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Posted on: April 28, 2021

*UPDATE* Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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NEW:  Absentee ballots will be available Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Those who have already requested one will receive it in the mail soon. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, June 4, 2021. Ballots must be returned to the municipal c...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Portland Public Health to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine at India Street Health Center

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Portland Public Health will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine at its 103 India Street location starting next week, with the single dose Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson available.  

The vaccine will be made available to the general public...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

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The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Council’s Finance Committee Votes to Recommend Lower FY22 School Budget Increase

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the Portland Board of Education&...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Portland Farmers’ Market Prepares For Temporary Move to Payson Park

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Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has been working closely with the Portland Farmers’ Market to find a temporary home while Browntail Moth Caterpillars are most problematic within Deering Oaks Park. Payson Park w...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

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The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. Th...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 reve...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City to Launch Food Composting Program on Earth Day

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On Earth Day, April 22, the City of Portland is kicking off a year-long food composting pilot program, which will provide residents with five convenient locations to drop off food scraps.  

“Food scraps and other organic materials make u...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Portland Artists Brighten Downtown Street Closures

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The City of Portland joined forces with Creative Portland to beautify the recently installed street closure barricades on several streets downtown. Creative Portland hired five local artists to add creative and friendly arts messaging on the barricades, w...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Portland Land Bank Commission Conserves Open Space on Rand Road

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The Portland Land Bank Commission announced the acquisition by the City of Portland of a 27-acre forested parcel along Rand Road near outer Congress Street, from the Avangrid Foundation. This land has been a high priority open space parcel for several yea...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Portland Harbor Approved for CAD Cell Construction to Address Dredge Disposal Needs

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it has received state and federal approvals to build Maine’s first Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell in Portland Harbor to address long-term dredging needs.  

The City and its partners, the ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor’s Next Monthly Zoom is April 27

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Join Mayor Kate Snyder for her monthly zoom in which constituents can get recent updates from the Mayor and discuss any issues. Monday, April 27 at 4:00 to 5:PM 

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City Hires Deputy Director for HHS Department

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Tina Pettingill to serve as the City’s first Deputy Director of the Health and Human Services Department. This is a new position in the Department and Ms. Pettingill will work with the Dir...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Council’s HHS & Public Safety Committee to Take Public Comment

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The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda in regards to the HHS Facility agenda it...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Join Us on April 14 for a Community Development Forum - We Need Your Input

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Join us on April 14, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to discuss our five-year housing and community development plan. No need to know details of the plan to be involved, we will be going over that and providing more details during our discussion. The primary go...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts

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The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted.  A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard s...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Major Traffic Alert: I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp

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The next phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp closures will begin Monday, April 12. Currently, the southbound off ramp is closed. Starting April 12, the northbound off ramp will be closed, and then on April 19, all on and off ramps will be closed ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

City’s Outdoor Dining & Retail Program Begins

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The City’s outdoor dining and retail program begins April 5 with the closure of several downtown streets. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expand into public spaces, including closed streets, parklets, the public right-of...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Portland's Assistant City Manager Steps Down for Health Reasons

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Portland's Assistant City Manager Heather Brown announced today that she is stepping down from her role due to health reasons. She has been on medical leave since June. Brown will not be able to return to work full time until next year and as such steppin...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Friday News Round Up for April 2, 2021

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department reg...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Friday News Round Up for March 26, 2021

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

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The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland and South Portland Police Undertake Proactive Comprehensive Analysis of Policing Activities

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are embarking on a comprehensive and historical analysis of their respective police departments’ arrests, summonses, citations and uses of force to ascertain whether either of the departments have engaged in dispr...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland Mayor & Council Denounce Recent Hate Incident

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Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council are denouncing a hate incident committed against an Asian American woman and her family on Monday, thanking the Portland Police Department for its swift work in apprehending the individual responsib...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Friday News Round Up for March 12, 2021

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin March 15

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The City’s Back Cove South Storage Facility project is entering its next phase of work, which is to connect the existing utilities (new or replaced) within the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street to the new storage tanks under the Preble Stre...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Details Outdoor Dining & Retail Program for 2021-2022 Season

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City is updating its outdoor dining and retail permitting program, which will be in effect from April 2021 to April 2022. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expa...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

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Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to p...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

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The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, A...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Friday News Round Up for March 5, 2021

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Friday News Round Up for February 26, 2021

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Portland Police Department Makes Three New Hires

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The Portland Police Department is pleased to announce that it has recently made three new hires for the following positions:  Alternative Response Liaison, Substance Use Disorder Liaison, and Media and Community Relations Liaison. The Alternative...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Friday News Round Up for February 19, 2021

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City of Portland Seeks Resettlement Coordinator to Assist Families at Family Shelter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services Department is seeking a Resettlement Coordinator to assist families who are experiencing homelessness at the City’s Family Shelter, many of whom have recently arrived in Maine and are ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Selects Firm to Conduct Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

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The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020. The goal of the investigation is to ensure the int...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Portland Celebrates Graduation of the 2021 Natural Helpers Cohort

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The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce the graduation of its second cohort of the Natural Helper program. Twelve individuals, representing eight countries of origin, from Angola to Peru, successfully c...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Friday News Round Up for February 12, 2021

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding COVID-19 Efforts

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The City of Portland is updating the public today on its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, manage outbreaks, and provide vaccination opportunities. The City’s public health campaign, StaytheCourse.me, continues to offer educational informa...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nomination Papers for Charter Commissioners Available February 1

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The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available for the Charter Commissioner seats on February 1, 2021. The deadline to turn in the nomination papers is March 29, 2021.

The following seats are avail...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Friday News Round Up for January 29, 2021

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Tuesday, February 2

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The City of Portland has declared a Yellow Zone Parking Ban for Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. This Yellow Zone Parking Ban replaces the Citywide Parking Ban that was originally declared for Monday and Tuesday night...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Monday, February 1 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Friday News Round Up for January 22, 2021

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

City Reminds Business Owners of Plastic Straw Ordinance

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The City of Portland is reminding business owners of its ordinance that prohibits the distribution of plastic straws. Beginning April 1, 2020, restaurants and other food establishments were able to provide customers with a plastic straw by request only. A...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

City of Portland Committed to Providing Essential Public Health Services

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The City of Portland’s commitment to providing essential public health services through its Needle Exchange Program remains strong as evidenced by the number of clients it serves and the services it offers seven days a week, in two locations wit...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Snyder Acknowledges Historic Inauguration Day

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today acknowledged Inauguration Day 2021 by congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a Proclamation Recognizing January 20, 2021 as Inauguration Day.

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Accept Written Public Comments

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The City of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) would like to learn about the public’s concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding how the City of Portland addresses public safety and racial equity. RESC has hosted two...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Friday News Round Up for January 15, 2021

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

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The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 5...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Portland City Council Denounces Recent Hate Crimes

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Mayor Snyder and all members of the Portland City Council are denouncing a string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening hate letters in their mail on January 5 and January 7. The letters...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City Launches Second Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is launching the second round of free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its second round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) supplie...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Friday News Round Up for January 8, 2021

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor Snyder Releases Statement in Response to Violence in Washington, D.C.

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today released the following statement in response to the violence that occurred  in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol. 

“I am stunned, saddened, and maddened as I join so many voices condemning the violence ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Extends Outdoor Operations

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 In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021. This will allow restaur...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Fire Department Urges Caution Ahead of Holiday Weekend

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As the upcoming holiday weekend approaches, the Portland Fire Department anticipates an increase in city residents cooking at home as they follow the recommended CDC Guidelines while trying to celebrate during the pandemic. 

“According t...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

City of Portland Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Portland for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year e...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

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The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee w...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Public Health Staff Remind Residents About Safe Holiday Gatherings

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Portland’s Public Health Division is reaching out to wish all a happy and healthy holiday season and to provide you with some tips for celebrating safely, amidst unprecedented rates of COVID-19 in Maine:

  • Celebrating virtually or with the people y...
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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Friday News Round Up for December 18, 2020

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Friday, December 18

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A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Friday, December 18 through 6:00 AM Saturday, December 19. Vehicles left on City streets within the yellow zone after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Council Holds Remote Goal Setting Session

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On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM the Portland City Council will host a remote workshop for a Goal Setting Session. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Agenda and access info can be found here

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City's Forestry Crew Works to Remove Invasive Trees on Western Prom

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The City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has been working on invasive tree removal improvements on the Western Promenade as outlined in the recent Western Prom Master Plan. Currently, City Forestry crews have two work areas, the ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT

 A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Friday, December 18. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City’s Family Shelter Receives Generous Donation

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The City of Portland’s Family Shelter received a generous donation from a Portland landlord last week. Mohammed Kargar, who owns several rental properties in Portland, wanted to increase his giving this year in light of the pandemic and its impact on peop...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Host Public Comment Sessions

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The City’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will be hosting remote public comment sessions to solicit feedback on the ways that the City interacts with area agencies and organizations in the name of public safety. The Committee is interested in ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homele...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

City Resumes Collection of Trash & Recycling on Holidays

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is resuming the collection of trash and recycling on holidays. The updated holiday collection schedule can be found here. Those with Friday collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day will have ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Friday News Round Up for December 4, 2020

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Info for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinances

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The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council Inauguration to be Held Remotely Monday, December 7

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On Monday, December 7, 2020, during a special noontime remote City Council meeting, newly elected Councilors April Fournier (At-Large), Andrew Zarro (District 4) and Mark Dion (District 5) will be sworn-in. The City will also honor outgoing Counc...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of the winter storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to Austin Street Begins December 7, 2020

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Beginning December 7, 2020 the City’s Mackworth, Ocean, Walton CSO Separation Phase 1 project will enter Ocean Avenue at Mackworth Street. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove. The work includes the inst...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Staff Readying Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

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City of Portland staff are readying implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recogni...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Health Staff Remind Residents About Indoor Gatherings Guidance and COVID-19 Prevention

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Portland’s Public Health Division wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving and would like to provide you with some tips for celebrating safely. With this holiday season upon us, please remember:

  • Limit the number of guests you’re gathering with. ...
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Posted on: November 20, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, November 20

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

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The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Working on Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

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City of Portland staff continue to work on the implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recog...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Installs Additional Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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On Thursday, November 19, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, will unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in front of Portland City Hall. It is one of several...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Tree Delivered to Monument Square

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Jeff Tarling, City of Portland Arborist, reports that this year’s tree – delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 19 – was found by coincidence!

“On November 2nd, Portland witnessed a high wind event with t...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Portland Public Health Recognizes 45th Annual Great American Smokeout

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November 19, 2020 is the 45th annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking, even if it is just for one day on the day of the Gr...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Council Approves One Climate Future Plan

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On November 9, the City Council approved One Climate Future, the joint climate action and adaptation plan developed in collaboration with the City of South Portland. The plan lays out 68 strategies that will help the City achieve an 80% reduction in commu...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Council Approves Phase 1 of ReCode

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On November 9, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new land use code under Phase I of ReCode, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portland’s Plan 2030). ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Deadline for submission is December 4, 2020. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Appointmen...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

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The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

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The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Staff Analyzing Impacts of Referendum Questions

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City of Portland staff will begin analyzing the impacts of the citizen initiative referendum questions that passed at the polls yesterday during the November 3, 2020 election. Questions A, B, C, D, and F passed according to the unofficial election results...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

USCIS to Welcome 20 New Citizens Today; Portland Police Officer to Take the Oath

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome 20 new citizens at the USCIS Portland field office Friday. USCIS Portland Field Director Cindy Lembarra will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates. Portland Police Chief Frank Clark will...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City Clerk's Office Closed November 9 & 10

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The City of Portland’s City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. This will allow staff to do a precautionary deep cleaning and sanitizing of the temporary office and voting space in the Merrill ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Sets Schedule for Remote Annual District Meetings

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The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will still be held this year, however remotely via Zoom. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, the City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the pub...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Hosts Blood Drive on November 25

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Once again we are partnering with the American Red Cross on November 25, 2020 at Portland Ocean Gateway and we are looking for donors!

In this season of giving, please consider donating the gift of life.  Each unit of donated blood, has t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Unofficial Election Results for November 3, 2020 Election

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The unofficial results for the November 3, 2020 election are now available. 

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The outcomes of the following races were determined by Ranked Choice Voting:

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, October 30

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be spread out, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be plentiful, an...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Rapid Rehousing Program to Serve 40 Individuals & 25 Families

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The City of Portland’s Rapid Rehousing Program will soon serve an additional 40 individuals and 25 families thanks to a recent funding award from Maine Housing. The City is partnering with Amistad to operate the first program, identify the 40 in...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Council to Hold Hearing on Final Revised Land Use Code

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On Monday, November 9, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase I of the City’s ReCode initiative, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City&rsquo...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, October 23

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Portland Selects Second Natural Helpers Cohort

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The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce its second cohort of the Natural Helpers program. While receiving many applications to join the program, 14 were selected, representing eight countries of origin, from Ango...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Temporary Emergency Shelter Space on County Way to Offer Many Improvements

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On October 19, 2020, the City of Portland announced it was finalizing its plans on a three-pronged approach to increase the amount of shelter beds available in Portland this winter in light of necessary COVID-19 precautions and the loss ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Riverside Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Riverside Golf Course has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Gene Pierotti, Golf Course Superintendent, completed the effort to obtain sanctuary...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved a plan during its October 19, 2020 meeting to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, pub...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for she...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Saturday, October 24, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be collecting unused or unneeded prescription medications so that they can be properly disposed.

The...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, October 16

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Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, October 19 at 5:00 PM for the Mayor's State of the City Address and then a regular meeting at 5:30 PM. 

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

New External Absentee Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Merrill Auditorium

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A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope before dep...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

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Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square this holiday season.

 

Residents and property owners who wish to donate a tree are encouraged to submit the tree for consideration at p...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

City Manager Jennings Agrees to One-Year Contract Extension

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City Manager Jon Jennings’ has agreed to a one-year contract extension as part of his recent performance evaluation. The employment contract extension will go before the City Council for a first read during its Monday, October 19, 2020 meeting. ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Native Plants Coming to Franklin Street Meadow

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Remember that football-field-sized black tarp covering a field in the center of Franklin Street, between Congress and Cumberland? It was unveiled today and the City’s Horticulture staff will begin a transformation from lawn to urban meadow that ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portland Expands Hours for Absentee Voting & Ballot Drop Box Ahead of November 3 Election

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In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Again Offering Grants and Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance. Previously this mad...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, October 9

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Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, October 19 at 5:00 PM for the Mayor's State of the City Address and then a regular meeting at 5:30 PM. 

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

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On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves Additional COVID-19 Rental & Business Assistance

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The City Council allocated additional funds in the amount of $524,669 to the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) program during its October 8, 2020 meeting. Before new applications can be accepted for rental assistance, app...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020 In Light of COVID-19

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While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020. The C...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, October 2

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Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, October 5 at 4:30 PM for a workshop and at 5:30 PM for a meeting.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Issues 2019 Annual Report

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The City's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee finalized its 2019 Annual Report during its September 9, 2020 meeting.

