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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Parade Information

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There are two great events happening in Portland on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. 

On Monday morning, May 28, the City of Portland and the Harold T. Andrews Post 17, American Legion, will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 1...

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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jennings Selects Mona Bector as New Assistant City Manager

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that he has selected Mona Bector to serve as the new Assistant City Manager. She will start Tuesday, May 29. The City conducted a search process for an Assistant City Manager to replace current Deputy City ...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Pavement Re-striping Program to Begin Monday, May 21

NEWS ALERT

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk re-striping work will begin Monday, May 21, and will continue throughout the spring. Crews will be working the daytime hours to take advantage of the warmer temps so the new paint can dry quicker. ...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

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An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Absentee Voting Information for June 12 Election

Vote june 2018

In-person absentee voting at City Hall will begin on Tuesday, May 22 after the City Council takes the final vote of the School Budget Orders on Monday, May 21. Mailed absentee ballots were sent out to those who requested them this week, however ballots wi...

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Portland Celebrates National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18

NEWS ALERT

What: Portland’s National Bike to Work Day 2018 Celebration

When: May 18th, 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: Monument Square, Portland Maine

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) and the City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Depart...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Bedford Street to Become One-Way Starting May 14 for Duration of Summer Construction

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Starting on Monday, May 14th, Bedford Street will be converted into a one-way street to accommodate construction activities related to the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project. At least one lane will be maintained for traffic traveling from Deering Ave...

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Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project City News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Maine Med to Begin Construction on Visitors Parking Garage Addition; Congress St Detour Begins May 7

Congress Street DETOUR

 Maine Medical Center, in conjunction with the City of Portland, will detour traffic away from Congress Street between Forest and Weymouth streets for eight weeks starting May 7.

The detour will accommodate a large construction crane needed to add...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland’s Public Health Division to Co-Host Community Health Fair

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On Thursday, May 17, staff of the Public Health Division will co-host a community health fair with members of Maine Medical Center’s Nursing Professional Excellence Council. This event will take place during National Prevention Week (May 13-19), an&nb...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee&...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

First Annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Coming May 7, 2018

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The City of Portland announces the 1st annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection will occur for two weeks only from May 7th through May 18th, 2018.

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable...

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Curbside Leaf Collection City News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to Cit...

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City News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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City News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

2018 Cruise Ship Season

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available in the City Clerk’s office, on the City’s website or at 207-87...

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City News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

public recycling containers

On Saturday, April 21, as part of the Green Neighbor Family Fest at Deering High School, City officials and representatives from Recycling Partnership, L.L. Bean, Sappi North America, and Catalyst will unveil new public space recycling containers. These u...

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City News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned pa...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

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The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-friendly” and...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Browntail Moth Discovered in Portland

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The City’s Forestry Management crew recently discovered Browntail Moth webs on the mainland in Portland. This pest has been active just north and east of Portland for a number of years, mostly from Falmouth to the Bath/Brunswick areas and Casco ...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Final Paving for Market Street Project Scheduled for May 7th & 8th

paving alert

The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Market Street Paving Project during the next two weeks. The project area extends from Congress St. to Milk St. on Market Street. Construction work will entail localized pavement repairs, curb an...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. The sanitary sewage will continue ...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

The City Council’s Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget. The Committee is expected to take action at this meeting before sending it to the full ...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

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On Friday, March 30, 2018, the City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing. Development projects should create rental housing u...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

national public health week

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communiti...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

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The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA ...

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City News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

State Street Infrastructure Project Resumes Construction Week of April 2

paving alert

The City of Portland’s Department of Public Works is alerting residents and motorists that the State Street Infrastructure Project will be resuming construction work during the week of April 2, 2018. The City’s contractor, Sargent Corp...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Fire Department Gets Ready to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

Fire 250 Anniversary

The City of Portland’s Fire Department is getting ready to reach a milestone on March 29, 2018 with its 250th anniversary. Fire Department officials will hold a media event on Thursday, the 29th at 11:00 AM to observe the official anniversary an...

