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Sidewalk Management Plan updates

Sidewalk Management Plan Resolution Updates


On October 21, 2009, Portland City Council passed the Sidewalk Management Plan Resolution, which approved the elements of a Sidewalk Management Plan to balance the demands of multiple sidewalk users.  The Resolution called for the implementation of 12 action items. The following is a list of these action items, along with the status of each (last updated 8/19/10):


1.      The Office of the City Attorney will propose an integration of all city codes that regulate sidewalk uses into one Chapter in the Portland City Code;


=>  In progress and hope to be completed within a few months


2.      The Portland Police Bureau shall create and regularly update a work plan to be approved by Commissioner Dan Saltzman to enforce laws prohibiting criminal behavior on sidewalks including littering, harassment, disorderly conduct and drug dealing;


=>  Plan to deal with Downtown criminal activity

=>  Work plans are ongoing and relate to the priority problems in the area (i.e., disorderly conduct, drug dealer)

=>  Note, Mayor Adams now in charge of Police


3.      Commissioner Dan Saltzman and the Portland Police Bureau will review current training programs and may propose possible additional training programs for security guards under contract with the City of Portland who have authority to patrol the public right-of-way;


=>  Conducted training on the application of the sidewalk ordinance for Central Precinct staff and worked with PPI to do the same. Training was conducted by the City Attorney's office.


4.      To improve, expand and continue the investment in day space and other basic services for homeless people that have been established in the downtown area over the past three years, Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland Housing Bureau will proceed with his plan to construct and fund the operation of proposed Resource Access Center (RAC);


=>   Expected completion date: June 2011


5.      Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland Housing Bureau will partner with community providers to ensure continuity and coordination of existing over-the counter and internet-based information and referral resources for people experiencing homelessness or needing housing services. Information and referral resources will include 211 info, Rose City Resources Guide, Housing Connections, and the Community Service Center at Glisan Street Shelter.


=>  Approved as a part of the Portland Housing Bureau’s FY 2010-11 budget 


6.      With Commissioner Nick Fish, Mayor Sam Adams will partner with the Portland Business Alliance and community providers to create a "Give Real Change, Not Spare Change" public education and over-the-counter donation program at retail stores throughout Downtown Portland. United Way will, in collaboration with community partners, ensure that funding is distributed for needed services;


=>    Implemented.  Under the management of Travel Portland, the campaign has $25,000 in pledges from a combination of sources including the City, the Kevin Montgomery Smith Charitable Fund of the Alliance, American Express, Travel Portland and others.  The funds are dedicated to a new program at New Avenues for Youth that is focused on outreach to young homeless individuals.  Funds are being raised through the Dining Month promotion and Fashion Night Out and matched by the City and the Alliance foundation.


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7.      The Office of the City Attorney will propose a new city code to implement the sidewalk access and passage requirements of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act;


=>  Passed and implemented by Portland City Council as the Sidewalks Use Ordinance on May 6, 2010


8.      With the Portland Business Alliance, the Portland Development Commission and community stakeholders, Mayor Sam Adams will propose a Downtown Portland Retail Strategy to assist Downtown Portland retailers;


=> Done, see here: http://www.pdc.us/pdf/pubs_general/Downtown-Portland-Retail-Strategy-Implementation-Approach.pdf


9.      Commissioner Randy Leonard will propose a plan to increase the Number of Public Toilets and increase their visibility by fast tracking the "Loo" sitting process, implement visible signage identifying "Loo" locations, and create a plan for long term funding and maintenance;


=>  Current locations:

  •  NW 5th & Glisan
  •  SW Taylor and Naito (opened August 2010)

Potential locations:

  • Ash and Naito (Saturday Market) - scheduled to go in later this summer and PDC is exploring installing a handful more in lieu of brick bathrooms that were designed for Ankeny plaza
  • East Esplanade - This will most likely be part of the Station remodel if the Fire Bond passes, otherwise an effort will be made to incorporate it into the David Campbell Memorial site in the next 2 years
  • Jamison Square, planned for later this Fall

=>  No funds left for the Park Blocks locations, unless PSU provides funding, or the City is able to sell some Loos  (for every 3 Loos sold, the City can afford one more Loo)


=>  Loos are being placed in the Right of Way, on the fringes of parks, since they are intended for 24/7 access,


