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Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the NE 102nd Avenue Corridor Lighting Project between E Burnside St and NE Sandy Blvd


The City of Portland ordains:                                            

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. This PBOT project prioritizes investments for critical safety and maintenance improvements along NE 102nd Ave from E Burnside to NE Sandy Blvd.
  2. Through the planning process, we identified priority streetlight enhancement locations.
  3. The project addresses deficiencies in illumination along NE 102nd Ave by filling the lighting gaps between E Burnside and NE Sandy Blvd.
  4. Project design has been completed and PBOT will be proceeding with bidding the project for construction.
  5. The Bureau of Transportation has funds budgeted in FY 2022/2023 and proposed FY 2023/2024 for construction, inspection, and management of the project.
  6. The Bureau's level of confidence in the cost estimate for this project is moderate, the project scope is defined, plans and specifications are complete.  

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. Upon the Council's acceptance of the Chief Procurement Officer's report recommending the lowest responsible bidder, the Chief Procurement Office is authorized to negotiate and execute a contract, provided the contract has been approved as to form by the City Attorney's office.
  2. The Mayor and City Auditor to draw and deliver warrants chargeable to T01119.C42 when demand is presented and approved by the proper authority.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because a delay would unnecessarily delay the Bureau’s ability to perform the activities; 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

  • Through the planning process, we identified priority streetlight enhancement locations.
  • The NE 102nd Avenue Corridor Lighting Project will address lighting safety improvements between E Burnside and NE Sandy Blvd. 
  • This legislation is to allow the NE 102nd Avenue Corridor Lighting Project to proceed to bidding for a construction contract.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

  • No change to Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) budget is requested with this ordinance.
  • The project is in the Adopted CIP for FY 2022-23, budgeted in project T00982, Street Lighting for Safety. The project is funded primarily with General Fund.
  • The project expenses will be tracked using project T01119, NE 102nd Avenue Infill Lighting.
  • The cost estimate was generated internally by PBOT and is a standard cost estimate.
  • Level of project estimate confidence is low to moderate.
  • No changes in staffing levels.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

  • Safety projects are typically non-controversial and supported by neighbors and the broader community. 

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This action authorizes lowest bid procurement for the NE 102nd Avenue Corridor Lighting Project. The FY 2023-24 Adopted Budget includes $4.27 million in combined Transportation Operating fund and Fixing Our Streets 2 Gas Tax resources for the project. No additional appropriations are required as a result of this process. 

Document History

Item 542 Consent Agenda in June 28, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council


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

Requested Agenda Type


Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date