*Pay property damage claim of Adam Gassner for $8,204 resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Bureau of Transportation
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- Adam Gassner has filed a claim against the City for damages resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Bureau of Transportation on August 31, 2022.
- The claim has been investigated by Risk Management Services. The investigation indicates there is risk the City may be found liable. Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of an adverse jury award, we feel it is prudent to settle the claim at this time.
- Risk Management Services recommends the claim be settled for the total sum of $8,204, subject to the claimant providing the City with a release in a form to be approved by the City Attorney.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver a check in the amount of $8,204 made payable to Adam Gassner.
- Risk Management Services will execute a payment authorization in the amount set forth in sub-paragraph (A) above.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists in order to avoid undue and costly delay in settling this property damage claim; 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
This Ordinance settles a property damage claim brought by Adam Gassner, resulting from a motor vehicle collision in southeast Portland.
Financial and Budgetary Impacts
This legislation will have no impact on City revenue.
Total cost to the City to settle the claim is $8,204. The source of funding is the City’s Insurance and Claims Fund. All cost of the settlement is in the current fiscal year. This Ordinance does not amend the budget.
Community Impacts and Community Involvement
This Ordinance settles a tort claim resulting from a motor vehicle collision involving the Portland Bureau of Transportation. No public involvement or input was sought regarding this Ordinance. The City Attorney’s Office and Risk Management have concluded that it is not appropriate to have public involvement in settlement negotiations regarding tort claims or lawsuits against the City.
No future public involvement is anticipated or necessary. Approval by City Council of this Ordinance will fully settle a tort claim against the City of Portland.
100% Renewable Goal
This legislation will have no impact on City energy use.
325 Consent Agenda in April 26, 2023 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea