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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 November 28-29, 2018  (printable version)




 1200  Request of John Washington to address Council regarding Soul District Bizzness Association Rose Quarter  (Communication)

 1201  Request of Brad Perkins to address Council regarding economic development in the Rose Quarter  (Communication)

 1202  Request of Fawn Aberson to address Council regarding Rose Quarter economic development  (Communication)

 1203  Request of Kiel Johnson to address Council regarding a petition in favor of Transportation Bureau's 7th Avenue Greenway Project  (Communication)

 1204  Request of Olivia Oase to address Council on public safety concerns regarding homeless people  (Communication)


 1205  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Appoint Kayla Wade to the Citizen Review Committee advisory board to the Independent Police Review, a division of the City Auditor’s Office  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  15 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of City Attorney

 1206  Authorize City Attorney to institute legal proceedings to recover damages to an emergency vehicle in the sum of $17,246 and any other costs or relief authorized by law  (Resolution)

Office of Management and Finance

*1207  Create a new represented classification of Electronics Technician, Assistant and establish an interim compensation rate for this classification  (Ordinance)

*1208  Pay bodily injury claim of Roberta Morris in the sum of $5,300 involving the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau  (Ordinance)

*1209  Pay property damage claim of Brian Foresta in the sum of $16,500 involving the Portland Bureau of Transportation  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

 1210  Appoint Andrew Smith to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission as Architect for a term to expire November 20, 2022  (Previous Agenda 1191)

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 1211  Repeal Code for Single-use Plastic Checkout Bags and Polystyrene Foam Food Containers and replace with Code Prohibitions and Restrictions on Single-use Plastic  (Second Reading 1196; replace Code Chapter 17.103; repeal Code Sections 17.102.300-400)

Office of Management and Finance

 1212  Amend the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Code to remove the four-year revenue target  (Second Reading Agenda 1154; amend Code Section 7.02.500)

 1213  Authorize limited tax revenue bonds to provide up to $4.6 million to finance technology for the reconstructed Portland Building  (Second Reading Agenda 1198)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Water Bureau

 1214  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for the construction of the North Jantzen West of North Pavilion Avenue Water Main Improvement Project at an estimated cost of $1,010,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested





THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

 1215  Appeal of Northwest District Neighborhood Association and Tony Schwartz against Historic Landmarks Commission's decision to approve Block 162 Apartments, a five-story plus residential development, at 1727 NW Hoyt St  (Hearing introduced by Mayor Wheeler; LU 18-187493 HRM AD)  3 hours requested

Staff Memo     Hearing Notice     NWDA Appeal     Schwartz Appeal     Landmarks Comm Findings

NWDA Nov 19 letter

 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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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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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.