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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Stars and Stripes Spectacular Set for July 4th on the Eastern Promenade

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July 4th Portland’s “The Stars and Stripes Spectacular”, will be held at the Eastern Promenade Park.  It is the 8th annual event for July 4th Portland, the largest 4th of July event north of Boston.

 

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July 4th Portland Website
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Portland International Jetport Hosts Job Fair on June 22

Jetport job fair flyer

The Portland International Jetport is hosting an airport jobs fair tomorrow, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2-5 PM in the Jetport Terminal.

Participants include:

Conventions & Visitors Bureau, Delta, Vanderlande Industries, TSA, SP Plus, FedEx, Paradies, ...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used...

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Riverside Golf Course
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Exchange Street Paving Project Begins June 16

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A contractor working for the City of Portland, Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc.,  will begin work on June 16, 2017 for the Exchange Street Paving Project.  The construction work zone extends from Congress Street to Middle Street. &...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Paving Project to Begin on Veranda Street

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Maine DOT crews will begin paving Veranda Street in Portland on Wednesday evening, June 14th.

 

The work, performed overnight from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m., will be on Veranda Street from Wordsworth Street to Martin’s Point Healthcare....

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 P...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Unofficial Election Results

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The unofficial election results for the June school budget validation vote and state referendum can be viewed here.

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

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Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Residential Parking Stickers Now Available for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

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Residential parking stickers are now available in the Parking Division Office, Room 20, City Hall basement. Applications may be downloaded online. Please bring the completed form to the Parking Office. These stickers are valid for July 1, 2017–J...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

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Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with Councilors to spons...

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Climate Mayors Website
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Pavement Restriping Program Begins

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The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk restriping work is expected to begin in a limited fashion this week (week of Memorial Day) with a more significant level of production the week of June 5th, and will continue throughout the spring ...

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Department of Public Works
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Public Art from City’s Collection

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Three art bricks that are part of Portland Brick by artist Ayumi Horie and storyteller Elise Pepple were stolen from the sidewalk on Congress Street in front of the Maine Jewish Museum sometime in late 2016.  This is the second theft of the art b...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by responding to those in need of emergency medical care,” said Actin...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 31 Public Meeting to Discuss Skatepark Expansion

Skatepark Draft Expansion Plan

The Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the existing skatepark at Dougherty Field. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at East End Community School in the cafet...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13

School Budget Validation

The City Clerk’s Office announced today that Portland voters will be asked to approve the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Maine’s School Administrative Reorganizat...

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City Clerk's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

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The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent pu...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundati...

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Substance Use Prevention Program
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

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The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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Portland Police Department
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

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The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing abou...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

City to Unveil Bayside Adapts Design Challenge Submissions on May 3

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The City of Portland will display the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge submissions for judging and public viewing during an event at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 

Following review by the judging panel, t...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

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The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community ...

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Smart Corridor Website
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Health Hosts Overdose Recognition & Response Training

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In response to community concern surrounding opioid-related overdoses, the City of Portland’s Public Health Division will be hosting an Overdose Recognition and Response training on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Attendees will learn the signs and symptoms of ...

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Public Health - Substance Use Prevention
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Portland Unveils Redesigned Website

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has unveiled a redesign of its website. The site, still found by going to www.portlandmaine.gov, includes a more modern and clean design with new quick keys that will improve customer service and provide...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Partners with Grace Street Recovery Services for Additional Resources at India Street Clinic

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Grace Street Recovery Services in order to offer additional substance use resources at the India Street Health Center. Grace Street operates medication assisted treatment and recovery ...

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India Street Public Health Center
Posted on: March 28, 2017

City Proclaims March 10 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in Portland in Honor of 15th Anniversary

In honor of Konbit Sante’s 15th anniversary, Mayor Ethan Strimling and the Portland City Council are proclaiming March 10, 2017 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in the city of Portland. Mayor Strimling and Councilor Jill Duson will p...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Divis...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Section of Woodford St Closed to all but Local Traffic Beginning March 28

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On Monday, March 27, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin the installation of a new storm drain into Woodford Street at the intersection with Clifton Street. Clifton Street (Melrose to Woodford) will be closed to all but local resident ...

