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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 29, 2017  (Printable Version)



WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MARCH 29, 2017

DUE TO LOSS OF QUORUM THE 9:30 AM SESSION IS CANCELED.  Communications, time certain, previous agenda, non-emergency items and second readings are rescheduled to the 2pm session on March 29.  

Consent and emergency ordinances will be rescheduled to 9:30 am, Wednesday, April 5th.


 291  Request of Shedrick J. Wilkins to address Council regarding 10 cent bottle deposit, not a sales tax  (Communication)


 292  Request of Megan Bigelow to address Council regarding an introduction to the PDX Women in Tech non-profit organization  (Communication)


 293  Request of John Hollister to address Council regarding NW 13th Ave Historic District's ongoing and proposed development projects  (Communication)


 294  Request of Bill Lindekugel to address Council regarding an error by the Portland Bureau of Transportation  (Communication)


 295  Request of Merrick Bonneau to address Council regarding settlement agreement and arrest record  (Communication)



 296  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM RESCHEDULED TO 2PM – Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland 2016 Leadership Development Pilot Program report  (Report introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested



Mayor Ted Wheeler

 297  Appoint Stephen Green, Jes Larson, Susan Emmons, Todd Struble, and Allen Lazo to the Portland Housing Bureau's Bond Oversight Committee for terms to expire March 1, 2022  (Report)


Office of Management and Finance

 298  Grant a franchise to Level 3 Communications, LLC, for telecommunications services for a period of 10 years  (Second Reading Agenda 173)


Portland Housing Bureau

*299  Amend contract with Income Property Management Company for operational expenses of the Joyce Hotel not to exceed $100,000 for a total value of $190,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30005526 )


Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

*300  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation for design of the Burgard/Lombard at North Time Oil Road project  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30003916)


 301  Accept a grant in the amount of $500,000 from Oregon Department of Transportation and authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement for North Going to Swan Island Freight Project   (Second Reading Agenda 273)


Portland Fire & Rescue

 302  Authorize contract with Burlington Water District for fire prevention, suppression, and emergency response services for FY 2016-17  (Second Reading Agenda 274)



Mayor Ted Wheeler

 303  Reappoint five current Commissioners to the Planning and Sustainability Commission for terms to expire May 31, 2021 and extend the terms for Gary Oxman and Margaret Tallmadge to expire on May 31, 2017  (Previous Agenda 276)


Office of Management and Finance

*304  Authorize a competitive solicitation process to furnish fuel for City authorized vehicles and equipment for an estimated $6,500,000 per year  (Ordinance)


*305  Authorize a contract with Willis of Oregon, Inc. for insurance broker/agent of record services for a total not-to-exceed amount of $555,917  (Ordinance)


Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

*306  Increase contract with The Active Network, Inc. by $1,300,000 for a not-to-exceed total of $3,250,000 to provide software and online services to support class registrations, programs, and facility reservation payments  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30000729)  10 minutes requested


*307  Amend City Code to provide for towing of abandoned or derelict vessels from parks and municipal docks, subject to appeal to the Code Hearings Officer  (Ordinance; amend Code Section 19.16.060)     15 minutes requested


Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 308  Authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder and provide payment for construction of the Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy – Phase 1 Drainage Retrofits for Water Quality Project No. E08675 for an estimated cost of $787,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


 309  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Richmond – South Tabor Sewer Rehabilitation Project No. E10383 for $4,260,000  (Second Reading Agenda 285)


 310  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsive bidder for construction of the Slough Outfall 104b Project No. E10625 for $2,255,000  (Second Reading Agenda 286)


 311  Authorize a contract with Carollo Engineers for engineering services for the Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Process Improvements, Project No. E10694 for $1,137,130  (Second Reading Agenda 287)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 29, 2017

Communications, Time Certain #296, previous agenda, and non-emergency ordinances and second readings from the 9:30 am session are rescheduled to 2:00 pm. 

 312 TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 5, 2017 AT 2:00 PM – Adopt City of Portland Investment Policy  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  2 hours requested




THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 30, 2017



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.