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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 APRIL 1, 2015  (Printable version)



City Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, APRIL 1, 2015      



 320  Request of Yuriy Boyechko to address Council regarding the Mayor and Chief of Police participation in the Ukrainian Church New Year Celebration and Prayer for Ukraine  (Communication)


 321  Request of Professors Oleh Taratula and Olena Taratula of Oregon State University to address Council regarding their current work at Oregon Health Sciences University and their journey from Ukraine to OSU  (Communication)


 322  Request of Olga Parker of Oregon State University to address Council regarding her professional practice and work with the Slavic Community  (Communication)


 323  Request of Pastors Paul Demyanik and Iliya Globak to address Council regarding Christian aspect of Slavic Community  (Communication)


 324  Request of Ihor Levkiv, Ukrainian American Cultural Association to address Council regarding Ukrainian American Community of Portland Metro  (Communication)



 325  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Authorize the first sale of general obligation bonds for Portland Parks and Recreation repairs and improvements as approved by voters on November 4, 2014  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  30 minutes requested


*326  TIME CERTAIN: 10:30 AM – Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University for $83,522 for survey of the Portland community regarding perceptions of the Police Bureau community outreach and accountability efforts  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales)  1 hour requested





Mayor Charlie Hales

 327  Reappoint Julie Greb and Carol Gossett to the Noise Review Board  (Report)


 328  Extend the terms of 2015 Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee to December 2015  (Report)


Office of Management and Finance

*329  Change the salary range for the Nonrepresented classification of Portland Streetcar Operations Manager and the Nonrepresented classification of Portland Streetcar Maintenance Manager  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

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



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*331  Supersede and replace Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to allow the NE/SE 20s Bikeway Project to bid and construct through the Oregon Department of Transportation Local Agency Certification Program  (Ordinance)




 332  Declare City Council support for the reopening of the Willamette Falls Locks and the development of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested



Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Police

*333  Apply to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for a grant in the amount of $200,000 for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2015 Solicitation to expand the capacity of the Portland Police Bureau Behavioral Health Unit  (Ordinance)


Portland Development Commission

 334  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 298)


 335  Approve the termination of the Education Urban Renewal Area Plan  (Second Reading Agenda 299)


 336  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 300)


       Exhibit A        Exhibit B


 337  Approve the Eleventh Amendment to the Airport Way Urban Renewal Plan to reduce plan area by approximately 970.5 acres  (Second Reading Agenda 301)


 338  Approve the Second Amendment to the Willamette Industrial Urban Renewal Plan to cease collections of tax increment  (Second Reading Agenda 302)


 339  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 303)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

 340  Require the identification and acquisition of rights to develop affordable housing on a site in North Macadam that will fully achieve all affordable housing goals in the district  (Resolution)  30 minutes requested


Bureau of Environmental Services

 341  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the construction of the Balch Consolidated Conduit Support Project No. E09017 for $1,800,000  (Second Reading Agenda 314)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*342  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the East Portland Rapid Flash Beacon Project  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

 343  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  (Second Reading Agenda 318)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, APRIL 1, 2015


 344  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Appeal of David Vanadia and Gwenn Seemel against the noise variance granted to Andersen Construction for the Block 17 construction site located at 1315 NW 11th Ave  (Hearing introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero)  2 hours for items 344 and 345  


 345  Appeal of David Vanadia, Gwenn Seemel, Ron and Morgan Cecil, Jim and Bette Havermaer and Tahlia Harrison against the noise variance granted to Walsh Construction for the Abigail construction site located at 1616 NW 13th Ave  (Hearing introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero)



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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