=>  Not much funding currently available in the Loo fund


10.  Commissioner Amanda Fritz will publicize telephone and internet-based options for the public to report concerns regarding sidewalks and the public realm in Downtown Portland;


=>  PBA Clean and Safe: 503-224-PETE (7383)


=>  Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888


=>  Links to bureau comment pages/hotlines on Commissioner Fritz’s “Links” page:


11.  Mayor Sam Adams will propose a plan to better manage the concentration and placement of publication boxes located on public sidewalks;


=>  In progress, expected to be available for public review within two months


12.  City Council will propose an ongoing program to monitor, and improve Sidewalk Management Plan, with an oversight committee including representatives’ from all stakeholders. Commissioner Amanda Fritz will lead discussions to outline the program and propose an ongoing Commissioner liaison to the oversight committee.


=>  The Sharing Public Sidewalks Advisory Committee has met 7 times


=>  Mission: To advise Commissioner Fritz and Portland City Council on issues related to the sharing and management of downtown sidewalks.


=>  First Monday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m. (2nd Monday when first is a holiday), in Room C on the 2nd Floor of the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th.  The committee does not have a set membership - all welcome to attend, regularly or occaisionally.  Contact Sara Hussein to be added to the mailing list.


=>  Types of organizations represented:


  • Faith based
  • Civil Rights
  • Businesses
  • City Council offices
  • Homeless advocates
  • Downtown residents (living inside and outside)
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Law enforcement
  • Mental health
  • Pedestrian advocacy
  • City and county attorneys
  • Women’s shelters
  • Youth shelters
  • Street performers
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Portland Commission on Disability