The PCRS reviews Internal Affairs investigations of alleged officer misconduct to determine if they are fair, thorough, timely and...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Portland Parking Alert: Street Maintenance Signs Back in Effect Oct 1

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Reminder from the City's Parking Division and Department of Public Works that effective October 1, the Street Maintenance signs on streets will be back in effect. These restrictions are in effect from October 1 through May 31, except for area 3 (...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, September 25

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City News Round Up for Friday, September 25

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, September 28 at 5:30 PM for a workshop regarding an update on the marij...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Launches Campaign to Remind People to ‘Stay the Course’ to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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The City of Portland launched a new campaign this week to remind people to ‘Stay the Course’ to prevent further COVID-19 spread. Residents, businesses, and visitors to Portland are encouraged to visit staythecourse.me for information r...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

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After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, September 18

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City News Round Up for Friday, September 18

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, September 21 at 5:30 PM. 

 City Hall remains closed to...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland’s Public Health Division Teams Up to Provide Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division, in collaboration with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, Greater Portland Health, and MaineHealth Care at Home, announces the availability o...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Reminds Marijuana Businesses They Must Be Licensed to Operate

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he City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the City went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance established the rules for both medical and adult...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Portland and South Portland Release Joint Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, One Climate Future

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The Cities of Portland and South Portland have released a draft of One Climate Future, a joint climate action and adaptation plan. One Climate Future is an innovative regional approach to climate action, bringing together two ci...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor Appoints 13 Members to Racial Equity Steering Committee

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Mayor Kate Snyder announced the appointment of 13 members to the Council’s newly formed Racial Equity Steering Committee during its September 9, 2020 meeting. The Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution tha...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Portland Offers Enhanced Website Experience with Interactive Chat Feature

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In partnership with its website provider CivicPlus® and technology provider Frase, the City of Portland is launching a 45-day trial of a new chatbot feature for its municipal website. The chatbot will appear on the portlandmaine....

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Council’s September 9th Workshop to Discuss Marijuana Licensing

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The Portland City Council’s remote workshop set for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 4:30 PM will now be held to discuss a marijuana licensing update. The workshop was previously scheduled to discuss the November 3 Election. The workshop will als...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, September 11

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City News Round Up for Friday, September 11

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, September 14 at 5:30 PM for a workshop on the FY21 municipal budget and Election...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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City of Portland officials along with the Portland Fire Department and the Portland Police Department will join on Friday, September 11, 2020 for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at Fort Allen Park. Fire Chief Keith Gautreau and Police Chi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Danforth Street Paving, September 9 through September 10

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Danforth Street between High and Vaughan Street will be paved starting September 9 and continuing through September 10. The work will be taking place during the day - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

There will be traffic delays and noise due to this work. Pol...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, September 4

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City News Round Up for Friday, September 4Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, September 14 at 5:30 PM. 

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil 2020

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Portland Public Health Division’s Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services Program recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31). International Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

City Simplifies Application Process & Increases Assistance Amount for COVID-Rental Assistance

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As a result of new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Portland has streamlined the application process for the Rental Assistance Program. The City has also increased the amount of assistance available. The...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, August 28

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Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, August 31 at 5:30 PM.

City Hall remains closed to the general public at this time. Staff continue to serve customers via em...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Deadline to Apply for Marijuana Retail Store Licenses is August 31

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Despite the ongoing litigation, the City of Portland is reminding the public that the deadline for businesses to apply for a marijuana retail store license in Portland is Monday, August 31, 2020. The applications are available on the City’s Busi...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, August 21

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City News Round Up for Friday, August 21

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, August 31 at 5:30 PM.

City Hall remains closed to the general public at this time. S...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Council Seeks Applicants for Racial Equity Steering Committee

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The Portland City Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 Council meeting. The Committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to the City Council regarding the ways in wh...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

City Manager Presents Recommended FY21 Municipal Budget to Council’s Finance Committee

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY21 municipal budget to the Council’s Finance Committee tonight during a remote meeting at 5:30 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.&n...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, August 14

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City News Round Up for Friday, August 14Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, August 31 at 5:30 PM. 

City Hall remains closed to the general public at th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

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The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, August 7

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City News Round Up for Friday, August 7

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, August 10 at 5:30 PM to discuss and vote on a slate of Council appointees to the Cha...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, July 31

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City News Round Up for Friday, July 31

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, August 3 at 4:30 PM.  City Hall remains closed to the general public at this...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

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The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

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The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

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Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City News Round Up for Friday, July 24

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City News Round Up for Friday, July 24

Please check our agenda center as Committees, Boards & Commissions continue to meet remotely. The Council meets next on Monday, July 27 at 5:30 PM.  

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City Council to Hold Workshop on Monday, July 27

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The Portland City Council will host a remote workshop on Monday, July 27 at the end of its special meeting, which starts at 5:30 PM. The workshop will discuss issues related to those experiencing homelessness, Deering Oaks Park, and City Hall Plaza. The r...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

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Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Portland Fire Promotes Angela Calvo to Division Chief of EMS & Training

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On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Portland Fire Chief Keith Gautreau announced that the Portland Fire Department promoted Lieutenant Angela Calvo to Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Training. Calvo is the first woman to hold a Chief Officer ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

City Continues to Serve Homeless People While Responding to Issues in Deering Oaks Park

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The City of Portland continues to compassionately serve people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, as follows:

  • The City is currently operating three (3) emergency shelters in accordance with CDC guidelines: the Oxford Street Shelter (OS...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

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The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Official Election Results for the July 14, 2020 Primary Election

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The official election results from the July 14, 2020 primary election are now available.  

See the official election results. 

See the unofficial referendum results.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study Public Meeting

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We Want to Hear From You!

What: Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study Public Meeting

When: Thursday, July 16th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: On-line/Virtual Meeting - go to http://www.portlandmaine.gov/2638/Peaks-Island-Ferry-Landside-Operations-S for the li...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

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There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Voting Information for July 14, 2020 Election

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 is Election Day for the State Primary and Municipal School Budget/Referendum Election. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 8:00 P.M. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be s...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Councilor Pious Ali Denounces Violence Against Police Department

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Councilor Pious Ali held a press conference on Friday, June 10 to address recent violence against the Portland Police Department.

His remarks included the follow statements:

"Like many Portland residents, I was shocked waking up last Monday morning to ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Issue Statements Denouncing Violence Against Police Officers

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Mayor Kate Snyder and several members of the City Council issued statements today denouncing recent violence against Portland Police officers.

Mayor Kate Snyder said, “As we work together as a community toward equity, the dismantling of systemic...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

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In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

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The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

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In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

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The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

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The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City Offers Additional Help to Small Businesses

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Learning from the first round of the City’s COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs that were launched May 19th, with applications due on June 4th, a couple of unanticipated issues made certain categories of small businesses that were in need of help i...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Portland Farmer's Outdoor Market

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Portland Farmer’s Outdoor Market officially opened for the season on April 25 in Deering Oaks Park. View the changes made to the market in order to address public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic here.  

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City’s Marijuana Businesses Ordinance Goes Into Effect

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The City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the city went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance also establishes the rules of these businesses,...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Introduces After-Hours Vehicle Registration

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The City of Portland will temporarily extend Treasury Department hours of operation beginning tomorrow, June 11, to ensure residents are able to register autos and boats in compliance with Governor Mills’ Executive Order 53-A.

The Department will...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Update to Expanded Outdoor Dining & Retail Pilot Program

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The City of Portland wants to update the public on several aspects of its expanded outdoor dining and retail pilot program. More than 80 businesses  have now been permitted as part of the program, and Dana, Wharf, Exchange (Fore to Middle and Mid...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Hosts Blood Drive on June 30

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The City of Portland is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 30th 2020 at Portland Ocean Gateway.

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually...

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Posted on: June 7, 2020

Mayor and City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Discuss Recent Demonstrations

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Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland. They expressed support for the peaceful protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a commitm...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

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Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA T...

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City News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Portland Police Issue Open Letter to the Community

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An Open Letter to Our Portland Community from the Portland Police Department:

The Portland Police Department’s values are Integrity, Leadership and Service. These values guide us well as we go about our mission...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Multiple Businesses Damaged and Twenty-Three Arrested

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department assisted with what began as a peaceful demonstration starting around 7:00 PM on Monday night and ended with the arrest of 23 people.

“As I’ve said before, the City of Portland and the Portland Police Depar...

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City News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Updates Public on Phased Reopening Plan

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is updating the public on its phased reopening plan so citizens can plan how to take care of various municipal transactions. City employees will be returning to City Hall and City buildings on Monday, June 1. However, the majority of ...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Parking Enforcement & Purple Trash Bags Back in Effect June 1

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The City of Portland wants to make sure citizens are aware that enforcement of parking meters and times zones as well as the requirement to use purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags will be back in effect on June 1, 2020.

Parking Enforcement:  

  • All en...
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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

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The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistanc...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Portland’s Fourth of July Fireworks Cancelled

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Portland is cancelling the Fourth of July fireworks celebration, typically held on the Eastern Promenade. City Manager Jennings was forced to make the decision because large social gatherings are not permitted and...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

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The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

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The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

City Awards Funds to 11 Community Partners from Asylum Seeker Donations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has awarded 11 community partner organizations with more than $140,000 as part of an initial round of funding from the asylum seeker donations the City received. The funds are reimbursement for the assistance...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Three Finalists for MLK Memorial in Portland to Unveil Designs to the Public on November 14

You're Invited

The three finalists chosen to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland will present their final designs during a November 14 meeting. The finalists include Robert Katz, Augusta, ME; TJD&A...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

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As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grounds” comes ...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Portland Names New Police Chief

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings has chosen Frank Clark to become Portland’s next Police Chief following an extensive search and review process. Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988, and is currently a Lieutenant. He has ...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Revaluation Project Update – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

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This City is currently undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. This effort will culminate in new assessments for all properties for the Fiscal Year 2021 assessment roll.Tyler Technologies, the firm that has been hired to assist in perform...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

City Announces Update on Asylum Seeker Transition Plan

NEWS ALERT

PORTLAND, Maine -- Ci ty Manager Jon Jennings today announced an update related to the City’s efforts on a transition plan to house asylum seekers. The City is incredibly thankful to those who have offered assistance during this emergency situation. Some ...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Donation & Volunteer Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

6/17/19 UPDATE:  For those wishing to volunteer, we thank you. The United Way of Greater Portland has received enough volunteer inquiries at this point, and is busy working to process the volunteer requests. Please wait to receive your volunteer ...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portland Hosts Water Resources Infrastructure Tour of Back Cove on June 6

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On June 6, as part of our celebration of Clean Water Week (June 2 – June 6, 2019), the City in collaboration with the Portland Water District is sponsoring a guided walking tour around Back Cove.  The tour will highlight a few of the ma...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Announces Improvements for Island Residents

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The City of Portland is announcing today several improvements for island residents in order to assist with parking, transportation, access and boarding of the ferry, and infrastructure improvements near the ferry dock on Peaks Island. These improvements a...

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

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The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland Police to Participate in Regional Active Shooter Training at Deering High Saturday, May 18

EMERGENCY training exercise

The Portland Police Department will participate in a regional active shooter training at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, this Saturday, May 18, 2019. Those in the area will see increased activity around Deering High and Longfellow School starting...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area...

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Parks Department City News

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2020

Revaluation Project – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

Property Taxes

The City of Portland has been undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. We had originally intended to set new values for the FY21 tax roll, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused this to be delayed. This delay will allow project staff to review m...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to further detail the proce...

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Additional Info... Assessor's Office

News Flash

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City Clerk

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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NEW:  Absentee ballots will be available Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Those who have already requested one will receive it in the mail soon. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, June 4, 2021. Ballots must be returned to the municipal c...

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City Clerk
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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City Clerk
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nomination Papers for Charter Commissioners Available February 1

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available for the Charter Commissioner seats on February 1, 2021. The deadline to turn in the nomination papers is March 29, 2021.

The following seats are available: &...

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City Clerk
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Official Results for the Recount of Referendum Question E

Official results of the recount of Referendum Question E, which took place on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.

View results.

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City Clerk
Posted on: November 5, 2020

City Clerk's Office Closed November 9 & 10

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. This will allow staff to do a precautionary deep cleaning and sanitizing of the temporary office and voting space in the Merrill Auditorium Lobby and...

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City Clerk
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Unofficial Election Results for November 3, 2020 Election

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The unofficial results for the November 3, 2020 election are now available. 

View Election Results for Candidates

View Referendum Questions Results 

The outcomes of the following races were determined by Ranked Choice Voting:

City Council At...

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City Clerk
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be spread out, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be plent...

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City Clerk
Posted on: October 16, 2020

New External Absentee Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Merrill Auditorium

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A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope before dep...

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City Clerk
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portland Expands Hours for Absentee Voting & Ballot Drop Box Ahead of November 3 Election

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In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

 The Clerk’s Offi...

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City Clerk
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Early In-Person Absentee Voting to Begin October 5 in Portland

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Beginning Monday, October 5, people wishing to vote absentee in-person can do so in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The Clerk’s Of...

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Additional Info... City Clerk
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Official Election Results for the July 14, 2020 Primary Election

NEWS ALERT

The official election results from the July 14, 2020 primary election are now available. The referendum questions are finalized. 

See the official election results. 

See the official referendum results.

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Elections & Voting City Clerk
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

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In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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City Clerk
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

portland news

The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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City Clerk

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Designation of Munjoy Hill Historic District

NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

RE:   DESIGNATION OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT and SIX INDIVIDUAL LANDMARKS 

** UPDATED NOTICE **

Please note:  workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. – previous notice incor...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Phase I of Recode (City Council Mtg. 11-9-2020)

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Phase I of ReCode, the city's initiative to comprehensively rewrite Chapter 14, Land Use, of Portland’s City Code. At the hearing, the City Council will consider adoption ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Phase I of Recode

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Phase I of ReCode, the city's initiative to comprehensively rewrite the Chapter 14, Land Use, of Portland’s City Code. At the hearing, the City Council will consider adopt...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

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The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City Council Notices

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

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The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Council’s Finance Committee Votes to Recommend Lower FY22 School Budget Increase

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the Portland Board of Education’s (School Boa...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 revenue outlook...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

portland news

Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Portland Police Department Makes Three New Hires

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The Portland Police Department is pleased to announce that it has recently made three new hires for the following positions:  Alternative Response Liaison, Substance Use Disorder Liaison, and Media and Community Relations Liaison. The Alternative...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Selects Firm to Conduct Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

portland news

The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020. The goal of the investigation is to ensure the integrity of ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding COVID-19 Efforts

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The City of Portland is updating the public today on its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, manage outbreaks, and provide vaccination opportunities. The City’s public health campaign, StaytheCourse.me, continues to offer educational information and m...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Working on Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

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City of Portland staff continue to work on the implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recog...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Staff Analyzing Impacts of Referendum Questions

portland news

City of Portland staff will begin analyzing the impacts of the citizen initiative referendum questions that passed at the polls yesterday during the November 3, 2020 election. Questions A, B, C, D, and F passed according to the unofficial election results...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Sets Schedule for Remote Annual District Meetings

COUNCIL NEWS

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will still be held this year, however remotely via Zoom. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, the City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public.&n...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Statement Regarding Use of Joyce House as Temporary Emergency Shelter

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On October 19, 2020, the City of Portland announced it was finalizing its plans on a three-pronged approach to increase the amount of shelter beds available in Portland this winter in light of necessary COVID-19 precautions and the loss ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for shelter space...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved a plan during its October 19, 2020 meeting to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, pub...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020 In Light of COVID-19

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020

While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020. The City is enc...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Issues 2019 Annual Report

portland news

The City's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee finalized its 2019 Annual Report during its September 9, 2020 meeting. 

The PCRS reviews Internal Affairs investigations of alleged officer misconduct to determine if they are fair, t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

NEWS ALERT

After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

As you are aware, HUD requires that all projects proposed for funding be numbered in priority with number one (#1) being the highest priority. Once again, HUD is requiring CoC's to use a two tired ranking system, which are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

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The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals.

The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Council News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Council’s Finance Committee Votes to Recommend Lower FY22 School Budget Increase

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the School Board budget increase request.

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the Portland Board of Education’s (School Boa...

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Council News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now.

Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now. The City is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be req...

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Council News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

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The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting.

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM.

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 revenue outlook...

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Council News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Council’s HHS & Public Safety Committee to Take Public Comment

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The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda.

The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda in regards to the HHS Facility agenda item. This i...

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Council News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

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City Manager Jon Jennings announced that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department.

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Council News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding.

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Council News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland Mayor & Council Denounce Recent Hate Incident

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Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council are denouncing a hate incident committed against an Asian American woman and her family on Monday, thanking the Portland Police Department for its swift work in apprehending the individual responsible...

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council are denouncing a hate incident committed against an Asian American woman and her family on Monday, thanking the Portland Police Department for its swift work in apprehending the individual responsib...

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Council News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

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Clifton Larson Allen LLP, the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public.

Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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Council News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

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The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website.

The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Council News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. Deadline for submission is March 12, 2021

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Council News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment supplies to small Portland businesses (30 or fewer employees) that physically interact with the public on a daily basis.

The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Council News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Selects Firm to Conduct Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

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The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020.

The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020. The goal of the investigation is to ensure the integrity of ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

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Mayor Kate Snyder is establishing a Monthly Zoom so that she can be available, hear from, and talk with anyone who wants to join her.

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

In addition to opportunities to engage at Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, via email, phone, through the Portland Alliance of Neighborhoods, etc., Mayor Kate Snyder is establishing a Mo...

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Council News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Snyder Acknowledges Historic Inauguration Day

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today acknowledged Inauguration Day 2021 by congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a Proclamation Recognizing January 20, 2021 as Inauguration Day..”

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today acknowledged Inauguration Day 2021 by congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a Proclamation Recognizing January 20, 2021 as Inauguration Day.

Mayor Snyder issued th...

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Council News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Accept Written Public Comments

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The City of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) would like to learn about the public’s concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding how the City of Portland addresses public safety and racial equity.

The City of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) would like to learn about the public’s concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding how the City of Portland addresses public safety and racial equity. RESC has hosted two in-person public c...

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Council News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Council to Hold Executive Session

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The Portland City Council will hold an Executive Session at the end of its remote January 20, 2021 meeting.

The Portland City Council will hold an Executive Session at the end of its remote January 20, 2021 meeting. The City Council will go into Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. section 405(6)(E) to consult with its attorney regarding the City's l...

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Council News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

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The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block.

The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 55+ apartme...

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Council News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Portland City Council Denounces Recent Hate Crimes

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Mayor Snyder and all members of the Portland City Council are denouncing a string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening hate letters in their mail on January 5 and January 7.

Mayor Snyder and all members of the Portland City Council are denouncing a string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening hate letters in their mail on January 5 and January 7. The letters...

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Council News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor Snyder Releases Statement in Response to Violence in Washington, D.C.

COUNCIL NEWS

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder released the following statement in response to the violence that occurred in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol.

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today released the following statement in response to the violence that occurred  in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol. 

“I am stunned, saddened, and maddened as I join so many voices condemning the violence ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Extends Outdoor Operations

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021.

 In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021. This will allow restaurants and r...

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Council News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

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The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting, related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements.

The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee will submit...

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Council News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Council Holds Remote Goal Setting Session

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On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM the Portland City Council will host a remote workshop for a Goal Setting Session. The meeting will take place via Zoom.

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM the Portland City Council will host a remote workshop for a Goal Setting Session. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Agenda and access info can be found here

WHEN:    Wedne...

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Council News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Host Public Comment Sessions

COUNCIL NEWS

The City’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will be hosting remote public comment sessions to solicit feedback on the ways that the City interacts with area agencies and organizations in the name of public safety.

The City’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will be hosting remote public comment sessions to solicit feedback on the ways that the City interacts with area agencies and organizations in the name of public safety. The Committee is interested in knowing wh...

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Council News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

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Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter; City will utilize Oxford Street Shelter and two hotel properties to increase shelter bed capacity this winter during COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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Council News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

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The City released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were recently passed by Portland voters. The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances, and all but one go into effect December 6.

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Council News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council Inauguration to be Held Remotely Monday, December 7

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On December 7, during a special noontime remote City Council meeting, newly elected Councilors April Fournier, Andrew Zarro, and Mark Dion will be sworn-in. The City will also honor outgoing Councilors Jill Duson, Justin Costa, and Kim Cook.

On Monday, December 7, 2020, during a special noontime remote City Council meeting, newly elected Councilors April Fournier (At-Large), Andrew Zarro (District 4) and Mark Dion (District 5) will be sworn-in. The City will also honor outgo...

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Council News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Staff Readying Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

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City of Portland staff are readying implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Public guidance and FAQs will roll out during week of November 30.

City of Portland staff are readying implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recogni...

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Council News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000.

The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Council News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Working on Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

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City of Portland staff continue to work on the implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election.

City of Portland staff continue to work on the implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recog...

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Council News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Installs Additional Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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On Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 AM, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, will unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in front of City Hall

On Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 AM, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, will unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in front of Portland City Hall. It is one ...

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Council News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submission is December 4, 2020.

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submission is Decem...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

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The City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the City legal team.

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Council News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Staff Analyzing Impacts of Referendum Questions

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City of Portland staff will begin analyzing the impacts of the citizen initiative referendum questions that passed at the polls yesterday during the November 3, 2020 election. Questions A, B, C, D, and F passed according to the unofficial election results

City of Portland staff will begin analyzing the impacts of the citizen initiative referendum questions that passed at the polls yesterday during the November 3, 2020 election. Questions A, B, C, D, and F passed according to the unofficial election results...

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Council News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Unofficial Election Results for November 3, 2020 Election

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The unofficial results for the November 3, 2020 election are now available.

The unofficial results for the November 3, 2020 election are now available. 

View Election Results for Candidates

View Referendum Questions Results 

The outcomes of the following races were determined by Ranked Choice Voting:

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Council News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Sets Schedule for Remote Annual District Meetings

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The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will still be held this year, however remotely via Zoom. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, the City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public.

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will still be held this year, however remotely via Zoom. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, the City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public.&n...

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Council News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be spread out, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be plent...

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Council News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Council to Hold Hearing on Final Revised Land Use Code

COUNCIL NEWS

On Monday, November 9, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase I of the City’s ReCode initiative, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan.

On Monday, November 9, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase I of the City’s ReCode initiative, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portlan...

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Council News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Statement Regarding Use of Joyce House as Temporary Emergency Shelter

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County space offers dorm-like setting with many improvements for guests and continued access to nearby services; City could see an increase in 30 additional beds this winter.

On October 19, 2020, the City of Portland announced it was finalizing its plans on a three-pronged approach to increase the amount of shelter beds available in Portland this winter in light of necessary COVID-19 precautions and the loss ...

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Council News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness.

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for shelter space...

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Council News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City Council approved a plan to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, public sidewalks, and in parking lanes until January 4,

In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved a plan during its October 19, 2020 meeting to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, pub...

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Council News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

City Manager Jennings Agrees to One-Year Contract Extension

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City Manager Jon Jennings’ has agreed to a one-year contract extension as part of his recent performance evaluation. The employment contract extension will go before the City Council for a first read during its Monday, October 19, 2020 meeting.

City Manager Jon Jennings’ has agreed to a one-year contract extension as part of his recent performance evaluation. The employment contract extension will go before the City Council for a first read during its Monday, October 19, 2020 meeting. The second...

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Council News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

New External Absentee Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Merrill Auditorium

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A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope.

A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope before dep...

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Council News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portland Expands Hours for Absentee Voting & Ballot Drop Box Ahead of November 3 Election

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In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

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Council News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Again Offering Grants and Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance.

Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance. Previously this mad...

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Council News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Announce Opposition to Citizen Initiative Referendum Questions A - E

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Mayor Kate Snyder along with seven members of the City Council -- announce their opposition to five citizen initiative referendum questions on the November 3 ballot. The questions, known as A-E, propose extensive City ordinance changes.

Mayor Kate Snyder along with seven members of the City Council --Councilors Nick Mavodones, Jill Duson, Belinda Ray, Spencer Thibodeau, Tae Chong, Justin Costa, and Kim Cook -- announce their opposition to five citizen initiative referendum questions on t...

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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

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At its Monday, October 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods.

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves Additional COVID-19 Rental & Business Assistance

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The City Council allocated additional funds in the amount of $524,669 to the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) program during its October 8, 2020 meeting and $100,000 for winter business assistance.

The City Council allocated additional funds in the amount of $524,669 to the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) program during its October 8, 2020 meeting. Before new applications can be accepted for rental assistance, app...

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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020 In Light of COVID-19

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020

While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020.

While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020. The City is enc...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Portland and South Portland Release Joint Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, One Climate Future

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Portland and South Portland have released a draft of One Climate Future, a joint climate action and adaptation plan. One Climate Future is an innovative regional approach to climate action, bringing together two cities to meet shared climate commitments.

The Cities of Portland and South Portland have released a draft of One Climate Future, a joint climate action and adaptation plan. One Climate Future is an innovative regional approach to climate action, bringing together two cities to m...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor Appoints 13 Members to Racial Equity Steering Committee

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Mayor Kate Snyder announced the appointment of 13 members to the Council’s newly formed Racial Equity Steering Committee during its September 9, 2020 meeting.

Mayor Kate Snyder announced the appointment of 13 members to the Council’s newly formed Racial Equity Steering Committee during its September 9, 2020 meeting. The Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution tha...

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Council News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Council Seeks Applicants for Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 Council meeting. The Committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to the City Council.

The Portland City Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 Council meeting. The Committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to the City Council regarding the ways in wh...

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Council News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1.

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

Members of the public who wish to be considered by the Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee as one of the Council's appointees to the Charter Commission should apply by 12:00 PM on Monday, August 3.

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Council News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong.

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Council News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the City is sharing an overview of the affordable housing projects with almost 900 units that are currently in the pipeline and have support from the City Council.

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

City Council to Hold Workshop on Monday, July 27

NEWS ALERT

The Portland City Council will host a remote workshop on Monday, July 27 at the end of its special meeting, which starts at 5:30 PM.

The Portland City Council will host a remote workshop on Monday, July 27 at the end of its special meeting, which starts at 5:30 PM. The workshop will discuss issues related to those experiencing homelessness, Deering Oaks Park, and City Hall Plaza. The r...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee.

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Council News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

City Continues to Serve Homeless People While Responding to Issues in Deering Oaks Park

COUNCIL NEWS

City staff, in conjunction with its community partners, will be providing additional outreach throughout Deering Oaks in an effort to encourage homeless individuals to seek overnight shelter and explain that day services are available.

The City of Portland continues to compassionately serve people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, as follows:

  • The City is currently operating three (3) emergency shelters in accordance with CDC guidelines: the Oxford Street Shelter (OS...

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Council News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities.

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Council News
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Mayor and City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Discuss Recent Demonstrations

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Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland.

Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland. They expressed support for the peaceful protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a commitm...

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Council News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

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Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Council News

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Property Tax Relief Available to Older Portland Homeowners

The application period remains open until June 30 for the Portland Senior Tax Equity Program (P-STEP). Homeowners and renters who qualify for a rebate through the Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit are eligible to apply for an additional rebate through P-...

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Additional Info... Elder Services
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City of Portland Adult Day Programs are Open!

Both programs, located on the Barron Center campus, had been closed due to Covid-19 restrictions since mid-November. Services have resumed and are being provided with safety protocols recommended by the Maine CDC to protect clients and staff from potentia...

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Elder Services
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Covid-19 Update:

We are delighted to announce that both Adult Day Programs have recently reopened, after a 5-month closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing, we are limiting the number of clients that can be served each day. Strict sa...

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Elder Services
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Volunteers are needed in all Portland neighborhoods. 

Volunteers are asked to shovel the steps and a path from the front doo...

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Flyer Information Elder Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now. The City is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be req...

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Election News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nomination Papers for Charter Commissioners Available February 1

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The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available for the Charter Commissioner seats on February 1, 2021. The deadline to turn in the nomination papers is March 29, 2021.

The following seats are available: &...

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Election News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Official Results for the Recount of Referendum Question E

Official results of the recount of Referendum Question E, which took place on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.

View results.

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Election News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

City Clerk's Office Closed November 9 & 10

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. This will allow staff to do a precautionary deep cleaning and sanitizing of the temporary office and voting space in the Merrill Auditorium Lobby and...

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Election News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be spread out, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be plent...

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Election News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

New External Absentee Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Merrill Auditorium

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A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope before dep...

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Election News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portland Expands Hours for Absentee Voting & Ballot Drop Box Ahead of November 3 Election

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In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

 The Clerk’s Offi...

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Election News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Early In-Person Absentee Voting to Begin October 5 in Portland

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Beginning Monday, October 5, people wishing to vote absentee in-person can do so in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The ...

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Additional Info... Election News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Official Election Results for the July 14, 2020 Primary Election

NEWS ALERT

The official election results from the July 14, 2020 primary election are now available. The referendum questions have not been finalized yet, but we will add those when they become available. 

See the official election results. 

See the o...

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Elections & Voting Election News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

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In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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Election News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

portland news

The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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Election News

News Flash

Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Emergency Management

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Finance
Posted on: December 22, 2020

City of Portland Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Portland for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year e...

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Finance
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Revaluation Project – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

Property Taxes

The City of Portland has been undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. We had originally intended to set new values for the FY21 tax roll, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused this to be delayed. This delay will allow project staff to review m...

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Finance
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

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The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Finance
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Finance
Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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Finance
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Additional Info... Finance
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Finance Committee Finance

News Flash

Posted on: December 22, 2020

Fire Department Urges Caution Ahead of Holiday Weekend

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As the upcoming holiday weekend approaches, the Portland Fire Department anticipates an increase in city residents cooking at home as they follow the recommended CDC Guidelines while trying to celebrate during the pandemic. 

“According to the Nati...

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Fire Department

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News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2019

UPCOMING Dec, 2019 - Feb 2020: COP/ DEER:

The City of Portland coordinates an annual deer population reduction program on Great Diamond Island with the assistance of MEDIFW. This program is intended to keep the herd at a manageable level.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPCOMING Nov, 2019: City Clerk/ VOTING:

The City Clerk’s Office provides an on-island absentee voting to Great Diamond Island residents prior to elections, in an effort to make voting more accessible in remote locations.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPCOMING Aug, 2019: COP/ SERVICES:

City of Portland staff join the Mayor and City Manager to visit Great Diamond Island and discuss how COP can improve services for the island.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

August 19, 2019: GDI Exploratory Committeee:

Submits signatures to the City of Portland to pursue succession.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

August 12, 2019: PW/ WASTE:

Start of Heavy Item Pickup.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

July, 2019: PW & FD/ FIREWISE PROGRAM:

Public Works barged Maine Forest Service equipment to Great Diamond Island and provided a staff support person throughtout the work.  FD transported Firewise crews to and from Great Diamond Island.  

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

July 19, 2019: COP/ SERVICES

COP staff meet to discuss feedback from June 13 meeting, initiate multi-department effort to develop island-centered web pages to improve communications.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

June 15, 2019: Parking:

Island residents looking to get between CBL and remote on-street parking on Marginal Way may use the free shuttle-bus service starting June 15 for the summer. The bus runs on the half hour, between 6:30AM and 10:15AM and 3:00PM and 6:45PM, 7 days a week....

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Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

June 13, 2019: FD/ SIRENS

M. Clinton: Found 0 sirens working.  6 sections of cwire damaged from trees coming down on them.  Confirmed that siren loop is intact by depressing tapbell in the Gamewell box.  Escalated to D. Perron from Dispatch to troublesho...

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Great Diamond Island

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

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The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 15, 2021

City Hires Deputy Director for HHS Department

portland news

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Tina Pettingill to serve as the City’s first Deputy Director of the Health and Human Services Department. This is a new position in the Department and Ms. Pettingill will work with the Director of H...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Council’s HHS & Public Safety Committee to Take Public Comment

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda in regards to the HHS Facility agenda item. This i...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City of Portland Committed to Providing Essential Public Health Services

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The City of Portland’s commitment to providing essential public health services through its Needle Exchange Program remains strong as evidenced by the number of clients it serves and the services it offers seven days a week, in two locations with more tha...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Rapid Rehousing Program to Serve 40 Individuals & 25 Families

portland news

The City of Portland’s Rapid Rehousing Program will soon serve an additional 40 individuals and 25 families thanks to a recent funding award from Maine Housing. The City is partnering with Amistad to operate the first program, identify the 40 individuals,...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Statement Regarding Use of Joyce House as Temporary Emergency Shelter

portland news

On October 19, 2020, the City of Portland announced it was finalizing its plans on a three-pronged approach to increase the amount of shelter beds available in Portland this winter in light of necessary COVID-19 precautions and the loss ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Register for the Third Annual Harm Reduction Conference

Registration is now open for the third annual Maine Harm Reduction Conference. 

Presented by Portland Public Health and the University of New England's Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, this year's conference will be virtual on Oct...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for shelter space...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland’s Public Health Division Teams Up to Provide Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division, in collaboration with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, Greater Portland Health, and MaineHealth Care at Home, announces the availability o...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Health & Human Services

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Remote 5-19-2021 HP Meeting

66 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a request by Developers Collaborative to amend a previously-approved plan at 66 State Street (155 Danforth Street).

Publ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Remote 5-5-2021 HP Meeting

99 CAPISIC STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing on a recommendation by Vana Carmona, nominator, to the City Council regarding Individual Landmark Designation of 99 Capisic Stree...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Remote 4-21-2021 HP Meeting

148 (144) STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness by Community Housing of Maine and Portland Housing Authority for New Family Hou...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Remote 4-7-2021 HP Meeting

EASTERN CEMETERY

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Maine Lodge of Research for repair/replacement of Alexander Ross Grave Marker at E...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Remote 3-17-2021 HP Meeting

99 CAPISIC STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will review a nomination to designate 99 Capisic Street as a local Landmark under Portland's historic preservation ordinance.  The nomination was submitte...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Remote 3-3-2021 HP Meeting

EASTERN CEMETERY

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Maine Lodge of Research for partial replacement of Alexander Ross Grave Marker. &a...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Remote 2-17-2021 HP Meeting

190 PINE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing for the determination of reclassification to noncontributing status of garage and rear entry portion of 190 Pine Street.  ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Remote 1-6-2021 HP Meeteing

29 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Essex North Portland, LLC., for exterior and roof alterations at 35 (29) Comme...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Remote 12-16-2020 HP Meeting

1 (9) CENTER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a request by Fathom Companies for an amendment to previously-approved plan for 1 Center Street.Public comments will...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Remote 12-2-2020 HP Meeting

181 WESTERN PROMENADE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider preliminary review of proposed building addition by Talcott and Jennifer Franklin for 181 Western Promenade. Public com...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Munjoy Hill Historic District

NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

RE:   DESIGNATION OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT and SIX INDIVIDUAL LANDMARKS 

** UPDATED NOTICE **

Please note:  workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. – previous no...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Remote 10-21-2020 HP Meeting

98 GRAY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider plan by Matt Wogan for Certificate of Approval for Exterior alterations and Dormer Additions at 98 Gray Street. Public c...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Remote 10-7-2020 HP Meeting

446 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of approval by Orange Crush, LLC, for exterior alterations (Wharf St. elevation) at 446 Fore Street/53 Wh...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Remote 9-16-2020 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a remote public hearing to consider a proposal by Portland Foreside Development Company for site interpretation program to satisfy condition of previous app...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Remote 9-2-2020 HP Meeting

153 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Dan St. Peter for an amendment to a previously-approved plan at 153 State Street. ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Remote 8-19-2020 HP Meeting

392 SPRING STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Dix and Nancy Druce for amendments to the previously-approved plans for 392 Sprin...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Remote 8-5-2020 HP Meeting

130R PARK AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Lori Price for exterior and site alterations at 130A Park Street. Public comments ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Remote 7-15-2020 HP Meeting

128 HIGH STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by WCSH for exterior additions at 128 High Street. Public comments will be taken at th...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Remote 7-1-2020 HP Meeting

188 VAUGHAN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Gregg Lipton and Sara Crisp for exterior alterations, building addition and site...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Remote 6-17-2020 HP Meeting

17 BLYTHE COURT

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Elisabeth Snell and Catherine Mears for preliminary review of exterior alterations and roof modifications at 17 Bly...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Remote 6-3-2020 HP Meeting

21 ORCHARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Jonathan and Stephanie Gartner-Fanburg for a second floor sunroom addition with d...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Remote 5-20-2020 HP meeting

17 BLYTHE COURT

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Elisabeth Snell and Catherine Mears for preliminary review of exterior alterations and roof modifications at 17 Bly...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Remote 6-3-2020 HP Meeting

21 ORCHARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Jonathan and Stephanie Gartner-Fanburg for a second floor sunroom addition with d...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2015

3-4-15 HP Meeting

267 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for roof alterations at 276 State Street, Brad and Colleen Brazell, Applicant.

The workshop is an opportunity fo...Read on...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2015

2-4-15 HP Meeting

HOUSE ISLAND

The Historic Preservation Board will be reviewing proposals for two projects at House Island; the expansion of the existing porch at the former doctor's residence and a new guest house/utility structure.

Public comments will be taken at...Read on...

Historic Preservation Board Notices

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now. The City is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be req...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 revenue outlook...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City Launches Food Composting Program

portland news

On Earth Day, April 22, the City of Portland is kicking off a year-long food composting pilot program, which will provide residents with five convenient locations to drop off food scraps.  

“Food scraps and other organic materials make up almost 4...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of the winter storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’s Parks, R...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Health Staff Remind Residents About Indoor Gatherings Guidance and COVID-19 Prevention

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Portland’s Public Health Division wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving and would like to provide you with some tips for celebrating safely. With this holiday season upon us, please remember:

  • Limit the number of guests you’re gathering with. It is best to includ...
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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

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The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: August 5, 2020

City Manager Presents Recommended FY21 Municipal Budget to Council’s Finance Committee

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY21 municipal budget to the Council’s Finance Committee tonight during a remote meeting at 5:30 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.&n...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Council Seeks Applicants for Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 Council meeting. The Committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to the City Council regarding the ways in wh...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Revaluation Project Update – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

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This City is currently undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. This effort will culminate in new assessments for all properties for the Fiscal Year 2021 assessment roll.Tyler Technologies, the firm that has been hired to assist in perform...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

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The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Announces Improvements for Island Residents

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The City of Portland is announcing today several improvements for island residents in order to assist with parking, transportation, access and boarding of the ferry, and infrastructure improvements near the ferry dock on Peaks Island. These improvements a...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

portland news

The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Join Us on April 14 for a Community Development Forum - We Need Your Input

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Join us on April 14, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to discuss our five-year housing and community development plan. No need to know details of the plan to be involved, we will be going over that and providing more details during our discussion. The primary go...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Details Outdoor Dining & Retail Program for 2021-2022 Season

portland news

In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City is updating its outdoor dining and retail permitting program, which will be in effect from April 2021 to April 2022. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expa...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

portland news

The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 18, 2021

The 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.

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The City of Portland's 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.  Funds under this application can be used for the development of affordable housing in the City of Portland.  Appli...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

portland news

The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City Reminds Business Owners of Plastic Straw Ordinance

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The City of Portland is reminding business owners of its ordinance that prohibits the distribution of plastic straws. Beginning April 1, 2020, restaurants and other food establishments were able to provide customers with a plastic straw by request only. A...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

COUNCIL NEWS

The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 55+ apartme...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2021

City Launches Second Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

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The City of Portland is launching the second round of free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its second round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) supplie...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

portland news

The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Portland Selects Second Natural Helpers Cohort

portland news

The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce its second cohort of the Natural Helpers program. While receiving many applications to join the program, 14 were selected, representing eight countries of origin, from Ango...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Again Offering Grants and Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

portland news

Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance. Previously this mad...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Launches Campaign to Remind People to ‘Stay the Course’ to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

portland news

The City of Portland launched a new campaign this week to remind people to ‘Stay the Course’ to prevent further COVID-19 spread. Residents, businesses, and visitors to Portland are encouraged to visit staythecourse.me for information r...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD Cell Projects Fail to Receive Funding Under USDOT BUILD Grant Program

NEWS ALERT

After years of study, planning, design, and permitting work, the Portland Harbor Dredge and CAD project failed to make the list of approved projects announced by the US Department of Transportation under the $900 million Better Utilizing Investments Lever...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

portland news

The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Housing & Economic Development

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Join Us on April 14 for a Community Development Forum - We Need Your Input

Feedback Requested

Join us on April 14, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to discuss our five-year housing and community development plan. No need to know details of the plan to be involved, we will be going over that and providing more details during our discussion. The primary go...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2021

City Manager releases FY22 CDBG Recommendations

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and supplemental CARES ACT funding today. More information is available on the City’s Housing and Economic Division web...

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City Managers Recommendation Letter 2021 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Community Survey Launch

Community Development Survey

The City of Portland Housing and Community Development Division has launched phase II of their community development survey. We encourage all Portland Residents to follow the link and provide their feedback.

HCD 5 Year Community Survey Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 26, 2021

MaineHousing Emergency Rent Relief Program to Open March 1, 2021

MaineHousing has announced the Emergency Rent Relief  Program will open March 1, 2021 at 12pm. Maine has $200 million in rent relief funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program will provide rental and utility relief p...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

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In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Housing and Community Development Updates

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submission is Decem...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Three Finalists for MLK Memorial in Portland to Unveil Designs to the Public on November 14

You're Invited

The three finalists chosen to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland will present their final designs during a November 14 meeting. The finalists include Robert Katz, Augusta, ME; TJD&A...

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Martin Luther King Memorial Selection Committee
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Martin Luther King Memorial Selection Committee

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

portland news

The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Council’s Finance Committee Votes to Recommend Lower FY22 School Budget Increase

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the Portland Board of Education’s (School Boa...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now. The City is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be req...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

portland news

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 revenue outlook...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Portland Artists Brighten Downtown Street Closures

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The City of Portland joined forces with Creative Portland to beautify the recently installed street closure barricades on several streets downtown. Creative Portland hired five local artists to add creative and friendly arts messaging on the barricades, w...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Council’s HHS & Public Safety Committee to Take Public Comment

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda in regards to the HHS Facility agenda item. This i...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder Monthly Zoom Meetings

Join Mayor Kate Snyder for her monthly zoom in which constituents can get recent updates from the Mayor and discuss any issues. Zoom details here.

 

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland Mayor & Council Denounce Recent Hate Incident

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council are denouncing a hate incident committed against an Asian American woman and her family on Monday, thanking the Portland Police Department for its swift work in apprehending the individual responsib...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

portland news

Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mayor's February Monthly Zoom to be Held February 24

In addition to opportunities to engage at Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, via email, phone, through the Portland Alliance of Neighborhoods, etc., Mayor Kate Snyder has established a Monthly Zoom so that she can be available, hear from, and t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

portland news

The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Selects Firm to Conduct Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

portland news

The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020. The goal of the investigation is to ensure the integrity of ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Portland Celebrates Graduation of the 2021 Natural Helpers Cohort

portland news

The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce the graduation of its second cohort of the Natural Helper program. Twelve individuals, representing eight countries of origin, from Angola to Peru, successfully completed f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding COVID-19 Efforts

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The City of Portland is updating the public today on its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, manage outbreaks, and provide vaccination opportunities. The City’s public health campaign, StaytheCourse.me, continues to offer educational information and m...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

In addition to opportunities to engage at Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, via email, phone, through the Portland Alliance of Neighborhoods, etc., Mayor Kate Snyder is establishing a Mo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Snyder Acknowledges Historic Inauguration Day

COUNCIL NEWS

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today acknowledged Inauguration Day 2021 by congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a Proclamation Recognizing January 20, 2021 as Inauguration Day.

Mayor Snyder issued th...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Accept Written Public Comments

portland news

The City of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) would like to learn about the public’s concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding how the City of Portland addresses public safety and racial equity. RESC has hosted two in-person public c...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Council to Hold Executive Session

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council will hold an Executive Session at the end of its remote January 20, 2021 meeting. The City Council will go into Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. section 405(6)(E) to consult with its attorney regarding the City's legal righ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

COUNCIL NEWS

The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 55+ apartme...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Portland City Council Denounces Recent Hate Crimes

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Snyder and all members of the Portland City Council are denouncing a string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening hate letters in their mail on January 5 and January 7. The letters...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor Snyder Releases Statement in Response to Violence in Washington, D.C.

COUNCIL NEWS

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today released the following statement in response to the violence that occurred  in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol. 

“I am stunned, saddened, and maddened as I join so many voices condemning the violence ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Extends Outdoor Operations

portland news

 In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021. This will allow restaurants and r...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee will submit...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Council Holds Remote Goal Setting Session

COUNCIL NEWS

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM the Portland City Council will host a remote workshop for a Goal Setting Session. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Agenda and access info can be found here

WHEN:    Wedne...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Host Public Comment Sessions

COUNCIL NEWS

The City’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will be hosting remote public comment sessions to solicit feedback on the ways that the City interacts with area agencies and organizations in the name of public safety. The Committee is interested in knowing wh...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

portland news

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council Inauguration to be Held Remotely Monday, December 7

COUNCIL NEWS

On Monday, December 7, 2020, during a special noontime remote City Council meeting, newly elected Councilors April Fournier (At-Large), Andrew Zarro (District 4) and Mark Dion (District 5) will be sworn-in. The City will also honor outgo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 24, 2020

City Staff Readying Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

portland news

City of Portland staff are readying implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recogni...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000, the Program’s purpose is to assist Portland businesses with the cost of maintaining a portion of their opera...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Working on Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

portland news

City of Portland staff continue to work on the implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Staff has completed its legal review of Questions A (Minimum Wage), B (Facial Recog...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Installs Additional Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

portland news

On Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 AM, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, will unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in front of Portland City Hall. It is one ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Mayor Snyder Reflects on Biden-Harris Win

portland news

 Mayor Kate Snyder issued the following statement in response to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris becoming the President and Vice President-Elect.

“With great sincerity and enthusiasm I congratulate President-Elect Biden, and Vice President-E...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Portland Mayor Snyder Reacts to State’s New Executive Order on Mask Wearing

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In reaction to Governor Mills' Executive Order today that strengthens the face covering requirement, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder offered the following statement:

"Given the consistent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Maine, it's imperative that w...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Staff Analyzing Impacts of Referendum Questions

portland news

City of Portland staff will begin analyzing the impacts of the citizen initiative referendum questions that passed at the polls yesterday during the November 3, 2020 election. Questions A, B, C, D, and F passed according to the unofficial election results...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Sets Schedule for Remote Annual District Meetings

COUNCIL NEWS

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will still be held this year, however remotely via Zoom. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, the City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public.&n...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Polling locations will look different -- booths will be spread out, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray will be plent...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Council to Hold Hearing on Final Revised Land Use Code

COUNCIL NEWS

On Monday, November 9, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase I of the City’s ReCode initiative, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portlan...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Statement Regarding Use of Joyce House as Temporary Emergency Shelter

portland news

On October 19, 2020, the City of Portland announced it was finalizing its plans on a three-pronged approach to increase the amount of shelter beds available in Portland this winter in light of necessary COVID-19 precautions and the loss ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for shelter space...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

portland news

In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved a plan during its October 19, 2020 meeting to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, pub...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Mayor Snyder to Give Remote State of the City Address

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder is set to give her first State of the City Address during a remote special city council meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM. To access the meeting, visit the meeting agenda for the Zoom link.

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2020

City Manager Jennings Agrees to One-Year Contract Extension

COUNCIL NEWS

City Manager Jon Jennings’ has agreed to a one-year contract extension as part of his recent performance evaluation. The employment contract extension will go before the City Council for a first read during its Monday, October 19, 2020 meeting. The second...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2020

New External Absentee Ballot Drop Box Now Available Outside Merrill Auditorium

vote

A new external ballot drop box has been installed for those wishing to drop off their completed absentee ballots. It is located outside of the Merrill Auditorium entrance for 24/7 ballot returns. Please remember to sign the back of the envelope before dep...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portland Expands Hours for Absentee Voting & Ballot Drop Box Ahead of November 3 Election

vote

In-person absentee voting is currently going on now in the City Clerk’s temporary office space in the Merrill Auditorium lobby via the Myrtle Street entrance. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

 The Clerk’s Offi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Again Offering Grants and Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

portland news

Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance. Previously this mad...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Mayor Snyder Recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder today recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day and issued the following statement: 

“On behalf of the City Council, today we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors the original peoples of many col...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Announce Opposition to Citizen Initiative Referendum Questions A - E

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder along with seven members of the City Council --Councilors Nick Mavodones, Jill Duson, Belinda Ray, Spencer Thibodeau, Tae Chong, Justin Costa, and Kim Cook -- announce their opposition to five citizen initiative referendum questions on t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves Additional COVID-19 Rental & Business Assistance

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council allocated additional funds in the amount of $524,669 to the Portland CARES Emergency Income Payment Program (rental assistance) program during its October 8, 2020 meeting. Before new applications can be accepted for rental assistance, app...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020 In Light of COVID-19

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020

While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020. The City is enc...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Portland and South Portland Release Joint Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, One Climate Future

One Climate Change

The Cities of Portland and South Portland have released a draft of One Climate Future, a joint climate action and adaptation plan. One Climate Future is an innovative regional approach to climate action, bringing together two cities to m...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor Appoints 13 Members to Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder announced the appointment of 13 members to the Council’s newly formed Racial Equity Steering Committee during its September 9, 2020 meeting. The Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution tha...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Council Seeks Applicants for Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council established a Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of a resolution that it passed at its July 13, 2020 Council meeting. The Committee will be tasked with developing recommendations to the City Council regarding the ways in wh...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Snyder Offers Listening Session at Lincoln Park on July 29, 2020 at 9 AM

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder is offering a listening session tomorrow morning at Lincoln Park regarding the protest at City Hall Plaza.

WHAT:  Mayor Kate Snyder offers Listening Session Re: Protest at City Hall Plaza // Maine People’s Housing Coal...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

portland news

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

City Council to Hold Workshop on Monday, July 27

NEWS ALERT

The Portland City Council will host a remote workshop on Monday, July 27 at the end of its special meeting, which starts at 5:30 PM. The workshop will discuss issues related to those experiencing homelessness, Deering Oaks Park, and City Hall Plaza. The r...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 22, 2020

City Continues to Serve Homeless People While Responding to Issues in Deering Oaks Park

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland continues to compassionately serve people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, as follows:

  • The City is currently operating three (3) emergency shelters in accordance with CDC guidelines: the Oxford Street Shelter (OS...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Councilor Pious Ali Denounces Violence Against Police Department

portland news

Councilor Pious Ali held a press conference on Friday, June 10 to address recent violence against the Portland Police Department.

His remarks included the follow statements:

"Like many Portland residents, I was shocked waking up last Monday morning to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Issue Statements Denouncing Violence Against Police Officers

portland news

Mayor Kate Snyder and several members of the City Council issued statements today denouncing recent violence against Portland Police officers.

Mayor Kate Snyder said, “As we work together as a community toward equity, the dismantling of systemic ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Mayor and City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Discuss Recent Demonstrations

portland news

Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland. They expressed support for the peaceful protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a commitm...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

portland news

The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Mayor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2021

387 Deering Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor: 

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the plans for the construction of two 4-unit residential buildings (8 units total) located at 387 Deering Avenue, Portland, Maine. 

This meeting will be held remotely via...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2021

165 Lambert Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Maine Cooperative Development Partners is reaching out to you today because you have expressed an interest in our project located at 165 Lambert Street. We are writing to let you know about an upcoming public meeting. If you live within 500 feet of the pr...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2021

1844 Forest Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new apartment building located at 1844 Forest Avenue.

Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88503805876

Meeting Date:  Monday, January 25, 2021

Me...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 2, 2020

163 Washington Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for a small brewery and tasting room located at 163 Washington Avenue, Portland ME.  We are seeking either a map amendment or text amendment to specifically permit a small b...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

200 Federal Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Redfern Downtown, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Level III Site Plan/Subdivision Application related to the property located at 200 Federal Street W.  The proj...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

144 State Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of New Height Redfern, LLC., we are please to invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Level III Site Plan/Subdivision application related to the property located at 120 & 155 State Street (Chart 45, B...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2020

52 Hanover Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Tom Watson & Co., LLC. we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed project at 52 Hanover Street within the B-2 business Community Zoning District.  The project includes t...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 16, 2020

100 Bld. F West Commercial Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting via Zoom to discuss proposed development at a 7,500 SF Building (F) at the Canal Landing (New Yard) Development on West Commercial Street in Portland, Maine.  Pursuant to the City of Portlan...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

25 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the University’s plans for a new Career and Student Success Center and Residence Hall, to be located at 25 Bedford Stre...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

191 Marginal Way - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting via Zoom to discuss the Traffic Movement Permit Application for a proposed Dunkin Donuts at an existing commercial office and retail development space located at 191 Marginal Way (Tax Map 24; Block c...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

11 Thompsons Point - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 14,000 Square Foot Warehouse building and renovated garage building into a small Artist Studio and collaborative space. We are excited to propose this new space in support of an...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 27, 2020

160 State Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Thanos, LLC (c/o of Josh Soley and Dan Soley), we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of the property located at 99 Winter Street/160 State Street.  The proposed project ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 22, 2020

210 Valley Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Avesta Valley Street LP, we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed project at 210 Valley Street located within the B2 Business Community Zoning District.  The project inclu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices

News Flash

Posted on: May 11, 2021

New Project - 0 Dalton Street

To residents and property owners: Hammond House, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of a 48-unit Planned Residential Unit Development, along with associated site improvements, at 0 Dalton Street (...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2021

New Project - 52 Hanover Street

To residents and property owners: Tom Watson & Co, LLC has submitted a staff-level Subdivision Amendment application to facilitate the relocation of an access easement at 52 Hanover Street in connection with the mixed use development approved by the P...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 5, 2021

New Project - 178 Middle Street

To residents and property owners: Cow Plaza 4 LLC and Fresnel LLC have submitted a Subdivision application to facilitate the division of 178 Middle Street into three parcels. The land to be subdivided is 20,913 square feet in size, is zoned B-3 Downtown B...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2021

New Project - 141 West Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: Bar Harbor Lobster Co. has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate improvements at 141 (235) West Commercial Street, including the addition of three pre-fabricated structures totaling 700 square feet in size...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2021

New Project - 387 Deering Avenue

To residents and property owners: Sawyer Island Development, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan application to facilitate an eight unit, 18,336 square foot residential development at 387 Deering Avenue, along with associated site improvements. The subjec...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2021

New Project - 73 Winding Way

To residents and property owners: Cheryl Wiley and Lauren Genova have submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate an after-the-fact approval of a retaining wall constructed in the rear yard of 73 and 79 Winding Way for the purposes of slope stab...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 31, 2021

New Project - 222 Deering Avenue

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a 1,440 square foot maintenance garage and salt storage structure at 222 Deering Avenue. The subject property ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2021

New Project - 130 Morning Street

To residents and property owners: Northeast Morning, LLC has submitted a Major Site Plan Amendment to amend the Level III Site Plan approval granted by the Planning Board on October 22, 2019 for a nine-unit multifamily condominium building at 130 Morning ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2021

New Project - 37 Fessenden Street

To residents and property owners: Doris Stevens has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a seasonal dock at 37 Fessenden Avenue, located on Little Diamond Island. The components of the dock will include a ramp of 50 fe...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2021

New Project - 225 Park Avenue

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Low Impact Site Development (Minor Site Plan) application to facilitate a series of drainage improvements at Fitzpatrick Stadium, located at 165 Park Avenue. Proposed improvements incl...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 2, 2021

New Project - 165 Lambert Street

To residents and property owners: Maine Cooperative Development Partners has submitted a Zoning Map and Text Amendment application to facilitate a new mixed-use development at 165 Lambert Street. Actions sought via this application include amendments to t...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

portland news

The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2021

New Development Review Project - 144 State Street

To residents and property owners: Community Housing of Maine has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate a 57 unit senior housing building and a 41 unit multifamily housing building at 73 and 91 Spring St (formerly 144 St...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Revised Development Review Application - 49 St. Lawrence Street

To residents and property owners: Lawson Holdings, LLC has submitted a revised Level II Site Plan application (Dec. 2020) to facilitate interior renovations, exterior renovations, and associated site work at 49 St. Lawrence Street in connection with the c...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2021

New Development Review Project - 100 Thompsons Point Connector Rd.

To residents and property owners: Langdon Street Real Estate has submitted a Major Site Plan Amendment application for changes to the 2.8 acre, 300-space surface parking facility approved by the Planning Board on September 25, 2018 as PEZ.2018-002. &n...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2021

New Development Review Project - 631 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: DC Baxter Woods II LLC has submitted a Minor Site Plan application to facilitate a change of use at 631 Stevens Avenue to accommodate a restaurant, office space, personal services and community center uses, along with an ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 29, 2021

New Development Review Project - 630 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: JHA Assisted Living, Inc. and Cedars Nursing Care, Inc. have submitted a staff-level Level III Site Plan Amendment for review by the Planning Authority for changes to the plans approved by the Planning Board on April 24, ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 13, 2021

New Development Review Project - 132 Brackett Street

To residents and property owners: Portland Public Schools have submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to facilitate a 670 square foot conference room and stairwell expansion to the Reiche Elementary School building at 132 Brackett Street, along wi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 6, 2021

New Development Review Project - 122 Pine Tree Industrial Parkway

To residents and property owners: LMD Properties, LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the creation of a 14,590 square foot paved area for use as equipment storage at 122 Pine Tree Industrial Parkway, along with associated drai...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 6, 2021

New Development Review Project - 383 Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: DPD Lot 3 LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a seven-story, 35,100 square foot mixed-use building at 387 Commercial Street. The proposed project is Phase 3 of the 383 Comm...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 21, 2020

New Development Review Project - 97 McAlister Farm Road

To residents and property owners: Gregory J. Scott has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 10,200 square foot commercial building and associated site improvements at 97 McAlister Farm Road. The subject property is...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 9, 2020

New Development Review Projects (Various Properties)

921 RIVERSIDE STREET

To residents and property owners: North Spore has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a change of use at a 25,000 square foot warehouse building at 921 Riverside Street; the subject building, currently vacant, was ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2020

New Development Review Project - 96 Falmouth Street

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the temporary relocation of a solid waste collection area from 25 Bedford Street to 96 Falmouth Street. The subject proper...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2020

New Development Review Projects

295 FOREST AVENUE

To residents and property owners: Hannaford Bros. Co has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a 1,160 square foot addition to the existing supermarket building at 295 Forest Avenue, along with associated site improveme...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - House Island

To residents and property owners: Fortland, LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of 21-site campground project consisting of a 2,095 square foot community building, three accessory structures totaling 656 square...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - 1000 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: Pinnacle Home Builders, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of two new duplex buildings with a total of four dwelling units at 1000 Washington Avenue. The subject property is ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Development Review Project - 7 Rand Road

To residents and property owners: Brockway Smith Company has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the construction of a gravel turnaround loading/drop off area at 7 Rand Road. A total of 2,596 square feet of new impervious surface...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Development Review Project - 1025 Ocean Ave.

