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Ordinance

Extend authority of the Director of the Community Safety Division to execute grant agreements for gun violence reduction programs (amend Ordinance 191064)

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The City of Portland provides project management for outgoing grants to provide community-based organizations funding that reflects priorities the Mayor and City Council identified to build a more family-friendly city and increase public safety.
     
  2. Funding for City gun violence reduction programs is included in the adopted budget and the budget monitoring process.
     
  3. Through Ordinance 191064, passed on November 9, 2022, Council authorized:
     
    1. The Community Safety Director to execute grant agreements and amendments related to gun violence prevention provided (1) the City's financial obligations under the agreements, including amendments, do not exceed $500,000 per agreement and (2) Council approves funding for the agreements in the City's budget.
       
    2. The waiver of the requirements of City Policy FIN-2.04 as applied to grant agreements executed by the Community Safety Director.
         
  4. The authority delegated to Community Safety Director under Ordinance 191064 is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2023.
     
  5. Due to the ongoing crisis involving gun violence, the City, through the Community Safety Division, needs to continue its ability to expedite grant agreements and amendments to expand resources to provide external support that is desperately needed.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The authority granted under Ordinance 191064 to the Community Safety Director for execution of grant agreements and amendments related to gun violence prevention grants is extended, with conditions of (1) the City's financial obligations under the agreements, including amendments, do not exceed $500,000 per agreement, (2) Council approves funding for the agreements in the City's budget, and (3) the form of agreement contain substantially similar terms and conditions contained in the terms and conditions in City grants issued through the Office of Management and Finance’s Grant Management Office, approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office. 
  2. The requirements of City Policy FIN-2.04 are waived as applied to grant agreements executed by the Community Safety Director in accordance with this ordinance.  
  3. The authority granted to the Community Safety Director in section A of this ordinance expires on June 30, 2024. 

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

Due to the ongoing crisis in gun violence, the City of Portland needs the ability to expedite agreements and amendments to expand resources to provide external support. To maintain the progress made by the Community Safety Division in the last year, the authority of the Director of the Community Safety Division to execute grant agreements is imperative.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

This legislation has no financial and/or budgetary impacts.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

The special appropriation grantees provide various services to the communities they serve.

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable. 

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Community Safety Division to execute outgoing grant agreements and amendments related to gun violence prevention for up to $500,000. Per City Financial Policy 2.04, only City Council may award grants of any dollar amount which are authorized in bureau budgets or Special Appropriations. The process for awarding grants is through an ordinance. Delegating authority to the CSD Director allows the Division to award grants outside the ordinance process, which is expected to reduce the time it takes to get resources into the community to address gun violence. This ordinance is time bound and extends the authority to the Community Safety Division to issue grants for gun violence prevention for up to $500,000 until June 30, 2024.

This is the third year the City is authorizing the Director of CSD with this authority. The existing ordinance expires June 30, 2023.

Agenda Items

Passed to second reading

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

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

Passed

Item 465 was pulled from the Consent Agenda.
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Absent
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by

Contact

Lisa Freeman

Strategic Projects Manager

Requested Agenda Type

Consent

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date