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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 May 20-21, 2015  (Printable version)



City   Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MAY 20, 2015



 488  Request of Michael Chappie Grice to address Council regarding the 2015 Alberta Street Project  (Communication)


 489  Request of Bob Zybach to address Council regarding the 2015 Alberta Street Project  (Communication)


 490  Request of Wayne R. Giesy to address Council regarding the 2015 Alberta Street Project  (Communication)


 491  Request of Trina Sutton to address Council regarding homeless rest area in Multnomah County  (Communication)


 492  Request of Lightning Watchdog X to address Council regarding surplus property reform  (Communication)



 493  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Proclaim May 20, 2015 to be a day of recognition for Grant Magazine  (Proclamation   introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested


 494  TIME CERTAIN: 10:00 AM – Amend fee schedules for site development and enforcement  (Ordinance   introduced by Commissioner Fritz)  20 minutes requested


 495  TIME CERTAIN: 10:20 AM – Revise transportation fees, rates and charges for FY 2015-16 and fix an effective date  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Novick)  20 minutes requested


 496  TIME CERTAIN: 10:40 AM - Appeal of Preserve the Pearl LLC against Design Commission’s decision to approve a new full-block mixed-use project in the Central City Plan District’s River sub-District at 1241 NW Johnson St  (Previous Agenda   413; Findings; LU 14-230014 DZM)  5 minutes requested



  Design Commission Decision





 497  Appoint Vivek Shandas and Damon Schrosk to the Urban Forestry Commission  (Report introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fritz)



Mayor Charlie Hales

 498  Appoint Theresa Soto, Daniel Franco Nunez, Alisha Zhao and Se-Ah-Dom Edmo to the Human Rights Commission  (Report)


Office of Management and Finance

 499  Extend a right-of-way use agreement granted to Clear Wireless LLC for wireless broadband Internet access services  (Second Reading Agenda 471; amend Ordinance   No. 185716)


 500  Extend term of a right-of-way use agreement granted to Sprint Spectrum, LP for mobile telecommunications services  (Second Reading Agenda 472; amend Ordinance No. 185717)


 501  Extend term of a right-of-way use agreement granted to Cricket Communications, Inc. for mobile telecommunications services  (Second Reading Agenda 473; amend Ordinance No. 185788)


 502  Extend term of right-of-way use agreement granted to New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for mobile telecommunications services (Second Reading Agenda 474; amend Ordinance No. 185789)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 503  Authorize a contract with AT&T Corp. for the Inner NE Sanitary Sewer Extension Project No. E10205 and the payment of $37,667  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 504  Adopt and authorize the submission of the Action Plan FY 2015-2016 for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (Ordinance)





Mayor Charlie Hales

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


Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 506  Authorize the City Attorney to make application for the City to appear Amicus Curia in Lake Oswego Historic Preservation Society v. City of Lake Oswego in support of clarifying Oregon's owner consent law to retain designated historic resources  (Resolution)  30 minutes requested


Bureau of Police

*507  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Portland State University for $304,000 under the 2014 Bureau   of Justice Assistance Smart Policing Initiative grant program to provide research and services to the Police Bureau for the study of the Neighborhood Involvement Locations program  (Ordinance)  30 minutes requested


Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Water Bureau

 508  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsive bidder and provide payment for the construction components of the Road 10 MP 3.0-4.6 Project at an estimated cost of $889,000  (Second Reading Agenda 482)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*509  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and NE Columbia Blvd Intersection project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain   Authority  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Portland Parks & Recreation

 510  Accept Park System Development Charge Methodology Update Report for implementation and amend the applicable sections of City Code  (Second Reading Agenda 460; amend Code Chapter 17.13)  15 minutes requested



City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 511  Assess property for sidewalk repair for the Bureau of Maintenance  (Second Reading Agenda 484; Y1086)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MAY 20, 2015


 512  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Amend Code to eliminate barriers to accessing   administrative appeal processes, including establishing a minimum notice requirement and limiting fees charged to initiate an appeal  (Previous Agenda 412; Ordinance introduced by Auditor Hull Caballero; add Code Chapter 3.130; amend Code Chapter 22.10)  1 hour requested


  Proposed Amendments for 5-20-15




City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 513  Amend timeline and Case File Review for Independent Police Review Citizen Review Committee appeals  (Second Reading 486; amend Code Section 3.21.140 and replace Code Section 3.21.150)



THURSDAY,   2:00 PM, MAY 21, 2015


 514  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Revise residential solid waste and recycling collection rates and charges, effective July 1, 2015  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Hales; amend Code Chapter 17.102)  2 hours for items   514-516


 515  Revise sewer and stormwater rates, charges and fees in accordance with the FY 2015-2016 Sewer User Rate Study  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fish)


 516  Authorize the rates and charges for water and water-related services during the FY beginning July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 and fix an effective date  (Ordinance introduced by Commissioner Fish)



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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