Emergency Ordinance

*Accept grant for $568,887 from Oregon Department of Transportation and authorize Intergovernmental Agreement for the West Burnside and St. Clair Pedestrian Safety project


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) applied to ODOT for a grant in the amount of $568,887.66 and
  2. ODOT has notified the City of Portland that it will award a grant for the West Burnside and St. Clair Pedestrian Safety project to PBOT in the amount of $568,887.66;
  3. PBOT will match these grant dollars with $414,112.34 in local funds;
  4. The project number for this is T01099.  The grant number is TR000345.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Commissioner-in-Charge is hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the City of Portland a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation for the West Burnside and St. Clair Pedestrian Safety project in the amount of $568,887.66.
  2. The Commissioner-in-charge to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement in the amount of $568,887.66 in a form similar to the contract attached as Exhibit A.
  3. The Commissioner-in-Charge is authorized to execute amendments, approved as to form by the City Attorney, to the scope of the services or the terms and conditions of this Agreement, provided the changes do not increase the total project cost by twenty percent (20%) or greater. 
  4. The OMF Grants Office is 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 online grant documents on the Commissioner-in-Charge’s behalf.         

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; 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
Simone Rede

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

  • This council ordinance authorizes an IGA with ODOT providing state transportation funds to install a new signalized pedestrian crossing of W Burnside near 22nd Avenue.
  • W Burnside is a high crash corridor, and this section of W Burnside has seen numerous crashes including a pedestrian fatality last year.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

  • The project was prioritized for safety funding via ODOT’s All Roads Transportation Safety program (ARTS).
  • The total project cost is estimated to be $983,000 (low to medium confidence level).
  • The project will receive $568,887.66 of fund swap funds from ODOT via this IGA.
  • The total project cost will be matched with $414,112.34 of local funds, the initial 10% match (GTR) and the remaining overmatch from NW Parking SAC funds.
  • The project number is T01099, and it is budgeted in PBOT’s FY 2022-23 Adopted CIP Budget.
  • No additional funding is requested.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

  • The project has numerous benefits and will:
    • fill a pedestrian crossing gap of ~1000ft between the 21st Ave and 23rd Ave traffic signals
    • connect NW District to Goose Hollow and serve commercial destinations on Burnside
    • serve an important and high-ridership TriMet bus stop serving Lines 15, 18, and 20
    • meaningfully improve safety performance on a high crash corridor
  • The project team has presented to the NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This ordinance allows PBOT to accept grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the amount of $568,887.66 for the West Burnside and St. Clair Pedestrian Safety project. PBOT will match $414,112.34 of local funds. The project is budgeted within the FY 2022-23 Adopted CIP. 

Document History

Item 259 Consent Agenda in April 5, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council


  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Absent

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