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The Council Agenda is the weekly list of items to come before the City Council.  The agenda is available after 4:00 pm each 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.   


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Council Agenda for September 9-10, 2015  (Printable version)



City   Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue



 918  Request of Crystal Elinski to address Council regarding government contracts, living wage and rent control  (Communication)


 919  Request of Katherine Smith to address Council regarding Portland and Tigard police    (Communication)


 920  Request of Hiram Asmuth to address Council regarding revoking a 60-day ban at City Hall    (Communication)


 921  Request of Jim Whittenburg to address Council regarding affordable housing and overbuilding in Portland  (Communication)


 922  Request of Evelyn Bross to address Council regarding dangerous traffic conditions at the Post Office at Airport Way  (Communication)



 923  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Proclaim September 2015 to be Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month    (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales)  10 minutes requested


*924  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Approve findings to authorize an exemption to the competitive bidding requirements; authorize the alternative contracting method of   Construction Manager/General Contractor; and authorize payment for construction, all in connection with the Pioneer Courthouse Square Renovation Project  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  15 minutes requested for items 924-927


*925  Authorize a contract with Shiels, Obletz Johnsen, Inc. to provide owner's representative, construction management and cost estimation services for renovations and   improvements to Pioneer Courthouse Square in an amount not to exceed $577,840  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz)


*926  Authorize a contract with SRG Partnership, Inc. to provide planning, design, and   construction administration services for renovations and improvements to Pioneer Courthouse Square in an amount not to exceed $875,150  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz)


*927  Amend contract with Pioneer Courthouse Square, Inc. for public involvement services for the   duration of the Pioneer Courthouse Square Renovation Project in an amount not   to exceed $63,000  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz; amend Contract No. 30000073)




Mayor Charlie Hales

 928  Reappoint Lavaun Heaster and Suzanne Stahl and appoint Rick Hammond, Terrence Blosser and Kathy Coleman to the Portland Commission on Disability for 3-year terms to expire September 9, 2018  (Report)


Bureau of Police

*929  Pay claim of Pacific Mobile Structures, Inc. in the sum of $13,400 involving the Police   Bureau  (Ordinance)


*930  Authorize application to the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims' Services   Division for a grant in the amount of $96,946 for the Police Bureau Crisis Response Team in order to reimburse the City for 46 percent of the volunteer coordinator personnel expenses over a 24-month period  (Ordinance)


Office of Management and Finance

*931  Pay claim of Norman Bailey in the sum of $11,000 involving Parks and Recreation   (Ordinance)


*932  Authorize acquisition of property at 4747 WI/E. Burnside Street from Katharine   Lawrence, Peter Lawrence and Kenneth Moholt-Siebert by the Bureau of Internal   Business Services  (Ordinance)


*933  Amend contract with Portland Habilitation Center, Inc. to increase contract amount by $246,271 to provide custodial services for The Portland Building  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 31000239)


*934  Amend contract with Portland Habilitation Center, Inc. to increase contract amount by $151,288 to provide custodial services for secured facilities  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 31000251)


 935  Amend the City Code to reflect the name change of the Revenue Bureau    (Ordinance; amend Code Chapters 5.73, 6.04, 6.05, 6.06, 7.02, 7.03 and   7.14)


 936  Amend franchise granted to NewPath Networks, LLC to build and operate telecommunications services within City streets  (Second Reading Agenda 911)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

*937  Amend a grant agreement with Legal Aid Services of Oregon to provide civil legal assistance at the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services for an annual amount of   $120,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 32000404)


*938  Amend grant agreements for navigator services at the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services for a combined annual amount of $248,200  (Ordinance; amend Contract Nos. 32000977, 32000976, 32000979, 32000998, 32000375 and 32000391)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

 939  Approve the designation of one tree as a City of Portland Heritage Tree  (Ordinance)





Mayor Charlie Hales

 940  Proclaim September 2015 to be Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month    (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales)


*941  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland Public Schools and TriMet for $966,666 to continue the Student Transit Pass Project to offer public transportation for high-school students at Portland Public Schools  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

 942  Create a local improvement district to construct street, sidewalk, stormwater and sanitary sewer improvements north of NE Prescott Ct in the NE 136th Ave Phase II Local Improvement District  (Previous Agenda 795; C-10050)


 943  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the Burgard/Lombard @ North Time Oil Road Intersection project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain Authority  (Second Reading Agenda 916)


 944  Vacate a portion of N Terminal Rd east of N Lombard St subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Second Reading Agenda 917; VAC 10096)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 945  Authorize contract with the lowest responsive bidder for the construction of the SE Powell Recon Sewer & Green Streets project E08659 for $3,730,000  (Ordinance) 10 minutes requested





 946  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Accept the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Update: Parks Facilities Supplemental  (Report introduced by   Mayor Hales) 1 hour requested



THURSDAY,   2:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015


 947  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Consider proposal of Sarah Curtiss on behalf of Ryan Buchanan for Demolition Review, and the   Bureau of Development Services Staff and Portland Historic Landmarks Commission recommendation of approval, for the demolition of a contributing garage in the Ladd’s Addition Historic District at 1609 SE 16th Ave  (Hearing introduced by Commissioner Saltzman; LU 15-167566 DM)    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.


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                                                                                  Mary Hull Caballero

                                                                                  Auditor of the City of Portland





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