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Portland ME Portland BagsIn honor of World Refugee Day, the City is recognizing the contributions and resilience of those forced to flee from their homelands, and honoring Adele Masengo Ngoy, a local businesswoman, with a proction for her exemplary leadership.Read on…

The Citys pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew, begins today. The program will offer panhandlers the opportunity to earn money to clean up public areas. Workers will be picking up trash and beautifying parks and trails, primarily on the peninsula.Read on…

The City is excited to announce that it is continuing two programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following the effort to paint utility boxes in , five more boxes will be available for local artists…Read on…

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting of the New Park Ave Separated Bike Lane Project September at PM

Police to Hold Community Conversations Regarding Body Camera Pilot Program

Councils Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September Meeting

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

The City of Portland is still seeking local artists to paint five more utility boxes this ll. Applications are available here and the deadline for submissions is October . Selected artists will be notified on October .Read on…

A priority of the Councils Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the City recently completed the Housing Report, which will be presented Thursday night.Read on…

The City recently selected members to serve on the Office of Economic Opportunitys Advisory Team in order to help guide its direction and core priorities.Read on…

The City Councils Housing Committee will next meet on Wednesday, June at PM in Room of City Hall. The Committee will be reviewing and providing a recommendation to the City Council on two agenda items.Read on…

New Temporary Public Art Coming to the Waterfront

City Selects Members for Office of Economic Opportunity Advisory Team

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Over Next Several Months

Street Maintenance Overnight Parking Restrictions Back in Effect Beginning October

On August , opening ceremonies for the Portland portion of the sistercity sports exchange with Shinagawa, Japan will take place at AM at the Expo with year old girls from Portland and Shinagawa.Read on…

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

Historic Preservation Board Meeting p.m.

Report Finds ForeignBorn Residents Contributed . Billion to PortlandMetro P in

The City will celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September by conducting voter registration drives at two high schools. Clerk staff will be at Casco Bay High from am to pm and Deering High from am to pm.Read on…

Nonprofit organizations and City departments are now welcome to apply for grant funding from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program PEDPIP. The current round of applications is due no later than March , at PM.Read on…

The City is currently accepting registrations for shortterm rentals. Current operators of all shortterm rentals can come and register at City Hall. The City Council approved an ordinance in April that requires shortterm rental units to be registered.Read on…

The City of Portland is it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland webtool and mobile app powered by ReCollect.Read on…

It is the goal of the City of Portland to undertake work on a new stateoftheart homeless services center that would serve as an adult emergency shelter to replace the Oxford Street Shelter, and provide health, employment, and housing services onsite.Read on…

Woodfords Corner Revitalization Project to Begin August

The City will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his fulltime role in midOctober. He will continue to assist the City on a parttime basis…Read on…

As part of the City of Portlands storm drain installation work, access to Portland Trails Fore River Sanctuary via Hillcrest Avenue is closed starting today until the end of February.Read on…

The City Councils Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general.Read on…

The official election results have been verified by the City Clerk for the City of Portland November , election.Read on…

The City of Portlands Division of Housing and Community Development will accept applications as of July for Housing Trust Funds used towards the development of affordable housing in the city of Portland.Read on…

Over the next three weeks, the City of Portlands Department of Public Works DPW will begin the installation of the Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane Streetscape Project.Read on…

The City filed a lawsuit on April in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manucturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the community.Read on…

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will end this Sunday, September . Baxter Boulevard from Vannah Ave to Payson Park will be closed to cars from AM to PM.Read on…

Housing Report Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives Public Feedback Requested!

Trailhead Closure for Sewer Separation Project

Several donations have recently given a boost to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the Citys panhandlingtowork program. The Chamber brought together businesses and organizations to fund additional weeks of the program.Read on…

Police Assign FullTime Officer to Oversee Ongoing Recruitment Efforts

City Celebrates National Voter Registration Day with Voter Registration Drives at Two High Schools

The City of Portland is hosting its fifth Community Overdose Prevention and Response Training and Naloxone Distribution event on Monday, September in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. This event is free and open to the public.Read on…

City Receives Additional , in CDBG Funds

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost , to the Housing Trust Fund from shortterm rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city.Read on…

The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the Citys first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a unit onebedroom complex and unit A has a sale price of ,.Read on…

