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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 14-15, 2015  (Printable version)




City   Hall  -    1221 SW Fourth Avenue



 1031  Request of Joe Walsh to address Council regarding the coming winter and people still on the streets  (Communication)


 1032  Request of Krista Barron to address Council regarding Right to Dream Too, houseless issues  (Communication)


 1033  Request of Mike Summers to address Council regarding houseless issues    (Communication)


 1034  Request of Julian Pineda to address Council regarding sidewalk for NE 148th    under I-84  (Communication)


 1035  Request of Lisa Marechal to address Council regarding Headquarters Hotel    (Communication)



 1036  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Declare intent to pilot the Community-Initiated Neighborhood Trails Process to allow community organizations to identify and improve undeveloped right-of-ways to trail standards  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Novick)  1.25 hours requested





 1037  Reappoint Jessica Engeman to the Historic Landmarks Commission for a 4-year term to expire October 1, 2019  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman)



Mayor Charlie Hales

 1038  Appoint John Branam to the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission for term to expire May 31, 2018  (Report)


Office of Management and Finance

*1039  Ratify a Settlement Agreement between the City on behalf of the Portland Water   Bureau, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 189 and Operating Engineers Local 701 regarding premium pay for working underground or in a shored excavation (Ordinance)


*1040  Update Procurement Code to conform to new state law and make technical   corrections  (Ordinance; amend Code Chapters 5.33, 5.34 and 5.68)


 1041  Authorize a five year lease extension with UPI Commonwealth LLC for the Housing Bureau lease premises at the Commonwealth Building through October 31, 2021  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 1042  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  (Second Reading Agenda 1018)





Mayor Charlie Hales

 1043  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  (Previous Agenda 1021)


Bureau of Police

*1044  Accept a grant in the amount of $1,189,790 and appropriate $300,000 for FY 2015-16 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of   Justice Assistance National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant to address the issue of unsubmitted sexual assault kits at the Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


City Attorney

 1045  Authorize the City Attorney to intervene on behalf of the City of Portland in Oregon Public Utility Commission Docket UE 300  (Resolution)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Emergency Management

*1046  Accept a grant from the Oregon Military Department Office of Emergency Management for their Emergency Management Performance Grant Program in the amount of $387,782 to administer an integrated all hazard emergency management program for the   City  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Transportation

 1047  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)


   Exhibits 1-64     Exhibits 65-130



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Office of Neighborhood Involvement

 1048  Amend regulations for marijuana license procedures and requirements to provide a process for converting existing medical dispensaries to recreational retailers and amend hours of operation  (Ordinance; amend Code Subsections 14B.130.040 D. and 14B.130.080 B.)  30 minutes requested



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

*1049  Extend contract with GSI Water Solutions, Inc. for CERCLA and Risk Assessment technical assistance at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and add $500,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 36324)


*1050  Extend contract with GSI Water Solutions, Inc. for Source Control technical   assistance at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and add $300,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 36325)


 1051  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsive bidder for construction of the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Pump Station Transformer Addition Project No. E10669 for $562,000  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

 1052  Amend Affordable Housing Preservation Code to add Portland Renter Protections    (Second Reading Agenda 1028; amend Code Chapter 30.01)


Portland Housing Bureau

*1053  Authorize subrecipient contract with Urban League of Portland for $391,000 for housing placement services  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested




WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, OCTOBER 14, 2015


 1054  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Establish a tax on the demolition of certain residential structures in the City of Portland  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; add   Code Chapter 6.08)  3 hours requested




THURSDAY,   3:00 PM, OCTOBER 15, 2015


 1055  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 pm – Adopt the recommendations contained within the Division-Midway Neighborhood Street Plan  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Novick)   1 hour requested


     Street Plan



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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