To residents and property owners: 1025 Ocean Ave LLC has submitted an after-the-fact Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the paving of portions of the front yard of 1025 Ocean Avenue to create additional parking spaces and unenclosed storage area...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Development Review Project - 723 Riverside Street

To residents and property owners: Terrace Pond, LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a 576 square foot expansion of an existing office building at 723 Riverside Street. The subject property is eight acres in size and is zoned R...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 29, 2020

New Development Review Project - 2002 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: Brooklawn Memorial Park has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a 2,200 square foot addition to an existing crematory facility at 2002 Congress Street. The subject property is 31.9...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 28, 2020

New Development Review Project - 200 Federal Street

To residents and property owners: Redfern Downtown, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of an 18 story, 180,000 square foot mixed use building with 266 residential units and ground-floor commer...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 28, 2020

New Development Review Project - 144 State Street

To residents and property owners: NewHeight Redfern, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate a 195,942 square foot mixed use redevelopment project at 120 and 148 State Street. The proposed development would renova...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2020

New Development Review Project - 32 Thomas Street

To residents and property owners: West End, LLC has submitted a zoning map and text amendment application to dissolve Conditional Zoning Agreement C-57, which currently encumbers 32 Thomas Street, and to amend Sec. 14-103 of the Land Use Code to reduce th...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project - 631 Stevens Avenue

To residents and property owners: DC Baxter Woods II LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a change of use from classrooms to office space encompassing 10,268 square feet of floor area in the existing Maine Girls Academy buildin...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project – 116 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: George Cantalupo has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the installation of 50 linear feet of rip rap for shoreline stabilization purposes as well as the implementation of drainage improvements at 11...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project – 69 Presumpscot Street

To residents and property owners: Portland Public Schools has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate a 15,750 square foot addition to the rear of the Presumpscot Elementary School building to be used as cafeteria and classroom space, al...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project – 5 Portland Street

To residents and property owners: Preble Street Resource Center, Inc. has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the conversion of 7,378 square feet of interior space at 5 Portland Street for use as an emergency shelter and for the insta...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project - 120 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: Jean Hoffman has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the installation of 70 linear feet of rip rap for shoreline stabilization purposes as well as the implementation of drainage improvements at 120 Is...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

New Development Review Project - 110 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: Tom Hill has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the installation of 50 linear feet of rip rap for shoreline stabilization purposes as well as the implementation of drainage improvements at 110 Island...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2020

New Development Review Project - 11 Thompson's Point Road

To residents and property owners: Forefront Commons Warehouse, LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a new 14,160 square foot warehouse and the renovation of an existing 1,900 square foot building to create ar...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2020

New Development Review Project - 200 Federal Street

To residents and property owners: Redfern Downtown, LLC has submitted a Zoning Map and Text Amendment application to amend the Downtown Height Overlay Map at 200 Federal Street to allow a maximum of 190 feet in building height and to remote the 40 foot ar...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

New Development Review Project - 100 Bld. F W. Commercial St.

To residents and property owners: New Yard, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate Phase V of the Canal Landing New Yard project, with proposed improvements to include a two-story, 7,500 square foot building and a 28,500 square ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

New Development Review Project - 165 Industrial Way

To residents and property owners: Commercial Properties, Inc. has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a 15,400 square foot industrial building addition, a new 4,550 square foot refrigerated warehouse building, and ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

New Development Review Project - 8 Ocean Street

To residents and property owners: Michael Peddle has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate a seawall replacement at 8 Ocean Street on Peaks Island. The proposed area of disturbance is 1,000 square feet. The subject property is 10,4...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2020

New Development Review Project - 460 W. Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: MaineDOT has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the development of a 2,800 linear foot internal auxiliary roadway along the International Marine Terminal (IMT) rail corridor. The proposed roadwa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2020

New Development Review Project - 5 Portland Street

To residents and property owners: Preble Street Resource Center, Inc. has submitted a Conditional Use application pursuant to Section 14-474 of the Land Use Code to facilitate the conversion of 7,378 square feet of interior space at 5 Portland Street for ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2020

New Development Review Project - 209 Valley Street

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the implementation of trail improvements within the Western Promenade at 209 Valley Street. Approximately 3,500 square feet of area wo...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - 39 Oaklawn Road

To residents and property owners: Doug and Jennifer Lavanture have submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate site disturbance associated with excavation for a new house foundation, the construction of a swale, and the installation of r...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - 86 Fox Street

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level II Site Plan application for the development of a new, 7,200 square foot futsal court at Kennedy Park, located at 86 Fox Street. 12,630 square feet of area would be disturbed via...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - 263 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: Downtown Lodging, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan Amendment for 263 Cumberland Avenue. This project was approved by the Planning Board on October 8, 2019 for 89 lodging rooms with a ground-floor commercial space. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New Development Review Project - 148 State Street

To residents and property owners: NewHeight Redfern, LLC has submitted a Zoning Map and Text Amendment application to facilitate the rezoning of 148, 120, and 102 State Street from R-6 Residential to B-3 Downtown Business, along with changes to the Downto...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 934 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: Ocean Avenue Development, LLC has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the construction of a low ropes course at 934 Ocean Avenue. The area to be disturbed is approximately 41,000 square feet in s...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 188 Warren Avenue

To residents and property owners: Atlantic Construction Fabrics, Inc. has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the placement of an office trailer and covered shed totaling 1,272 square feet in area at 188 Warren Avenue. The subject pro...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 337 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: YFO PHDC Development, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Inclusionary Zoning Conditional Use application to facilitate the development of a seven-story mixed use building containing 60 dwelling units and a ground...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 40 W. Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: Maine International Cold Storage Facility LLC has submitted a Conditional Use application to facilitate a 108,024 square foot cold storage facility and associated site improvements at 40 West Commercial Street. The propos...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 83 Middle Street (Level II Site Plan Re

To residents and property owners: Community Housing of Maine has submitted a Level II Site Plan and Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 5-story, 45,770 square foot mixed use building with 50 affordable residential units at 83 Middle Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 83 Middle Street (Subdivision Review)

To residents and property owners: Community Housing of Maine has submitted a Level II Site Plan and Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 5-story, 45,770 square foot mixed use building with 50 affordable residential units at 83 Middle Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2020

New Development Review Project - 164 Cove Side Drive - GDI

To residents and property owners: Domenic and Robin Rignanese have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 2-story, 2,518 square foot single family home at 164 Coveside Drive. The subject property is 38,940 square fee...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

New Development Review Project - 11 Thompson's Point

To residents and property owners: Forefront Commons Warehouse, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a new 14,160 square foot warehouse and the renovation of an existing 1,900 square foot building to create a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 10, 2020

New Development Review Project - 191 Marginal Way

To residents and property owners: Earle W. Noyes & Sons has submitted a Level III Traffic Movement Permit application to facilitate the lease and occupancy of an existing retail space at 191 Marginal Way by a new tenant, pursuant to an approval condit...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 10, 2020

New Development Review Project - 12 White Birch Lane

To residents and property owners: Birchlane, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and subdivision application to facilitate the development of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 12 White Birch Lane. The subject property is 7,172 square f...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

New Development Review Project - 20 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: Thomas Werner has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a deck expansion, the installation of an ADA-compliant ramp, and associated site improvements at 20 Island Ave. The subject property is zoned I-B ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 2, 2020

New Development Review Project - 7 Rand Road

To residents and property owners: Brockway Smith Company has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone the parcel at 7 Rand Road from an I-M Industrial/B-2 Community Business split lot condition to fully I-M, removing the split lot con...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

New Development Review Project - 577 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: Portland Housing Development Corporation has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the renovation and rehabilitation of 577 Washington Avenue. The proposed area of disturbance comprises 39,416 squa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

New Development Review Project - 1006 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: 1006 Congress St, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan Amendment application to revise the proposed building at 1006 Congress St by eliminating the first-floor cafe space and constructing seven additional residential u...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 210 Valley Street

To residents and property owners: Avesta Valley Street, LP has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of a 5-story, 72,113 square foot affordable residential building at with 60 units at 210 Valley Street...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 60 Cassidy Point

To residents and property owners: Cianbro Corporation has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the replacement of the West Main Crane Pier and East Main Crane Pier and to conduct improvements to shoreline abutments at 60 Cassidy Point ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 598 Baxter Boulevard

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level III Site Plan Application to facilitate the construction of the Back Cove West Storage Conduit, a below-grade stormwater storage tank to be constructed beneath the roadbed of Bax...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 148 newbury Street

To residents and property owners: Stephen and Sarah Roop have submitted a Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 4 story, 3 unit residential building at 148 Newbury Street. This subdivision application is associated with a previously submitted ...

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New Development Review Project Notices

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Portland Celebrates Graduation of the 2021 Natural Helpers Cohort

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The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce the graduation of its second cohort of the Natural Helper program. Twelve individuals, representing eight countries of origin, from Angola to Peru, successfully completed f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Portland Selects Second Natural Helpers Cohort

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The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce its second cohort of the Natural Helpers program. While receiving many applications to join the program, 14 were selected, representing eight countries of origin, from Ango...

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Office of Economic Opportunity

News Flash

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Casco Bay Garage Spring Cleaning Set for May 14

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Our annual garage Spring Cleaning has been scheduled for the weekend beginning FRIDAY MAY 14. This will require all Casco Bay Parking Garage customers to vacate the garage from 8:00 PM Friday May 14  through 5:00 PM Sunday May 16.  For y...

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Parking
Posted on: April 2, 2021

City’s Outdoor Dining & Retail Program Begins

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The City’s outdoor dining and retail program begins April 5 with the closure of several downtown streets. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expand into public spaces, including closed streets, parklets, the public right-of-way, and ...

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Parking
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Tuesday, February 2

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The City of Portland has declared a Yellow Zone Parking Ban for Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. This Yellow Zone Parking Ban replaces the Citywide Parking Ban that was originally declared for Monday and Tuesday night...

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Parking
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Monday, February 1 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

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Parking
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Friday, December 18

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A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Friday, December 18 through 6:00 AM Saturday, December 19. Vehicles left on City streets within the yellow zone after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Yello...

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Parking
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

 A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Friday, December 18. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

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Parking
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

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The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Parking
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Parking Alert: Street Maintenance Signs Back in Effect Oct 1

PARKING ALERT

Reminder from the City's Parking Division and Department of Public Works that effective October 1, the Street Maintenance signs on streets will be back in effect. These restrictions are in effect from October 1 through May 31, except for area 3 (...

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Parking
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Island Shuttle Bus Schedule

The shuttle bus for island residents looking to get between Casco Bay Lines and remote on-street parking on Marginal Way begins start date to be announced 15 for the summer. To be able to park in these on-street spaces on Marginal Way, you must have an is...

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Portland Shuttle Schedule Parking

News Flash

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Brown Tail Moth Presence in Deering Oaks Park

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After a recent survey of the trees within Deering Oaks Park, The Maine Forest Service and City staff recorded 313 of 316 trees surveyed to have Browntail moth nests on them. Three heritage oaks recorded over 1,000 nests each, 2 oaks have between 500 and 1...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: October 20, 2020

New Playground at the Riverton Community Center / Talbot Community School

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The newest playground for Portland has just completed its third week of use! The Riverton community and the Talbot Community School have been working with Parks and Recreation and a host of local supporters to build Portland's first inclusive playspace fo...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Donate to Skatepark Expansion

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City of Portland, Maine’s Parks Division is in the early stages of planning an expansion to the much-used and overcrowded skatepark at Dougherty Field. Help us create a much safer, more fun skatepark for our community! Text SKATE to 71777

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Riverton Pool Closed through Wednesday Afternoon

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Due to mechanical issues from the power failure on Monday, the Riverton Pool is closed and will remained closed through Wednesday afternoon, 5/12/2021. Please call 207-808-5400 for updates.

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Deering Oaks ADA Trail & Path Improvements

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Parks is finalizing the design documents for expanded ADA parking and a new accessible path to the Ravine Pool in Deering Oaks park. This path will bring visitors down from the Deering Oaks Playground ADA parking area to the larger pond edge, and under th...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Sundays on the Boulevard 2021

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Sundays on the Boulevard will be starting back up this Sunday May 2nd, 2021! Enjoy the car free landscape on Baxter Boulevard every Sunday from 9-4pm until Sunday October 10th, 2021.The City of Portland is Partnering with Portland Trails, Back Cove Neighb...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Portland Farmers’ Market Prepares For Temporary Move to Payson Park

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Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has been working closely with the Portland Farmers’ Market to find a temporary home while Browntail Moth Caterpillars are most problematic within Deering Oaks Park. Payson Park will serve as the tem...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City to Launch Food Composting Program on Earth Day

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On Earth Day, April 22, the City of Portland is kicking off a year-long food composting pilot program, which will provide residents with five convenient locations to drop off food scraps.  

“Food scraps and other organic materials make up almost 4...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Portland Land Bank Commission Conserves Open Space on Rand Road

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The Portland Land Bank Commission announced the acquisition by the City of Portland of a 27-acre forested parcel along Rand Road near outer Congress Street, from the Avangrid Foundation. This land has been a high priority open space parcel for several yea...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Summer Camp Resurgam 2021

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Registration for Portland Recreation Summer Camp 2021 will begin on Monday, April 12th at 8:00 a.m.

Please visit us at portlandrec.com for online registration. Summer Camp Resurgam 2021 is for Portland Residents who have just COMPLETED grades K-5. &nbs...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Our Recreation Department is Hiring!

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We are currently seeking Recreation Programmer 1's to work in our After School Program!

RECREATION PROGRAMMER I - AFTER BELL PROGRAM - Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department *Revised* - 20-30 hours per week - After School Program Schedule: ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Deering Oaks Farmers Market will move to Payson Park for 6 weeks

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The Farmers Market will see a change of scenery in 2021 due to an unfortunate Browntail Moth infestation within Deering Oaks. The Market will start in Deering Oaks on Saturday, April 24th and run every Wednesday and Saturday until May 19th when it venture...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Opportunity to Lease & Operate the Castle at Deering Oaks Park

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The City of Portland is looking for a qualified Vendor to lease and operate the Castle at Deering Oaks Park.

The Castle which was built in 1894 was originally designated as a warming hut for skaters in the winter and included provision of cocoa and snacks....

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Troubh Ice Arena Updates!

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Troubh Ice Arena is currently open for Private Ice Rentals, Public Skate, Freestyle Ice and Pick-up Hockey. More information below: 

PRIVATE ICE RENTALSTo book a private ice rental and birthday party, please contact Jake O’Donal:207-774-...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Riverside Golf Course Update

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The course is currently closed, but we think we’ll be open soon!  Check Facebook for updates or be on the look out for the email.  The pro shop is open for membership and merchandise sales, see hours below.  

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Test Planting Area on the Western Promenade

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We are excited about an upcoming test planting area along Western Prom near the Carroll Street intersection. New native plantings will be installed by Portland Parks Horticulture team in an effort to help keep alien invasive plants, wild sumac and tall, v...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Spring Recreation Offerings!

Spring Programs

The Recreation Division is offering a variety of children and youth recreation programs this spring! Now is the time to get outside, try something new or jump back into your favorite sport! Registration is now open for all of our Spring 2021 Programs. All...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Update on NEW LEASH RULES in Mayor Baxter Woods

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As spring approaches, we are writing with an update on NEW LEASH RULES in Baxter Woods.

As many of you are aware, in October 2020, the City Council passed new rules for off-leash dogs in Baxter Woods to better balance the varying uses of this beloved city ...
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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Application open for the Portland Youth Corps!

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The application for the Portland Youth Corps is officially open! If you are a 14 to 17-year-old Portland resident and are interested in a summer of paid volunteering, fun, and exploring conservation careers in Portland's beautiful park system, this progra...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Fish Point & Eastern Prom. Hillside Improvement Projects

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Portland's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has been working on improvement projects at Fish Point and Eastern Prom Hillside.

