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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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Current 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 on 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 Council Clerk at cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov.

Final Council documents available in Efiles: Council Records link 

Watch the meetings online or register below to provide public testimony on an agenda item during the virtual meeting (it is not necessary to register to watch the live broadcast).

Portland City Council 

Council Agenda for March 3, 2021 (printable version)

Sign up for public testimony for the Portland City Council Meetings

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WEDNESDAY MORNING

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The deadline to sign up for the March 3, 2021 Council meetings is Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Please note, City Hall is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Under Portland City Code and state law, the City Council is holding this meeting electronically. All members of council are attending remotely by video and teleconference, and the City has made several avenues available for the public to listen to the audio broadcast of this meeting. The meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDXwww.portlandoregon.gov/video and Channel 30. The public can also provide written testimony to Council by emailing the Council Clerk at cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov.

Provide Public Testimony: City Council will hear public testimony on resolutions and ordinances (first readings only). Testimony is not taken on communications, reports, second readings, proclamations or presentations in accordance with Code 3.02.040 F. and G. Public testimony will be heard by electronic communication (internet connection or telephone). Please identify the agenda item(s) you want to testify on, and then click the registration link for the appropriate Council session. Provide your name, agenda item number(s), zip code, phone number and email address. Individuals have three minutes to testify unless otherwise stated at the meeting.

The deadline to sign up for the March 3, 2021 Council meetings is Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Email the Council Clerk at councilclerk@portlandoregon.gov with any questions.

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MARCH 3, 2021

COMMUNICATIONS

 115  Request of Chris Chorn to address Council regarding acoustic harassment and assault   (Communication)

 116  Request of William Mespelt to address Council regarding houselessness and the Peninsula Crossing Trail  (Communication)

 117  Request of Margaret Zebroski to address Council regarding Hazelnut Grove Tiny Cabin Village  (Communication)

 118  Request of Betty Holladay to address Council regarding Hazelnut Grove Tiny Cabin Village  (Communication)

 119  Request of Barbra Weber to address Council regarding keeping Hazelnut Grove as a solution to the housing crisis  (Communication)

TIMES CERTAIN

 120  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM ­­­­– Complete periodic sunset review of the Tourism Improvement District two percent license fee as required by City Code Section 6.05.130  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Mapps)  20 minutes requested for items 120-121

 121  Amend Portland Tourism Improvement District to add Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Surcharge and revise the periodic sunset review requirement  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Mapps; amend Code Chapter 6.05)

 122  TIME CERTAIN: 10:05 AM – Proclaim March 2021 to be Women’s History Month  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  20 minutes requested

 123  TIME CERTAIN: 10:25 AM – Appeal by Walter Weyler representing the Downtown Neighborhood Association against the Design Commission’s decision to approve a ground level remodel of a 23-story mixed use building at 1000 SW Broadway, which is in the Downtown Sub-District of the Central City Plan District  (Previous Agenda 93; Findings introduced by Commissioner Ryan; LU 20-176578 DZ)  10 minutes requested

 124  TIME CERTAIN: 10:35 AM – Assess benefited property for street and mast arm traffic signal improvements from NW 9th Ave to north of NW 19th Ave in the NW Front Ave – Naito Pkwy Local Improvement District  (Hearing introduced by Commissioner Hardesty; Ordinance; C-10056)  15 minutes requested

CONSENT AGENDA – NO DISCUSSION

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

*125  Authorize grant agreement with CareOregon, Inc. in amount not to exceed $70,000 for development of the Behavioral Health Emergency Coordination Network to help individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Bureau of Transportation

*126  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the Outer Halsey Safety Project  (Ordinance)

 127  Amend Public Improvement Definitions to restore Responsible Engineer and amend incorrect citations within Public Improvement Definitions, Local Improvement District procedure and Property Owner Responsibility for Streets  (Second Reading Agenda 111; amend Code Sections 17.04.010, 17.08.010 and 17.42.040)