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning Land Use

Finance Committee Meets June Public Hearing on Proposed Portland Downtown Expansion

Despite the ct that theres no snow on the ground yet, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December, and encourage residents to sign up for the Citys Notify Me notification system.Read on…

The Citys Forestry Management crew recently discovered Browntail Moth webs on the mainland in Portland. Levels are low at this time, however, residents are urged to remove webs by clipping them before the foliage comes out in May.Read on…

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received , in additional Community Development Block Grant CDBG federal funding than it expected for FY.Read on…

Bedford Street Closed for Three Weeks as Part of Sewer Separation Project

The Councils Health Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September committee meeting. The meeting will take place at PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall.Read on…

Portlands Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April

Portland One of Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Fire Department Gets Ready to Celebrate th Anniversary

Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portlands Public Health Division since , has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.Read on…

Portland Seeks Artists to Paint Five More Utility Boxes

ShortTerm Rental Registration Deadline Approaching

Coming to Your Neighborhood Increased Efficiency and Safety

Citys Public Health Director Presents Vision to Councils Health Human Services Committee

Congress Square Public Art Project Selected to Receive , Grant

CDBG Funding Process for Portland NonProfits Begins October

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Parking in Portland just got easier with the new mobile parking app provided by PassportParking.Read on…

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

Oxford Street Shelter Receives National Alliance to End Homelessness Innovation Excellence Award

Ribbon Cutting for Childrens Odyssey at Former Reed School on August

June Public Meeting for Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project

CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of funding will be available beginning Monday, October , and a mandatory meeting for all applicants will be held on Tuesday, October .Read on…

Official Election Results for the City of Portland

First Annual Spring Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Bag Collection Coming May ,

Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane Streetscape Project Gets Underway

The City of Portland is hosting a community forum on Saturday, September th from AM to PM at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maines Portland campus to discuss the proposed homeless services center.Read on…

The City Councils Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May at PM in Room , to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district.Read on…

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Work Begins April

Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on September th. The company moved into the story, , sq ft office building this summer. This is the Cityowned Technology Parks first building.Read on…

Councils Housing Economic Development Committee to Hold Joint Meeting on June

The Department of Planning and Urban Development will kickoff the process for updating its sign regulations with a Community Forum on July th from PM PM in Room at City Hall.Read on…

City of Portland officials will celebrate the installation of the new Park Ave separated bike lane project with a ribbon cutting this Friday, September , at PM at the corner of State Street and Park Avenue.Read on…

The Citys Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last nights Health Human Services Committee meeting.Read on…

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The City of Portland will celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.Read on…

An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshops will be offered on June , , , and from PM to PM at Portland Adult Ed.Read on…

On January , the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July and for private properties in January .Read on…

A priority of the Councils Housing Committee this year was to create a current situation report on housing policy, availability, and affordability. In response, the Housing and Community Development ision recently completed the Housing ReportRead on…

Join our Parks Recreation play specialists this summer at a park near you! From June through August well have morning and afternoon sessions in parks across the city.Read on…

City Announces , Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from ShortTerm Rental Registrations

Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

Job Creation Grant Program for New and Growing Portland Businesses Apply Now!

Starting May , Bedford St will be converted into a oneway street to accommodate construction activities related to the Bedford St Sewer Separation project. At least one lane will be maintained for traffic traveling from Deering Ave to Forest Ave.Read on…

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The City Councils Finance Committee will discuss the Mayors proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September , meeting. The meeting will be held at PM in Council Chambers.Read on…

Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Services Forest Inventory and Analysis FIA Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area.Read on…

The City of Portland and surrounding municipalities have been impacted by the recent preliminary release of proposed flood maps revisions prepared for FEMA. During the review of the proposed flood maps it was determined that many of the culverts…Read on…

On Thursday, May , staff of the Public Health Division will cohost a community health ir with members of Maine Medical Centers Nursing Professional Excellence Council. The ir will be held in Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library.Read on…

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of Mayors to Launch Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

Job creation matching grants are once again available through the Citys Economic Development Department. It is anticipated that the grant funds will go quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.Read on…

Help the City Choose the Portland Development Corps Client of the Year Award Vote Now!

Know a Great Business? Nominate Them for One of Our Awards!

Housing Community Development Accepting Housing Trust Fund Applications

The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May , . The road will be closed to cars on Sundays from May through September , AM PM, from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park.Read on…

City Offers Training on New Online Permitting Planning Submission System

Parking in Portland just got easier with the new mobile parking app provided by PassportParking.Read on…

Maine Med to Begin Construction on Visitors Parking Garage Addition; Congress St Detour Begins May

City Manager Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY CDBG funding today. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding before taking a final vote on March and April .Read on…

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives Public Feedback Requested!

A . million reconstruction project on a portion of Forest Avenue will shift to a new phase of work this week. Residents and commuters can now expect to see impacts due to the installation of the new water main, with crews working both day and night.Read on…

Were excited to announce that we will begin livestreaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting on Tuesday, March . All livestream feeds will be archived and available for viewing the following day.Read on…

Parking in Portland Just Got Easier Portland Launches Mobile Parking App

The Police Department will hold two community conversations next week to discuss the body camera pilot program. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, March and the second meeting will be held Thursday, March .Read on…

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

City Honors Adele Masengo Ngoy on World Refugee Day

Starting this Sunday, September at pm, the Citys contractor, Sargent Corporation, will return to finish work within Forest Avenue remaining from the State Street Infrastructure project.Read on…

September RAD Class Dates at the Portland Police Department Sign Up Now!

The Citys overnight parking restrictions for street maintenance go back into effect on October . Please adhere to the signs on your street. The regulations are in place on peninsula and in the USM area.Read on…

Citys Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

Maine Medical Center, in conjunction with the City of Portland, will detour traffic away from Congress Street between Forest and Weymouth streets for eight weeks starting May . The detour will accommodate a large construction crane needed to…Read on…

Capisic Brook Survey Project Begins Week of April

DC Construction, will begin work April on a sewer separation project within Washington Avenue, and Walnut, North, and Madison Streets, to reduce combined sewer overflow in Back Cove, and comply with EPA requirements.Read on…

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the National Alliance to End Homelessness awarded the Oxford Street Shelter as one of its recipients for the Innovation and Excellence Awards.Read on…

The AgeFriendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more agefriendly…Read on…

City Manager Presents Recommended FY Municipal Budget to City Council

Housing Report to be Reviewed and Discussed During October Housing Committee Meeting

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

Councilor Cook and City Staff Host Ludlow Pond Public Meeting September at PM

Finance Committee Votes to Appropriate .M of Property Sale Proceeds

The public is invited to join Councilor Kim Cook and City staff for a community discussion about Ludlow Pond. During this meeting you will hear about the history of the pond, current management practices, and changes made since the last public meeting.Read on…

City Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for WEXs New World Headquarters

City Launches Ask the Plan Reviewer Appointments on Tuesdays at City Hall

Beginning Wednesday, June , Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses and schools in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for whats known as Strimling on the Street.Read on…

The City of Portland will host a public forum on Thursday, September , to discuss its pilot project with INRIX, and hear from experts about the deployment of Highly Automated Vehicle HAV shuttles on public roads.Read on…

Portland Police Offering , Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers Telecommunicators

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The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in from four public meetings which led to more than policy…Read on…

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

The City is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation, and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two fulltime jobs…Read on…

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

Portland Hosts Autonomous Vehicle Public Forum Join Us September at PM

Portland Girls Basketball Teams Kick Off Game Tournament with Team from Japanese SisterCity

The Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing cility by the American College of Health Care Administrators ACHCA. Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.Read on…

Councils HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design Planning Host Public Hearing on /

ShortTerm Rental Registration Process Begins October

The Citys Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Cancer Foundation has awarded it with a twoyear, , grant to assist the efforts in increasing ectal cancer screening rates in vulnerable Greater Portland populations.Read on…

Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing SkilledNursing Facility

Starting November , the Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer for minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from am to pm every Thursday morning.Read on…

The City is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles HAV…Read on…

The City Councils Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, August to appropriate .M of property sale proceeds from the .M sale of Hancock Street.Read on…

City Joins Partners to Unveil New Public Space Recycling Containers

The City and the Portland Development Corporation PDC, the Citys commercial loan and granting arm, are seeking nominations for their annual Economic Development Awards. This is the first year that nominations are being sought from the community…Read on…

