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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 December 11-12, 2019  (printable version)




 1129  Request of Kate Cook to address Council regarding safety issues on NE Clackamas Street  (Communication)

 1130  Request of Anne Taylor to address Council regarding safety issues on NE Clackamas Street  (Communication)

 1131  Request of Adrian Huang to address Council regarding safety issues on NE Clackamas Street  (Communication)

 1132  Request of Ross Montana to address Council regarding safety issues on NE Clackamas Street  (Communication)

 1133  Request of Cheryl Graves to address Council regarding YES! My Life Matters, The Homeless Cure  (Communication)


 1134  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Create a local improvement district to construct street, sidewalk, stormwater, utility undergrounding and water main improvements in the NE Couch-Davis Street Local Improvement District in support of high-density transit-oriented development in the Gateway Regional Center  (Hearing; Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Eudaly; C-10068)  20 minutes requested

 1135  TIME CERTAIN: 10:05 AM – Accept the Parkrose-Argay Development Study: Final Report and direct Planning and Sustainability to work with the Rossi, Garre, and Giusto families and Prosper Portland to gauge interest in a future private-public partnership for development of the 32 acre site near NE 122nd Ave and NE Shaver St  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  45 minutes requested

 1136  TIME CERTAIN: 10:50 AM – 2019 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award  (Presentation introduced by Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

  1137  Assess property for system development charge contracts, private plumbing loan contracts and safety net loan deferral contracts  (Second Reading Agenda 1108; Z0840, K0182, T0199, W0069, Z1207, K0183, T0200, Z0841, W0069, P0161, P0162)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

*1138  Accept a grant in the amount of $2,543,961 from Metro and authorize Intergovernmental Agreement for the Central Eastside Access and Circulation project  (Ordinance)

*1139  Authorize the Transportation Director to sign an agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad Company for construction services for the Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

 1140  Accept bid of Raimore Construction, LLC for the Gateway Green Development and Restoration Project for $2,862,768  (Procurement Report - Bid No.00001322)  15 minutes requested

 1141  Adopt City of Portland Investment Policy  (Resolution)  10 minutes requested

 1142  Amend Revenue and Finance Code to streamline the procurement and contracting process  (Second Reading Agenda 1077; amend Code Chapter 5.33, 5.34 and 5.68)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

*1143  Accept a grant in the amount of $4,646,372 from Metro, authorize Intergovernmental Agreement for the design and construction of specific priority projects identified in the Central City in Motion plan and appropriate $95,652 in FY 2019-20  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

*1144  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to enter into an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company for preliminary engineering and other related services up to the amount of $50,000 to construct a bridge on NE 42nd Ave over the Union Pacific Railroad  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

 1145  Amend Transportation System Development Charge 2017 Capital Improvement Plan  (Ordinance; amend Ordinance No. 188619)  15 minutes requested

 1146  Amend Towing and Disposition of Vehicles Code to clarify when a vehicle may be towed  (Second Reading Agenda 1119; amend Code section 16.30.210)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 1147  Authorize the Bureau of Environmental Services to acquire certain permanent and temporary property rights necessary for construction of the Carson Basin- SW 39th Ave Project No. E11116, through the exercise of the City’s Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested

 1148  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for construction of the NW Thurman St Sewer Reconstruction project No. E10696 for an estimated cost of $4,680,000  (Second Reading Agenda 1120)

City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 1149  Appeal of Patrick Cashman against the Bureau of Parks and Recreation Social Service Permits policy  (Report)  15 minutes requested

WEDNESDAY, 1:30-4:30 PM, DECEMBER 11, 2019


Location: City Hall – Council Chambers

Public and Press may attend.

Public comment will not be taken at the Work Session


 1150  TIME CERTAIN: 4:45 PM – Amend the Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Plan Map, Zoning Map, Title 33-Planning and Zoning, Title 18-Noise Control, Title 30-Affordable Housing, Title 32-Signs and Related Regulations to revise the Multi-Dwelling Residential designations and base zones  (Previous Agenda 1127; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler; amend Code Title 33, 18, 30 and 32)  10 minutes requested

THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, DECEMBER 12, 2019

 1151  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Results of Financial Audit of the City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY 2018-19 and related communications  (Report introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero)  1 hour requested for items 1151-1152

 1152  Accept the City of Portland Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the FY ended June 30, 2019  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)

 1153  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Accept 2017-19 Biennial Report to Portland City Council on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Resolution No. 37289  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  1 hour requested

 1154  TIME CERTAIN: 4:00 PM – Accept the report on the City of Portland 2020 Federal Legislative and Regulatory Agenda  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  40 minutes requested for items 1154-1155

 1155  Accept the report on the City of Portland 2020 State Legislative Agenda  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)

*1156  TIME CERTAIN: 5:00 PM – Amend Trees In Development Situations Code to extend sunset date for certain tree preservation regulations in development situations on private property  (Second Reading Agenda 1126; introduced by Mayor Wheeler; amend Code Chapter 11.50)


Mayor Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

*1157  Amend City Code related to the administration of the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapters 7.02 and 7.07)  30 minutes requested


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.

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 Mary Hull Caballero

Auditor of the City of Portland 

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