HHS Committee Meeting Minutes for July 11th, 2017


Zoning for Smaller Shelters: Initial Discussion

Jeff Levine, Director of Planning & Urban Development

  • Overview of issue
  • Committee questions and discussion

   * No public comment period on this item

Background: While we were working on expanding the zoning for emergency shelters in Portland, some advocates expressed a desire to also explore the zoning for smaller shelters (40 or fewer beds).


Plan for Follow-up to Positive Health Transition

Dawn Stiles, Director of Health and Human Services

Julie Sullivan, Senior Advisor to the City Manager

  • Overview of plan for follow-up
  • Public comment on the plan for follow-up
  • Committee questions and discussion

Background: The City’s HIV Positive Health Care clinic closed at the end of 2016 when the grant which funded it was transitioned to Greater Portland Health. As we approach the one-year mark of the transition of many of the City’s former Positive Health patients to other facilities, we would like to assess our process around the transition and the overall results. 


Prohibition on Display of Wild and Exotic Animals

  • Overview of proposed ordinance
  • Public comment on the proposed ordinance
  • Committee questions & discussion
  • Committee vote (if committee is ready to take action) or next steps