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Water Resources Department
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sp...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' fro...

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Finance Department
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement pro...

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Comp Plan Documents
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter ...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record - 1.78 Million Passengers Use Facility in 2016

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) today announced an all-time record year for traffic, with 1,785,649 passengers in 2016.  The achievement surpasses 2015’s total of 1,728,746 passengers – an increase of 3.2%.  ...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Offic...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned proper...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council w...

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City Assessor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 12, 2017

School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee to Host January 19 Public Hearing

The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will host a January 19 public hearing following six months of review by the Committee. The public hearing will take place from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It wa...

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State of the City Address - Full Text
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from ...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to i...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...

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Comp Plan Update
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Portland Selected to Participate in Nationwide NLC Resilience Program

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation recently announced that the City of Portland was selected to participate in the Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP). Initially announced in March 2016, the LCRP program will ...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Three Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) on November 17 at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congrat...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Portland Police Officers to Carry Narcan

In further response to addressing the opioid epidemic in Portland, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck today announced that the Police Department has instituted a new policy for all regularly assigned patrol officers to be equipped with narcan. Every officer h...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Portland Police & Maine Leadership Institute Announce SEALSFit “9”

The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that the ninth class of Portland-area high school students to participate in SEALSFit will begin meeting this month. SEALSFit is an intensive seven week experiential...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

City Selects Five Artists for Utility Box Project

The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art Committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced an open call for artists back in June to submit their proposed designs for enhancing...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Official Election Results

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The unofficial election results for the June school budget validation vote and state referendum can be viewed here.

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13

School Budget Validation

The City Clerk’s Office announced today that Portland voters will be asked to approve the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  Maine’s School Administrative Reorganizat...

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City Clerk's Office
Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...


Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: October 25, 2016

NEW SOLAR ENERGY ORDINANCE

Newsflash: A new Solar Energy Ordinance is proposed to support solar energy installations in Portland.

More: The proposed New Solar Energy Ordinance clarifies and expands the permitting framework to allow: a) installation of smaller solar energy s...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

STREET TREE TEXT AMENDMENT

Newsflash: A Street Tree Text Amendment is proposed to outline alternative ways of providing street trees as part of site developments.

More: The proposed Street Tree Text Amendment would allow applicants to meet the site plan street tree requireme...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Portland International Jetport Hosts Job Fair on June 22

Jetport job fair flyer

The Portland International Jetport is hosting an airport jobs fair tomorrow, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2-5 PM in the Jetport Terminal.

Participants include:

Conventions & Visitors Bureau, Delta, Vanderlande Industries, TSA, SP Plus, FedEx, Paradies, ...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

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The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

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The City of Portland’s pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the p...

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Portland Opportunity Crew
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award.

Portland Officer Jeff Ha...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Selects New Tax Assessor

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that selection of Christopher A. Huff as Portland’s new City Tax Assessor. The position became available following the retirement of Rick Blackburn, who served the City for 37 years. The Council will vote o...

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City Assessor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Hosts Fundraiser on November 16 to Support Historic Art Collection

The City of Portland announced today that it is continuing its partnership with The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation (Project MEAC) to complete the conservation of the first of the city-owned portraits and paintings on canvas. In 2013, the City ann...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Rapport Selected to Help Track and Reduce Environmental Impact

The City of Portland recently signed an agreement with Rapport, a leading sustainability management platform, to provide environmental impact measurement, monitoring, and reporting for 50 city buildings including municipal offices and schools. The idea of...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Portland Announces New Director of Permitting & Inspections Department

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Michael A. Russell to lead its new Department of Permitting & Inspections. The City Council voted to approve his appointment at its June 20 meeting. He will begin working in his new role...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