Public Health Hosts th Community Overdose Prevention Response Training

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Starting August , the City of Portlands Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Plan Reviewer for minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from AM to PM every Tuesday morning.Read on…

The City Councils Health Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April at PM in Room . The meetings agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimlings proposed earned paid sick time ordinance.Read on…

On Saturday, September , the Portland Fire Department, in conjunction with the Maine State Federation of Firefighters th Annual Convention, will celebrate its th year of service to the citizens of Portland with a parade beginning at AM.Read on…

The City Councils Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portlands Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval.Read on…

Portlands Public Health Division to CoHost Community Health Fair

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

Developers Collaborative will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Childrens Odyssey at their newly renovated location on Thursday, August th, , PM, at the Reed School, Libby Street in Portland.Read on…

The City Council will hold a workshop on June at PM ahead of its regularly scheduled Council meeting at PM that evening. The workshop will involve a presentation on the proposed Munjoy Hill Conservation Overlay District.Read on…

The City rolled out its new and gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. New recycling carts with wheels and lids will start being delivered to all residents during the week of August with everyone having them by Labor Day.Read on…

Join Us for Park Play This Summer At a Park Near You!

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portlands West End

The City and the Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit on Wednesday, February at AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tuskegee Airmen who defended our country during WWIIRead on…

We are currently taking applications for the September and November sessions of the Basic R.A.D. program for . The first four sessions will be held from PM to PM and the th session will be held from AM to AM.Read on…

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 clean energy for municipal City operations by .Read on…

City Launches Ask the Code Officer Appointments on Thursday Mornings

The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a , square foot portion of the Cityowned Thames Street property located along the citys Eastern Waterfront.Read on…

As part of the Police Departments ongoing recruitment efforts, Chief Sauschuck has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be the new Recruitment Officer. This is a temporary, but fulltime position for the duration of the Departments current hiring process.Read on…

Bedford Street to Become OneWay Starting May for Duration of Summer Construction

Final Week of Sundays on the Boulevard This Year is September

Beginning August , the City will be closing Bedford St as part of the Bedford St Sewer separation project for three weeks. The urgency for this closure is so the City can reopen Bedford Street to twoway thru traffic before USM begins its ll semester.Read on…

City Manager Names Gautreau Permanent Fire Chief

The City and Elliotsville Plantation are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A sixmember steering committee will kick off a series of meetings tonightRead on…

The City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing.Read on…

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May

City to Soon Operate Temporary Day Shelter Services at Oxford Street Shelter

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit.Read on…

Immigrants in the Portlandmetro area contributed . billion to the areas P in and paid million in federal taxes and million in state and local taxes, according to a new report by New American Economy NAE…Read on…

Portland Fire Department Hosts Federation of Firefighters th Annual Convention; Parade on Sept

Portland Joins Welcoming America Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate Welcoming Week

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manucturers

Starting January , the City will will begin replacing all of its streetlights with new, energyefficient LED light fixtures. Crews will be working their way around the city, installing lights per week with an estimated completion in May.Read on…

For the second year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September th to recognize immigrant contributions to our community.Read on…

City staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier.Read on…

The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill. The two sessions will be held on February and March at the East End School.Read on…

AgeFriendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

The City is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee PDAC, which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation…Read on…

The NEA announced more than million in grants this week. The City, partnering with the Public Art Committee and the Friends of Congress Square Park, is one of the recommended organizations for , to the Congress Square Public Art project.Read on…

Want to know how to use Citizen SelfService? Attend a training session on Wednesday, July , from pm pm.Read on…

The City Councils Sustainability Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for approval.Read on…

Renovation of Allen Avenue Fire Station to Begin This Fall

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

On Saturday, April , City officials and its partners will unveil new public space recycling containers. These units will be installed in highly visible locations around the city in order to allow people to recycle bottles, cans, and packaging.Read on…

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program LED Street Lighting Conversion

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project Begins Construction April

The City is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxford Street.Read on…

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he has named Keith Gautreau to serve as Fire Chief permanently. He had been serving as Interim Chief since April when former Chief Jackson retired.Read on…

Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

The City wants the public to choose the Portland Development Corporations Client of the Year Award, which will be given out for the first time this year. Voting is open until October at PM.Read on…

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motorists this Sunday, September to make way for ,plus Maine Marathon participants from AM to PM.Read on…

