Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee Agenda

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 5:30pm

Room 209, City Hall

Councilor Belinda Ray, District 1, Chair

Councilor Brian Batson, District 3

Councilor Pious Ali, At-Large




Review and approval of minutes from March 20, 2018 meeting


Oxford Street Shelter

  • Shelter Director Rob Parritt will report how many people are staying in the shelter, how the move to 24-hour operations is working and give an update on the shelter design and planning process.

  1. SSD OSS Update.pdf

Portland Opportunity Crew

  • General Assistance Program Manager Aaron Geyer will discuss the final statistics from last year and funding levels and opportunities for FY19.

  1. POC Year One.pdf

Public Health Programs

  • Director of the STD Clinic Dr. Christina DeMatteo will provide updates on the clinic and its partnership with MAINE Med;
  • Community Health Promotions Specialists Zoe Odlin- Platz and Lizzy Garnatz will give an update on the Needle Exchange Program and naloxone trainings.

Next Meeting: April 24

  • Public hearing on proposed paid sick leave ordinance

NOTE: Since there are no action items on the agenda, there will be no opportunity for public comment at this meeting. Please feel free to send comments to members of the committee on any issue at any time via email. Councilors email addresses are available on the city website:

Keep up to date with the new shelter design and planning process at the City’s website: