Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize eight grant agreements and intergovernmental agreements related to the Community Watershed Stewardship Program for a total amount of $100,000


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.      The Council finds:

  1. The Portland City Council adopted the Clean River Program on April 6, 1990. In 1995, the Bureau of Environmental Services developed the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) to provide grant funds and technical assistance for community led watershed projects. On March 8, 2006, the Council adopted the 2005 Portland Watershed Management Plan which describes actions for watershed health including citizen-led activities such as natural area revegetation, education, involvement and stewardship. On May 2, 2012, Council adopted resolution #36920, reaffirming the City’s commitment to watershed health.
  2. These grantees have been selected for FY21-22: Camp ELSO Wayfinders Camp, Friends of Pier Park Understory Establishment, Historic Parkrose Connecting Black & Brown Communities in Parkrose to the Columbia Slough,  Lloyd Eco District Peace Park Restoration, Tryon Creek Watershed Council Mobile Training Program, Wisdom of the Elders Great Spirit Urban Garden, NAYA Family Center Community First Foods and Healing Project, and the Friends of Tryon Creek Healing Generations and Land Through Cultural Ecology.  Additional community projects will be awarded Native Plant Certificates for small native planting projects up to $500 each.  The program area total will not exceed $100,000.
  3. The established cost is $100,000.  Funds are available in the Sewer System Operating Fund, FY21-22 Budget, Bureau of Environmental Services, Cost Center ESDP000023, 529000, ($100,000).

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services is authorized to execute grant agreements and intergovernmental agreements in substantially the same form as Exhibits A, B, C, or D for the purpose described in Section 1, in the total amount of $100,000.
  2. The Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services is authorized to amend agreements where substantial need is demonstrated by the grantee to change the timeline or amend the budget line items. 
  3. The Mayor and Auditor are hereby authorized to pay for the agreements from the Sewer System Operating Fund Budget when demand is presented and approved by the proper authority.

Section 2.     The Council declares that an emergency exists because it is necessary to award agreements without delay to begin Community Watershed Stewardship projects during the summer months; Therefore, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Agenda Items

581 Regular Agenda in July 21-22, 2021 Council Agenda


  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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