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The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront
Posted on: April 25, 2017

City & Harbor Commission Make Progress on Dredging Solution, Select CAD Cell Site Location

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The City of Portland and the Portland Harbor Commission, working with a team of consultants from Stantec, Apex, and Campbell Environmental Group, have identified a primary site for evaluating a potential confined aquatic disposal cell (CAD Cell) in Portla...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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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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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Honors Local Businesses with Economic Development Awards

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Portland Pizzerias Make Esquire Magazine's Top Listing

MaineBiz notes "Portland is in good company on Equire's "Best Pizza" List. See Link below.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...


Posted on: June 13, 2017

Official Election Results

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The official election results for the June school budget validation vote and state referendum can be viewed here.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk Honored with Award at Secretary of State’s State Elections Conference

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented Portland City Clerk Kathy Jones with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the beginning of the second day of the Maine State Elections Administration Conference at the Sunday River complex in Newry on Sep...Read on...


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Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which begins July 1, 2017, to the City Council at its April 5 meeting. The $240 million budget results in a 2.5% combined property tax increase or $...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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Finance Department
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Treasury Office Now Opens at 8:30 AM

The City of Portland today announced that the City’s Treasury Office will now be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Previously, the office opened at 9:00 AM.

“We’ve made this change as part of our ongoing effort to improve customer service and re...

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Treasury Office
Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Portland Fire Recognizes 43rd Annual National EMS Week - May 21st - 27th

National EMS Week

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES 43rd NATIONAL EMS WEEK - “MAY 21ST – 27TH 2017

“Fire departments throughout America reflect this year’s EMS Week theme of ‘Always in Service’ by respon...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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On Saturday, May 13th, the Portland Fire Department (PFD) will celebrate the graduation of eight new firefighters known as class 2017-24. Their graduation follows a rigorous eight-week advanced fire training drill school. Upon graduation, the graduates wi...

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Portland Fire
Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

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Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Citizens Invited to Attend Portland's Age-Friendly Community Summit

You're Invited

Portland senior citizens, service providers, neighborhood association members, community leaders, business owners, and interested Portland residents of any age are invited to attend the Age-Friendly Community Summit on Thursday, June 15. The event is spon...

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Elder Services
Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Hires Director of Office of Economic Opportunity & Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has recently hired two people to serve in key staffing posts. Julia Trujillo Luengo will start May 1st as the Director of the new Office of Economic Opportunity and Mandy Levine will start April 24 as th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Snow Removal Assistance for Elderly & Disabled Residents

The City of Portland would like to encourage citizens to help their neighbors who are physically unable (elderly and disabled) to clear their sidewalks. Elderly and disabled residents who need help with removing snow from sidewalks should contact the City...

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Office of Elder Services
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs partnered with the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine in 2009 to develop a unique program that provides transitional housing and support services for older Mainers experiencing domestic abuse. Now in it's 8th year, the fe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Barron Center Recognized for Innovative Wheelchair Biking Program

The City's Barron Center recently received the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) 2016 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards, which were presented by Maine’s First Lady Ann...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 13, 2017

6-21-17 HP Meeting

172 Falmouth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Eric Sacknoff, for a Commemorative Marker Installation at 172 FALMOUTH ST. 

Public comments wi...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

6-7-17 HP Meeting

276 Brackett Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Michael Wilson for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Garage Addition at 276 BRACKETT ST.  ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

5-17-17 HP Meeting Agenda

71 India Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Dominic Reali Realty, LLC. for a Certificate of Appropriateness for  Building Addition at 71 INDI...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

5-3-17 HP Meeting Agenda

Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Victoria Mansion for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Replacement of Infill Carr...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

*HP MEETING POSTPONED (4-19-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 4/19/17 meeting will be rescheduled to next week, 4/26/17 at 5:00 p.m.

109 Danforth Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

3-1-17 HP Meeting

383 Commercial Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Gordon Reger, Holdings, LLC for an advisory review of proposed new construction at 383 COMMERCIAL ST.

