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HOLIDAY TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTION FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S DAY
City Sanitation crews will not collect trash or recycling on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. This season, both holidays fall on Wednesday. Therefore, residents with Wednesday collection will have pick up on the previous Saturday.
University of California, Davis Design Team Visits India Street Neighborhood
The team will tour the neighborhood and develop concepts for a sustainable identity for India Street
Congress at Bolton Closed Due to Water Main Break
There is a significant water break in the area of Bolton at Congress St. The Portland Water District will be working at this intersection at out bound Congress St. /Bolton St.. Bolton street will be closed to exit onto Congress St. Thru traffic on Bolton Street will have access to residential homes from Brighton Ave.
Please avoid this area if possible.
Facelifts for Neighboring Storefronts and More…
Transformations are happening on two Congress Street building facades, with three others to follow in the spring. The second round of the City’s Façade Improvement Program has been progressing and is now beginning to show tangible results.
Children Shop with a Cop
Portland Police Department Sponsors Eight Children to Shop with a Cop
Portland Holds Candlelight Remembrance in Honor of Nelson Mandela
Mayor Brennan and City of Portland leaders invite the Portland community to join them in honoring the life and legacy of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
Mayor Brennan and Portland ConnectED to Congratulate Casco Bay High School Seniors at Culmination of Congress Street College Application March
On Friday, December 13th, Casco Bay High School seniors will lead the first-ever march down Congress Street to take that most critical step towards post-secondary success by putting their college applications in the mail—to be followed by gathering/celebration at City Hall.
REMINDER: PART OF CONGRESS STREET CLOSED TONIGHT FOR FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Creative Portland and Portland's Downtown District are joining forces to host a special edition of the First Friday Art Walk this Friday December 6th. For the first time in the history of the Art Walk - Congress Street will be closed to vehicular traffic (between Brown and State streets) from 6-8 pm. This opens up Congress Street for pedestrians to walk freely and enjoy the art and splendor of the evening, creating a safer environment for all.
Portland's Ready for Winter
PORTLAND, Maine – Portland winter operations crews are ready for winter. With 8,000 tons of salt and forty-two plow units, Public Services teams are prepared for twenty-four hour a day storm operations during which 566 lane miles of road and 95 miles of sidewalks will be cleared of snow and ice.
Public Meeting to Discuss Capisic Pond
The City of Portland will host a meeting updating the public on the development of the Capisic Pond management plan. Attendees will receive an update on the design progress for open water habitat enhancement at the pond and water quality improvements associated with the Rockland Avenue stormwater outfall.
Fire on Great Diamond Island
At approximately 4:30 am this morning the City of Portland Fire Department received and responded to a call reporting a structure on fire at 18 McKinley Court on Great Diamond Island.
FEMA Grants Letter Removing Some Portland Areas From Flood Zones
After efforts by the City of Portland on behalf of its residents, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has granted a Letter of Map Amendment Revision (LOMR) to our current Flood maps for the area encompassing Mona Road, Sara Lane, Bernard Road, Samuel Road and other nearby streets.
Mayor Brennan and Portland Delegation to Highlight Bond Referendum Waterfront Impacts
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and members of Portland's delegation will highlight the recently approved $100,000,000 bond referendum (Question 3) "related to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges, and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight, passenger railroads, aviation and transit.
City Ready to Launch Congress Street Bus Priority Corridor Trial
PORTLAND, Maine – The City of Portland and PACTS, in collaboration with METRO and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) plans to launch a Congress Street Bus Priority Corridor Trial beginning Monday, November 25, 2013.
Portland Development Corporation and City Honor Local Businesses
What: On December 4, 2013, three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) and the City of Portland at this year’s awards ceremony for their role in enhancing the City’s economic vitality.
CITY CREWS WILL NOT COLLECT TRASH AND RECYCLING ON THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 2013
The City of Portland’s Sanitation crews WILL NOT collect trash and recycling on Thursday November 28 or Friday November 29, 2013 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Please do not place your recycling or trash curbside until your next collection day (Thursday, December 4 or Friday, December 5, 2013).
Christmas Tree to Arrive in Monument Square on Thursday, November 21
Portland, Maine - The tree that signals the start of the holiday season in Portland will arrive in Monument Square on Thursday, November 21 around 10 am. The beautiful 55 foot Blue Spruce was donated by Heather Bridges of 30 McLean Street, South Portland.
Mayor Michael Brennan Participates in White House Press Conference Call Regarding Medicaid Expansion
This afternoon, Portland Mayor Michael Brennan participated in a press conference call with White House officials and local officials calling for Medicaid expansion in Maine.
City of Portland Receives Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps
The City of Portland along with the rest of Cumberland County, has received from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) the much anticipated new, preliminary FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) maps.
City of Portland Extends Opportunity for the Public to Provide Capital Improvement Plan Suggestions to December 2, 2013
Portland, Maine – The City of Portland is continuing to seek public input for capital improvement needs and has extended the deadline to December 2, 2013 for next year’s Capital Improvement Plan. The public is invited to fill out a short online form with their suggestions or ideas for a project that would benefit the community. Public input from past years was used to identify potential capital projects.
Annual District Meetings to Discuss City Issues to be Held in November
Councilors and city staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues.
FAQs: City of Portland, Maine - Marijuana Use and Possession
1. What is the effective date of the new marijuana ordinance?
Under Chapter 9 of the City Code, the new ordinance will be effective thirty (30) calendar days after the declaration of the official canvass of the return of the election or December 6, 2013.
State and Municipal Election Results November 5th 2013
for the Municipal election results.
for the State Election results.
City Expands Parking Pay Station Program
Solar powered pay stations improve accessibility and ease of street parking.
Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?
Please click here
for a list and map of the businesses that provide parking within the vicinity of Casco Bay Lines. This information also includes places that offer monthly parking rates as well. For more information, please call our Parking Control Office, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 874-8443.
council-manager form of local government combines the strong political
leadership of elected officials in the form of a council with the strong
managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
City Manager’s position along with the City Clerk and City Attorney, are
appointed by the City Council. The City Manager appoints and manages all other
City department heads.
City Manager is part of the Executive Department and is the chief administrative
officer of the City. The manager’s primary responsibilities include providing
and maintaining the essential City services through the efficient and effective
management and operation of the City under the direction of the Mayor and City
Council. The City Manager executes the policy direction set by the Mayor and
City Council through the management of 13 City departments and approximately
addition, the manager assumes responsibility for:
- Preparing and administering the annual budget;
- Directing day-to-day operations;
- Hiring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining
personnel under his/her authority;
- Developing and administering City policies and
- Recommending policies or programs to the City
- Attending Council meetings;
- Ensures citizen complaints are handled in a timely
and professional manner;
- Represents the City and serves as a liaison of a variety of
boards, organizations, committees and commissions;