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Council Agenda for NOVEMBER 26, 2014 (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue



 1215  Request of Benjamen Pickering to address Council regarding blind cane  (Communication)


 1216  Request of David Kif Davis to address Council regarding homelessness solutions  (Communication)


 1217  Request of Elizabeth Anne McDonnell to address Council regarding minimum wage  (Communication)


 1218  Request of Charles Johnson to address Council regarding thankfully grateful yet concerned  (Communication)



*1219  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Accept and appropriate a grant agreement in the amount of $473,000 from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for the Cully Park Project  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fritz)  15 minutes requested





City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade

*1220  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with TriMet to provide exclusion hearings  (Ordinance)





Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

 1221  Amend Lease Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company for pedestrian and bicycle path facilities on the east bank of the Willamette River and the Steel Bridge  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 51354)


    Note: 1221 is rescheduled to December 3, 2014.



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Bureau of Development Services and Portland Parks and Recreation

 1222  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  (Second Reading 1196; amend ordinance No. 184522; amend Code Titles 17 and 24)


 1223  Create a fee schedule for tree review, tree inspections, tree permits and tree related enforcement  (Second Reading Agenda 1197)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 1224  Amend various sections of the Public Works Improvement Code for consistency and clarity of general language and organization cleanup  (Second Reading Agenda 1207; amend Code Chapters 3.13, 17.04, 17.32 through 17.36, 17.38 and 17.39)


Water Bureau

 1225  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  (Second Reading Agenda 1208; amend Contract No. 30001654)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Fire & Rescue

*1226  Authorize application to Federal Emergency Management Agency for a grant in the amount of $342,437 for the FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to fund firefighter bailout systems  (Ordinance)









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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