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City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Police Assign Full-Time Officer to Oversee Ongoing Recruitment Efforts

now hiring

As part of the Police Department’s ongoing recruitment efforts, Chief Michael Sauschuck has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be the new Recruitment Officer. This is a temporary, but full-time position for the duration of the Department’...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

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Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portland's West End

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The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the City's first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a 12 unit one-bedroom complex and unit 1A has been designated for sale as a workforce...

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City News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March 30

NEWS ALERT

Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than March 30, 2018 at 3:00...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Council’s Finance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on CIP Budget, Meet March 21 & March 22

NEWS ALERT

Due to recent weather related cancellations, the City Council’s Finance Committee will meet on back to back nights next week. Meetings will occur on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 PM in City Council Chambers and on Thursday, March 22 at 5:...

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City News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Police to Hold Community Conversations Regarding Body Camera Pilot Program

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department will hold two community conversations next week to discuss the body camera pilot program. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Deering High School in the Cafeteria, and the second meeting...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

Live Stream Council Committee Meetings

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritag...

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City News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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City News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

NEWS ALERT

The City recently selected members to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities.

The Advisory Team will advise the City and Office of Economic Opportunity on the strategic...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

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The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce g...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected offi...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Congress Square Public Art Project Selected to Receive $30,000 Grant

congress square sarah sze design scheme

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding for fiscal year 2018.  The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee an...

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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

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The City of Portland’s Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Le...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

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The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

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LED Streetlight Conversion Progress City News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health...

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Public Health Department City News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Seeking Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

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The City is currently seeking candidates to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities. Applications are due by January 5, 2018 and can be found on the Committee web...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Trailhead Closure for Sewer Separation Project

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Trailhead closure for Rowe Avenue sewer separation project

PORTLAND, Maine -- As part of the City of Portland's storm drain installation work, access to Portland Trails' Fore River Sanctuary via Hillcrest Avenue is closed starting today until the end of Fe...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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Despite the fact that there’s no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they c...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Update

madison walnut wash map

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 is being constructed to help prevent combined sewer overflows (CSO) by separating the storm water from...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Deadline Approaching

STR Registration Reminder

The City of Portland is currently accepting registrations for short-term rentals. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register at City Hall. The City Council approved an ordinance on April 26, 2017 that requires short-term rental unit...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

paving alert

The Department of Public Works would like to update the public on the status and activities regarding the State Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in State Street and State Stre...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses - Apply Now!

NEWS ALERT

Job creation matching grants are once again available through the City’s Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. The Busin...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

City Launches "Ask the Code Officer" Appointments on Thursday Mornings

Ask the Code Officer

Starting November 16, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 am to 12 pm every Thurs...

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Permitting & Inspections City News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting City News
Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Housing Report Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed the 2017 Housing Rep...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

2017 Housing Report to be Reviewed and Discussed During October 26 Housing Committee Meeting

housing report cover

A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed ...

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Housing Committee City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mi...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

oxford street shelter

The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

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

LED streetlights

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: 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 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

traffic alert

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

traffic alert

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

traffic alert

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 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 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 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 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

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...

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Division 30 Information 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 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 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 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 News
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 pu...

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Public Art Committee City News
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 City News
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 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: 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 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

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 News
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 News

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Absentee Voting Information for June 12 Election

Vote june 2018

In-person absentee voting at City Hall will begin on Tuesday, May 22 after the City Council takes the final vote of the School Budget Orders on Monday, May 21. Mailed absentee ballots were sent out to those who requested them this week, however ballots wi...

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City Clerk
Posted on: April 24, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

news alert

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

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City Clerk
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting City Clerk

News Flash

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to Cit...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

The City Council’s Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget. The Committee is expected to take action at this meeting before sending it to the full Council fo...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

news alert

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City Council Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

news alert

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: January 2, 2018

233 Anderson Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment application by 2 Walnut, LLC. to change the zoning in the vicinity of 233 Anderson Street from Low Impact Industrial (I-Lb) to Neigh...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Maine Medical Center's Institutional Overlay Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider zoning amendments to create the Maine Medical Center Institutional Overlay Zone, which comprise map and text amendments as set out in the proposed MMC IOZ Regulatory...

