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Council Agenda for DECEMBER 3-4, 2014 (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue



 1227  Request of Barry Joe Stull to address Council regarding his father  (Communication)


 1228  Request of David Red Thunder to address Council regarding hunting on Hayden Island  (Communication)


 1229  Request of Kirsten Everett to address Council regarding homeless issues  (Communication)


 1230  Request of Norman Yonemura to address Council regarding Makerspace / Fablab collective common  (Communication)


 1231  Request of Crystal Elinski to address Council regarding City deals on zoning and property on residents' backs  (Communication)



 1232  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Recognize Ignacio Paramo as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award  (Presentation introduced by Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested


 1233  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Create the Portland Street Fund and establish a non-residential transportation fee to fund Portland's street maintenance and transportation safety needs  (Second Reading Agenda 1213; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick; amend Code Chapter 7.02 and add Code Chapter 17.21)  1 hour requested for items 1233 and 1234


 1234  Establish a residential transportation income tax to fund Portland's street maintenance and transportation safety needs through the Portland Street Fund  (Second Reading Agenda 1214 ; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick; add Code Chapter 5.76)




Mayor Charlie Hales

 1235  Proclaim Measure 26-159 Bonds to fix playgrounds, trails; improve park facilities, safety, accessibility, enacted and in effect  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales)


 1236  Reappoint Lisa Faust to the Portland Community Media Board of Directors for a term to expire November 30, 2016  (Report)


 1237  Reappoint Justin Delaney to the Bureau of Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Board of Trustees for a term to expire December 31, 2017  (Resolution)


Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

*1238  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro and Gresham for the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project to accept additional Construction Excise Tax Grant funds of $72,599 and increase Portland match funds by $4,938  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30003807)


 1239  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement to provide the Multnomah County Department of Health Services $60,435 in FY 2014-15 for efforts related to the enforcement of specified animal regulations in the City  (Ordinance)


City Attorney

 1240  Authorize City Attorney to appeal the Judgment in Michael Boyle v. City of Portland, Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 1305-07824  (Resolution)


Office of Management and Finance

*1241  Create a new Nonrepresented classification of Archives and Records Management Coordinator and establish a compensation rate for the new classification  (Ordinance)


*1242  Change the salary range for two Nonrepresented classifications of City Archivist and Archives and Records Management Specialist  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*1243  Authorize application to Metro Regional Travel Options for a grant in the amount of $800,000 for Active Portland: Open Street, Connected Communities  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

*1244  Authorize a Permit and Right of Entry from the Port of Portland to the City to allow Bureau of Environmental Services and its contractor to access Port-owned property for the Lower Columbia Slough Refugia Habitat Enhancement Project  (Ordinance)


City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade

 1245  Certify abstract of votes cast, proclaim measure approved at the Municipal Non-Partisan General Election held in the City of Portland on    November 4, 2014  (Report)





Mayor Charlie Hales

*1246  Authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Credits with Portland Harbor Holdings II, LLC in the Alder Creek habitat restoration project up to a total of $2,625,000 plus escrow fees  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 1247  Amend accessory short-term rentals regulations to allow multi-dwelling structures, multi-dwelling development, triplexes, attached duplexes, manufactured dwellings and houseboats; establish fee for accessory short-term rental permits in multi-dwelling structures  (Second Reading Agenda 1211; amend Title 33)


Exhibit A          Exhibit B


   This item will be rescheduled. Date to be determined.



Office of Management and Finance

 1248  Accept bid of R&G Excavating, Inc. for the Lower Slough Refugia Habitat Enhancement  (Procurement Report - Bid No. 117280)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

 1249  Establish as binding City Policy that the City of Portland shall not allocate less resources for street maintenance than in the current fiscal year  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Emergency Management

*1250  Accept and appropriate the FY 2014 Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant in the amount of $846,598 from the Department of Homeland Security to enhance emergency preparedness through planning, training and equipping emergency responders  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Transportation

 1251  Amend Lease Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company for pedestrian and bicycle path facilities on the east bank of the Willamette River and the Steel Bridge  (Previous Agenda 1221; amend Contract No. 51354)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

*1252  Accept a federal grant in the amount of $162,532 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for Continuum of Care planning  (Ordinance)





 1253  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Transmit report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings and In Custody Deaths by the Office of Independent Review  (Report introduced by Auditor Griffin-Valade)  1 hour requested


 1254  TIME CERTAIN: 3:30 PM – Accept report from the Urban Renewal Area Amendment Advisory Committee  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales)    1 hour requested





 1255  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Consider the proposal of Sam Rodriguez, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC and the recommendation from the Hearings Officer for approval to change the Comprehensive Plan Map designation from High Density Multi-Dwelling to Central Commercial and the Zoning Map designation from RHd, High Density Multi-Dwelling Residential with a Design overlay zone, to CXd, Central Commercial with Design overlay zone, for property in the vicinity of SW 20th and 19th Avenues and SW Main and Madison Streets  (Previous Agenda 1128; Hearing introduced by Commissioner Fritz; LU 14-105474 CP ZC) 


  Hearings Officer's Recommendation


                 1 hour requested for items 1255 and 1256


 1256  Amend the Comprehensive Plan Map designation and amend the Zoning Map for property in the vicinity of SW 20th and 19th Avenues and SW Main and Madison Streets at the request of Sam Rodriguez, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC  (Previous Agenda 1129; Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz; LU 14-105474 CP ZC)



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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                                                                       LaVonne Griffin-Valade

                                                                       Auditor of the City of Portland




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