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Council Agenda for APRIL 29, 2015  (Printable version)



City   Hall  - 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY,  9:30 AM, APRIL 29, 2015







 415  Request of Richard Rubin to address Council regarding the need for employment and housing services  (Communication)


 416  Request of Sean Cruz to address Council regarding predatory towing practices    (Communication)


 417  Request of Michael O'Connor to address Council regarding Artists United's plan for Last Thursday on Alberta  (Communication)


 418  Request of Diana Scroggins to address Council regarding PDXLovesArt initiative     (Communication)


 419  Request of Sandy Polishuk to address Council regarding climate change    (Communication)





Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 420  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  (Ordinance)


City Budget Office

 421  Adopt the FY 2014-15 Spring Supplemental Budget and make other budget-related changes  (Ordinance)  30 minutes   requested


Office of Management and Finance

 422  Accept report on Civil Service Board activities for calendar year 2014    (Report)


 423  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County to partner on a Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan  (Second Reading Agenda 400)


 424  Authorize a grant to Elders in Action for Arts Education and access Income Tax outreach in an amount not to exceed $8,750  (Second Reading Agenda 401)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Water Bureau

 425  Authorize an agreement with TriMet for the sub-lease of the co-location of radio equipment at Mt. Scott in the amount of $52,337  (Second Reading Agenda 403)


 426  Authorize a contract with Analytical Services, Inc. not to exceed       $1,200,000 for Intake Compliance Monitoring and contract with   Scientific Methods, Inc. not to exceed $300,000 for Tributary Stream Monitoring in support of maintaining the Bull Run Treatment Variance Program  (Second Reading Agenda 408)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

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



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, APRIL 29, 2015


 428  TIME   CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Accept 2015 Arts Oversight Committee Report on the Arts Education & Access Fund  (Report introduced by Commissioner Fish)  1 hour requested


 429  TIME   CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Accept the State of Housing in Portland 2015 Report  (Report introduced by Commissioner Saltzman) 1 hour 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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                                                                                           Mary Hull Caballero

                                                                                           Auditor of the City of Portland




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