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City Council Notices
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: 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: 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: 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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jennings Selects Mona Bector as New Assistant City Manager

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that he has selected Mona Bector to serve as the new Assistant City Manager. She will start Tuesday, May 29. The City conducted a search process for an Assistant City Manager to replace current Deputy City ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

news alert

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to Cit...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

public recycling containers

On Saturday, April 21, as part of the Green Neighbor Family Fest at Deering High School, City officials and representatives from Recycling Partnership, L.L. Bean, Sappi North America, and Catalyst will unveil new public space recycling containers. These u...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

The City Council’s Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget. The Committee is expected to take action at this meeting before sending it to the full Council fo...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Fire Chief Announces Retirement After 27 Years

Chief David Jackson

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that Fire Chief David Jackson is set to retire at the end of this month. Jackson has served as Chief of the Fire Department since February 2016 and was Acting Chief for four months prior to that. Chief Jackson has...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

news alert

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritage of Afric...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

NEWS ALERT

The City recently selected members to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities.

The Advisory Team will advise the City and Office of Economic Opportunity on the strategic vision to...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

news alert

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

news alert

The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Seeking Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

news alert

The City is currently seeking candidates to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s (OEO) Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities. Applications are due by January 5, 2018 and can be found on the Committee web...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic ship...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: November 13, 2017

City Launches "Ask the Code Officer" Appointments on Thursday Mornings

Ask the Code Officer

Starting November 16, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 am to 12 pm every Thurs...

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Permitting & Inspections City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

news alert

The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services City Manager's Office
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

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

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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 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

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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 Manager's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Portland Opportunity Crew Begins

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

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Portland Opportunity Crew City Manager's Office
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 Manager's Office
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 Manager's Office

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

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An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 25, 2018

2018 Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

Port of Portland Logo

The 2018 cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with 1,200 passengers and more than 500 crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear over the summer...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March 30

NEWS ALERT

Non-profit organizations and City of Portland departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP). The current round of applications is due no later than March 30, 2018 at 3:00...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee Economic Development
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses - Apply Now!

NEWS ALERT

Job creation matching grants are once again available through the City’s Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, an...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

wex headquarters rendering

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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Economic Development
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: 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 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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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

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Absentee Voting Information for June 12 Election

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In-person absentee voting at City Hall will begin on Tuesday, May 22 after the City Council takes the final vote of the School Budget Orders on Monday, May 21. Mailed absentee ballots were sent out to those who requested them this week, however ballots wi...

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Election News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

NEWS ALERT

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November 7, 2017 election.  

The full results can be found here:

Official 2017 Election Results 

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Elections & Voting Election News

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Finance

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to Cit...

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Finance
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Manager Presents Recommended FY19 Municipal Budget to City Council

FY19 Municipal Budget

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins July 1, 2018, to the City Council at its April 9, 2018 meeting. The $247 million budget results in a 2.6% city-side property tax rate i...

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Finance
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

The City Council’s Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget. The Committee is expected to take action at this meeting before sending it to the full Council fo...

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Finance
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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Finance
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 Finance
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 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

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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 Finance
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 Finance

News Flash

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland Fire Participates in American Red Cross' Sound the Alarm Volunteer Event

American Red Cross volunteers installed nearly 700 free smoke alarms in Greater Portland on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as part of Sound the Alarm, the organization’s national signature home fire safety event to reduce home fire deaths. 

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Fire Department Gets Ready to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

Fire 250 Anniversary

The City of Portland’s Fire Department is getting ready to reach a milestone on March 29, 2018 with its 250th anniversary. Fire Department officials will hold a media event on Thursday, the 29th at 11:00 AM to observe the official anniversary and then the...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 9, 2018

City Manager Appoints Interim Fire Chief

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Keith Gautreau to serve as Interim Fire Chief when Chief David Jackson retires at the end of March. Chief Gautreau will be responsible for the day to day operations of th...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Fire Chief Announces Retirement After 27 Years

Chief David Jackson

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that Fire Chief David Jackson is set to retire at the end of this month. Jackson has served as Chief of the Fire Department since February 2016 and was Acting Chief for four months prior to that. Chief Jackson has...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Portland Fire Celebrates Graduation of Eight New Firefighters

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

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Portland Fire Fire Department
Posted on: May 10, 2017

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

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

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Substance Use Prevention Program Fire Department

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Portland’s Public Health Division to Co-Host Community Health Fair

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On Thursday, May 17, staff of the Public Health Division will co-host a community health fair with members of Maine Medical Center’s Nursing Professional Excellence Council. This event will take place during National Prevention Week (May 13-19),...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

age friendly portland

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-friendly” and...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

national public health week

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

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Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

During her tim...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

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The City of Portland’s Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership A...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health department, one tha...

