 Competitive bidding; exceptions and PCC 5.33.130  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 883  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract to procure electrical switchgear and medium-voltage substation transformers for the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Project No. E10897 for an estimated amount of $3.5 million  (Second Reading Agenda 860)

 884  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for construction of the Columbia Slough Outfall 100 Drainage Retrofits for Water Quality Project No. E10689 for an estimated cost of $1,760,000   (Second Reading Agenda 861)


 885  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Proclaim September 15 to October 15, 2019 to be Latinx Heritage Month  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fritz)  45 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 72 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 



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.


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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.