*Accept and appropriate a grant for $30,000 from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office for LGBTQ+ historic site documentation
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office has notified the City of Portland that it has been awarded a $30,000 Heritage Program Grant.
- The grant will support the nomination of two properties associated with the LGBTQ+ experience in Portland to the National Register of Historic Places.
- The grant-funded work must be completed by July 31, 2023.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Director) is hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the City of Portland a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office in the amount of $30,000 for LGBTQ+ historic site documentation and to execute a Grant Agreement substantially similar to Exhibit A.
- The FY 2022-23 budget is hereby amended as follows:
Fund – 217
Business Area – PN
Bureau Program Expenses – $30,000
- BPS and the Office of Management & Finance Grants Division are authorized to perform all administrative matters in relation to the grant application, grant agreement or amendments, requests for reimbursement from the grantor, and to submit required grant documents on the Director’s behalf.
- The BPS Director is authorized to execute amendments to the Agreement, provided such modifications do not increase the City’s financial obligation or risk. Any modifications that increase the City’s financial obligation or risk must be authorized by the City Council.
Section 2.The Council declares that an emergency exists because a delay would unnecessarily delay the City’s ability to perform the activities authorized by the grant in a timely manner; 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
Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information
The purpose of this legislation is to accept and appropriate a $30,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office to support the documentation of LGBTQ+ historic resources. Specifically, the grant will allow for the nomination of two properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
The City of Portland has been recognized as a Certified Local Government by the National Park Service since 1997. The City’s Certified Local Government status reflects the ongoing historic preservation compliance, outreach, and land use functions conducted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), Bureau of Development Services (BDS), and Historic Landmarks Commission. Certified Local Governments are eligible to receive grant funding from the State Historic Preservation Office.
Financial and Budgetary Impacts
The State Historic Preservation Office has awarded a $30,000 grant to the City for this project, which will be incorporated into the BPS FY 2022-23 budget for $30,000 under grant number PN000111.
This legislation will not create new City staff positions. There is no match requirement.
Community Impacts and Community Involvement
This grant will support continuation of BPS Historic Resources Program’s work in supporting the identification and designation of underrepresented historic resources. Per Federal program requirements, owner consent will be solicited for any property nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
100% Renewable Goal
Budgetary Impact Worksheet
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175 Consent Agenda in March 1, 2023 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Absent
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea