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Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

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The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-mi...

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Portland's Parks Department City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for a first-read on No...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

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The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors tho...

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Social Services Division City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of propos...

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Economic Development Committee City News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Fire Museum Open House Saturday, October 7 for Fire Prevention Month

national fire prevention month

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department will be holding the 15th annual Open House at the Portland Fire Museum, which is located in the 1837 fir...

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Fire Prevention Office City News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins October 10

Vote

The City Clerk’s office will begin conducting absentee voting by mail, phone or in person on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. People wishing to vote in person can do so at City Hall in the State of Maine Room on the 2nd floor. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:3...

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City Clerk's Office City News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

tree delivery

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square. The tree will be illuminated on November 24th &mda...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

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The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

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The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

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The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM ...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

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A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

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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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Somerset Street Restoration Project Public Meeting

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On September 21, 2017, the City
of Portland and the Department of Public Works will be holding a publicinformational meeting for the Somerset Street Restoration Project.  The project design includes improvements and
alignment changes...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

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City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations"...

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Land Use Code Rewrite Info City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Portland Technology Park

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on Thursday, September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 square foot office building this summer just as soon as it was complete. This is the...

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City News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Portland Joins Welcoming America & Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate Welcoming Week

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland will celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 15 to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.

The City is proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in plac...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine ...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Temporary Closure of Fort Gorges Interior for Construction Work

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Fort Gorges will be temporarily closed for construction from September 18th, 2017 through early October 2017. As part of a project funded by the Army Corps of Engineers, safety and access improvements are being made to the fort so that the public can cont...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates an...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Closure Starting August 27, 2017

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Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Closure Starting August 27, 2017

Intersection will be closed to thru traffic for approximately two weeks   

Beginning on Sunday night August 27, 2017 the State Street Infrastructure Impr...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Fore Street One Way Only Starting August 28, 2017

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Fore Street One Way Only Starting August 28, 2017

Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017, construction work on the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage will require the occupancy of a portion of Fore Street between India Street and Hancock Street until the end...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

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State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28, 2017

Section of State Street will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 3 months 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Inf...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

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Beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into ...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

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Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organize...

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Public Health Division City News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

state marquee existing

The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored,...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

State Street and Park Avenue Night Work

Beginning on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Avenue and State Street intersection. This work includes the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain across the intersecti...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due September 29

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Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments can now apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. &a...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistanc...

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Overdose Prevention Project City News
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City News
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

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

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Parks Department City News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Portland to be in National Spotlight with Visit from C-Span Cable Channel

cspan cities tour

Mayor Ethan Strimling and Charter will welcome C-SPAN to Portland on Monday, July 17 at 3:00 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network&rsquo...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Work to Begin July 5

Under Construction

The City's contractor for the State Street Infrastructure Project will begin work on July 5. The project includes new storm drain outfall, water main replacement, the re-paving of State Street, and more.

The Department of Public Works would like to update ...

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More Information... City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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... City News
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 City News
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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Additional Info... City News
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 City News
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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

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

now hiring news

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 City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

POC logo

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 City News
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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Additional Info... City News
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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City News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

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

dredge

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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Additional Info... City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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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City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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 City News
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...

City News
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...

City News

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins October 10

Vote

The City Clerk’s office will begin conducting absentee voting by mail, phone or in person on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. People wishing to vote in person can do so at City Hall in the State of Maine Room on the 2nd floor. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:3...

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City Clerk's Office City Clerk

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

news alert

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 30, Affordable Housing

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 30, Affordable Housing. The amendments include, but are not limited to, allowing increased housing density andflexible dimensional standards for affordable housing proj...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Division 15.2 Section 14-275 India St. Form-Based Code Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Land Use Code text and map amendments to Division 15.2 Section 14-275 (IS-FBC India Street Form-based Code zone) to clarify intent, revise some dimensional ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone.  The amendments include, but are not limited 

to allowing increased by right and conditional building heights a...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City Council Notices
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

news alert

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$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 City Council Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

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... City Council Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2017

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

clean energy graphic

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 City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
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...

City Council Notices
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...

City Council Notices

Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

news alert

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

news alert

The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$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 City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

news alert

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 City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

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... City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

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 City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

news alert

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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City Manager's Office
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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City Manager's Office
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 City Manager's Office
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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City Manager's Office
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 City Manager's Office
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 City Manager'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 City Manager's Office
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 City Manager's Office
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...

City Manager's Office
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...

City Manager's Office

Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Economic Development Committee Economic Development
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Portland Technology Park

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on Thursday, September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 square foot office building this summer just as soon as it was complete. This is the...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

state marquee existing

The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored, individua...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due September 29

news alert

Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments can now apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM. &a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

WEX Rendering

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center Economic Development
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 Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2017

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

dredge

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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Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

news alert

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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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Economic Development
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 Economic Development
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...

Economic Development

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins October 10

Vote

The City Clerk’s office will begin conducting absentee voting by mail, phone or in person on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. People wishing to vote in person can do so at City Hall in the State of Maine Room on the 2nd floor. Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Mond...

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City Clerk's Office Election News

Finance

9 Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation & Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

news alert

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October 16 meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs, e...

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Finance
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Finance
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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Finance
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Portland Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Finance Award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Portland by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its June 30, 2016 comprehensive annu...

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Finance
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

news alert

$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 Finance
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

news alert

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... Finance
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Manager Presents Recommended FY18 Budget to City Council

fy 18

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 Finance
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 Finance
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 Finance

Posted on: October 5, 2017

Fire Museum Open House Saturday, October 7 for Fire Prevention Month

national fire prevention month

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department will be holding the 15th annual Open House at the Portland Fire Museum, which is located in th...

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Fire Prevention Office Fire Department
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Cause of Fire at Allen Ave Fire Station Determined

NEWS ALERT

 The Portland Fire Department received the cause of the fire that occurred last night at the Allen Avenue fire station from the State Fire Marshal’s Office today. The State Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was acciden...

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Fire Department
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 Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

firetruck

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 Fire Department
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 Fire Department

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

news alert

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individ...

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Social Services Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

CDPHC Color Logo

The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

news alert

The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

news alert

The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates and improve ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Health & Human Services
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... Health & Human Services
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 Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

news alert

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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Health & Human Services
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 Health & Human Services
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 Health & Human 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 Health & Human Services
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...

Downeast Article: Health & Human Services

Posted on: October 10, 2017

10-18-17 HP Meeting

Fort Scammell, House Island

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Fortland LLC. for Proposed Campground Development at Fort Scammell, House Island.

The workshop is an ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 26, 2017

10-4-17 HP Meeting

Fort Scammell, House Island

To Residents and Property Owners: On October 4th, the Historic Preservation Board will conduct a tour of the south end of House Island and Fort Scammell followed by a workshop in Room 209 of City Hall to review a proposed campgr...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2017

9-20-17 HP Meeting

ALL HISTORIC DISTRICTS

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland Department of Public Works for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Replacemen...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 29, 2017

9-6-17 HP Meeting

ONE SPRING STREET PLACE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by the CUMBERLAND CLUB for Preliminary Review of Proposed Site Alterations at 1 SPRING ST PL.The workshop i...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 25, 2017

8-2-17 HP Meeting

CITY HALL PLAZA, 389 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland, for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Paving Replacement at ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 13, 2017

7-19-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2017

7-12-17 HP Meeting

City Hall Plaza, 389 Congress Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by the City of Portland for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Site Alterations at CIT...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2015

3-4-15 HP Meeting

267 STATE STREET

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

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

Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2015

2-4-15 HP Meeting

HOUSE ISLAND

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

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

Historic Preservation Board Notices
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.

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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...

Historic Preservation Board Notices

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

news alert

The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

news alert

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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
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 Housing and Community Development Updates
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 Housing and Community Development Updates
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 Housing and Community Development Updates
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...

Housing and Community Development Updates

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for a first-read on November 6 a...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Economic Development Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Finance Committee Votes Unanimously to Forward Mayor’s Senior Tax Equity Program Proposal to Council

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously (3-0) last night to forward the Mayor’s senior tax equity program proposal to the full City Council. The proposal is slated to receive a first read at the October 2, 2017 Council m...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

news alert

The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Hosts Navy Week August 21, 2017

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On Monday, August 21, the City of Portland will help kick off Portland Navy Week, which runs from August 21-25 and aims to generate awareness about the Navy.

What:Mayoral Proclamation and Future Sailor Swearing-in 

Mayor Ethan Strimling will deliv...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

news alert

Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Portland to be in National Spotlight with Visit from C-Span Cable Channel

cspan cities tour

Mayor Ethan Strimling and Charter will welcome C-SPAN to Portland on Monday, July 17 at 3:00 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fic...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

strimling on street

Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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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Mayor's Office
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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Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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 Mayor'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 Mayor's Office
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 Mayor's Office
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...

Mayor's Office

Posted on: October 11, 2017

171 Auburn Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Portland Parks, Facilities and Recreation Department's plans for improvements to site circulation, pedestrian access, parking, drainage and site landscaping for the Lyseth-Lyman Moore ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 4, 2017

583 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our Level III Site Plan and Subdivision Amendment for a proposed 21 unit senior housing building locate at 583 Stevens Avenue on the campus of the former St. Josephs Convent.  Thi...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 15, 2017

22 Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for the final neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a replacement and modernization project at Maine Medical Center's 22 Bramhall Street location.

MMC will present its Institutional Development Plan and Regulatory Frame...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 11, 2017

48 Brown Street

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our proposed plans for development of a new parking structure located at 48 Brown Street.

Location:  307 Cumberland Avenue (Avesta Housing Conference Room)

Date:  Wednesday...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 8, 2017

1700 Westbrook Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Stroudwater Development Partners, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 1700 Westbrook Street within the Residential, ROS Zone in Portland.  The pr...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Corner of Thames and Hancock Streets

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed construction of a commercial office and retail building at the corner of Thames and Hancock Streets in Portland, Maine.  The project includes a 102,027 ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2017

510 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the construction of two(2) apartment buildings with 82 units at 510 Cumberland Avenue.

