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Council Agenda for May 6, 2015  (Printable version)



City   Hall  - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY,  9:30 AM, MAY 6, 2015


 430  Request of Joe Walsh to address Council regarding Communications (Communication)


 431  Request of Nancy Newell to address Council regarding Joint Terrorism Task Force  (Communication)


 432  Request of Neal Walker to address Council regarding post-traumatic stress disorder in relation to chronic houselessness  (Communication)


 433  Request of Richard Schuler to address Council regarding changing the Friday following Thanksgiving to Indigenous People's Day  (Communication)


 434  Request of David Red Thunder to address Council regarding Pembina proposed propane terminal  (Communication)



 435  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Presentation from the 2015 Portland Rose Festival   & Rose Festival Court  (Presentation introduced by Mayor Hales)  20 minutes requested for items 435 and 436


*436  Grant revocable permits to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation to perform activities relating to Portland Rose Festival annual celebration from May 22, 2015 through June 7, 2015  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner   Novick)


*437  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Amend the City of Portland Employee Benefits Program to reflect   necessary plan design changes as recommended by the Labor Management Benefits Committee and as administratively required by Bureau of Human Resources for City self-insured and insured plan offerings beginning July 1, 2015  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  20 minutes requested


 438  TIME   CERTAIN: 10:30 AM – Accept report on the Portland Development Commission 2015-2020 Strategic Plan  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales)  1 hour requested





Mayor Charlie Hales

 439  Appoint Julie Livingston to the Design Commission for a term to expire May 6, 2019  (Report)


 440  Appoint Andrew Colas, Andrew McGough, Maurice Rahming, Michael Burch, Rosa Martinez and Tony Jones to the Equitable Contracting and Purchasing Commission for terms to expire May 5, 2017  (Report)


Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 441  Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro to accept an additional $80,000 for administration of the City Master Recycler Program in FY 2015-2017  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30003529)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 442  Amend subrecipient contract with JOIN to add $3,468 for enhanced outreach and operations during winter severe weather events for a total not to exceed $1,780,741  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 32001124)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Emergency Management

*443  Authorize application to the Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant program for a grant in the amount of $3,000,000 to enhance emergency preparedness through planning, training and equipping of emergency responders  (Ordinance)


Bureau of Transportation

*444  Accept a grant in the amount   of $151,360 from and authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation for the Growing Transit Communities Plan  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

*445  Authorize application to the   Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for a grant in the amount of $750,000 for development of the Gateway Green Park Project  (Ordinance)



City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 446  Approve Council Minutes for July-December 2014  (Report)


*447  Amend contract with Moss Adams, LLP to extend by one year for financial and federal compliance audits   of FY 2014-2015 and increase by $658,445  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30002662)


*448  Assess property for system development charge contracts and private plumbing loan contracts (Ordinance;  Z0810, K0153, T0165, W0041, P0132, K0154, T0166, Z0811, W0042)





 449  Proclaim May 2015 to be Older Americans Month in Portland  (Proclamation   introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fish)  10 minutes requested


 450  Proclaim the week of May 10-16, 2015 to be Active Transportation Week in Portland  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick)



Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 451  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement   with Portland State University in the amount of $80,297 for the Portland   Single Family Weight Study 2015-17 to determine weight of garbage for ratemaking purposes  (Second Reading Agenda 420)


Bureau of Police

 452  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University for $35,000 for development of an evaluation plan to assess the work and effect of the Community and Police Relations Subcommittee  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested


*453  Authorize application to the   U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice   Assistance for a grant in the amount of $2,000,000 for the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant to address unsubmitted sexual assault kits at the Portland Police Bureau  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


City Budget Office

 454  Adopt the FY 2014-15 Spring Supplemental Budget and make other budget-related changes  (Second Reading Agenda 421)


Office of Management and Finance

 455  Grant a franchise to Qwest Corporation dba CenturyLink QC for telecommunications services for a period of 10 years  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Emergency Management

*456  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County to establish a medical resource request   system for regionally organized health care systems  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


*457  Authorize a contract with TetraTech in the amount of $158,529 for Natural Hazard Mitigation   Planning  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


Bureau of Transportation

 458  Vacate a portion of SE Gideon St east of SE Milwaukie Ave subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Hearing; Ordinance; VAC-10092)


 459  Vacate a portion of NE Vancouver Way south of NE Gertz Rd subject to certain conditions and reservations  (Second Reading 427; VAC-10097)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

 460  Accept Park System Development Charge Methodology Update Report for implementation and amend the applicable sections of City Code (Second Reading   Agenda 386; amend Code Chapter 17.13) 



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MAY 6, 2015






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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