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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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Mayors Send Letter to New England Patriots Asking for Super Bowl Celebration Visit

On behalf of the Cities of Bangor, Brewer, and Portland, Mayors Joe Baldacci, Kevin O’Connell, and Ethan Strimling sent a letter this week to New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft congratulating the team on its record-breaking Super...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

City Hosts February 15 Job Fair to Increase Workforce Diversity

The City of Portland is hosting a job fair to help increase the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Merrill Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland. Attendees can learn about current job opportunities as wel...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates Portland Jetport on Record Year

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling offered his congratulations today to the Portland Jetport as they announced an all-time record year for traffic with 1.78 million passengers using the facility in 2016.

"Congratulations to the Portland Jetport for reachi...

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Portland International Jetport
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates METRO on 50th Anniversary & Record Ridership

Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today in response to METRO's press release from earlier today. 

"I want to congratulate METRO on their 50th anniversary and for reaching record ridership levels," said Mayor Ethan S...

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Greater Portland METRO
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Economic Development Comm to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sale of City-Owned Properties

The Council’s Economic Development Committee will next meet on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The Committee’s agenda includes a public hearing to receive public comment on the possible sale of City-owned properties. The properties...

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Economic Development Committee
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It was develope...

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State of the City Address - Full Text
Posted on: December 1, 2016

City Announces Bayside Adapts - Climate Resilience Planning for the Bayside Neighborhood

The City of Portland announces the beginning of Bayside Adapts, a planning and community engagement exercise to discuss ways to make Bayside a more resilient community in the face of climate change. A community forum on December 14 will be the launch of t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

EDC Committee to Discuss Potential Office of Economic Opportunity & Immigrant Integration

For the last eight months, the Portland City Council’s Economic Development Committee has sought to determine whether the City should establish an office focused on integrating immigrants into our local economy in order to ensure that Portlanders have acc...Read on...

Economic Development Committee
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City to Honor Local Businesses Tomorrow Night at Annual Awards Ceremony

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City for the pe...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mayor Strimling Adds Arts to the Chamber

Mayor Ethan Strimling recently announced a new endeavor, called "Arts in the Chamber," which will be a part of Portland City Council meetings beginning on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00 PM. The effort, which will highlight Portland poets, art...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Portland Receives Federal Funding for Healthy Homes

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 ...Read on...

Housing & Community Development
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Closes $2.3M Real Estate Sale to Advance Midtown Project

The City of Portland announced today that it has closed on the real estate for the Midtown development project to The Federated Companies for $2.3 million. The project will be a major catalyst to support the revitalization of the Bayside neighborhood with...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City Removes Exclusion for Transgender Health Care Services from Employee Health Plan

The City of Portland announced today that the Council will vote on a resolution (see attached) during Monday’s Council meeting to remove the exclusion for transgender health care services from its employee health plan. The resolution is sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Council Approves $236 Million FY17 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council approved the FY17 municipal budget at its May 16, 2016 meeting. The $236 million budget will result in a 2.3% combined property tax increase resulting in a mill rate of $21.11. Thanks to many positive budget drivers, including a ...Read on...

Finance Committee