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Posted on: June 7, 2022

June 6, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

Read the June 6, 2022 Portland City Council Recap. The next City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:00 PM. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

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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Council News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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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Council News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

 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 Ass...

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Council News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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 ...

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Council News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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Portland City Council Recap - April 11, 2022

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 Fi...

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Council News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

Read the March 21, 2022 Portland City Council meeting summary. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 5:00 PM. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

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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Council News
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.

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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Council News
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!

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 exclusive discounts on solar...

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Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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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Council News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housing sectors.

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Council News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the 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.

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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Council News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

News Update

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. EAC has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager.

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The City is s...

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Council News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees.

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Council News
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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

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Portland launches a new child care grant program with the help of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program, is to increase the number of child care slots available in the city.

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Council News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Mayor Snyder to Give Remote State of the City Address on Monday, December 20

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder is set to give her State of the City Address on Monday, December 20 at 4:30 PM ahead of the City Council meeting at 5:00 PM.  

To access the meeting, visit the meeting agenda for the Zoom link.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2021

City Providing Free Masks for Portland Small Businesses

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Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the public.

Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City of Portland is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the pub...

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Council News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Provides Memo Recapping November 2 Election & At-Large Council Race Recount

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The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount.

The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount. Given the circumstances surrounding the methods for determining the winner of the At-Larg...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Following Recount, Rodriguez Declared At-Large City Council Winner

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Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race.

Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race. The declaration of the final result came after both candidates and their teams completed the manual recount ...

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Council News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Council News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting.

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Council News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were recently passed by Portland voters. The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances, and all but one go into effect December 6.

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the City legal team.

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

COUNCIL NEWS

At its Monday, October 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods.

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee.

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Council News
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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

Newsflash 2022

At the January 3, 2022 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to implement a mask mandate ordinance for the city of Portland. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland as of Wednesday, January 5. Businesses t...

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Home - Spotlight
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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