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Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize Memorandum of Understanding with Central Eastside Industrial Council Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee for use of the district annual permit surcharge


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. On June 21, 2012, City Council approved Resolution No. 36938 adopting the Central Eastside Parking Management Plan (CEPMP).
  2. The CEPMP recommended that a parking management association be established. The Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) was established and functions as the parking management association for the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC).  The CEPMP also allows a surcharge to be assessed on top of the base cost of the Area Parking Permit Program (APPP) annual parking permit to be used for the purpose of raising revenue to support parking management association services and programs.
  3. On April 14, 2013, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 185997 that authorizes a surcharge to the Central Eastside District Area Parking Permit Program for the sole purpose of raising revenue to support TPAC services and programs. It also authorized the Transportation Director to revise the surcharge fee on an annual basis upon the recommendation of the TPAC, enter into an annual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the TPAC describing eligible transportation and parking related services for reimbursement with the revenue collected by the surcharge, and granted reimbursement to the TPAC for eligible transportation and parking related services for the amount up to, but not to exceed, the surcharge revenue.
  4. For the past 10 years, the surcharge funds have been used on programs that increase livability and business and employee stability, strengthen economic development, and improve transportation. The surcharge funds have been used toward programs/services including; Clean & Safe trash removal; transportation demand management programs, including the Transportation Wallet Program and monthly Transit Commuter Passes for residents and employees; installing wayfinding signs; purchasing additional Portland Streetcars to service the district; financially contributing to the Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge, and; developing a Parking Master Plan for the district.
  5. The Bureau's level of confidence in the cost estimate is moderate; the annual surcharge funds are collected annually through parking permit sales.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. That the Commissioner-in-Charge is hereby authorized to enter into an MOU in a form substantially similar to that attached in Exhibit A with the CEIC’s TPAC to perform parking and transportation services eligible for reimbursement with revenue collected by the parking permit surcharge.
  2. That the Transportation Director is hereby authorized to reimburse the TPAC for transportation and parking related services, as agreed to in the MOU, for the amount up to, but not exceeding, the district surcharge revenue collected.  
  3. That the Transportation Director is hereby authorized to amend the MOU annually, or as needed.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because the 10-year contract maximum has been met, the contract is required to enable these programs to continue operations, and there are outstanding invoices that require reimbursement; 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

  • To allow PBOT to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) to use surcharge parking permit revenue for eligible parking and transportation programs and services in the district. The maximum limit on the existing contract of 10 years has been reached and PBOT is seeking approval to engage in a new MOU to continue the agreement with the CEIC.
  • In 2013, PBOT entered the first MOU with the CEIC under Contract No. 30003668. The MOU is updated annually to include the fiscal year surcharge revenue budget and descriptions of transportation and parking related services eligible for reimbursement.
  • PBOT meets monthly with the CEIC’s Transportation & Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) to define services that efficiently manage parking and reduce reliance on single occupancy vehicles services through Transportation Demand Management (TDM). These programs strive to improve livability and support businesses in the district.  

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

  • No significant changes are being proposed in this reauthorization and, therefore, additional financial and budgetary impacts are not anticipated.
  • Annual MOU budgeted expenditure amounts will not exceed raised annual surcharge revenue.
  • MOU amendments are made annually to update the total surcharge revenue raised.
  • There are no new budgetary impacts associated with approval of this MOU.
  • In addition to meter revenue, PBOT collects surcharge funds through parking permit sales in the district.
    • The base permit fee is cost recovery, which is not eligible for use by the TPAC.
    • The surcharge is assessed on top of the base permit fee and is eligible for the services described in the MOU.
    • No General Transportation Revenue (GTR) is used to reimburse the CEIC for the services described in the MOU.
  • Before 2020, annual average surcharge revenue was $1.4 million.
  • Since 2020, annual average surcharge revenue is $800,000

As a result of the pandemic, recovery of parking revenue has been slower than expected in the district.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

  • The CEIC is comprised of district business representatives and directs the work of the TPAC. The primary goal of the TPAC is to assist, foster, and expand employment and business growth in the Central Eastside Industrial District through transportation improvements.
  • PBOT’s Parking Operations Division works regularly with TPAC representatives on parking management and related programs/services.
  • The parking funds generated in the district directly impacts livability and economic vitality.

100% Renewable Goal


Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This action authorizes a Memorandum of Understanding between PBOT and the Central Eastside Industrial Council ( CEIC) & Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) relating to surcharge applied through the Area Parking Permit Program (APPP). The memorandum outlines conditions and allowable use of surcharge revenues, but does not determine or alter surcharge rates. The FY 2023-24 Adopted Budget for the Portland Bureau of Transportation includes $790,000 of surcharge revenue and $449,407 of surcharge carryover. 

Document History

Item 543 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


Kristan Alldrin

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