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Posted on: June 8, 2022

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT -I-295/Exit 7 Ramp Closures Begin June 12

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Beginning Sunday evening, June 12, 2022, the intermediate layer of pavement will be placed within the I-295 Exit 7 (Franklin St) work zone. This work will require the on and off ramps of Exit 7 to be closed as well as the intersection of Marginal Way and ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

June 6, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its June 6, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

PROCLAMATIONS and APPOINTMENTS 

  • Proclamation 19 - Recognizing June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month 
  • Proclamation 20 - Recognizing June 3, 2022 as Gun Vio...
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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Mayor & Council to Select New Portland City Clerk

Newsflash 2022

Mayor Kate Snyder and the City Council are set to act on an item during the Monday, June 6 Council meeting to confirm the appointment of a new City Clerk. The current City Clerk, Kathy Jones, is set to retire on June 17. On June 2, the Council’s...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, June 3, 2022

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

City Announces Food Truck Pilot Program Solution

News Update

Interim City Manager Danielle West today announced that all 14 food trucks that applied to operate in the City’s pilot program will be able to locate in the Cutter Street lot on the Eastern Promenade. The pilot program will run from June 15 to N...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 27, 2022

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

May 26: City Council Finance Committee FY23 Budget Public Hearing

Council News

The Portland City Council Finance Committee will continue its review of the City’s FY23 municipal budget tonight at 5:00 PM ahead of the full Council’s review and action on Monday, June 6. The Finance Committee will hold a public hearing tonight to hear f...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 20, 2022

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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 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 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 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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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 Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

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

Newsflash 2022

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 2, 2022

Portland City Council Recap: February 28, 2022

Council News

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: 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

News Update

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.  

Papers can be taken out in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please use t...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 18, 2022

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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: 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: October 26, 2021

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

Mayors Monthly Zoom Oct28

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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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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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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