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Council Agenda for MARCH 4-5, 2015  (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MARCH 4, 2015


 231  Request of Patty Burkett to address Council regarding Human Trafficking  (Communication)


 232  Request of Mike Summers to address Council regarding homeless issues  (Communication)


 233  Request of Craig Rogers to address Council regarding Street Fund  (Communication)


 234  Request of Michael Blas to address Council regarding proposal to help everyone  (Communication)


 235  Request of Mike O'Callaghan to address Council regarding City Attorneys  (Communication)



*236  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Approve funding in an amount of $1,955,509 to REACH Allen Fremont, LLC to acquire and rehabilitate the Allen Fremont Plaza  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Saltzman)  20 minutes requested




Mayor Charlie Hales

 237  Appoint Linda Bauer to the Adjustment Committee for a term to expire March 3, 2019  (Report)


Office of Management and Finance

*238  Pay claim of Ana Guadalupe Mora in the sum of $10,000 involving the Police Bureau  (Ordinance)


Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 239  Authorize the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services or designee and the City Attorney to reimburse four property owners affected by the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station construction in the total amount of $47,012  (Second Reading Agenda 211)


Water Bureau

 240  Authorize an agreement with Roger R. and Kathleen M. Harrison in the amount of $128,500 to acquire a 17-acre conservation and stream enhancement easement and to fund improvements to the easement acreage  (Second Reading Agenda 212)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

 241  Approve allocation of $5,000 annually of Portland Children's Levy revenues to fund event sponsorships  (Second Reading Agenda 213)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*242  Authorize a contract with EcoNorthwest for the Local Transportation Infrastructure Fee project in the amount of $154,380  (Ordinance)


*243  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the Killingsworth Phase II project  (Ordinance)




Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 244  Amend contract with Brown and Caldwell, Inc. for additional work and compensation for the SW 86th Ave Pump Station and Appurtenances Project No. E09051 for $316,194  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30002215)  15 minutes requested


 245  Authorize a contract with lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the SE Hawthorne-Salmon Sewer Reconstruction and Green Streets Project No. E08668 for $4,590,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Water Bureau

 246  Authorize a contract with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. for the Water Bureau Cost Allocation Audit Project in the amount of $169,490  (Ordinance)            10 minutes requested

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Fire & Rescue

*247  Authorize application to the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal for a grant in the amount of $86,000 for Highway Emergency Response Specialist training for the Portland Fire & Rescue HazMat Team and Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Specialty Training for Station 24  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*248  Authorize contracts as required with Pavement Services, Inc. and GeoDesign, Inc. for on-call pavement testing and analysis of city streets  (Ordinance)

 249  Grant Bureau of Transportation Regulatory Program designated employees authority to issue civil penalties in the enforcement of Private-For-Hire Transportation and other regulations under their jurisdiction  (Second Reading Agenda 220; add Code Section 16.10.660)


WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 4, 2015


 250  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Appeal of Northwest District Association against Design Commission’s decision to approve with conditions the Tess O’Brien Apartments at 1953 NW Overton and 1950 NW Pettygrove Streets  (Hearing; LU 14-220722 DZ AD)  1 hour requested



THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 5, 2015


 251  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Adopt the West Quadrant Plan as direction for updating the Central City Plan  (Previous Agenda 223; Resolution introduced by Mayor Hales)  3 hours requested




“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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