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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 October 7, 2015  (Printable version)

 Revised:  #1028 is rescheduled to 2:00 PM




       City   Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue



 1009  Request of Jose Serrica to address Council regarding housing injustice    (Communication)


 1010  Request of Helen Ying to address Council regarding camping and drug use/possession and other issues in public   spaces  (Communication)


 1011  Request of Charles J. Mattouk to address Council regarding lack of neighborhood safety, drug and camping problems  (Communication)


 1012  Request of Bud Coe to address Council regarding north Park block issues    (Communication)




 1013  Appoint Martha Bailey and David Grant to the Floating Structures Code Board of Appeal for terms to expire October 6, 2018  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman)


 1014  Appoint Karla Devine and Jesse Fox to the River Community Advisory Committee for terms to expire October 6, 2018  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman)



Mayor Charlie Hales

Office of Management and Finance

*1015   Pay claim of Jacquelin Davis in the sum of $11,953 involving Parks Bureau    (Ordinance)


*1016   Authorize a grant agreement with Portland YouthBuilders to support the Workforce Training and Hiring efforts on the Beech and Gateway Parks projects for a not to exceed grant amount of $10,000  (Ordinance)


*1017 Authorize a grant agreement with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. to support the Workforce Training and Hiring efforts on the Beech and Gateway Parks projects for a not to exceed grant amount of $10,000  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 1018  Authorize application to U.S. Department of   Housing and Urban Development for three Continuum of Care renewal grants in   the total amount of $999,611 and submission of the Consolidated Continuum of Care application on behalf of the Portland/Gresham/Multnomah County Continuum of Care  (Ordinance)


 1019  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County for additional County funds in the amount of $272,233 for outreach and housing placement for veterans and people experiencing homelessness in East County  (Second Reading Agenda 996; amend Contract No. 30002899)





Mayor Charlie Hales

 1020  Declare the second Monday in October as   Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City of Portland and encourage other institutions to recognize the Day; reaffirm the City's commitment to promote the prosperity and well-being of Portland's American Indian, Alaska Native and Indigenous community  (Resolution)  30 minutes   requested


 1021  Authorize a grant agreement with Legacy Health to support the construction of the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in an amount not to exceed $500,000    (Ordinance)


 1022  Waive Title 33, Planning and Zoning, to allow short-term, temporary public use of an indoor track and field facility at 2400 NW Front Ave from December 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016  (Second Reading Agenda 1008)


Office of Management and Finance

 1023  Authorize a five year price agreement for purchase of hydrants and valves from Mueller Co. LLC for an amount not to exceed $5,220,000  (Procurement Report - Project No. 00000086)


*1024   Approve Innovation Funding of $395,690 for four major grant and five micro grant proposals for FY 2015-16  (Ordinance)  30 minutes requested



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*1025   Amend ordinance to modify the conditions of approval for the vacation of a portion of SW Moody Ave north of Ross Island Bridge subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Ordinance; amend Ordinance 187032; VAC-10085)


*1026   Authorize contract with Sergeants Towing, Inc. for abandoned vehicle towing and storage services  (Previous Agenda 1001)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

 1027  Conduct a pilot project to amend administrative procedures in order to increase time for public review of City Council public meeting Agendas    (Resolution)  10 minutes requested



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

 1028  Amend Affordable Housing Preservation Code to add Portland Renter Protections  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapter 30.01) 






*1029    TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Amend Title 15, Emergency Code, to authorize Council to declare a housing emergency under specified circumstances, and define duration and Council powers during a housing emergency  (Ordinance   introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Code Section 15.04.030-15.04.040 and add   Section 15.08.025)  3 hours requested for items 1029 and 1030


*1030    Declare a housing emergency to address increased homelessness, identify Council powers, specify one year duration, waive zoning code, and authorize request to Governor for an emergency declaration  (Ordinance introduced by   Mayor Hales)



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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