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Posted on: May 17, 2022

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT -I-295/Exit 7 Lane Closures Begin Thursday, May 19

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The final phase of closures of I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin Street) for the City’s Back Cove Sewer Separation Project will begin Thursday, May 19, 2022.  All Exit 7 ramps, northbound and southbound, will experience single lane closures during the dayti...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Portland City Council Recap May 16, 2022

Council News

During its May 16, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

(Please note that Councilor April Fournier, At-Large, was not in attendance.)

 APPOINTMENTS

  • Order 244-21/22 Appointing William Needelman a Class E Director o...
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Posted on: May 13, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 13, 2022

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Absentee Voting Information for June 14 Election

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In-person absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, May 17 in the State of Maine Room, 2nd floor, in City Hall. The public can access City Hall via the Myrtle Street or Congress Street entrances. Regular hours are 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. T...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin Monday, May 16

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Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riverside Street and 425 Warren Avenue as part of final work associated with the Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement project...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Governor Mills Announces $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program

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Governor Janet Mills, U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree announced on Thursday, May 5 a $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at r...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its May 2, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

APPOINTMENTS & BUSINESS LICENSES

  • The Council unanimously approved 4 business licenses and approved the appointment of an Assistant Assessor. 

BUDGET ITEMS...

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Posted on: April 30, 2022

City Announces Plan for Food Truck Pilot on Eastern Promenade

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Interim City Manager Danielle West announced the City’s plan for a food truck pilot on the Eastern Prom (in a communication that appears on the City Council’s May 2 agenda) after receiving a significant amount of public feedback. The F...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 29, 2022

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Parks Department Continues Treatment for Browntail Moth Infestation

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A winter survey of the trees within Deering Oaks Park, conducted with the help of Maine Forest Service, showed results that were improved from last year, but still concerning in the regards of potential Browntail Moth exposure and additional tree decline....

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

May 4 Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

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The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Wed...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. Please note that Mayor Snyder and Councilors Ali, Fournier, and Dion were not in attendance.

BUSINESS LICENSES & CONSENT ITEMS

The Council unanimously approved 19 busine...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Interim City Manager Presents FY23 Recommended Budget

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Facing significant increases in costs that are necessary to address including, but not limited to, General Assistance, inflation, debt service, County tax, and others that are outside of the City of Portland’s control, Interim City Manager Danie...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 22, 2022

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AAA

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The City received exceptional news from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") over the weekend.  The S&P raised its credit rating on all of Portland, Maine's general obligation debt up to 'AAA&a...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

City to Expand Free Community Composting Opportunities

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In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Portland is happy to announce plans to expand the City's free composting program, adding three more Portland neighborhoods to the program. 

Additionally, the City recently released a Request for Proposals (R...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Congress Square Redesign Initial Construction Starting April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, Gordon Construction will begin the initial work of the major overhaul of Congress Square, at the intersection of Congress and High Street. This work will consist of moving materials on-site and deployment of construction ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its April 11, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved 13 business licenses. 

BUDGET ITEMS 

  • Order 199-21/22 Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 App...
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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 15, 2022

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Brighton Avenue Road Work Resumes Monday, April 18

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Beginning Monday, April 18, 2022, the City’s contractor, DDI Construction, will resume work on Brighton Avenue between Rand Road and Capisic Street as part of the Brighton Avenue Sewer Separation Project.  The contractor will be complet...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Street Sweeping Ticket & Tow Alert

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Final Reminder:  Residents who live or park on the peninsula must comply with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions in order to avoid parking tickets or having your vehicle towed so our crews can complete s...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 8, 2022

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland joined today with its partners and community members to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC) located at 654 Riverside Street. The HSC will provide 208-beds in a modern facility that will transform the way in which th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 1, 2022

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 25, 2022

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City of Portland Updates Health and Safety Requirements

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The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities. Effective April 1, 2022, proof of vaccination or negative test is no longer required for events at indoor venues, including Merrill Auditorium, the...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Walton Street to be Converted to Temporary One-Way

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Starting on Monday, March 28, 2022, the City’s contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel will begin work on the Stevens Avenue Storm Drain Improvements project. This project will require the contractor to convert Walton Street into a one-way street between McCaul...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

City to Break Ground on New Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland will join with its partners and community members on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 AM at 654 Riverside Street to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC). The HSC will transform the way in which the City and its partners pr...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

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The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 18, 2022

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

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The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Recommendations for FY23 CDBG Allocations

