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Council Agenda

The Council Agenda is the weekly list of items to come before the City Council. The agenda is available on 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.

Final Council documents available in Efiles: Council Records link


City Hall  –  1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Council Agenda for October 18, 2017  (Printable Version)


WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM, OCTOBER 18, 2017


 1130  Request of David Kif Davis to address Council regarding suppression of the First Amendment rights of copwatchers, citizen journalists, whistleblowers and activists by the City  (Communication)

 1131  Request of Casey Puterbaugh to address Council regarding Forest Park  (Communication)

 1132  Request of Will Aitchison to address Council regarding the potential expansion of mountain biking in Forest Park  (Communication)

 1133  Request of Marcy Houle to address Council regarding the Six Point Wildlife Plan and recreation activity proposed for Forest Park  (Communication)

 1134  Request of Paul Majkut to address Council regarding off-road cycling in Forest Park  (Communication)


 1135  TIME CERTAIN: 9:45 AM – Accept the 2017 Annual Report on Sister City Activities  (Previous Agenda 655; introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  30 minutes requested

 1136  TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 AM – Adopt a goal of creating 2,000 additional supportive housing units by 2028  (Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Fish and Eudaly)  45 minutes requested


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Office of Management and Finance

*1137  Create a new Nonrepresented classification of Commissioner's Senior Staff Representative, which is exempt from classified service, and establish a compensation range  (Ordinance)

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Bureau of Development Services

 1138   Remove gender-specific language in Titles 11 Trees, 24 Building Regulations, 25 Plumbing Regulations, 26 Electrical Regulations, 27 Heating and Ventilating Regulations, and 32 Signs and Related Regulations  (Second Reading Agenda 1118; amend Code Titles 11, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 32)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Portland Parks & Recreation

*1139  Amend construction contract with K&E Excavating, Inc. in the amount of $196,000 to provide additional excavation and grading services for the Rieke Field Improvements Project, bringing the total contract amount to $927,585  (Ordinance; amend Contract No. 30005884)

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 1140  Authorize Intergovernmental Agreements with Portland Public Schools and David Douglas, Parkrose, Centennial and Reynolds School Districts to participate in the Portland Safe Routes to School program, 2017-2022  (Second Reading Agenda 1122)


Mayor Ted Wheeler

Portland Housing Bureau

*1141  Approve application under the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption Program for 28th St. Lofts located at 2821 NE Everett St  (Ordinance)  20 minutes requested

 1142  Direct the Portland Housing Bureau to adopt an affordable housing Green Building Policy for new construction and rehabilitation  (Ordinance)  30 minutes requested

Commissioner Nick Fish

Water Bureau

 1143  Authorize the Water Bureau to acquire certain permanent property rights necessary for construction of the Penridge Mains Replacement Project  (Ordinance)  10 minutes requested

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Bureau of Transportation

 1144  Authorize the Bureau of Transportation to acquire certain permanent and temporary rights necessary for construction of the N Columbia Blvd: N Interstate Place to NE 13th Avenue project, through the exercise of the City's Eminent Domain Authority  (Ordinance)

 1145  Amend Vehicles and Traffic Code to authorize Portland Streetcar Supervisors and Superintendents to tow vehicles  (Second Reading Agenda 1127; amend Code Sections 16.30.100, .710 and .720)


WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM, OCTOBER 18, 2017

1146-1148  TIME CERTAIN: 2:00 PM

Central City 2035 Plan items continued from September 20, 2017 hearing.

On October 18th Council will discuss issues of interest and consider draft amendments to the main components of the plan.  No votes or public testimony will be taken. 

On January 18, 2018 at 2pm there will be a hearing on the final proposed amendments.  At that time the record will reopen for testimony on the amendments.

For more information see project website

1146-1148 Oct 18 Draft Amendments (map updated 10-16-17)

1146  Adopt the Central City 2035 Plan; amend the Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Plan Map, Transportation System Plan, Willamette Greenway Plan, Willamette River Greenway Inventory, Scenic Resources Protection Plan, Zoning Map and Title 33; repeal and replace prior Central City plans and documents  (Previous Agenda 1041; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  3 hours requested for items 1146-1148

Cover Memo         Planning & Sustainability Commission transmittal letter

Exhibit List & Link       Exhibit A Findings Report

Proposed Amendments August 29  

 1147  Adopt the Central City 2035 Plan Action Charts, Performance Targets and Urban Design Diagrams  (Previous Agenda 1042; Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)

  Exhibit A - Performance Targets & Action Plans     Exhibit B - Vol 1 Goals & Policies

 1148  Adopt the Central City 2035 Plan Green Loop Concept Report  (Previous Agenda 1043; Resolution introduced by Mayor Wheeler)

 Exhibit A - The Green Loop


THURSDAY, 2:00 PM, OCTOBER 19, 2017



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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