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Council Agenda for MARCH 25, 2015  (Printable version)




City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MARCH 25, 2015


 289  Request of Carl Wikman to address Council regarding Portland Bureau of Transportation maintenance of Cedar Crossings Bridge  (Communication)


 290  Request of Hector Lara Cervantes to address Council regarding illegal operation and charges of treason in the state  (Communication)


 291  Request of Neal Walker to address Council regarding interactions with Portland Police  (Communication)


 292  Request of Benjamin Barber to address Council regarding gender discrimination, segregation and the change to Oregon Constitution  (Communication)


 293  Request of Annie Neal to address Council regarding Multnomah County Family Violence Coordination Council request for continued support for Portland Police Family Services Division  (Communication)



 294  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Accept the City of Portland Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY Ended June 30, 2014  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales)                   10 minutes requested


 295  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Accept the audit of the City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY 2013-2014 and the related Communications with Those Charged with Governance, and adopt the management response to correct the deficiency in financial reporting controls disclosed in the audit  (Resolution introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero)  20 minutes requested


*296  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Approve Innovation Funding for 17 micro-grant proposals for FY 2014-15  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  30 minutes requested


 297  TIME CERTAIN: 10:45 AM – 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  (Previous Agenda 250; Adopt Findings; LU 14-220722 DZ AD)  5 minutes requested


 298  TIME CERTAIN: 11:00 AM – Approve the Eleventh Amendment to the Central Eastside Urban Renewal Plan to add plan area and projects, extend the duration of the Plan and increase the maximum indebtedness  (Second Reading Agenda 268; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  1 hour requested for items 298-303


 299  Approve the termination of the Education Urban Renewal Area Plan  (Second Reading Agenda 269; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)


 300  Adopt the Fourth Amendment to the North Macadam Urban Renewal Plan to add to the plan area, add projects and extend the time frame of the Plan  (Second Reading Agenda 270; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)


  Exhibit A     Exhibit B


 301  Approve the Eleventh Amendment to the Airport Way Urban Renewal Plan to reduce plan area by approximately 970.5 acres  (Second Reading Agenda 271; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)


 302  Approve the Second Amendment to the Willamette Industrial Urban Renewal Plan to cease collections of tax increment  (Second Reading Agenda 272; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)


 303  Approve the Fourth Amendment to the Amended and Restated River District Urban Renewal Plan to reduce plan area by approximately 36.4 acres  (Second Reading Agenda 273; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)





Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

*304  Authorize the acquisition of 2.92 acres of real property on N Crawford for $880,000 to be used for Park purposes  (Ordinance)


*305  Authorize an agreement with American Healthways Services, LLC to promote the use of Portland Parks and Recreation fitness facilities to seniors  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

*306  Authorize a Joint Funding Agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior to update the 100-year floodplain for Crystal Springs Creek in the amount of $19,800  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 307  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County for $67,796 to share costs of a Home for Everyone Initiative Director  (Ordinance)


 308  Amend subrecipient contract with Cascade AIDS Project to add $5,000 to integrate health and housing data systems for People Living with HIV/AIDS  (Second Reading 285; amend Contract No. 32000664)





Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Police

*309  Extend contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. for the Red Light Camera System and increase the not to exceed amount by $1,000,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 31000128)  10 minutes requested


*310  Extend contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. for the Photo Radar System and increase the not to exceed amount by $3,500,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 31000129)  10 minutes requested


Office of Management and Finance

*311  Establish the authority of the Director of the Bureau of Internal Business Services regarding the Portland Oregon ™ sign and correctly reflect the organizational structure of the Office of Management and Finance  (Previous Agenda 286; amend Code Sections 3.15.010, 3.15.020, 3.15.040, 3.15.070, 3.15.080)


 312  Authorize third issuance of general obligation bonds for fire vehicles and emergency response infrastructure and general obligation refunding bonds  (Second Reading Agenda 287)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

*313  Approve findings and authorize exemptions to competitive bidding requirements, waive performance and payment bonds, authorize an agreement with Rose City Baseball, LLC and authorize Portland Parks and Recreation funding, all in connection with the Walker Stadium at Lents Park Project  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 314  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the Balch Consolidated Conduit Support Project No. E09017 for $1,800,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

*315  Authorize sale of land at 815 NW Naito Parkway to Union Station B, LLC for approximately $8.8 million to be credited to the affordable housing set aside budget in the Downtown Waterfront Urban Renewal Area  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*316  Authorize grant applications to the Oregon Department of Transportation All Roads Transportation Safety Program for $2.8 million for the transportation safety projects  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


*317  Increase contract with Tice Electric, Inc. in the amount of $85,251 to execute Change Order No. 1 for construction of a left turn signal from N Fremont St westbound to N Vancouver Ave southbound  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30004358; C-10047)           10 minutes requested



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MARCH 25, 2015


 318  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Prohibit the use and purchase of neonicotinoid pesticides by the City of Portland; amend Integrated Pest Management strategies; and urge retailers operating within the City to label plants, seeds and products containing neonicotinoid pesticides  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz)  1 hour requested


 319  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Add Code Removing Barriers to Employment to establish procedures for the use of criminal history information by employers within the City  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; add Code Chapter 23.10)  2 hours requested


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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