Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

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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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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

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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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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

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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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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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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

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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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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Council Approves Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

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The City Council approved Portland’s new comprehensive plan at its June 5 meeting. It is now being reviewed by the state for final approval.

The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development released a final draft of the plan in F...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Dr. Lemire Completes 20+ Years at the India Street Health Center

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Humble as always, Dr. Ann Lemire completed her last day at India Street on June 8 without mention or spectacle. Dr. Lemire provided more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center. She made so many of the things at ...

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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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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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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2017

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AA+

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The City of Portland received excellent financial news over the weekend. The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") raised its rating on Portland, Maine's general obligation (GO) debt up to 'AA+' from 'AA'. This elevates the City of Po...

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