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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.  


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Council Agenda for JULY 30-31, 2014 (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, JULY 30, 2014




 788  Request of Bob Naito to address Council regarding the Halprin Landscape Conservancy  (Communication)


 789  Request of Randy Gragg to address Council regarding Halprin Landscape Conservancy efforts to restore the Portland Open Space Sequence  (Communication)


 790  Request of Larry Munson to address Council regarding transients and street people, their impact on his business and the City's response  (Communication)


 791  Request of Xiaoyang Wang to address Council regarding stop forced live organ harvesting in China  (Communication)


 792  Request of Donna Daniel to address Council regarding the superfund site on the Willamette River and the disposal of toxic waste  (Communication)



 793  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Travel Portland 2014 presentation  (Presentation introduced by Commissioner Saltzman)  15 minutes requested





Mayor Charlie   Hales

 794  Reappoint John McCamish, Ed Wallace, Eugene Lathan and Linda Barnes to the Fire Code Board of Appeals with terms set to expire June 30, 2017  (Report)


*795  Authorize   a grant to the New City Initiative in the amount of $25,000 in support of its Village Support Network housing program    (Ordinance)


Bureau of   Planning & Sustainability

*796  Accept   and appropriate a grant in the amount of $12,000 from the Oregon State   Historic Preservation Office, acting by and through Oregon Parks and   Recreation Department, to support the City's historic resources program  (Ordinance)


Office of   Management and Finance

*797  Ratify   a Letter of Agreement that amends Article 19 – Wages, Section 7(a) of the   collective bargaining agreement between the City and the City of Portland   Professional Employees Association effective July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017  (Ordinance)


 798  Create a new entry level, represented classification of Water Meter Technician I and establish an interim compensation rate for the new classification  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Position No. 1

Bureau of   Development Services

*799  Amend   contract with CSDC Systems, Inc. to extend the term for three years and   provide two additional option years, for a possible five years total of software maintenance and support  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 31000013)





Mayor Charlie   Hales

*800  Authorize a grant to Portland Business Alliance for Downtown Marketing Initiative Holiday promotions for $170,000  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested


Bureau of   Planning & Sustainability

S-801  Improve land use regulations related to accessory short-term rentals through the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 6  (Second Reading Agenda S-779; amend Code Title 3, Title 6 and Title 33)




Bureau of Police

*802  Authorize a grant agreement with Janus Youth Programs, Inc. for $297,000 to provide shelter beds, treatment and case management for juvenile human trafficking   victims  (Ordinance)


Office of   Management and Finance

*803  Pay claim of Daniel Collins in the sum of $110,000 involving the Police   Bureau  (Ordinance)  15 minutes requested



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position   No. 4

Bureau of   Transportation

 804  Vacate a portion of SE Grand Ave subject to certain conditions and reservation    (Hearing; Ordinance; VAC-10090)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, JULY 30, 2014






THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, JULY 31, 2014


 805  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Accept the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission State of the City Preservation Report  (Report introduced by   Commissioner Fritz)        45 minutes requested


 806  TIME CERTAIN: 2:45 PM – Accept the Portland Design Commission State of the City Design Report  (Report introduced by Commissioner Fritz)   45 minutes 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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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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