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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 January 25, 2017  (Printable Version) 


WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, JANUARY 25, 2017


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

 65  Request of Katherine Smith to address Council regarding police issues  (Communication)

 66  Request of Moses Wrosen to address Council regarding Biblical teachings regarding the orphan, the destitute, the downtrodden and the rich  (Communication)

 67  Request of Charles Bridgecrane Johnson to address Council regarding #BlackLivesMatter, service to the poor and ending oppression and privilege  (Communication)

 68  Request of Lightning Watchdog PDX to address Council regarding City Hall Mayor talks  (Communication)


 69  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

 70  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Declare intent to initiate local improvement district formation proceedings to construct street improvements from NW 9th Ave to north of NW 19th Ave in the NW Front Ave-Naito Pkwy Local Improvement District  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Saltzman; C-10056)  15 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Emergency Management

*71  Accept a grant from the Oregon Military Department Office of Emergency Management for their Emergency Management Performance Grant Program in the amount of $284,210 for administering an integrated all hazard emergency management program for the City of Portland   (Ordinance)

Office of Management and Finance

*72  Authorize a Special Appropriation grant agreement with Portland State University, Institute on Aging in an amount not to exceed $98,000 for support of the Age-Friendly Portland initiative  (Ordinance)

 73  Amend Tax on Recreational Marijuana Sales to match the State of Oregon's administrative provisions for the collection of Oregon's retail recreational marijuana tax  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapter 6.07)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

 74  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of Spring Garden Park  (Second Reading Agenda 52)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 75  Amend Vision Zero Graphic Design & Identity contract with Ryan Sullivan dba Paste in Place to increase contract amount by $38,000 to provide additional graphic design and identity services for Safe Routes to School and Active Transportation and Safety Division  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30004642)

 76  Authorize contracts as required with four firms for Right-of-Way Appraisal services not to exceed $250,000 each  (Second Reading Agenda 54)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

 77  Accept bid of Brown Contracting, Inc. for the Washington Park Rose Garden Accessibility Improvements $954,927  (Procurement Report – Bid No. 00000434)

*78  Authorize amendments to the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program for 2017, Health Reimbursement Account Plan Document and Summary Plan Description administered by the Bureau of Human Resources, Health & Financial Benefits Office through June 30, 2022  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

 79  Extend term of a franchise granted to Olympic Pipe Line Company to transport petroleum products by pipeline  (Second Reading Agenda 56; amend Ordinance No. 162012)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 80  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Southeast Interceptor Rehabilitation Project No. E10030 for $4,347,967  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

 81  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of Mt Scott-Arleta Sewer Rehabilitation Project No. E10678 for $1,910,000  (Second Reading Agenda 57)

Water Bureau

 82  Authorize Price Agreements with three firms for on-call civil engineering services not to exceed $500,000 for each Price Agreement  (Second Reading Agenda 58)

 83  Authorize a contract with Pure Technologies U.S. Inc. not to exceed $3,610,710 for the Bull Run Supply Conduits  (Second Reading Agenda 59)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 84  Create a local improvement district to construct street, sidewalk, and stormwater improvements north of SW Luradel St in the SW 47th Ave Phase I Local Improvement District  (Second Reading Agenda 60; C-10055)


WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, JANUARY 25, 2017

 85  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Place a measure on the May 16, 2017 ballot to amend City Charter provisions to protect Auditor’s independence  (Resolution introduced by Auditor Mary Hull Caballero)  1.5 hours requested

 86  TIME CERTAIN: 3:30 PM – Adopt the N/NE Community Development Initiative Five-Year Action Plan  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested


THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, JANUARY 26, 2017

There will be no Thursday Council Meeting this week.

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


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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.