Fire & Rescue

*128  Amend contract with Milliman, Inc. to extend contract by two years and increase contract amount by $40,000 for amount not to exceed $615,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30003232)

REGULAR AGENDA

Mayor Ted Wheeler

 129  Designate the first Monday in March as COVID-19 Memorial Day (Proclamation)  25 minutes requested

Office of Management and Finance

 130  Appoint Robert Taylor as City Attorney effective February 22, 2021  (Resolution)  15 minutes requested

*131  Authorize a contract with Astound Broadband LLC, Inc. in the amount of $11 million to provide fiber optic network services  (Ordinance)  20 minutes requested 

Commissioner Carmen Rubio

Parks & Recreation

*132  Amend Interim Management Agreement with Pioneer Courthouse Square, Inc. to extend the term of the agreement and increase amount by $570,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30006698)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Bureau of Transportation

*133  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the NE 60th Avenue and NE Halsey Street Area Improvements project, through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

*134  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain temporary rights necessary for construction of the North Lombard Street: St Louis-Richmond Roadway Improvement project, through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Office of Community and Civic Life

 135  Authorize the addition of two coordinator positions in the Office of Community and Civic Life and authorize a grant agreement with a nonprofit organization to provide liability insurance coverage for neighborhood associations and place-based community groups in Southwest Portland  (Ordinance)  30 minutes requested

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The deadline to sign up for the March 3, 2021 Council meetings is Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 3, 2021

 136  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Amend the Comprehensive Plan Map and the Zoning Map to implement the Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing – Package B  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Rubio)  2 hours requested

REGULAR AGENDA

*137  Waive Portland Zoning Code requirements for the ground floor/first floor of buildings located in the Design Overlay Zone for the installation of lighting and security gates on exterior facades during COVID-19 emergency  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Ryan; waive Code Chapter 33.420)  30 minutes requested

Commissioner Mingus Mapps

Bureau of Environmental Services

*138  Authorize the Bureau of Environmental Services to acquire certain permanent and temporary property rights necessary for construction of the NW Aspen Combined Sewer Extension Project No. E10953, through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

 139  Authorize a contract with CherryRoad Technologies Inc. for Infor Public Sector licenses and software for an amount not to exceed $4,060,000 over a five-year period  (Second Reading Agenda 113)

Water Bureau

 140  Authorize the purchase of 2.00 acres of real property at 35227 SE Carpenter Lane in the amount of $875,000 to be used for the Bull Run Filtration Project  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

 2:00 PM THURSDAY MARCH 4, 2021

DUE TO LACK OF AGENDA THERE WILL BE

NO THURSDAY 2:00 PM MEETING

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.

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 503-823-4085. (TTY 503-823-6868).

City Council meetings can be viewed at YouTube Channel, eGov PDXwww.portlandoregon.gov/video. The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet, Portland Community Media television. Watch CityNet on Xfinity Channel 30 and 330 (in HD) and CenturyLink Channels 8005 and 8505 (in HD).

Mary Hull Caballero
Auditor of the City of Portland

City Council will hear public testimony on resolutions and ordinances (first readings only). Testimony is not taken on communications, reports, second readings, proclamations or presentations in accordance with Code 3.02.040 F. and G. Public testimony will be heard by electronic communication (internet connection or telephone). Please identify the agenda item(s) you want to testify on, and then visit the Council Clerk’s agenda webpage to register, www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/councilagenda. Provide your name, email address, agenda item number(s) and zip code. Individuals have 3 minutes to testify unless otherwise stated at the meeting. The deadline to sign up to provide public testimony is the Tuesday before the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

Written testimony may be emailed to the Council Clerk at cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov.
To schedule a communication, email your request to the Council Clerk.
Include your name, contact information, preferred date and a brief description of the subject you will be addressing. For full details, see testimony policies and procedures, www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/testimony.

Email Council Clerk at councilclerk@portlandoregon.gov
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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