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Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Metro for the Healthy Streets Program not to exceed $84,500


The City of Portland ordains: 

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The Office of Management and Finance seeks Council’s authorization to execute an IGA with Metro to allow for facilitation of the Healthy Streets syringe waste reduction program operation.
  2. Medical waste (sharps) is not able to be disposed of in any general waste pickup. In 2017, to address the risks of sharps being incorrectly disposed of in the community, the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro, TriMet, and Clean and Safe entered into an agreement to manage the challenge of sharps disposal by providing public drop points for sharps to be safely disposed of. All partners cited locations and paid for the installation of their boxes. Metro now manages this program with financial support from partners for the original boxes. This new IGA supports continuation of this program. 
  3. Term of the IGA will be effective July 1, 2023 thru June 30, 2025. Funds are included in the ongoing operating budget of the Impact Reduction Program.
  4. The Office of Management and Finance recommends that an IGA with Metro be approved for a total agreement value not to exceed $84,500.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Chief Administrative Officer or designee is authorized to execute an IGA with Metro in the not-to-exceed amount of $84,500 provided the agreement is approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office. See attached Exhibit A. 
  2. The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to execute payments to Metro when demand is presented and approved by the proper authorities.

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

Council approval is needed for an intergovernmental agreement between the City’s Impact Reduction Program in the Office of Management and Finance and Metro for the facilitation of the Healthy Streets syringe waste reduction program operation.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

The cost of this IGA is included in the ongoing operating budget of the Impact Reduction Program.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

Not applicable.

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

The not-to-exceed amount of the two-year (FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25) IGA is $84,500 and will be paid for through the Impact Reduction Program’s ongoing operating budget.

Agenda Items

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading June 7, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

464 Consent Agenda in June 7-8, 2023 Council Agenda


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

Introduced by


Katie Lindsay

Impact Reduction Program Coordinator

Lucas Hillier

Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Manager

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Date and Time Information

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