The w...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

*TODAY'S MEETING POSTPONED (2-15-17 HP Meeting)

The Historic Preservation Board 2/15/17 meeting will be rescheduled to 2/22/17 at 5:00 p.m. due to the weather.

Deering Oaks Historic Landscape District

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a worksho...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

2-1-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC for a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken at...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

1-18-17 HP Meeting

164 MIDDLE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by NDA Middle, LLC. For a request to amend previously-approved plans at 164 MIDDLE ST.

Public comments will be taken a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

12-7-16 HP Meeting

5 INDIA STREET AND 20 THAMES STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Norwich Group LLC for Preliminary Review of Proposed New Construction within and Im...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

11-16-16 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by CPB2 LLC. for Preliminary Review of Proposed Master Plan for Redevelopment of 58 Fore Street Property (within which the Portlan...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

11-2-16 HP Meeting

102-104 EXCHANGE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Sign Installation by Noah Talmadge, at 102-104 Exchange Street. Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

10-19-16 HP Meeting

ONE COMMERCIAL STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing for Comprehensive Program of Exterior Alterations by Casco Portland Partners, LLC., at One Commercial Street. Public comments w...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

10-12-16 JOINT HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND PLANNING BOARD MEETING

58 FORE STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board AND Historic Preservation Board will hold a JOINT WORKSHOP on the proposed Master Development Plan for the redevelopment of the former Portland Company complex at 58 Fore Stree...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

10-5-16 HP Meeting

171 Vaughan Street
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an on-site workshop to consider a plan by Jeffrey Payson for preliminary review of proposed curb cut and driveway installation at 171 VAUGHAN ST.

...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

8-3-16 HP Meeting

104 WEST STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Julie Forsyth for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Exterior Alterations at 104 WEST ST.

Public comments ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

7-20-16 HP Meeting

380 DANFORTH STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by William McFarlane and Constance Bloomfield for New Construction at 380 DANFORTH ST.

Public comments will...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

7-15-15 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET
On Wednesday, July 15, the Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to review and approve the draft Portland Company Historic District Designation Report. Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

The Histo...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-17-15 HP Meeting

INDIA STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold 2 (two) preliminary review workshops for the proposed Historic District Designation of the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The district is nom...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

6-3-15 Meeting HP

INDIA STREET - PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing and begin final deliberations on a proposal to designate the historic core of the India Street neighborho...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

5-13-15 HP Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing for New Construction at 17 Carleton Street.

The workshop is an opportunity for the applicant to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

5-6-15 HP Meeting

FORT ALLEN PARK (ON-SITE WORKSHOP)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold an ON-SITE workshop to consider a plan by Friends of Eastern Promenade for review of proposed installation of Interpretive Panels a...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

4-15-15 HP Meeting

276 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by Brad and Colleen Brazell for rooftop alterations at 276 State Street. Public comments will be taken at this mee...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

4-1-15 HP Meeting

58 Fore Street

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for a presentation on the findings of a Building Condition Report on the former Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. The report was ...Read on...

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...

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...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

1-21-15 HP Meeting

DIAMOND COVE (WATER TOWER)
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider a plan by Diamond Cove Homeowners Association for Antennae Installation at the Fort McKinley Water Tower.

...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

1-7-15 HP Meeting

11 ORCHARD STREET
To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Elise Ansel for New Construction at 11 Orchard Street.

Public comments will be taken at this meeting.

T...Read on...


Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Portland Lead Safe Housing Program Offers Free RRP Certificate Training for Landlords

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The City's Portland Lead Safe Housing Program is offering a FREE Renovate, Repair and Paint Certificate Training for Landlords on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Property owners are responsible for ensuring all contractors working on older buildings are R...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Sagamore Village Playground Ribbon-Cutting

Sagamore Village Park

Mark Adelson from Portland Housing, Robert Clark from the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Councilor Ed Suslovic and Housing and Community Development staff Mary Davis and Amy Grommes Pulaski were on hand to celebrate with the residents of Sagamore...Read on...


Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

Tulips

The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

news alert

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with...

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Climate Mayors Website
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Offer Amendments to City’s Tax Increment Financing Policy

On Tuesday, April 18th, in front of the Economic Development Committee, Mayor Ethan Strimling will formally offer an amendment to the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy which will strengthen the community benefits of tax dollars spent f...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates Portland Jetport on Record Year

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling offered his congratulations today to the Portland Jetport as they announced an all-time record year for traffic with 1.78 million passengers using the facility in 2016.

"Congratulations to the Portland Jetport for reachi...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates METRO on 50th Anniversary & Record Ridership

Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today in response to METRO's press release from earlier today. 

"I want to congratulate METRO on their 50th anniversary and for reaching record ridership levels," said Mayor...

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Greater Portland METRO
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It was develope...

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State of the City Address - Full Text
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City to Honor Local Businesses Tomorrow Night at Annual Awards Ceremony

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality.

“I want to congr...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 16, 2017

1 Joy Place

Dear Neighbor,

Terradyn Consultants has been retained by Renewal Housing Associates, LLC. to assist with site design and permitting for a proposed 12-unit condominium building at 1 Joy Place in Portland.  Please join us at the Reiche Community Cen...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

155 Sheridan Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf o BD Sheridan, LLC we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 155 Sheridan Street within the Residential, R-6 Zone in Portland.  The project includes the develop...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

184 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a conditional rezoning located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 184 Commercial Street.  The meeting will be held:

Meeting Location:  Portland Harbor Hotel, 46...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our plans for proposed construction of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine at Thompson’s Point, Portland, Maine.  The project includes a 9,682 sq. ft....

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

20 Thames Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed residential condominium and retail building to be located at 20 Thames Street, that is a portion of the current 158 Fore Street lot.

Meeting Location:  Res...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

1728 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us or a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 8 lot subdivision located at 1728 Washington Avenue.

Meeting Date:  May 3, 2017

Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:  At the site (172...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

383 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Level III Site Plan Neighborhood Meeting to discuss Phase 1 of a mixed use residential and commercial development located at 383 Commercial Street (former Rufus Deering site.)

Meeting Date:  Wednesday, 4-26-17

Mee...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday April 27 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | Pa...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

Forest Avenue “Smart Corridor” Planning Walk and Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday April 26 at 5 PM

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and WSP | P...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

197 Spring Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed redevelopment at 197 Spring Street within the R-6 Zone in Portland. The project includes the renovation of the original building with a new addition. Seven units wil...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Zoning Map Amendment for property located at 510 Stevens Avenue in Portland.  The purpose of this Map Amendment is to bring the property into conformance with the ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

7 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a 6-unit condominium at 7 Cumberland Avenue in Portland.

Date:  April 4, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  East End Community Center, ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

185 Lancaster Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the new location of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science which is proposed within the existing building located at 185 Lancaster Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Meeting Locat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

502 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

We are local residents writing to inform you about our project at 502 Stevens Avenue (next to Roy's), and invite you to a public discussion/meeting to learn more.

Location:  Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Stree...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

1700 Westbrook Street

On behalf of Camelot Holdings, LLC. we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our concept plans for the proposed Camelot site.  One goal of the proposed plan is to create a modern take on the traditional neighborhoods that...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

221 Congress Street (Corner of Congress St. and Washington Ave.)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 5-story, 17-unit condominium building with 1st floor retail/restaurant space to be located at the current vacant lot at the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

22 Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a replacement and modernization project at Maine Medical Center's 22 Bramhall Street location.  City Planning staff will explain the planning process, MMC will provi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

218-220 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for residential condominiums to be located at 218-220 Washington Avenue.

