190616

Ordinance

Authorize the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services to increase funding by $1,500,000 and extend the funding period for the Portland Harbor public involvement program to facilitate public involvement (amend Ordinance No. 189696)

Passed

The City of Portland ordains: 

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. Ordinance No. 189696, passed by the Council on September 11, 2019, authorized the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services to establish and implement a public involvement program that expends up to a total of $300,000. To facilitate meaningful public participation in the remedial design phase of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, funds were authorized to support community grants and other public involvement activities through FY 2023-2024.
  2. Due to the success of and demand for the community involvement grants and at the request of the Commissioner-in-Charge, the Bureau of Environmental Services allocated all remaining authorized Portland Harbor public involvement grant funds in the FY 2021-2022 grant cycle.
  3. The funding authorized by Ordinance No. 189696 has been exhausted.
  4. Public outreach remains a significant component of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup process. To continue to provide meaningful public participation in the remedial design phase of the cleanup, including for those disproportionately affected by the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, the Bureau of Environmental Services proposes to increase funds for community grants and the administration of those grants up to a total of $1,500,000 and to extend the time for funding through the remedial design phase, which is anticipated to go through FY 2024-2025.
  5. Authorized funds will support all Portlanders, particularly those disproportionately affected by the Portland Harbor Superfund Site contamination and cleanup. These communities include those with current or historical connections to the area, including  Black, Indigenous, People of Color; housed and unhoused people who live near the site; immigrants; refugees; and people who eat resident fish.
  6. The Portland Harbor public involvement program will draw from the Superfund Reserve Sub-Fund within the Citywide Obligations Reserve Fund (fund 231001) that collects funds from ratepayer bureaus and other funds. Annual amounts authorized for the program will be included in the City's approved budget for the fiscal year in which the funds will be spent. 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. Ordinance No. 189696 is amended to include the following:
    The Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services, or the Director's designee, is authorized to increase funding for the Portland Harbor public involvement program by $1,500,000 for community grants and the administration of those grants to support meaningful participation through the remedy design phase, which is anticipated to go through FY 2024-2025. As authorized by directive d of Ordinance No. 189696, individual grants may exceed $5,000 per grant.
  2. All directives of Ordinance No. 189696 remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

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

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

Authorize an increase of $1.5 million in total, with the anticipation that up to $500,000 per year will be issued in grants through FY 2024-25. Individual grants may exceed $5,000 per grant. The Portland Harbor public involvement program will draw from the Superfund Reserve Sub-Fund within the Citywide Obligations Reserve Fund that collects funds from ratepayer bureaus and other funds. Annual amounts authorized for the program will be included in the City's approved budget for the fiscal year in which the funds will be spent.

Agenda Items

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading December 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

849 Regular Agenda in December 1, 2021 Council Agenda

Passed

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

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date