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Council Agenda for May 27-28, 2015  (Printable version)



City   Hall  -  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, MAY 27, 2015


 517  Request of Katherine Smith to address Council regarding Portland police    (Communication)


 518  Request of Neal Walker to address Council regarding PTSD recovery progress and current housing  (Communication)


 519  Request of Jacob Lewin to address Council regarding parking enforcement    (Communication)


 520  Request of Rev. Margaret Hepziban to address Council regarding truth and justice  (Communication)



 521  TIME CERTAIN: 9:30 AM – Declare intent to initiate local improvement   district formation proceedings to create a local improvement district to   construct street, sidewalk and stormwater improvements from NW Raleigh St to NW Upshur St in the NW 20th Ave Local Improvement District  (Resolution introduced by Commissioner Novick; C-10049)  30 minutes requested


 522  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Proclaim May 27, 2015 to be   a day of recognition for Grant High School’s Constitution Team  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales and Commissioner Fish)  15 minutes requested





Mayor Charlie Hales

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

*523  Authorize application to Metro   Regional Government for a package of five grants for a total amount of   $1,559,500 as part of the Community Planning and Development Grant   program  (Ordinance)


Office of Management and Finance

*524  Ratify a Letter of Agreement   between the City on behalf of the Bureau of Emergency Communications and the   American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 189 that   allows employees in the Emergency Communication Support Specialist   Classification to trade full or partial shifts of less than a FLSA   workweek  (Ordinance)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 525  Authorize grant agreement awarding up to   $73,000 in FY 15/16 to Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. to provide outreach,   technical assistance and community involvement for watershed projects in   Fanno and Willamette watersheds    (Ordinance)


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



Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Position No. 3

Portland Housing Bureau

 527  Accept a grant of up to $6,000 from MPower   Oregon for energy efficiency improvements at 1103 SW Stark St  (Ordinance)


 528  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  (Second Reading Agenda   504)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

*529  Amend Intergovernmental   Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation for the Tryon and Stephens   Headwaters Neighborhood St Plan Project to increase the grant amount by $20,000  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30004042)


 530  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro, Multnomah County,   Washington County and Clackamas County for preparing a Regional   Over-Dimensional Truck Route Study    (Ordinance)





Mayor Charlie Hales

 531  Proclaim May 27-June 1, 2015 to be 28th Annual Great Blue Heron Week  (Proclamation introduced by Mayor Hales)  10 minutes requested


Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 532  Revise residential solid waste and   recycling collection rates and charges, effective July 1, 2015  (Second Reading Agenda 514; amend Code   Chapter 17.102)


Office of Management and Finance

*533  Authorize a borrowing of not   more than $31,885,000 in anticipation of the Fire and Police Disability and   Retirement Fund levy for fiscal year 2015-2016  (Ordinance)


 534  Grant a franchise to Qwest Broadband Services, Inc. dba CenturyLink to operate a Cable System  (Second Reading Agenda 407)



Commissioner Nick Fish

Position No. 2

Bureau of Environmental Services

 535  Authorize a contract with the lowest responsive bidder for construction of SW Stephenson & SW Hamilton Drainage and road shoulder improvements BES project E10131 for $560,000  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested


 536  Revise sewer and stormwater rates, charges   and fees in accordance with the FY 2015-2016 Sewer User Rate Study  (Second Reading Agenda 515)


Water Bureau

 537  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  (Second   Reading Agenda 516)



Commissioner Steve Novick

Position No. 4

Bureau of Transportation

 538  Revise transportation fees, rates and   charges for FY 2015-16 and fix an effective date  (Second Reading Agenda 495)



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Position No. 1

Bureau of Development Services

 539  Amend fee schedules for site development   and enforcement  (Second Reading Agenda   494)


Portland Parks & Recreation

*540  Amend fee schedules for tree   permits in development situations    (Ordinance)  30 minutes   requested


 541  Accept the South Waterfront Greenway   Central District Improvements Project No. P00193 constructed by James W.   Fowler Co. as complete and authorize final payment in the amount of   $1,001  (Ordinance; Contract No.   30002713)  15 minutes requested for   items 541 and 542


 542  Transmit evaluation report on the   alternative contracting method for the South Waterfront Greenway Central   District Improvements  (Report;   Contract No. 30002713)


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


  Exhibit A as amended      Exhibit B



City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

 544  Amend Code to eliminate barriers to   accessing administrative appeal processes, including establishing a minimum   notice requirement and limiting fees charged to initiate an appeal  (Second Reading 512; add Code Chapter   3.130; amend Code Chapter 22.10)



WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, MAY 27, 2015


 545  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Approval of the FY 2015-16 Budget for the City of   Portland  (Mayor convenes Council as   Budget Committee) 45 minutes requested


 546  TIME CERTAIN: 2:45 PM –Approve   the Annual Budget for the Portland Development Commission for FY   2015-2016  (Mayor convenes Council as   Portland Development Commission Budget Committee) 15 minutes requested



THURSDAY,   2:00 PM, MAY 28, 2015


 547  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM – Appeal of Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Tabor   Neighborhood Association against Historic Landmarks Commission’s decision to   approve with conditions a proposal to disconnect the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs   from the public drinking water system at Mt. Tabor Park located at 6325 SE Division St  (Hearing; LU 14-218444 HR EN)  4 hours requested


 1. Notice & Appeal Forms

 2. Landmarks Decision 2/9/15 Findings & Decision

 3. Mt. Tabor NA Comments

 4. Water Bureau Response Memos

 5. LU Application (9/2014)

 6. LU Application maps (9/2014)



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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