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Public Health Department Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Ryan Francis Named New Barron Center Administrator

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Ryan Francis as the new Administrator of the Barron Center, the City’s skilled rehabilitation/nursing and long-term care facility. The Barron Center has provided skilled nursing and rehabilitat...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

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The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2018

5-16-18 HP Meeting

86 NEWBURY STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop for Advisory Review of Proposed Mixed-Use Development by Bateman Partners, LLC., at 86 Newbury Street (development will have frontage on Newbu...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Informational Session for Property Owners in Historic Districts (5-7-18)

The Historic Preservation Office will be offering an informational session intended for owners of property in Portland’s historic districts as well as anyone interested in learning more about the City’s historic preservation program. Whether you’ve recent...

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Historic Preservation Informational Session 5-7-18 Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 12, 2018

4-18-18 HP Meeting

222 ST. JOHN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for Advisory Design Review of Proposed Parking Garage at 222 St. John Street.The worksh...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 26, 2018

4-4-18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

 

61 INDIA STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Joe Reynolds for Exterior and Site Alterations at 61 INDIA ST.  Public comments will be taken at...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 15, 2018

CANCELLED - 3/21/18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

Please note the March 21, 2018 Historic Preservation Board meeting has been cancelled, and the item on the agenda will be rescheduled to the following HP Board meeting on April 4, 2018. As usual, reports and material will be available by the end of the da...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2018

3-21-18 Historic Preservation Board Meeting

222 St. John Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Maine Medical Center for Advisory Design Review of Proposed Parking Garage at 222 ST JOHN ST.

The workshop is...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

2-21-18 HP Meeting

FORT SCAMMELL - HOUSE ISLAND

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Fortland, LLC for a proposed campground development at Fort Scammell, House Island.  ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

2-12-18 HP Meeting

582-584 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Corner Freak LLC. For storefront alterations (front and rear elevations) and roof deck constructio...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

1-17-18 HP Meeting

582-584 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Corner Freak, LLC. for Storefront Alterations (rear elevation) and Roof Deck Construction...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

1-10-18 HP Meeting

61 DEERING STREET AND 510 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Avesta Housing Development Corporation for new constructino, building...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 20, 2017

11-29-17 HP Meeting

61 DEERING STREET AND 510 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Avesta Housing Development Corporation for New Construction, Building Addition and A...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

11-1-17 HP Meeting

38 WHARF STREET

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal by 217 Commercial St. Assc., Inc. for Exterior Alterations at 38 WHARF STREET (REAR OF 217 COMMERCIAL ST).&nbs...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
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 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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Informational Session for Property Owners in Historic Districts (5-7-18)

The Historic Preservation Office will be offering an informational session intended for owners of property in Portland’s historic districts as well as anyone interested in learning more about the City’s historic preservation program. W...

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https://www.portlandmaine.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=45 Historic Preservation Updates

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

news alert

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2018

National Community Development Week

2 inch sticker_blue

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the CDBG program. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 state and local governments, including Portland, to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic and social conditions in commun...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

news alert

On Friday, March 30, 2018, the City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing. Development projects should create rental housing u...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portland's West End

one joy

The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the City's first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a 12 unit one-bedroom complex and unit 1A has been designated for sale as a workforce...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

news alert

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 13, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to City Manager

The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager has been finalized and now available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link to view the do...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Scores Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their CDBG Program Year 2018-19  funding recommendations. Please visit the link below to view the Committee's scores of applications that indicate their recommended funding levels.On February 13th, the ...

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http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19803 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

lead out image

To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Lead Safe Housing Housing and Community Development Updates
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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2018

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

news alert

An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshop will cover the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, th...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Statement from Mayor Strimling in Response to Rep. Lockman

Mayor Ethan Strimling is issuing the following statement below in response to comments that Rep. Lockman made this morning at the GOP convention. 