Fish Point Improvements: Horticulture has been working with Dylan Lippold Seaside Landscape to reduce invasive...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Youth on Course Partners with Maine State Golf Association

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Youth on Course Partners with Maine State Golf Associationto Bring Life-Changing Opportunities to Junior Golfers
 (PEBBLE BEACH, Ca.) — Youth on Course — the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams...
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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Friday, December 18

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A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Friday, December 18 through 6:00 AM Saturday, December 19. Vehicles left on City streets within the yellow zone after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Yello...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

 A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Friday, December 18. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City's Forestry Crew Works to Remove Invasive Trees on Western Prom

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The City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has been working on invasive tree removal improvements on the Western Promenade as outlined in the recent Western Prom Master Plan. Currently, City Forestry crews have two work areas, the southern v...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Fox Street Field is getting an improvement!

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Fox Street Field is getting a new improvement this fall and spring: a Futsal court will be installed on the south side of the field by the playground and North Boyd Street pedestrian path. Futsal is a five on five ball sport , similar to soccer, played on...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Guidelines for Recreational Use of Cemeteries

CEMETERY GUIDELINE

During these stressful times, many people have sought out Evergreen and Forest City Cemeteries for exercise and fresh air. Utilizing cemeteries for quiet recreation is allowed by the City of Portland; however, we require your respectful consideration and ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Get out & EXPLORE what our wonderful parks in Portland have to offer!

Trail Map

The best way to find the trails, parks and open spaces near you is to use the City of Portland Park Finder Map and the Portland Trails Map. Did you know that close to 90% of Portlanders live within a 10 minute walk of a Park or Trail? During these times w...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Riverside Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Riverside Golf Course has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Gene Pierotti, Golf Course Superintendent, completed the effort to obtain sanctuary...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

The City of Portland partners with Red Cross for Blood Drive

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The City of Portland will be partnering with the American Red Cross once again for another Blood Drive at Ocean Gateway!!

Drive Date: Wednesday November 25th

Drive Times: 8 am to 1 pm

CLICK HERE to sign up at RedCrossBlood.org 

 

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

PARKS UPDATE

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Parks: Crews are starting to knock down all the meadows around the city in preparation for Winter. On top of mowing and litter removal there is a big push to fertilize and overseed open spaces in an effort to establish turf density and health leading up t...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Come Make a Splash with Therapeutic Recreation

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The City of Portland’s Therapeutic Recreation Services program provides therapeutic and adapted aquatics lessons for individuals with disabilities across the life span. Pool programs are conducted at the Reiche Pool, located in the Reiche School...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Western Promenade- Valley Street Switchback Improvements

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This month we expect to wrap up work on trail improvements to the lower asphalt path system in the Western Promenade. The area in focus is a lower portion of the asphalt trail path that connects the Gilman Street Neighborhood and service areas of Maine Me...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

"TAKE A HIKE" Weekend, Oct 16-18th was a success!

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As part of “TAKE A HIKE” Weekend, October 16-18, Portland Parks & Recreation joined MRPA to promote getting outside this fall and a chance to win a new bike! 

All you had to do was take a walk along our GREEN and/or BLUE TR...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of Portland receives a $10,000 Donation for Organic Practices at Fox Field!

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On Monday, September 21st, the City of Portland received a check for $10,000 from Stonyfield Farm and Hannaford to apply Organic Practices to Fox Field. Stonyfield donated $5,000 and Hannaford generously matched that amount. Fox Field is one of the City&a...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Native Plants Coming to Franklin Street Meadow

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Remember that football-field-sized black tarp covering a field in the center of Franklin Street, between Congress and Cumberland? It was unveiled today and the City’s horticulture staff will begin a transformation from lawn to urban meadow that ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

COUNCIL NEWS

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Great Black Hawk Sculpture Unveiled at Deering Oaks

South American Black Hawk at Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME

In late 2018/early 2019, Deering Oaks hosted a unique visitor, a juvenile Great Black Hawk native to Central & South America.  Recognized as the “Craziest Vagrant of 2019” by the American Birding Association, seeing the GB...

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Parks and Rec News

News Flash

Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

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 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2021

City’s Outdoor Dining & Retail Program Begins

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The City’s outdoor dining and retail program begins April 5 with the closure of several downtown streets. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expand into public spaces, including closed streets, parklets, the public right-of-way, and ...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Details Outdoor Dining & Retail Program for 2021-2022 Season

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City is updating its outdoor dining and retail permitting program, which will be in effect from April 2021 to April 2022. The program allows retailers and restaurants to apply to expa...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submission is Decem...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Extends Outdoor Operations

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 In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021. This will allow restaurants and r...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

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In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved a plan during its October 19, 2020 meeting to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, pub...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Reminds Marijuana Businesses They Must Be Licensed to Operate

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he City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the City went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance established the rules for both medical and adult...

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Additional Info... Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City’s Marijuana Businesses Ordinance Goes Into Effect

portland news

The City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the city went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance also establishes the rules of these businesses,...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Permitting & Inspections

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2021

Online Public Comment Now Open - Design Manual Overhaul

Design Manual Draft – Public Comment Period #1

Online public comment platform open April 2 through April 19 (3 weeks)

Find the draft on the project webpage here:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/2681/Design-Manual-Overhaul-2021

Staff from the City of Po...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

Design Development

The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Congress Square Redesign Planning Page Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

portland news

The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 18, 2021

The 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.

portland news

The City of Portland's 2021 Affordable Housing Development And Tax Increment Financing Application is available.  Funds under this application can be used for the development of affordable housing in the City of Portland.  Applicants who...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee will submit...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Council Approves Phase 1 of ReCode

ReCode Portland

On November 9, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new land use code under Phase I of ReCode, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portland’s Plan 2030). ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Council to Hold Hearing on Final Revised Land Use Code

COUNCIL NEWS

On Monday, November 9, the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase I of the City’s ReCode initiative, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portlan...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Planning & Urban Development

News Flash

Posted on: April 29, 2021

Remote 5-11-2021 PB Meeting

99 WINTER STREET AND 160 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to map an R-7 Compact Urban Residential Overlay Zone onto a parcel located at 99 Winter Stre...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Remote 4-27-2021 PB Meeting

144 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate a 57-unit senior housing building and a 41-unit multifamily housing buil...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Remote 4-13-2021 PB Meeting

200 FEDERAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop  to consider a proposal for an 18 story, 180,000 square foot mixed use building with 266 residential units and ground-floor commercial sp...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Remote 3-23-2021 PB Meeting

99 WINTER STREET AND 160 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to map an R-7 Compact Urban Residential Overlay Zone onto a parcel located at 99 Winter Street and 160...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Remote 3-9-2021 PB Meeting

69 PRESUMPSCOT STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop on a Level III site plan and conditional use application for a 15,750 square foot addition to the rear of the Presumpscot Elementary School to ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Remote 2-23-2021 PB Meeting

387 (383) COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop on a proposal for the development of a seven-story, 35,100 square foot mixed-use building at 387 Commercial Street. The proposed project ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Notice for 32 Thomas Street - City Council Meeting on 3-1-2021

Residents and Property Owners: The City Council will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a proposal to amend and restate Conditional Zone Agreement (CZA) 57 that is currently in place for the Williston West Church property at 32 Thomas Street. &n...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Remote 2-9-2021 PB Meeting

100 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET (BUILDING F)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a proposal by New Yard, LLC., for Phase V of the Canal Landing New Yard project to include a 7,500 square foot, 2 story bui...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Remote 1-12-2021 PB Meeting

52 HANOVER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a proposal for a six to eight-story, 239,000 square foot mixed-use building with 171 dwelling units and ground-floor retail space at 52 Hanover S...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City of Portland Design Manual Kick-Off Meeting

SAVE THE DATE

City of Portland Design Manual Kick-off Meeting

Date & Time: Thursday January 14, 2021 (6:00 pm)

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Please join staff from the City of Portland Planning and Urban Development Department for a virtual kick-off mee...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Notice for 160 State Street

99 WINTER STREET AND 160 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:

At the request of the applicant, the item scheduled for the upcoming December 15, 2020 Planning Board meeting to consider a zoning map amendment to map an R-7 Compact Urban Residential ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Remote 12-15-2020 PB Meeting

99 WINTER STREET AND 160 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to map an R-7 Compact Urban Residential Overlay Zone onto a parcel located at 99 Winter Street and 160...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Remote 12-8-2020 PB Meeting

12 WHITE BIRCH LANE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE AFTERNOON public hearing to consider the development of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 12 White Birch Lane. The subject property is 7,172 square ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Remote 11-17-2020 PB Meeting

148 (144) STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider a zoning map amendment to rezone 148, 120 and 102 State Street from R-6 Residential to B-3 Downtown Business, along with changes to the Down...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Munjoy Hill Historic District

NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

RE:   DESIGNATION OF MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT and SIX INDIVIDUAL LANDMARKS 

** UPDATED NOTICE **

Please note:  workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. – previous no...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Remote 11-10-2020 PB Meeting

200 FEDERAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider an amendment to the Downtown Height Overlay Map at 200 Federal Street to allow a maximum of 190 feet in building height and to remove the 40-foo...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Remote 10-27-2020 PB Meeting

52 HANOVER STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: Tom Watson & Co. submitted a Level III Site Plan, Subdivision and Conditional Use application to facilitate a development at 52 Hanover Street.  The Planning Board will a REMOTE workshop to c...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Remote 10-20-2020 PB Meeting

5 PORTLAND STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider an application by Preble Street Resource Center for a conditional use application pursuant to Section 14-474 of the Land Use Code to fac...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Remote 10-13-2020 PB Meeting

25 BEDFORD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning board will a workshop to consider a new 43,000 square foot student center, a new 580-bed, 220,000 square foot residence hall, and associated campus improvements. The subject property is 673,0...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Remote 9-22-2020 PB Meeting

148 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a rezoning at 148, 120 and 102 State Street from R-6 Residential to B-3 Downtown Business, along with changes to the Downtown Height Over...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Remote 9-15-2020 PB Meeting

60 MERRYMEETING DRIVE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Fallbrook Properties, LLC on a proposal for a 90-bed, 58,197 square foot nursing care facility. The subject property is 12...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Remote 9-8-2020 PB Meeting

40 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider a proposal by Maine International Cold Storage Facility, LLC. to consider a proposal for a 108,024 square foot cold storage faci...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Remote 8-18-2020 PB Meeting

83 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a proposal by Community Housing of Maine for a proposed five-story, 45,770 square foot mixed use building with 50 affordab...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Remote 8-11-2020 PB Meeting

25 BEDFORD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Planning board will hold a workshop to consider a new 60,000 square foot student center, a new 580-bed, 220,000 square foot residence hall, and associated campus improvements. The subject property is ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Remote 7-28-2020 PB Meeting

148 NEWBURY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a proposal by Stephen and Sarah Roop for a 4 story, 3 unit residential building. This subdivision application was submitted concu...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Remote 7-21-2020 PB Meeting

337 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider a proposal by Portland Housing Development for a seven-story mixed-use building containing a ground-floor child care facility and up...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Remote 7-14-2020 PB Meeting

879 CONGRESS STREET

Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing to consider a proposal by 879 Congress, LLC., for a zoning map amendment to rezone 879 Congress Street and vicinity properties from t...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Remote 6-30-2020 PB Meeting

ReCode  

The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to review Articles 19-22 of the draft ReCode (Off-Street Parking and Loading, Signs, Public Art, and Regulation of Explosives).  This workshop will also include a review of ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Remote 6-23-2020 PB Meeting

40 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a proposal by Maine International Cold Storage Facility, LLC. for a 108,024 square foot cold storage facility and associated sit...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Remote 6-9-2020 PB Meeting

844 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by on a proposal for a new 16-unit multi-family building and the renovation of an existing building to create office space and 5...

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Planning Board Notices

News Flash

Posted on: December 18, 2020

City of Portland Design Manual Kick-Off Meeting

SAVE THE DATE

City of Portland Design Manual Kick-off Meeting

Date & Time: Thursday January 7, 2020 (6:00 pm)

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Please join staff from the City of Portland Planning and Urban Development Department for a virtual kick-off meet...

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Planning Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Council Approves Phase 1 of ReCode

ReCode Portland

On November 9, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt a new land use code under Phase I of ReCode, the City’s effort to streamline, modernize, and update its land use code to reflect the goals of the City’s comprehensive plan (Portland’s Plan 2030). ...

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Planning Updates

News Flash

Police

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Two indicted in 2012 Homicide Case

PORTLAND, Maine – Two people have been indicted and are in custody related to a violent triple-shooting incident on July 11, 2012 that resulted in the murder of Matthew Blanchard. 

Blanchard was walking with three relatives near Congress ...

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Police
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Cemetery Vandalism Investigation

PORTLAND, Maine – After an initial investigation from the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department, Portland Police are following up on a series of vandalism incidents at Evergreen Cemetery. Crews discovered more than 150 mo...

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Police
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland and South Portland Police Undertake Proactive Comprehensive Analysis of Policing Activities

portland news

The cities of Portland and South Portland are embarking on a comprehensive and historical analysis of their respective police departments’ arrests, summonses, citations and uses of force to ascertain whether either of the departments have engage...

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Police
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Issues Public Health Alert on Pain Pills Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department is investigating a fatal overdose that may be connected to counterfeit prescription pain pills that have been found to contain fentanyl. On February 28, 2021, officers responded to a call at Maine Medical Center where medica...

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Police
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

portland news

Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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Police
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Police
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Portland Police Department Makes Three New Hires

portland news

The Portland Police Department is pleased to announce that it has recently made three new hires for the following positions:  Alternative Response Liaison, Substance Use Disorder Liaison, and Media and Community Relations Liaison. The Alternative...

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Police
Posted on: November 6, 2020

USCIS to Welcome 20 New Citizens Today; Portland Police Officer to Take the Oath

portland news

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome 20 new citizens at the USCIS Portland field office Friday. USCIS Portland Field Director Cindy Lembarra will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates. Portland Police Chief Frank Clark will...

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Police
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Issues 2019 Annual Report

portland news

The City's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee finalized its 2019 Annual Report during its September 9, 2020 meeting. 

The PCRS reviews Internal Affairs investigations of alleged officer misconduct to determine if they are fair, t...

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Police
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Police
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Multiple Businesses Damaged and Twenty-Three Arrested

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department assisted with what began as a peaceful demonstration starting around 7:00 PM on Monday night and ended with the arrest of 23 people.

“As I’ve said before, the City of Portland and the Portland Police Depar...

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Police
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Portland Police Issue Open Letter to the Community

portland news

An Open Letter to Our Portland Community from the Portland Police Department:

The Portland Police Department’s values are Integrity, Leadership and Service. These values guide us well as we go about our mission...

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Police
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Portland Names New Police Chief

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings has chosen Frank Clark to become Portland’s next Police Chief following an extensive search and review process. Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988, and is currently a Lieutenant. He has served in ...

