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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

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Portland, OR 97204

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Council Clerk, Karla Moore-Love


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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 August 21, 2019  (printable version)  


City Hall - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, AUGUST 21, 2019


 777  Request of Peter Maag to address Council regarding the increase of violence, open air drug use, and theft at the SW 14th and Montgomery intersection and surrounding areas  (Communication)

 778  Request of Marisa Jacobs to address Council regarding St. Johns transitional housing and buffer zones within neighborhoods  (Communication)

 779  Request of Art Lewellan to address Council regarding various transportation projects and public concerns  (Communication)

 780  Request of Terry Parker to address Council regarding the Civic Life Code Changes  (Communication)

 781  Request of Lightning Super Humanity Evolution to address Council regarding Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act  (Communication)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

*782  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University-Institute on Aging for tasks related to startup of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Age Friendly Cities Program in the amount of $20,000  (Ordinance)

Office of Community Technology

 783  Revoke franchise granted to Lucid Energy, Inc. for a renewal energy project in conjunction with the Water bureau for a period of 20 years  (Ordinance)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Bureau of Development Services

 784  Amend Original Art Murals Code to expand the location where murals are allowed  (Second Reading Agenda 745; add Code Chapter 4.11; amend Chapters 4.12 and 4.20)

Office of Management and Finance

 785  Authorize contract with Bio-Med Testing, Inc. for drug, alcohol and steroid testing services for an amount not to exceed $1,244,150  (Ordinance)  20 minutes requested

 786  Authorize water revenue bonds to finance water system capital improvements and refund water revenue bonds  (Second Reading Agenda 764)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Transportation

 787  Vacate portions of SE 106th Ave, SE 108th Ave, SE 110th Ave, SE Bybee Blvd, and SE Duke St south of SE Foster Rd subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Second Reading Agenda 767; Hearing; Ordinance; VAC-10124)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Water Bureau

 788  Amend contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. to provide $1 million in additional funding for the Engineer of Record services required to complete the Reservoir Structure for the Washington Park Reservoirs Improvements Project   (Second Reading Agenda 771; amend Contract No. 30003252)


 789  Amend contract with Cornforth Consultants, Inc. for geotechnical design services for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project in the amount of $830,000  (Second Reading Agenda 772; amend Contract No. 30003064)

 790  Authorize a contract with West Yost Associates for construction support services for the Washington Park Reservoirs Improvements Project in the amount of $6,199,300 using a sole source procurement  (Second Reading Agenda 773)

Commissioner Nick Fish

Bureau of Environmental Services

 791  Amend ordinance to authorize a competitive solicitation and contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of NE Broadway & 94th Pump Station Upgrade Project No. E10783, in the amount of $1,799,126  (Second Reading Agenda 774; amend Ordinance No. 189438)




 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).

City Council meetings can be viewed at 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 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. Testimony will be taken on Reports at the Presiding Officer’s determination (Code 3.02.040 G.5). 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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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.