Location:  Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Meeting Room #3Date:  January 4, 201...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

76 Congress Street (MEETING DATE CHANGE)

Due to a schedule conflict, the Public Neighborhood Meeting for the St. Lawrence Arts Center has been changed to:

                    

Wednesday, December 28,...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

161 York Street

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

76 Congress Street

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Western Waterfront (Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height)

For Neighbors of the Western Waterfront

WHAT: Neighborhood Meeting - Waterfront Zoning Text Change for Building Height
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Reiche School, 1st Floor, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME

The Cit...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

122 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our development plans for the proposed site development for a 22,400 sq. ft. industrial/commercial flex-multi-unit, one story building and parking improvements located at 122 Anderson Street.

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

23 Orono Road (Hall School)

Dear Neighbor,

As you may be aware, we are working with the City of Portland on a design for a replacement Fred P. Hall Elementary School. We are anticipating that the construction will start in the Spring of 2017 and be completed prior to the start o...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

58 Fore Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our Master Development Plan for 58 Fore Street located along Portland's eastern waterfront.

Meeting Location: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
(...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

415 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the mixed commercial and residential redevelopment of the property at 415 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.

Location: Portland Public Library, Mtg. Room 3, 5 Mon...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

180 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a development proposal to construct five new condominium units at the site of 180 Washington Avenue in Portland, ME.

Meeting Location: The Root Cellar, 94 Washington ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

75 Chestnut Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 54 residential unit, Westerlea View Lofts at 75 Chestnut Street. The site has an existing 3 story parking garage. This project will add an 11,600 sq. ft....Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

70 Anderson Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Anderson and East Lancaster Streets (70 Anderson aka 1 East Lancaster). The project consists of 10 townhouse apartments, all of which ...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

605-667 Congress Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at 655-667 Congress Street in Portland, the site of Joe's Super Variety. The project consists of ground floor commercial space, which will be the new h...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

89 Anderson Street

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new development at the corner of Fox and Anderson Streets (89 Anderson Street). The project consists of ground floor commercial space, including a restaurant and 53 residential rental a...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

1210 Brighton Avenue (New Hotel)

On behalf of Portland Hotels, Inc., you are invited to a neighborhood meeting to discuss their plans for the construction of a new hotel located at 1210 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102.

Meeting Location: Travel Lodge Main Office, 1210 Brighton Ave...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Cancellation - Thompson's Point

The Neighborhood Meeting for the Subdivision Plan for the property located at Thompson's Point has been CANCELLED. When a new date has been determined, a notice will be resent.

If you have any questions, please contact Bo Kennedy, Senior Engineer, Fay...Read on...


Posted on: June 8, 2017

Residential Parking Stickers Now Available for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

news alert

Residential parking stickers are now available in the Parking Division Office, Room 20, City Hall basement. Applications may be downloaded online. Please bring the completed form to the Parking Office. These stickers are valid for July 1, 2017–June 30, 20...

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Additional Info...

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

cruise ship

The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Work Begins on Fort Gorges on October 24

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will temporarily close Fort Gorges to public access on Monday, October 24, 2016 for a construction project (weather permitting). The Fort will re-open to the public again on the following day. As usua...Read on...


Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

comp plan imageCP

Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

news alert

The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

smart corridor graphic

The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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Smart Corridor Website
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

CD Week 2017

In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Urges Landlords to Apply for Lead Hazard Program Funds to Increase Child Safety in Apartments

The City of Portland is urging landlords to apply for lead hazard program funds to increase child safety in apartments. In June 2015, the Maine legislature lowered the state’s childhood lead poisoning standard down to 5 micrograms per deciliter and the St...

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Housing & Community Development
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Releases Initial Draft Elements of New Comp Plan

The City’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to release the initial draft elements for the City’s new comprehensive plan document entitled Portland's Plan. These elements were drafted over the past year, with input from more than 40 s...Read on...

Comp Plan Update
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congress Square Public Art Update at Wednesday, May 17 Public Meeting

news alert

The Portland Public Art Committee will be providing updates from Sze Studio for the Congress Square Public Art Commission at the Art Committee’s next monthly meeting.  

