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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 AUGUST 20, 2014 (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, AUGUST 20, 2014





 859  Request of Barry Joe Stull to address Council regarding cannabis research at the Wapato Jail  (Communication)


 860  Request of Crystal Elinski to address Council regarding clarity on the Wednesday Council public communications process  (Communication)


 861  Request of James Michael Francis Lopes to address Council regarding personal constitutional writ  (Communication)


 862  Request of Lightning Think Lab to address Council regarding mission statement:    Healing Man Sanctuary (Communication)


 863  Request of Charles Johnson to address Council regarding reputation of PDX & 503 (Communication)






Mayor Charlie Hales

Office of   Management and Finance

 864  Accept bid of R&R General Contractors, Inc. for the N Williams Avenue from N Weidler Street to N Killingsworth Street Project for $580,649  (Procurement   Report – Bid No. 117003)


 865  Authorize a three year lease extension with Columbia Square LLC for the Revenue Bureau leased premises at 111 SW Columbia   through May 31, 2018 at an average annual cost of $694,965  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 52080)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Fire & Rescue

 866  Accept a $459 donation from Sears Hometown and Outlet Store to purchase equipment and for other needed resources and programs  (Second Reading Agenda 845)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

 867  Amend contract with TriMet for $4,937,279 to provide for enhanced upkeep and security of the Portland Transit Mall and Light Rail Transit Loop segment: 1st Ave, Morrison and Yamhill  (Second Reading Agenda 852; amend Contract No. 30000826)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of   Environmental Services

 868  Amend contract with Brown and Caldwell, Inc. for additional work and compensation for the Alder Pump Station Upgrade Project E10359 in the amount of $352,329  (Second Reading Agenda 853; amend Contract No. 30003063)



City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade

 869  Approve Council Minutes for May-December 2013  (Report)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, AUGUST 20, 2014






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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  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 823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).


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The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet 30, Portland Community Media television.


                                                                                  LaVonne Griffin-Valade

                                                                                  Auditor of the City of Portland





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