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Interim City Manager Danielle West has released recommendations to the City Council for FY23 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding, with a final vote at the second heari...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Enhances Customer Service & Updates Public on Policies

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has enhanced customer service for those visiting City Hall to conduct services by having two greeters located at the Congress Street and Myrtle Street entrances. The greeter station is staffed when the b...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 11, 2022

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

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In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusiv...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

City Selects EVGo as Electric Vehicle Charging Network Provider

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The City of Portland has selected EVGo as its partner to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure on City-owned property. As an industry leader, EVGo operates more than 800 EV fast charging stations in 34 states ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

  • Resolve 8-21/22 Expressing Solidarity with Ukraine and Denouncing Russian Acts of Aggression (Passed unanimously 8-0 with clerical amendment; Councilor Trevorrow ab...
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Posted on: March 4, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 4, 2022

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Portland City Council Recap: February 28, 2022

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The City Council acted upon the following items at the February 28, 2022 meeting:

  • Order 143-21/22 Approving Collective Bargaining Agreement w/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 481-07 Supervisors (Passed un...
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Posted on: March 3, 2022

City Expands Eligibility Requirements for Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program

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The City of Portland is expanding eligibility requirements for its Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC) made possible with American Rescue Plan Act funds. Existing centers – including home-based providers, and out of school providers (before a...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 25, 2022

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination Papers Available for June Special Municipal Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Hosts March 1 Info Session for Summer 2022 Youth Corps Program

Newsflash 2022

The Portland Youth Corps program will open their Summer 2022 applications online beginning Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 27, 2022. The program seeks to fill 26 volunteer positions, and is open to youth ages 14-17 who live in Portland. Applicants m...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland’s Health and Human Services Department is pleased to announce it has hired a new Public Health Director. Dr. Alfredo Vergara, PhD, will start in the role on August 15, 2022, after relocating to Maine from Mozambique where he...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 18, 2022

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

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The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

February 7, 2022 Portland City Council Meeting Recap

Newsflash 2022

During its February 7, 2022 meeting, the Portland City Council unanimously passed an amendment banning the sale of flavored tobacco. The amendment bans the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products, including natural, synthetic, and menthol tobacco p...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals for Food Concessions Operations at Deering Oaks

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals to select an experienced and qualified food service vendor to lease and operate the café concession at the historic Castle-in-the-Park in Deering Oaks. Proposals ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 11, 2022

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, Febuary 4, 2022

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, January 28, 2022

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

News Update

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

News Update

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, January 21, 2022

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

City Ready to Distribute Mask Supplies for Small Businesses

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Today, the City of Portland’s mask mandate ordinance went into effect. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland. Businesses that require proof of vaccination of everyone on premises do not need to require masks be w...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, January 14, 2022

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

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At the January 3, 2022 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to implement a mask mandate ordinance for the city of Portland. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland as of Wednesday, January 5. Businesses t...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Join Mayor Snyder on January 20, 2022 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

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Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, January 20 at 5:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, January 7, 2022

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

DPW Sewer Investigation on Free Street

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Starting on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, City of Portland Department of Public Works contractor, Vortex Companies, will begin a sewer investigation on Free Street between Center Street and Congress Street; the work is scheduled to last for two days...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 31, 2021

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

City Council Update Following December 20, 2021 Meeting

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Following the December 20 Council meeting, the City’s Emergency Order remains in effect. Watch the meeting recording. The Emergency Order & Mask Mandate discussion will continue at the January 3 Council meeting. The agenda will be p...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Portland Seeks New City Clerk

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The City of Portland will soon be seeking a new City Clerk following the news that Katherine Jones is set to retire on July 1, 2022. Jones formally submitted her intentions on December 6, 2021, and cited her eagerness to spend more time with her family, e...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

City Releases Land Use Code Evaluation

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The City of Portland has released a detailed review of the City’s land use code as part of ReCode Portland. The review and recommendations, contained within a Land Use Code Evaluation, are based on the goals and vision of the city&rs...

