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.
Council Agenda for DECEMBER 24 & 31, 2014 (Printable version)
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.
Council Chambers is equipped with a sound system for the hearing impaired. Assisted listening devices are available from the Clerk.
The City of Portland will gladly accommodate requests for an interpreter or make other accommodations that further inclusivity. Please make your request at least 48 hours before the meeting to the Council Clerk 823-4086. (TTY 503-823-6868).
City Council meetings can be viewed at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/video.
The meetings are also cablecast on CityNet 30, Portland Community Media television.
Auditor of the City of Portland
Testimony is taken on all Agenda items except Communications and Second Readings. To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting. Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting.
Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.
To schedule a Communication, email or mail your request to the Council Clerk.
Include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the subject you will be addressing. For full details, see Testimony Policies and procedures. http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=63123&c=34447
Clerk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
US Mail: Council Clerk, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Room 130, Portland OR 97204
Declaration Required by Lobbyists. Portland City Code 2.12.060 states: Prior to offering public testimony before City officials, at the beginning of any meetings or phone calls with City officials, or in emails and letters to City officials, a lobbyist must declare which lobbying entity he or she is authorized to represent for that communication.
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