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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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Portland, OR 97204

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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 April 28-29, 2021 (printable version)

Sign up for public testimony for the Portland City Council Meetings

Register for the Council meetings at the following links: 

WEDNESDAY AM

WEDNESDAY PM

The deadline to sign up for the April 28, 2021 Council meetings is Tuesday, April 27, 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 April 28, 2021 Council meetings is Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, APRIL 28, 2021

COMMUNICATIONS

 273  Request of Evelyn Whitlock to address Council regarding health effects of Zenith  (Communication)

 274  Request of Suzanna Kassouf to address Council regarding effects of Zenith Energy   (Communication)

 275  Request of Joan Rothlein to address Council regarding Zenith  (Communication)

 276  Request of Jessica Rojas to address Council regarding the Zenith terminal  (Communication)

 277  Request of Ted Gleichman to address Council regarding earthquake risk in North Portland  (Communication)

TIMES CERTAIN

 278  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

 279  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM Metro Regional Priorities  (Presentation introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  40 minutes requested

CONSENT AGENDA – NO DISCUSSION

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Emergency Management

*280  Authorize application to the Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative grant program for a grant up to $3,800,000 to enhance emergency preparedness through planning, training, and equipping of emergency responders in the Portland Urban Area  (Ordinance)

Office of Management and Finance

 281  Update salary grade for City Forester classification  (Second Reading Agenda 261)

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Bureau of Transportation

*282  Accept a grant for $47,600 from Travel Oregon, authorize Intergovernmental Agreement for development and implementation of a temporary wayfinding and placemaking campaign for 20 Bureau of Transportation Healthy Business Plazas, and appropriate $45,700 in the FY 2020-21 budget  (Ordinance)

Fire & Rescue

*283  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County Health Department and Portland Fire & Rescue to conduct COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations  (Ordinance)

Office of Community and Civic Life

*284  Authorize grant agreements with five organizations for the Constructing Civic Dialogues Grant Program at the Office of Community & Civic Life not to exceed $248,319  (Ordinance)

REGULAR AGENDA

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

 285  Accept bid of MJ Hughes Construction, Inc. for the Balch Creek Trash Rack Retrofit Project for $3,670,321  (Procurement Report - ITB No. 00001602)  15 minutes requested

Commissioner Dan Ryan

Housing Bureau

 286  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program under the Inclusionary Housing Program for Analog PDX located at 1871 N Flint Ave  (Second Reading Agenda 266)

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

Bureau of Transportation

 287  Assess benefited properties for street, sidewalk, and stormwater improvements in the NE 27th Ave & Holland St Local Improvement District  (Hearing; Ordinance; C-10059)  15 minutes requested

 288  Vacate portions of NE 27th Ave and NE Holland St south of NE Columbia Blvd subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Hearing; Ordinance; VAC-10131)  20 minutes requested

Commissioner Carmen Rubio

Parks & Recreation

*289  Declare the Gateway Green Park “Sliver Parcel” property surplus real property and authorize the Bureau of Parks and Recreation to dispose of the property by transferring it to TriMet for its Redline Max Line project  (Ordinance) 

Sign up for public testimony for the Portland City Council Meetings

Register for the Council meetings at the following link: 

WEDNESDAY PM

The deadline to sign up for the April 28, 2021 afternoon Council meeting is Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, APRIL 28, 2021

*290  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM Amend Title 33 Planning and Zoning to facilitate the provision of shelter and housing options for Portlanders in need  (Previous agenda 250; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Rubio and Ryan; amend Code Title 33)  45 minutes requested for items 290-291

*291  Amend City Code Health and Sanitation, Emergency Code, Public Improvements, Water, Property Maintenance Regulations and Affordable Housing to facilitate the provision of shelter and housing options for Portlanders in need  (Previous agenda 251; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Rubio and Ryan; amend Code Titles 8, 15, 17, 21, 29, and 30)

 292  TIME CERTAIN: 2:45 PM Appeal of Renee Mercado against the noise variance granted to Café Nell to add two speakers located at the corner of NW 20th and Kearney  (Report introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero)  90 minutes requested

THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, APRIL 29, 2021

 293  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM Accept the Portland Design Commission 2019-2020 State of the City Design Report  (Report introduced by Commissioner Ryan)  1 hour requested

 294  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM Accept the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission 2020 State of the City Preservation Report  (Report introduced by Commissioner Ryan)  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.

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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