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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


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Council Chambers in City Hall will be updated with new audio technology March 1-April 14.  City Council meetings will be held in the Portland Building Auditorium on the 2nd floor while the changes are made.

Council Agenda for March 1-2, 2017  (Printable Version)  


WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MARCH 1, 2017


 188  Request of J. Dubois to address Council regarding reform, multi-level  (Communication)

 189  Request of Robert McCullough to address Council regarding city revenue enhancements  (Communication)

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

 191  Request of James B. Lee to address Council regarding concerns for security at City Hall  (Communication)

 192  Request of Standard Schaefer to address Council regarding Emergency Medical Services and Portland Police Bureau crowd control - protocol needs updating for new weapons  (Communication)  (Communication)


 193  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Proclaim March 2017 to be Women’s History Month in Portland  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  20 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

 194  Reappoint Wendy Serrano, appoint Matthew Gebhardt to the Home Forward Board of Commissioners and confirm the Gresham appointment of Richard Anderson  (Resolution)

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

*195  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University for $15,000 to research and track naturally occurring affordable housing as part of the Southwest Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy  (Ordinance)

Office of Management and Finance

*196  Pay claims of Michael Cooley in the sum of $425,000 and Lori Cooley in the sum of $100,000 for the total sum of $525,000 involving the Bureau of Transportation  (Ordinance)

*197  Extend contract with StellarRAD Systems LLC, through June 30, 2018 and increase the contract value by $247,960 for a contractual not-to-exceed amount of $1,372,960 for maintenance of the Communications Network  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 41090)

*198  Amend contract with Elevator Consulting Services for Elevator Inspections for a total not-to-exceed amount of $100,583  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30005016)

*199  Authorize a contract with Carleton Hart Architecture, PC for a Needs Analysis for Portland Fire & Rescue Logistics, Prevention, and Training, and Scenario Planning for the Parkrose SFC Jerome F. Sears Sites for a total not-to-exceed amount of $180,264  (Ordinance; Contract No. 30005724)

 200  Extend term of a franchise granted to NewPath Networks, LLC to build and operate wireless facilities within City streets  (Ordinance; amend Ordinance No. 180376)

 201  Extend term of franchise granted to Qwest Communications Company, LLC n/k/a CenturyLink Communications, LLC to build and operate telecommunications facilities within City Streets  (Second Reading Agenda 174; amend Ordinance No. 171914)

 202  Extend term of OnFiber Communications, Inc. franchise to use designated City streets to provide telecommunications services  (Second Reading Agenda 175; amend Ordinance No. 175793)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

*203  Authorize a competitive solicitation for construction of the North Park Blocks Playground Replacement and Improvement Project for an estimated $980,000  (Ordinance)

*204  Authorize a competitive solicitation for construction of Ventura Park Play Area Improvements and Loo Project for an estimated $894,807  (Ordinance)

 *205  Authorize contracts with Wenaha Goup, Inc., Exeltech Consulting, Inc., and MacKay & Sposito, Inc. to provide construction management services on an as-needed basis, at a not-to-exceed amount of $150,000 per contract  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 206  Improve land use and other City regulations through the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 8 – Technical Amendments  (Second Reading Agenda 169; amend Title 17, Title 24 and Title 33)


206-207 Feb 22 motions     Wheeler Adopted Amendments     Saltzman, Eudaly, Fritz Adopted Amendments

 207  Improve City tree regulations through the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 8 – Technical Amendments  (Second Reading Agenda 170; amend Title 11)


City Attorney

 208  Authorize City Attorney to appear as amicus curiae to support City interests in fair treatment of immigrants  (Resolution)

Office of Management and Finance

*209  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University in the amount of $15,750 to conduct a Citywide employee engagement survey to ascertain strengths that support the City's identity as an Employer of Choice and further identify areas for growth and improvement  (Ordinance) 20 minutes requested

Portland Housing Bureau

*210  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program for Hawthorne Boulevard located at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

*211  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program for Fairfield Killingsworth located at 5327 N Interstate Ave  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

*212  Amend contracts with R&W Engineering, Inc. and MFIA, Inc. in the amount of $100,000 per contract to provide additional mechanical engineering services  (Ordinance; amend Contract Nos. 31000852 and 31000849)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 213  Authorize a contract with lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the Wheeler Basin Reconstruction and Green Streets Project No. E10219 for $7,033,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 214  Assess benefited properties for mast arm traffic signal and utility undergrounding improvements in the N Vancouver Ave and Cook St Local Improvement District  (Second Reading Agenda 167; C-10047)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 1, 2017

 215  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Authorize a contract with Confluence Engineering Group, LLC in the amount of $664,930 for the Corrosion Control Treatment Pilot Project  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fish)  90 minutes requested



THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 2, 2017

 *216  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Establish emergency speed for portions of Southeast Division from SE 82nd Ave to SE 174th at the city limits  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Saltzman)  1 hour 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 48 hours before the meeting to the Council Clerk 503-823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).

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The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet 30, Portland Community Media television.

Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland


Testimony is taken on Reports, 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.

Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

To schedule a Communication, email or mail your request to the Council Clerk. Include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the subject you will be addressing. For full details, see Testimony Policies and procedures.

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US Mail: Council Clerk, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Room 130, Portland OR 97204


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.