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Police
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland Police to Participate in Regional Active Shooter Training at Deering High Saturday, May 18

EMERGENCY training exercise

The Portland Police Department will participate in a regional active shooter training at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, this Saturday, May 18, 2019. Those in the area will see increased activity around Deering High and Longfellow School starting...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: April 15, 2021

Portland Harbor Approved for CAD Cell Construction to Address Dredge Disposal Needs

Boat The Hard Bottom

The City of Portland is excited to announce it has received state and federal approvals to build Maine’s first Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell in Portland Harbor to address long-term dredging needs.  

The City and its partners, the City of So...

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Port of Portland

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News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2021

Portland Public Health to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine at India Street Health Center

public health update

Portland Public Health will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine at its 103 India Street location starting next week, with the single dose Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson available.  

The vaccine will be made available to the general public...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

portland news

The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 15, 2021

City Hires Deputy Director for HHS Department

portland news

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Tina Pettingill to serve as the City’s first Deputy Director of the Health and Human Services Department. This is a new position in the Department and Ms. Pettingill will work with the Director of H...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Issues Public Health Alert on Pain Pills Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department is investigating a fatal overdose that may be connected to counterfeit prescription pain pills that have been found to contain fentanyl. On February 28, 2021, officers responded to a call at Maine Medical Center where medica...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Portland Police Department Makes Three New Hires

portland news

The Portland Police Department is pleased to announce that it has recently made three new hires for the following positions:  Alternative Response Liaison, Substance Use Disorder Liaison, and Media and Community Relations Liaison. The Alternative...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City of Portland Seeks Resettlement Coordinator to Assist Families at Family Shelter

public health update

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services Department is seeking a Resettlement Coordinator to assist families who are experiencing homelessness at the City’s Family Shelter, many of whom have recently arrived in Maine and are seeking asylum. This...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding COVID-19 Efforts

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is updating the public today on its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, manage outbreaks, and provide vaccination opportunities. The City’s public health campaign, StaytheCourse.me, continues to offer educational information and m...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City of Portland Committed to Providing Essential Public Health Services

public health update

The City of Portland’s commitment to providing essential public health services through its Needle Exchange Program remains strong as evidenced by the number of clients it serves and the services it offers seven days a week, in two locations with more tha...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Health Staff Remind Residents About Indoor Gatherings Guidance and COVID-19 Prevention

public health update

Portland’s Public Health Division wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving and would like to provide you with some tips for celebrating safely. With this holiday season upon us, please remember:

  • Limit the number of guests you’re gathering with. It is best to includ...
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Public Health
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Portland Public Health Recognizes 45th Annual Great American Smokeout

Quit Smoking

November 19, 2020 is the 45th annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking, even if it is just for one day on the day of the Gr...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 22, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 24, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be collecting unused or unneeded prescription medications so that they can be properly disposed.

The...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Again Offering Grants and Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

portland news

Round three of the City of Portland’s COVID-19 grant and loan programs are being launched today. Eligibility has been relaxed for businesses that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 Federal or State Funding and need more assistance. Previously this mad...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020 In Light of COVID-19

Trick-Or-Treating Guidance for Halloween 2020

While the City of Portland does not control or sanction Halloween activities or Trick-or-Treating, it does want to make sure that residents are aware of this year’s safety guidelines should families choose to participate in Halloween 2020. The City is enc...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Launches Campaign to Remind People to ‘Stay the Course’ to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

portland news

The City of Portland launched a new campaign this week to remind people to ‘Stay the Course’ to prevent further COVID-19 spread. Residents, businesses, and visitors to Portland are encouraged to visit staythecourse.me for information r...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Portland’s Public Health Division Teams Up to Provide Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall

public health update

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division, in collaboration with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, Greater Portland Health, and MaineHealth Care at Home, announces the availability o...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil 2020

public health update

Portland Public Health Division’s Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services Program recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31). International Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Portland Public Health Division & Spurwink to Offer FREE virtual Narcan Training!

In recognition of Recovery Month, the City of Portland and Spurwink are partnering to offer a FREE Naloxone (Narcan) Virtual Training on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Register: spurwink.org/celebrate-recovery 

FMI contact Zoe Broko...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Updates Public on Phased Reopening Plan

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is updating the public on its phased reopening plan so citizens can plan how to take care of various municipal transactions. City employees will be returning to City Hall and City buildings on Monday, June 1. However, the majority of ...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

portland news

The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... Public Health
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

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The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grou...

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Public Health

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Utility Work in Brighton Avenue Set to begin on Monday, May 17th

Utility Work in Brighton Avenue Set to begin on Monday, May 17th 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021, The City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will begin work in Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capis...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Somerset Street Restoration Project Construction Begins Monday, May 24, 2021

Starting on Monday, May 24, 2021, The Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Maine DOT, will begin construction of the Somerset Street Restoration Project. The project involves construction of a new intersection at Elm Street and Somerset St...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Brighton Avenue - Paving - Traffic Impacts

The Department of Public Works is currently scheduled to pave Brighton Avenue between Taft Avenue and Riverside Street (Westbrook Townline) on Tuesday, May 11 2021. We are also hoping to strip the road on Thursday and Friday (May 13 and 14). This is all w...
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Public Works
Posted on: May 3, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed

Back Cove South Storage Facility  Sargent 2021-03-05 Submittal 58 Rev1 Exit 7 Traffic Control Plan-D

"All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed and will be until Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2021. Please seek alternate routes. And please help share this news with friends and visitors."

Public Works
Posted on: April 9, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: OCEAN AVE, MACKWORTH ST, WALTON ST

2021-04-16 Ocean Traffic Plan_Page_1

Ocean Avenue: from Read Street to Forest Avenue will be OneWay Traffic Only Walton Street: from Ocean Avenue School Entrance  to Ocean Avenue will be One-Way Traffic Only Begi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin April 13

2021-04-07 CSO16 Baxter Boulevard Detour Traffic Control Plan

The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13th. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted. A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard southboun...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Spring Curbside Leaf Collection

It is Important that the leaves MUST be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags
that can be purchased at most hardware stores.Place your paper biodegradable leaf bags curbside during the above dates
and City crews will take care of the rest!

For more i...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts

traffic alert

The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted.  A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard s...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Major Traffic Alert: I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp

traffic alert

The next phase of the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) ramp closures will begin Monday, April 12. Currently, the southbound off ramp is closed. Starting April 12, the northbound off ramp will be closed, and then on April 19, all on and off ramps will be closed ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Deering's Corner Roundabout- Traffic Alert

The Deering's Corner Roundabout project at the intersection of Deering Avenue, Brighton Avenue, and Falmouth Street has resumed. Starting on Wednesday, April 7, the contractor will transition from the winter operations scheme, removing the jersey...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Congress Square Intersection Getting a Redesign

Design Development

The Congress Square intersection is getting a facelift. Phase one of the redesign will reconfigure the intersection of Congress, High, and Free streets to improve traffic operations and safety, improve pedestrian accessibility, upgrade signal equipment, a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

MaineDOT Project - Tukey's Bridge- Traffic Impacts

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MaineDOT will be starting a project on Monday, March 29, 2021, that will have traffic impacts on Tukey's Bridge. They are anticipating completion by mid-June 2021. 

Access will be maintained to both Washington Avenue and Tukey Street howe...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Start of Construction

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update regarding the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.

The project was successfully bid and the construction contract has been awarded to DDI Construction at a contract price of...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Traffic Alert: Exit 7 Closure schedule

Please click on additional info for a graphic of the Exit 7 closure and schedule.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin March 15

traffic alert

The City’s Back Cove South Storage Facility project is entering its next phase of work, which is to connect the existing utilities (new or replaced) within the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street to the new storage tanks under the P...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Veranda Street Bridge

traffic alert

The Maine Department of Transportation is beginning construction work on the replacement of the Veranda Street Bridge in Portland. The bridge carries I-295 over Veranda Street. The structure is 60 years old and needs to be replaced. This project also invo...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Construction Activites at Peaks Island Parking Lot

Starting on December 29, 2020, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works, with R.E. Coleman Excavation, will begin reconstruction work at the Peaks Island Parking Lot. Work will include construction of new parking areas, bicycle parking areas, re...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City Resumes Collection of Trash & Recycling on Holidays

trash and recycling collection alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is resuming the collection of trash and recycling on holidays. The updated holiday collection schedule can be found here. Those with Friday collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day will have their tras...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

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The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Portland Parking Alert: Street Maintenance Signs Back in Effect Oct 1

PARKING ALERT

Reminder from the City’s Parking Division and Department of Public Works that effective October 1, the Street Maintenance signs on streets will be back in effect. These restrictions are in effect from October 1 through May 31, except for area 3 ...

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Public Works

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center

portland news

The Request for Qualifications/Proposals for the new Homeless Services Center, which was approved by the Housing & Economic Development Committee, is now advertised on the City’s website. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2...

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Snow Bans

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Tuesday, February 2

yellow zone parking ban

The City of Portland has declared a Yellow Zone Parking Ban for Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. This Yellow Zone Parking Ban replaces the Citywide Parking Ban that was originally declared for Monday and Tuesday night...

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Snow Bans
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Monday, February 1 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Wednesday, February 3. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Portland is expected to receive 8-...

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Snow Bans
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Yellow Zone Parking Ban Declared Friday, December 18

yellow zone parking ban

A Yellow Zone Parking Ban has been declared beginning tonight at 10:00 PM Friday, December 18 through 6:00 AM Saturday, December 19. Vehicles left on City streets within the yellow zone after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Yello...

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Snow Bans
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT

PARKING BAN IN EFFECT 2

 A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Friday, December 18. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Portland is expected to...

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Snow Bans

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Portland Public Health to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine at India Street Health Center

public health update

Portland Public Health will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine at its 103 India Street location starting next week, with the single dose Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson available.  

The vaccine will be made available to the general public...

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Social Services
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Social Services
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City of Portland Seeks Resettlement Coordinator to Assist Families at Family Shelter

public health update

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services Department is seeking a Resettlement Coordinator to assist families who are experiencing homelessness at the City’s Family Shelter, many of whom have recently arrived in Maine and are seeking asylum. This...

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Social Services
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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Social Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Rapid Rehousing Program to Serve 40 Individuals & 25 Families

portland news

The City of Portland’s Rapid Rehousing Program will soon serve an additional 40 individuals and 25 families thanks to a recent funding award from Maine Housing. The City is partnering with Amistad to operate the first program, identify the 40 individuals,...

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Social Services
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

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The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Staff is in the midst of finalizing its plan for shelter space...

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Social Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Social Services
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

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The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

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There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Substance Use Prevention

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

City to Launch Food Composting Program on Earth Day

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On Earth Day, April 22, the City of Portland is kicking off a year-long food composting pilot program, which will provide residents with five convenient locations to drop off food scraps.  

“Food scraps and other organic materials make up almost 4...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Portland Harbor Approved for CAD Cell Construction to Address Dredge Disposal Needs

Boat The Hard Bottom

The City of Portland is excited to announce it has received state and federal approvals to build Maine’s first Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell in Portland Harbor to address long-term dredging needs.  

The City and its partners, the City of So...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City Reminds Business Owners of Plastic Straw Ordinance

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The City of Portland is reminding business owners of its ordinance that prohibits the distribution of plastic straws. Beginning April 1, 2020, restaurants and other food establishments were able to provide customers with a plastic straw by request only. A...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Installs Additional Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

portland news

On Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 AM, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, will unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in front of Portland City Hall. It is one ...

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Sustainability Office
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Council Approves One Climate Future Plan

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On November 9, the City Council approved One Climate Future, the joint climate action and adaptation plan developed in collaboration with the City of South Portland. The plan lays out 68 strategies that will help the City achieve an 80% reduction in commu...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

City to Launch Food Composting Program on Earth Day

portland news

On Earth Day, April 22, the City of Portland is kicking off a year-long food composting pilot program, which will provide residents with five convenient locations to drop off food scraps.  

“Food scraps and other organic materials make up almost 4...

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Trash & Recycling
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City Resumes Collection of Trash & Recycling on Holidays

trash and recycling collection alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is resuming the collection of trash and recycling on holidays. The updated holiday collection schedule can be found here. Those with Friday collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day will have their tras...

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Trash & Recycling
Posted on: October 7, 2020

HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION UPDATE

The City Fiscal 2021 budget was passed.  Starting Monday, October 12, 2020 ONLY TRASH will be collected on Holidays.  The crews will be out working, but not collecting recycling to help conserve costs for the City.  Please hold ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers willing to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Neighborhood volunteer coordinators are also needed, to help match Portland resident...

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Volunteer

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Utility Work in Brighton Avenue Set to begin on Monday, May 17th

Utility Work in Brighton Avenue Set to begin on Monday, May 17th 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021, The City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will begin work in Brighton Avenue between Rand Road...

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Water Resources
Posted on: May 3, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed

Back Cove South Storage Facility  Sargent 2021-03-05 Submittal 58 Rev1 Exit 7 Traffic Control Plan-D

"All on and off ramps for Exit 7 / Franklin St are closed and will be until Memorial Day Weekend. Please seek alternate routes. And please help share this news with friends and visitors."

Water Resources
Posted on: April 9, 2021

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: OCEAN AVE, MACKWORTH ST, WALTON ST

2021-04-16 Ocean Traffic Plan_Page_1

Ocean Avenue: from Read Street to Forest Avenue will be OneWay Traffic Only Walton Street: from Ocean Avenue School Entrance  to Ocean Avenue will be One-Way Traffic Only Begi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

**MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT** Preble Street at Baxter Boulevard Traffic Impacts Begin April 13

2021-04-07 CSO16 Baxter Boulevard Detour Traffic Control Plan

The ongoing work on Preble Street will move into the intersection of Baxter Boulevard beginning April 13th. Access to northbound Baxter Boulevard will be restricted. A detour will be established sending traffic to Forest Avenue. Baxter Boulevard southboun...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Start of Construction

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update regarding the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.

The project was successfully bid and the construction contract has been awarded to DDI Construction at a contract price of...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: March 5, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin March 15

traffic alert

The City’s Back Cove South Storage Facility project is entering its next phase of work, which is to connect the existing utilities (new or replaced) within the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street to the new storage tanks under the Preble Stre...

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Water Resources
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Traffic Alert: Exit 7 Closure schedule

Please click on additional info for a graphic of the Exit 7 closure and schedule.

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to Austin Street Begins December 10, 2020

Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to

Austin Street Begins December 10, 2020

Section of Ocean Avenue will be completely

closed to one lane with temporary traffic lights

 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning December 10, 2020 the City&rsquo...

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Water Resources
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Ocean Avenue Closure from Parsons Street to Austin Street Begins December 7, 2020

Ocean Traffic Detour Plan

Beginning December 7, 2020 the City’s Mackworth, Ocean, Walton CSO Separation Phase 1 project will enter Ocean Avenue at Mackworth Street. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove. The work includes the inst...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

news alert

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations have been in effect sinc...

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Water Resources
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Portland Parking Alert: Street Maintenance Signs Back in Effect Oct 1

PARKING ALERT

Reminder from the City’s Parking Division and Department of Public Works that effective October 1, the Street Maintenance signs on streets will be back in effect. These restrictions are in effect from October 1 through May 31, except for area 3 (Old Port)...

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Water Resources

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