Meeting Location:  510 Cumberland Avenue (Community Room)

Meeting Date: ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 7, 2017

58 Boyd Street

Please join the Portland Housing Authority for a 

Neighborhood Meeting

to discuss our plans for the development of

58 Boyd Street Apartments

Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans to do maintenance on the cap of the Ocean Avenue Landfill and, following the completion of that work, the installation of a solar array.  The cap maintenance work is designe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 30, 2016

161 York 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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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...

Neighborhood Meeting Notices

Parking

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

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The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Parking
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–June 30, 20...

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Additional Info... Parking

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks adv...

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Portland's Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: September 26, 2017

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

tree delivery

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square. The tree will be illuminated on November 24th — wowing thousands of spectators and officially ...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Temporary Closure of Fort Gorges for Construction Work

fort gorges

Fort Gorges will be temporarily closed for construction from September 18th, 2017 through early October 2017. As part of a project funded by the Army Corps of Engineers, safety and access improvements are being made to the fort so that the public can cont...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

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

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Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
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 Parks, Recreation & Facilities

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

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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. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

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City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations"...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

news alert

On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban 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 Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban Development
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 Planning & Urban 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 Planning - Congress Sq

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

comp plan imageCP

City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations" will be ...

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Planning Updates
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 Planning Updates

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Public Health Hosts 5th Community Overdose Prevention & Response Training

CDPHC Color Logo

The City of Portland's Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange Programs are hosting the Public Health Division's fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September 25 in the State of Maine R...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Public Health Division Receives $100,000 Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

news alert

The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a two-year, $100,000 grant to assist the efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates and improve ...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil to be Held August 31 in Monument Square

Vigil Flier 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the volunteer-based outreach team of the Portland Needle Exchange Program, I AM HERE, is hosting Portland’s Overdose Awareness Day Vigil on August 31, 2017. This vigil is a part of an international movement organized by the P...

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Public Health Division Public Health
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Overdose Recognition and Response Reminder

Overdose Alert April 13 TrainingCP

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Police Department are urging residents to familiarize themselves with the risks and signs of an opioid overdose and be prepared to respond. Several community resources are available for assistance.

Risks fo...

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Overdose Prevention Project Public Health
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... Public Health
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... Public Health
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 Public Health
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 Public Health
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.

Public Health
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...

Public Health

Posted on: August 25, 2017

State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28

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State Street Closure from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue Begins August 28, 2017

Section of State Street will be completely closed to vehicle traffic for 3 months 

PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning August 28, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructur...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

traffic alert

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Beckett Street Milling Operations

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to update you of the work scheduled for Beckett Street associated with the Moody-Wilson sewer separation and Beckett Street sewer replacement project.

As part of the project, Beckett Street will receive a ...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Deering Street Final Paving Notice

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 sto...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Powsland-Mitton Sewer and Water project update

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project.

This project involves the replacement of the existing sewers that are within these streets. Portland Water District will also be re...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: August 18, 2017

State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

traffic alert

Beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the City’s State Street Infrastructure Project will enter State Street inbound of Park Avenue through Cumberland Avenue. This work is part of the City's effort to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into Back Cove....

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Public Works
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

recycle portland app

The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Never miss your waste collection day again and easily find out w...

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Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

State Street and Park Avenue Night Work

Beginning on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Avenue and State Street intersection. This work includes the installation of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain across the intersecti...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2017

We're On a Roll! New Recycling Carts to Arrive in August

New Recycling Carts

Portland, say hello to your new recycling cart! Your home will soon be receiving a shiny new cart thanks to an important relationship between the City of Portland and The Recycling Partnership, a non-profit organization utilizing public-private partnershi...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Rowe-Brighton Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-07-18 Neighborhood Meeting Notice

District 3 City Councilor Brian Batson and the Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to review the design of the above referenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Project Begins July 5

State Street 2017-06-29 Public Notice Aerial Image

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 State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 8...

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Additional Info... Public Works
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... Public Works
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... Public Works

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 Recreation Division

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation & Excellence Award

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individ...

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Social Services Division Social Services
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Social Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Social 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 Social Services

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Traffic Update: Woodford's Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

traffic alert

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will shift to a new phase of work this week. 

Shaw Brothers, the lead contractor on this project, is completing the temporary water work and connections.  Re...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Portland Neighborhood Mtg. for the Forest Ave Segment of the Portland– So. Port. Smart Corridor Plan

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Please join us for the

 

Portland Neighborhood Meeting for the Forest Avenue Segment of the

Portland – South Portland Smart Corridor Plan

Tuesday September 19 at 6 PM

 

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portla...

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www.mainesmartcorridor.com Transportation Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Woodford's Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August 14

Woodfords Corner Graphic

A $5.65 million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August 14th.

The location for this reconstruction, known as Woodford's Corner, will be on Forest Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Lincoln Street and ex...

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Transportation Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2017

State Street & Preble Street Extensions Closed for Night Work Starting July 23

Under Construction

State Street Extension and Preble Street Extension will be closed for night work beginning Sunday, July 23. The roads will be closed from Sunday-Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM as part of the State Street Infrastructure Project

State Stre...

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Transportation Updates
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 Transportation Updates