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Emergency Ordinance

*Accept disbursement of State of Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Funds for Portland Streetcar from TriMet and authorize a subrecipient agreement

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. Section 122 of House Bill 2017 Transportation Funding Package, also known as Keep Oregon Moving, established a new dedicated source of funding for improving or expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF.
     
  2. The STIF Formula Fund is intended to improve Public Transportation Services for current and potential future Oregon transit users by distributing moneys to Qualified Entities.
     
  3. The State of Oregon disburses STIF funds in the Portland region through TriMet which includes the City of Portland owned Portland Streetcar system as a subrecipient in accordance with the STIF Plan.
     
  4. TriMet convened a HB 2017 Transit Advisory Committee, with members representing transit users, Honored Citizens, employers, low-income and minority communities as well as service providers, regional governmental jurisdictions and other interested parties.
     
  5. The committee provided input on the development of the Tri-County Public Transportation Improvement Plan (PTIP), which included recommended projects for funding. This plan was later approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC).
     
  6. The OTC determines and approves funding amounts for each two-year STIF Formula Fund Cycle.
     
  7. State law requires recipients not ‘supplant’ existing funding with STIF revenues. City funding for Portland Streetcar operations and maintenance must remain at existing levels to continue receipt of STIF revenues.
     
  8. On October 2, 2019, Portland City Council through Ordinance #189721 approved the acceptance of the first funding cycle (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021) in the amount of $1,771,000.
     
  9. On February 2, 2022, Portland City Council through Ordinance #190693 approved the acceptance of the second funding cycle (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023) in the amount of $1,442,000.
     
  10. On May 11, 2023, the Oregon Transportation Commission approved TriMet’s application for STIF funds which included an allocation to the City of Portland of $3,000,000 per year for continued operations of Portland Streetcar.
     
  11. The grant number is TR000296.  The grant IO for this is TR02960001. 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Commissioner-in-Charge is hereby authorized to accept disbursement of State of Oregon, Statewide Transportation Improvement Funds (STIF) for Portland Streetcar from TriMet.
  2. The Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation is hereby authorized to execute a Subrecipient Agreement in the amount of $6,000,000 in a form similar to the contract attached as Exhibit A for the third funding cycle (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025).
  3. The Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation is hereby 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 City’s financial risk.
  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 in executing this Subrecipient Agreement could adversely impact the disbursement of funds to the City of Portland; 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

The purpose of this Ordinance is to accept disbursement of State of Oregon, Statewide Transportation Improvement Funds (STIF) for Portland Streetcar from TriMet and authorize a Subrecipient Agreement for the third funding cycle.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

On October 2, 2019, Portland City Council through Ordinance #189721 approved the acceptance of the first funding cycle (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021) in the amount of $1,771,000.

On February 2, 2022, Portland City Council through Ordinance #190693 approved the acceptance of the second funding cycle (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023) in the amount of $1,442,000.

On May 11, 2023, the Oregon Transportation Commission approved TriMet’s application for STIF funds which included an allocation to the City of Portland of $3,000,000 per year for continued operations of Portland Streetcar.

The third funding cycle (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025) provides funding in the amount of $6,000,000.

These funds will be used in to maintain existing service on Portland Streetcar.

Costs for this project will post under grant order TR02960001.

This is included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget under grant TR000296. 

State law requires recipients not ‘supplant’ existing funding with STIF revenues. City funding for streetcar operations and maintenance must remain at existing levels to continue receipt of STIF funds.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

TriMet convened a HB 2017 Transit Advisory Committee, with members representing transit users, Honored Citizens, employers, low-income and minority communities as well as service providers, regional governmental jurisdictions and other interested parties.

The committee provided input on the development of the Tri-County Public Transportation Improvement Plan (PTIP), which included recommended projects for funding.  This plan was later approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

100% Renewable Goal

  • Does this action increase or decrease the City's total energy use?

This action is neutral in terms of the amount of energy used – the Streetcar system runs on 100% renewable electricity however this particular contract will not have any impact on the amount or quality of energy used. 

  • Does this action increase or decrease the City's renewable energy use?)

Maintaining streetcar operations and supporting continued growth in the system will increase the City’s use of renewable energy. Streetcar runs on 100% renewable energy today and ongoing operations including the addition of new service will only grow the City’s share of renewable energy. 

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This action allows disbursement of State of Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Funds (STIF) for the third funding cycle with the City as subrecipient from TriMet. The third funding cycle runs from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, and includes funding the amount of $6,000,000. 

Document History

Item 539 Consent Agenda in June 28, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed

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

Contact

Requested Agenda Type

Consent

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date