"Portland is a proud and welcoming city - to all. Our diversity is our strength, and our people...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. 

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his FY19 Recommended City budget to Cit...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

FY19 Municipal Budget

The City Council’s Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget. The Committee is expected to take action at this meeting before sending it to the full Council fo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

news alert

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

abyssinian meeting house

The City of Portland recently granted $36,000 to the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House non-profit toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize this important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritage of Afric...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

news alert

The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

news alert

The City of Portland and the Portland International Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Jetport on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tus...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

Tulips

On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic ship...

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Mayor's Office
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

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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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 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 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

News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2018

100 Thompsons Point Road

Dear Neighbor,

Please take notice that the Portland Transportation Center, 100 Thompsons Point Road, Portland, ME 04102, has submitted an application to the City of Portland for the expansion of the existing parking are to relieve ongoing congestion relate...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

86 Newbury Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Level III site plan and subdivision application located at Shipyard Brewing, 86 Newbury Street.

Meeting Location:  Residence Inn, 145 Fore Street, Portland, ME

Meeti...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 10, 2018

383 Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Level III site plan neighborhood meeting to discuss Phase 1 and 2 of a mixed use residential and commercial development located at 383 Commercial Street (former Rufus Deering site).

Meeting Location:  Conference ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2018

4 Russell Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a three story three-unit residential building with garage parking located at 4 Russell Street, Portland, Maine.

Location:  Reiche Community School, (...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: April 27, 2018

178 Kennebec Street

Dear Neighbor,

The Szanton Company will be presenting information and plans regarding its proposed development at 178 Kennebec Street.  The property will incude mixed-income rental apartments nd retail space on teh street level.  Light re...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2018

82 Hanover Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Tom Watson & Co., LLC we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting todiscuss our plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Public Works repair facility at 82 HanoverSt. within the B-7 Mixed Development Zone in Po...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: March 5, 2018

415 Cumberland Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction at 415 Cumberland Avenue into seven (7) residential units and two (2) commercial units.

Meeting Location:  415 Cumberland Avenue, Portland ME 04101

Meeti...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 23, 2018

60 Parris Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for developing twenty-three newly constructed one-bedroom residential condominium unis and related parking.  Known as Parris Terraces, this project will be located at 60 Par...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Brighton Avenue and Wessex Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a 40 unit senior housing building on the corner of Brighton Avenue and Wessex Street.

Meeting Location:  Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, Portland

Meeting Date:&...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 13, 2018

56 Hampshire Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a six story 31-unit condominium building located at 56 Hampshire Street, Portland, Maine.

Meeting Location:  Cloudport, 63 Federal Street, Portland, ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 23, 2018

630 Ocean Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

The Cedars is considering a change in the way it delivers long term care that will necessitate constructing an additional building on The Cedars Portland Campus.  Our care model will be shifting towards a Household model of care and...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

37 Casco Street

Dear Neighbor,

We will be hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss the addition of 6 units to a property located at 37 Casco Street, Portland, ME 04101.

Meeting Location:  Portland Public Library, Meeting Room 5, Main Library

Meeting Date: &nbs...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed mixed-use development to include ground floor retail, three residential apartments on the upper floors, and associated site work to be located at 510 Stevens Avenu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2018

30 Fox Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a 3-unit condominium at 30 Fox Street in Portland.

Meeting Location:  East End Community Center, Community Room, 195 North Street, Portland, ME

Meetin...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2018

100 West Commercial Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss our plans for Phase III of the Canal Landing Marine Maintenance Facility project which is a redevelopment of a former industrial site into a boat and ship repair and maintenance facility a...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Bramhall Street (Maine Medical Center)

Dear Neighbor,

As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to thank all of the members of our community who engaged with Maine Medical Center as we developed and refined our expansion and renovation plans.

