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, 2017, d...

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Finance Committee
Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Resumes Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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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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Sustainability & Transportation Committee
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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Finance Committee
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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Finance Department
Posted on: February 24, 2017

City Unveils Final Draft of Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan

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The City’s Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a final draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. This final draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included an extensive public engagement pro...

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