Sze’s scope includes developing a concept for permanent public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Congress Square Public Artist Selected

The Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to announce that the artist Sarah Sze has been selected for the Congress Square Public Art Commission. Ms. Sze, originally from Boston and who has family ties in Maine, was chosen especially for her use of col...Read on...

Congress Square Redesign Project

Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement process, including atte...

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Comp Plan Documents

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention Store!

Shop the Maine CDC's Prevention "store" for all of your prevention education material needs!

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

ann lemire

Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Tobacco-Free Mini-Grants available to Cumberland County. Apply now!

The goal of this RFP is to develop comprehensive tobacco-free policies that increase tobacco-free environments, and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. 

Applications can be submitted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 2017. &...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

City Enhances Access to Life-Saving Substance Use Outreach & Prevention Education

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between several departments and a local non-profit agency. On Tuesday, May 9, Portland’s Public Health Division, Fire Department, Oxford Street Shelter, and Milestone Foundation began a...

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Substance Use Prevention Program
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Health Hosts Overdose Recognition & Response Training

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

In response to community concern surrounding opioid-related overdoses, the City of Portland’s Public Health Division will be hosting an Overdose Recognition and Response training on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Attendees will learn the signs and sy...

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Public Health - Substance Use Prevention
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Dr. Kolawole Bankole Named New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Kolawole Bankole, MD, MS, MBA, as the city’s new Public Health Director. After an extensive search process, Dr. Bankole, who has been with the City’s Public Health Division since 2004, &...

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Public Health Division
Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that the City has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Gr...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Public Health Staffer Helps Launch New National Childhood Trauma Prevention Campaign

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 a team from Portland Defending Childhood including Barrett Wilkinson from the City’s Public Health Division attended The White House launch of the Changing Minds Public Awareness campaign. This awareness-raising campaign is ...Read on...

Portland Defending Childhood
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Flu Clinics for 2016-17

Due to the increased availability of flu vaccine through pharmacies and medical providers, the City of Portland Public Health Division will not be offering any flu clinics to the general public during the 2016-17 flu season.

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Public Health Division Achieves Accreditation

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division has achieved local public health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This places Portland in the first 6% to achieve this distinction among more than 2,500 local publ...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Exchange Street Paving Project Begins June 16

paving alert

A contractor working for the City of Portland, Glidden Excavating and Paving, Inc.,  will begin work on June 16, 2017 for the Exchange Street Paving Project.  The construction work zone extends from Congress Street to Middle Street. &...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Paving Project to Begin on Veranda Street

paving alert

Maine DOT crews will begin paving Veranda Street in Portland on Wednesday evening, June 14th.

 

The work, performed overnight from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m., will be on Veranda Street from Wordsworth Street to Martin’s Point Healthcare.  ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Pavement Restriping Program Begins

crosswalk road work

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk restriping work is expected to begin in a limited fashion this week (week of Memorial Day) with a more significant level of production the week of June 5th, and will continue throughout the spring ...

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Department of Public Works
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

sundaysonblvdCP

The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The

intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined

sewer system within Forest Avenue. The new 4’ diameter dr...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater dr...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. There...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Moody - Wilson - Beckett Sewer Separation Project to Begin in December

Re: Moody – Wilson – Beckett Sewer Separation Project November 8, 2016
RE: Start of construction project.

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you that the Moody-Wilson Sewer separation and Beckett Street Sewer Replacement proj...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

deering oaks ravine

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

riverside golf course bee hive

The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation from City staff...

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Agenda & Back up Material
Posted on: October 6, 2016

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 10

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents.

“It is my hope that we will receive innov...Read on...


Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Two Upcoming Public Meetings for Portland-South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are jointly conducting a study of the transportation, land use and economic development issues of the corridor that stretches from Morrill’s Corner in Portland to Bug Light Park/Southern Maine Community College in...

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