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Better Housing by Design speech
Draft Tree Code Resolution December 2019
Portland Water Bureau Annual Report on Filtration Plant Planning, June 2019
Proposed Charter Change Ballot Captions and Summaries
Proposed Charter Amendments
2019-20 Budget Speech
Speech on Withdrawing from JTTF, 2/13/19
Dr. Markisha Smith joins the Office of Equity and Human Rights
Revised Proposed Legislative Agenda 2019
Local and Federal Investments on Homelessness
Community Input on 2019 Legislative Priorities
Speech on Protest Safety Ordinance
Open and Accountable Elections ordinance 2016
Open & Accountable Elections Director Selected
Message to City Employees on All-user restrooms
Fiscal Report for my office, 2009 - 20016
My speech at Open and Accountable Elections public hearing, September 2016
San Francisco Resolution regarding policies of President-elect Trump
Report on Demolition Regulations Implementation, 2016
2012 Resolution and 2016 MOU on Tribal Consultation
Open and Accountable Elections proposed code
Chief Marshman Statement 10/12/16
Comments on Police union contract vote
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Community Conversation on SE 3rd & Harrison Site: Discussion Highlights
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My speech on Transportation Network Companies/taxis
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Decision-making on Duniway Park donation
Closed Captioning Press Release
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Portland's Protected Sick Time Code
Speech on JTTF Memorandum Of Understanding
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One Key Question Press Release
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2013 Span of Control Report (pdf)
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DHM Oregon Opinion Poll 2013
Department of Justice Settlement Agreement
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Adopted Protected Sick Time Ordinance 3/13/13
Adopted Protected Sick Leave Code
Metro Fact Sheet on the proposed Oregon Convention Center Hotel
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Comments on Parks and Development Services, one month into my assignment
Corrected Comments at the vote on the 2013 - 14 Budget
Comments at the vote on the 2013 - 14 Budget
Ordinance creating the Office of Equity and Human Rights, 09/21/10
Job Posting 3/15/13, Administrative Assistant/Constituent Services Specialist
Adopted Protected Sick Leave Code 3/13/13
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Task Force Issues Summary
Protected Sick Time Code proposal 2-28-13 (clean version)
Protected Sick Time proposal 2-28-13 showing changes since 1-18-13
Sick Leave Task Force Meeting 3 Notes
Sick Leave Task Force Meeting 2 Notes
Agenda, Earned Sick Leave Task Force Meeting 2
Sick Leave Task Force Meeting 1 Notes
Earned Sick Leave Task Force members
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Proposed Sick Leave Code
Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance
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NW Parking: Additional Amendments to Map Boundary
NW Parking: Amended Resolution
Adopted Principles for Budget Advisory Committees
Public Involvement Advisory Council
City Budget Office proposed Code changes
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Office of Equity and Human Rights Powerpoint Presentation
Office of Equity and Human Rights One Year Work Plan
Letter to the OLCC from Nine Portland-Area State Legislators
2012 Spirit of Portland Awards Nomination Form
Ordinance Related to Licensing Exterior Areas
OLCC Exterior Areas Petition Document
West Portland Crossroads Report by Patty Lee
Council presentation on Portland Harbor from March 28, 2012
Final State Legislature Summary, 3/7/12
Sidewalks Data
PBA Letter on Downtown Marketing Initiative funding, 2/12
State Legislative Update 2/17/12
Team statistics for the 2009 calendar year
State Legislative Update
Final Resolution on Corporate Personhood
Speech from Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen
Cox v. New Hampshire 1941 U.S. Supreme Court decision
Letter from CFO Rich Goward Regarding City Investment of Funds
Office of Equity and Human Rights Seeks Director
Report from the 1st International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities, Dublin, Ireland September 28-30, 2011
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Office of Equity and Human Rights
Response to NECN regarding Last Thursday, 7/28/11
Safer PDX Report Powerpoint
Mid-project Presentation to Council, Safer PDX
Proposed Office of Equity Work Plan, 8/17 Public Review Draft
Proposed draft Equity Office creation ordinance, 8/17 public review draft
Garbage Rates and Options, October 2011
East Portland Expo Program 2011 (pdf)
State Legislative Update 6/30/11
Technology Oversight Committee Application information (pdf)
State Legislative Update 6/24/11
State Legislative Update 6/19/11
State Legislative Update 6/10/11
State Legislative Update 5/28/11
Reports on Equity/Disparities
State Legislative Update 4/29/11
BOEC (9-1-1 Center) 2011-12 Budget Advisory Committee presentation
Equity Office Concept - DRAFT 3/22/11
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3/3/11 Update on siting of Wireless Antennas in neighborhoods
Video of Portland Broadband Strategic Plan kickoff session
Biographies of 2011 Charter Commission members
Mayor Adams's response on Human Trafficking statistics and the real problem we face
2011 Charter Commission process Q & A
Appointees to the 2011 City Charter Commission
2011 Charter Commission Appointment Resolution
Sidewalk Management Citations Data, June - August 2010
Resolution on Broadband Strategic Plan, 9/22/10
Summary of Proposed Portland Alcohol Impact Area
OLCC information on Alcohol Impact Areas
National Women's Health Week Project Report
Sidewalk Management Plan updates
Planning for SW Parks
Comments on West Hayden Island Resolution 7/29/10
Amanda's Amendments on West Hayden Island Resolution 7/29/10
Public Safety bond referral
Process for review of Cellular facilities in neighborhoods
Schools/Parks Amendments 4/28/10
Memo to Council on Schools/Parks Code project
City report on 2010 Oregon Legislative session
Central City Concern - spending taxpayers' money wisely
Report on Central City Concern's program effectiveness
Tree removal and construction on I-5 in SW
2010 Regional Graffiti All-Stars
Tibet Proclamation
Neighborhoods in the News, Summer/Fall 2009
Dirty Duck Demolition Permit remarks
Human Rights Commission statement on Aaron Campbell shooting
Questions and Comments on Bull Run Land Exchange and new Bull Run Code
US Postal Service letter on schedule for changing address from 39th Avenue to Cesar E Chavez Boulevard
Water Bureau Fulton/Willamette Park Pump Station
Independent Police Review Dec 2009 Quarterly report
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Report on Prostitution Advisory Committee on 82nd Avenue (pdf)
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Sharing Public Spaces Report
Visit with Gateway Area Business Association
Comments on Bull Run water treatment options, 7/27/09
Community Discussion on Sharing Public Spaces, 7/21/09
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Comments on Proposed Stadium in Lents Park
Statement of Concerns on Major League Soccer
Hayden Island Plan
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Report on the Office of Healthy Working Rivers
City Auditor Report on the City Government's Financial Condition
Office of Healthy Working Rivers organizational meetings
The Great Soccer Debate
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