The dialogue with our neighbors and community stakeholde...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

510 Stevens Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed mixed use development to include ground floor retail, three residential apartments on the upper floors, and associated site work to be located at 510 Stevens Avenu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Thompson's Point

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 148 room  hotel will full service restaurant and bar.  We are excited to propose this multifaceted hotel and restaurant which pays homage to the ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 26, 2017

149-155 Washington Avenue

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Diving Roc, LLC., we are please to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 149-155 Washington Avenue which includes the development of a mixed used, energy efficient building designe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 9, 2017

22 Hope Avenue

Dear  Neighbor,

On behalf of Burt Wolf, Gorrill Palmer is preparing plans and permitting for a sixteen (16) lot subdivision located at 22 Hope Avenue.  Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans.

Meeting Location: &...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 3, 2017

203 Fore Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a Home2 Suites Hotel, located at 203 Fore Street, adjacent to our existing Hampton Inn we currently own and operate.

We take pride in belonging to the neighborhood and invite ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 27, 2017

37 Front Street

Dear Neighbor:

We have submitted our site plan application to the Planning Board.  Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income apartments in East Deering.  Please come to the...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

24 St. Lawrence Street

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Kelly and Walter Williams, we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 24 St. Lawrence Street within the R-6 zone in Portland. The urban infill project includes the red...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2017

25 Monument Street

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting as we share plans for the construction of a five unit condominium residence at 25 Monument Street in Portland.

Meeting Location:  East End Community Center, 195 North Street, Portland, Maine

M...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 19, 2017

58 Boyd Street

Dear neighbor:

We have submitted our site plan application to the Planning Board.  Please join us for a community discussion regarding the future development of these affordable mixed-income apartments in East Bayside.  All East Bayside n...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
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: 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

News Flash

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Street Maintenance Signs Not Enforced On-Peninsula June 1 - Sept 30

Have you seen these decals being added to our on- peninsula street maintenance signs lately? If so, please know they are in fact legit!Last fall, the Council voted to suspend the enforcement of the street maintenance signs from June 1 thru September 30th ...

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Parking
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parking
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Casco Bay Garage Gets Spring Cleaning May 4 - 6, 2018

The annual garage Spring Cleaning has been scheduled for the weekend beginning Friday, May 4. This will require all Casco Bay Parking Garage customers to vacate the garage from 8:00 PM Friday, May 4th through 5:00 PM Sunday, May 6th. For your convenience,...

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Parking
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Market Street Paving Project Begins April 16

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Market Street Paving Project during April and May.  The project area extends from Congress St. to Milk St. on Market Street. Construction work will entail localized pavement repairs, cu...

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Parking
Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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Despite the fact that there’s no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for mo...

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Parking
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

News Flash

Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

sundaysonblvdCP

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Browntail Moth Discovered in Portland

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The City’s Forestry Management crew recently discovered Browntail Moth webs on the mainland in Portland. This pest has been active just north and east of Portland for a number of years, mostly from Falmouth to the Bath/Brunswick areas and Casco Bay Island...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

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City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee Parks, Recreation & Facilities
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 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: 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

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

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Portland's Waterfront Parks, Recreation & Facilities

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Portland Celebrates National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18

NEWS ALERT

What: Portland’s National Bike to Work Day 2018 Celebration

When: May 18th, 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: Monument Square, Portland Maine

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) and the City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department are co-sponsori...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Informational Session for Property Owners in Historic Districts (5-7-18)

The Historic Preservation Office will be offering an informational session intended for owners of property in Portland’s historic districts as well as anyone interested in learning more about the City’s historic preservation program. W...

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Historic Preservation Informational Session 5-7-18 Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

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On Friday, March 30, 2018, the City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing. Development projects should create rental housing u...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portland's West End

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The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the City's first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a 12 unit one-bedroom complex and unit 1A has been designated for sale as a workforce...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 13, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to City Manager - Now Available

The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager has been finalized and now available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link to view the do...

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Additional Info... Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Congress Square Public Art Project Selected to Receive $30,000 Grant

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding for fiscal year 2018.  The City of Portland, partnering with the Portland Public Art Committee and the Frie...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

Feedback Requested

 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 8, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Scores Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their CDBG Program Year 2018-19  funding recommendations. Please visit the link below to view the Committee's scores of applications that indicate their recommended funding levels.On February 13th, the ...

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http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19803 Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Landlords Encouraged to Participate in Rental Market Survey to Assist with Housing Policy

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has hired a Maine-based firm named 45 North Research, LLC, to conduct a rental market survey of local market conditions.This survey is being done to provide important housing data for the Council’s Housing Committee.

“We encourage prop...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

housing report cover

The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 27, 2017

2017 Housing Report Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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A priority of the Council’s Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City’s Housing and Community Development division recently completed the 2017 Housing Rep...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEX's New World Headquarters

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The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and 0 Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEX’s new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October 24. The project includes a 100,000 square foot, 4-story mixed-use de...

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Planning & Urban Development
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

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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: 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

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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 public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee 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

News Flash

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 public art to be sited...

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Public Art Committee Planning - Congress Sq

News Flash

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" will be ...

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Planning Updates

News Flash

Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

national public health week

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

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Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. 

During her tim...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

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The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Dr. Bankole envisions a responsive public health department, one tha...

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Public Health Department Public Health
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

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To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Lead Safe Housing Public Health
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 Public Health
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 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

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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: May 10, 2017

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

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

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Substance Use Prevention Program 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

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Pavement Re-striping Program to Begin Monday, May 21

NEWS ALERT

The City is alerting the public that street and crosswalk re-striping work will begin Monday, May 21, and will continue throughout the spring. Crews will be working the daytime hours to take advantage of the warmer temps so the new paint can dry quicker. ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Sewer Inspection Night Work - May 22 - 24 7 P.M.

The major travelways that have the potential for night work include Congress Street, Marginal Way, Cumberland Ave, and Commercial Street. The work includes cleaning the sewer system with a high powered jet vactor and utilizing a camera to inspect the cond...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Forest Avenue Night Work starting May 20, 2018 at 7 PM

Beginning Sunday, May 20, 2018, the City and Portland Water District's Bedford Street project will begin the crossing of Forest Avenue with a new water main. 

IMPORTANT INFO FOR MOTORISTS:  Forest Avenue will be down to a single lane in e...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Bedford Street to Become One-Way Starting May 14 for Duration of Summer Construction

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Starting on Monday, May 14th, Bedford Street will be converted into a one-way street to accommodate construction activities related to the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project. At least one lane will be maintained for traffic traveling from Deering Ave...

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Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Works
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

The Department of Public Works will conduct a geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of May 14th. The contractor, S.W. Cole, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the work.This work is being condu...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

sundaysonblvdCP

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April 23

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts and bridg...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Market Street Paving Project Begins April 16

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) expects to complete its Market Street Paving Project during April and May.  The project area extends from Congress St. to Milk St. on Market Street. Construction work will entail localized pavement repairs, cu...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April 16

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April 16. The sanitary sewage will continue ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April 2

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The City of Portland’s contractor, D&C Construction, will begin work April 2 on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA requiremen...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 28, 2018

State Street Infrastructure Project Resumes Construction Week of April 2

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The City of Portland’s Department of Public Works is alerting residents and motorists that the State Street Infrastructure Project will be resuming construction work during the week of April 2, 2018. The City’s contractor, Sargent Corp...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: Increased Efficiency and Safety

LED streetlights coming soon

Starting January 29, 2018, the City of Portland will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energy-efficient LED light fixtures. LED streetlights offer several advantages over older lighting technologies:

  • Energy Efficient -- LED lights can ...
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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Rowe Avenue Sewer Separation Project

Rowe Avenue 2017-12-21 Start of Construction Notice Figure

The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the abovereferenced project. A map at the end of this notice will assist in defining the project boundaries. This project isbeing completed to help the City wit...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Madison, Walnut, Washington Sewer Separation Update

2017-11-08 Letter - Resident Update Map

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 is being constructed to help prevent combined sewer overflows (CSO) by separating the storm water from...

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

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

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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 existingcombined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 84...

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Additional Info... Public Works
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 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

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 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

News Flash

News Flash

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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 24, 2017

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

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The City of Portland will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new one-story shelter with on-site services is approved and the new shelter is operational. This means that the shelter ...

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Health & Human Services Social Services
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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Smart Corridor Plan - Portland Neighborhood Meeting

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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

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 PM

 

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

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Additional Info... Transportation Updates
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

News Flash