Declare Trackchair as surplus property and authorize the Portland Police Bureau to proceed with disposal or donation


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. In August 2017, Portland Police Bureau secured an Action Trackchair, model TR2020, for one of its officers disabled in a workplace accident;
  1. The officer retired in August 2020, rendering the Trackchair surplus equipment;
  1. In 2022, Warfighter Outfitters (WFO) reached out regarding the unused chair, as it might benefit disabled veterans by providing mobility options otherwise not available to them;
  1. The bureau is not currently using this asset and has no future plans for the equipment;
  1. PCC 5.36.000 allows for donation or disposal of equipment; and
  1. The Police Bureau would like to donate the Action Trackchair, model TR2020, to WFO for its use by disabled veterans in need.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. That disposal or donation of the track chair asset is authorized upon the execution of hold harmless agreements with the recipients.

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

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

An officer who was assigned to Portland Police Bureau’s Training Division, where he trained recruits through the advanced academy and other officers during in-service training, was badly injured while on duty sometime before or in 2017, becoming a paraplegic.

He persevered and was able to maintain his position as an officer when others in his situation would have been medically retired.  The Police Bureau purchased an Action Trackchair so that he could continue in his training capacity.  He was eventually promoted to Sergeant and retired from service in August of 2020.

The Trackchair purchase was not an ADA accommodation, so the sergeant was not allowed to keep his Action Trackchair.  The Police Bureau has been storing the chair, which is in the custody of the Property Evidence Division, since that sergeant’s retirement in 2020.

The donation of the Action Trackchair currently owned by Portland Police Bureau to Warfighter Outfitters (WFO) will allow a disabled veteran mobility options currently not available to them.  Donating the equipment that is not currently usable by the Bureau will reduce the need to house and maintain unnecessary equipment.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

The Action Trackchair was purchased and expensed in 2017; it was in-use until 2020 and is now being warehoused as unused surplus. 

Donating the Trackchair will have no additional cost, whereas housing the equipment requires space, utility and personnel costs associated to its maintenance, tracking, and upkeep.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

Donating the Action Trackchair to WFO will give the Police Bureau the opportunity to facilitate mobility through rough or uneven terrain situations to someone in the disabled veteran community.

100% Renewable Goal

Donation will alleviate the need to store this equipment in an environmentally-controlled area, thereby potentially saving on maintenance and utility costs, and allowing for storage of other important items in lieu.

Agenda Items

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading November 30, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

987 Consent Agenda in November 30, 2022 Council Agenda


Continued to December 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

1009 Consent Agenda in December 7, 2022 Council Agenda


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

Introduced by



Kathryn Linzey

PPB Procurement Analyst

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