Council to Hold June Workshop Ahead of Regular Council Meeting

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

The City of Portland announces the st annual Spring Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Bag Collection will occur for two weeks only from May th through May th, . Just place your leaves curbside in leaf bags on your normal trash day.Read on…

City Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

The Fire Department is getting ready to reach a milestone on March with its th anniversary. Fire officials will hold a media event on the th to observe the official anniversary and then they will celebrate with a th Anniversary Gala.Read on…

The City recently granted , toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize the Abyssinian Meeting Housing, an important part of Maines history and the cultural heritage of African Americans in Maine.Read on…

Public Health Division Receives , Grant to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

The City of Portland joined WEX, Inc. and Hancock Street, LLC to break ground on WEXs new world headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Thames Street in Portland on Tuesday, October .Read on…

LiveStreaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March

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The Bedford Street Sewer Separation project, which will separate the existing combined sewer in the street to a separate sanitary sewer and a separate storm water drain, will begin construction work the week of April .Read on…

City Funds , Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

The cruise season officially began today with the arrival of the Artania with , passengers and more than crew members. Portland will see two other ship visits in April and nine ships in May before really kicking into high gear…Read on…

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

Councils Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

City to Host September Community Forum to Discuss Homeless Services Center

Councils Housing Committee Meets Wednesday, June Public Comment Taken on Two Agenda Items

The City Councils Finance Committee will meet next on Thursday, June at PM in Room . The meetings agenda includes discussing Portland Downtowns budget and proposed district expansion. The meeting includes a public hearing and vote.Read on…

City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

Traffic Alert Baxter Boulevard Closed for Maine Marathon on Sunday, September

The City Council will review and discuss a proposal at its October meeting to convert street lights in Portland from metal halide and high pressure sodium to LED technology, which has long been a goal of the Council and City in order to reduce costs…Read on…

The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for shortterm rentals on Monday, October . Current operators of all shortterm rentals can come and register beginning on the th.Read on…

City Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Innovation Safety with Use of LED Street Lighting

The City will soon operate day shelter services at the Oxford Street Shelter on a temporary basis until the planning for a new onestory shelter with onsite services is approved and the new shelter is operational.Read on…

The City Councils Housing Committee and Economic Development Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, June to make HOME funding recommendations for several rental housing development projects and affordable housing TIF requests.Read on…

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for Portland with the addition of new parking enforcement and citation management software. The new digital tickets will begin appearing Friday, September , .Read on…

City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

The American Public Health Association has declared April , National Public Health Week, with the theme Healthiest Nation Changing Our Future Together. Each day of the week, Portlands Public Health programs services will be highlighted.Read on…

Construction to renovate the Allen Avenue fire station is slated to begin this ll following a fire at the station last October.Read on…

Forest Avenue Night Works Begins September Includes Impacts to I Exit Ramps

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

On June , the Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting for the Park Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at King Middle School at Deering Avenue from to pm.Read on…

Portland Police is now offering , signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire new officers to start the Police Academy this August.Read on…

Mayor Strimling and the Citys Parks, Recreation Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic minute walk parks advocacy campaign.Read on…

City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan. The first action item for staff is to complete a rewrite of the Citys land use code.Read on…

A . million reconstruction project for Woodfords Corner on a portion of Forest Avenue in Portland will begin on Monday, August th. Work will be on Forest Ave between Pleasant Ave and Lincoln Street and extend up Revere Street to Deering Street.Read on…

The City Councils Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night during its February meeting.Read on…

July Community Forum to Discuss Sign Regulations

The City is excited to announce that it is continuing two programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following the effort to paint utility boxes in , five more boxes will be available for local artists…Read on…

The Public Art Committee announces a new temporary art installation by artist Andy Rosen called TREAD coming to the Eastern waterfront this summer. TREAD is a temporary artwork comprised of two deer on stilts among the abandoned dock pilings…Read on…

Cruise Season Officially Gets Underway with Arrival of Artania

The City is one of 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 immigrants and…Read on…

Grant Applications for Portland Economic Development Plan Projects Due March

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY CDBG Allocations

City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for FY to the City Council at its April , meeting. The million budget includes a . tax rate increase and will be reviewed by the Finance Committee in April and May.Read on…

Traffic Update Woodfords Corner Work Shifts to Underground Utilities

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

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