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 24, 2021

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 17, 2021

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Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. Mayor Snyder will give her annual State of the City Address on Monday, December 20 at 4:30 PM ahead of the next regular meeting at 5:00 ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Public Art Selected for Bramhall Square Redesign

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On Wednesday, December 15, the Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) voted to select local artist Chris Miller for a new public art commission featured as part of the redesigned Bramhall Square Park. The Bramhall Square Redesign Project is an ongoing desig...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

City Updates Health and Safety Requirements

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The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities to include proof of vaccination for all ages five and older. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and will continue to be reviewed ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 10, 2021

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

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As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grounds” comes ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Voting Information for November 2, 2021 Election

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The City Clerk is reminding residents that in-person early absentee voting will end on October 28, 2021. The Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 PM on the 28th. To in-person absentee vote or request your absentee ballot, visit the Clifford Richards...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Free Masks for Portland Small Businesses - City Adds Second Pick Up Date

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Winter weather may have kept many businesses from taking advantage of the free masks that were being given away by the City of Portland on Wednesday, December 8. Therefore, the City has scheduled another opportunity for Portland’s small businesses to obta...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Portland Translates Age-Friendly Resource Guide into Four Languages

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Portland’s Age Friendly Steering Committee, working with AARP and lead by the City's Office of Elder Affairs, created new versions of the Age-Friendly Portland Resource Guide translated in the four languages most commonly spoken in Port...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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City officials would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilit...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Portland Pilots New Tool for Community Input

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The City of Portland is piloting a new tool to gather community input. Beginning Thursday, December 2, selected Portland residents may receive text messages from the public survey research platform FlashVote. 

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

City Providing Free Masks for Portland Small Businesses

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Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City of Portland is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the pub...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Portland Harbor Dredge Application Not Selected for Federal Funding

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A collaboration -- of the City of Portland, City of South Portland, the Portland Harbor Commission and the Maine Department of Transportation-- to complete much needed dredge work at and around the piers, wharfs and marinas in Portland Harbor will be exte...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

City & Tandem Mobility Search for Bike Share Sponsor

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The City of Portland has entered into an agreement with Tandem Mobility, a bikeshare company with national experience, to launch a bike sharing system by the summer of 2022. Key to launching the system, the City, Tandem Mobility, and other partners are in...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Provides Memo Recapping November 2 Election & At-Large Council Race Recount

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The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount. Given the circumstances surrounding the methods for determining the winner of the At-Larg...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

City’s Annual District Meetings Begin November 17

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PORTLAND, Maine -- The City of Portland’s annual District Meetings start this week and will be held remotely during the months of November and December. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, Interim City Manager Danielle West, and staff will be availab...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Following Recount, Rodriguez Declared At-Large City Council Winner

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Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race. The declaration of the final result came after both candidates and their teams completed the manual recount ...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

City Determines Winner of At-Large Council Race in Public by Lot

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Today the Portland City Clerk determined the winner of the At-Large Council race in public by lot after the ranked-choice instant runoff resulted in a numeric tie between candidates Brandon Mazer and Roberto Rodriguez. City Clerk Katherine Jones and Elect...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

City Announces Update Regarding Results of At-Large Council Race

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The City of Portland is updating the media and the public regarding the outcome of the At-Large City Council race. After working through the process for tabulating ranked choice ballots outlined in the City’s Charter with the assistance of Elect...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Unofficial Election Results for November 2, 2021

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Unofficial results for the November 2, 2021 election are now available. 

View unofficial municipal election results.

View ranked choice voting runoff results for At-Large Council race. (This race resulted in a tie. For info on how a winner will be ...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Election Day Information for November 2, 2021

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Election Day Information 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 is Election Day. The City’s 11 polling locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering when voting. 

Based on your res...

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City News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding School Board At-Large Race

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The City of Portland is aware of some recent questions circulating about the continued candidacy of Sarah Thompson for the At-Large School Board seat. Although Ms. Thompson has indicated in recent news stories that she has withdrawn from the race, the Cit...

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City News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

City’s Social Services Division Moves to 39 Forest Avenue

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The City of Portland is reminding the public that its Social Services division and General Assistance program located at Lancaster Street is moving to 39 Forest Avenue on Thursday, October 28. City staff will begin serving clients out of the new location ...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

*New Date* Join Mayor Snyder on October 28 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

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Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Corporation Counsel Danielle West Nominated to Serve as Interim City Manager

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder and the City Council announced today they are nominating Portland’s Corporation Counsel, Danielle West, to serve as Interim City Manager once City Manager Jon Jennings departs on November 1, 2021. West’s nomination will be voted on durin...

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City News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

City Joins Welcoming America & Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate New Americans During Welcoming

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The City of Portland will celebrate Welcoming Week by featuring its second We Are Portland Recipes for Welcoming initiative.

The City is proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in places large and small, rural and urban, people of...

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City News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

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Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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City News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Join Mayor Snyder on January 20, 2022 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, January 20 at 5:00 PM. 

There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on May 27 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on May 27 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Council News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on June 29 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

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Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Tuesday, June 29 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office