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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Manager's Office
Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

fy 18

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

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

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

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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