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Council Agenda for NOVEMBER 19-20, 2014 (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue




 1189  Request of Shedrick Wilkins to address Council regarding Intel, corporate, tax, school follow up  (Communication)


 1190  Request of Steve Wiley to address Council regarding Five Keys to Success for Small Business Owners  (Communication)


 1191  Request of Stan Nowack to address Council regarding nuisance houses  (Communication)


 1192  Request of Marian Catedral-King to address Council regarding 2014 Fuel Your School Program of Chevron  (Communication)


 1193  Request of Pat Wagner to address Council regarding impact of Chevron and oil companies on Linnton  (Communication)



 1194  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Proclaim November 29, 2014 as Portland Celebrates Small Business Saturday  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested


*1195  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Ratify a Letter of Agreement between the City on behalf of Portland Parks & Recreation and Laborers’ Local 483 that adds seasonal and full-time employees in the Park Ranger classification to the collective bargaining agreement between the City and the District Council of Trade Unions in effect for July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  15 minutes requested


 1196  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Amend regulations in the Public Improvements and Building Regulations Code that were adopted through the Citywide Tree Policy and Regulatory Improvement Project, to conform to subsequent changes to City Code  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz; amend ordinance No. 184522; amend Code Titles 17 and 24)  30 minutes requested for items 1196 and 1197


 1197  Create a fee schedule for tree review, tree inspections, tree permits and tree related enforcement  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz)





Mayor Charlie Hales

Office of Equity and Human Rights

*1198  Delegate rulemaking authority to the Director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights and add administrative rulemaking procedures  (Ordinance; amend Code Section 3.128.030 and add Code Section 3.128.040)


Office of Management and Finance

 1199  Authorize a contract with Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. for the purchase of two light air rehab units for a total not to exceed value of $1,400,000  (Procurement Report - Bid No. 116109)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*1200  Authorize grant agreement with South Waterfront Community Relations for data collection, analysis and research of best parking practices  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

*1201  Amend Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement with the US. Army Corps of Engineers by $67,000 in-kind match to finalize a feasibility study of ecosystem restoration options in the Lower Willamette River under the Water Resources Development Act  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 52070)





Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Police

*1202  Authorize application to Oregon Impact for a grant in the amount of $100,000 for overtime reimbursement for participation in DUII High Visibility Enforcement events during Federal FY 2014-2015  (Ordinance)


Office of Management and Finance

 1203  Authorize a price agreement with JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. for sodium hypochlorite for a 5-year contractual total not to exceed amount of $3,295,500  (Procurement Report - Bid No. 117009)


 1204  Authorize revenue bonds in an amount sufficient to provide up to $3 million for Habitat Restoration Costs  (Second Reading Agenda 1186)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Emergency Management

*1205  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization to strengthen and coordinate the Region's disaster management  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Transportation

 1206  Vacate a portion of E Burnside St west of NE Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Second Reading Agenda 1187; VAC-10095)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 1207  Amend various sections of the Public Works Improvement Code for consistency and clarity of general language and organization cleanup  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapters 3.13, 17.04, 17.32 through 17.36, 17.38 and 17.39)


Water Bureau

 1208  Amend contract with Michael Willis Architects to increase compensation, time and scope of work for the Interstate Maintenance Facility Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $280,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30001654)  10 minutes requested


 1209  Authorize a contract and provide payment for the construction phase of the Union Pacific Railroad East Portland Connection Water System Adjustment Project at an estimated cost of $660,000  (Second Reading Agenda 1188)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

*1210  Amend subrecipient contract with Proud Ground to add an amount up to $883,735 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 funds  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 32000848)





 1211  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – 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  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Title 33)  1.5 hours requested



THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, NOVEMBER 20, 2014


 1212  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Amend City Code to create a Transportation User Fee paid to fund Portland’s transportation needs, primarily transportation maintenance and safety  (Previous Agenda S-546; Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Novick; add Code Chapter 17.21)

  Item 1212 (former proposal) is continued from June 4, 2014.  It is to be withdrawn and referred to Commissioner Novick’s Office. 

   The new proposal is under items 1213 and 1214 and will be heard at 2:00 pm.


 1213  Create the Portland Street Fund and establish a non-residential transportation fee to fund Portland's street maintenance and transportation safety needs  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick; amend Code Chapter 7.02 and add Code Chapter 17.21)

            2 hours requested for items 1213 and 1214


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



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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