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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Sundays on the Boulevard Resumes This Sunday, May 3!

Following a successful inaugural season last year, the second season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike rid...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: April 29, 2015

What Moves You? First Portland "Hub-Link" Transit Study Public Meeting on May 7th

The City of Portland, in collaboration with local and regional transportation providers, is exploring options and opportunities to more effectively link its major transportation centers and downtown with express bus service. The Portland “Hub-Link” Transi...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

City Announces Fitzpatrick Stadium Turf & Track Replacement Project Now Underway

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the Fitzpatrick Stadium turf and track replacement project is now underway. Northeast Turf from South Portland is replacing the synthetic turf playing surface and installing a new track surface. Originally ...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

City Implements New Outdoor Dining Regulations

The City of Portland recently implemented new outdoor dining permit regulations after a year-long review process that involved outreach with restaurateurs who currently hold outdoor dining permits and advocates from the City’s Disability Advisory Committe...Read on...

Outdoor Dining Permit Application
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Police Chief Nominated to Serve as Acting City Manager

Mayor Brennan and the City Council announced today that they are nominating Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck to serve as Acting City Manager once current Acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian departs on May 8, 2015. Sauschuck’s nomination still...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Installation of New Street Maintenance Parking Restriction Signs Underway

Public Services is currently in the process of installing new street maintenance parking restriction signs in order to reduce the number of times that residents have to move their cars. Right now, parking is restricted on one side of every street once per...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

City to Host Two Community Conversations Regarding FY16 Budget

Today, the City announced that it is hosting two community conversations at the end of April in order to receive input from citizens and to further explain this year’s municipal budgetary process. The first meeting will be held on April 28 at 6:30 PM at D...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Unitil Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Portland

Unitil, (, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, is entering the next phase of its System Upgrade for Reliable Energy (SURE) project and will begin work along commuter roadways in Portland in mid-April. The ...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Acting City Manager Releases Recommended FY16 Municipal Budget

Portland Acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian presented her recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16), which begins July 1, 2015, to the City Council at its April 6, 2015 meeting. The $221 million budget, which includes only a 0.4% inc...Read on...

City Manager's Recommended FY16 Budget
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Portland's Acting City Manager Leaving Post

Portland's Acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian announced today that she has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her last day with the City will be May 8, 2015.

Hill-Christian explained, "I have accept...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

City Outlines FY16 Budget Proceedings Process

During its regularly scheduled meeting tonight, the City Council’s Finance Committee will host a joint City/School Finance Committee meeting to discuss the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Public Health Staff Honored with Maine Dental Association Award

The City of Portland is proud to announce that two of its Public Health staff were honored by the Maine Dental Association late last month. Kathy Martin and Vaneesa Woodward received the “Spotlight on Dentistry Award” in recognition and appreciation of wo...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2015

EPA Awards Portland $200,000 for East Bayside Neighborhood Area-Wide Plan

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) and the City of Portland are pleased to announce that GPCOG has been selected as one of 20 recipients in the nation for a $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) Grant from the U.S. Environmental P...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Portland Announces New HR Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Gina Tapp to serve as its next Director of Human Resources. The City Council approved Ms. Tapp’s appointment at its February 23, 2015 meeting, and she began work on March 9.

For the last...Read on...

Human Resources Dept.
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Planning and Inspections Administrative Offices Move Back to Room 315 of City Hall

On February 17, 2015, the Administrative Offices for the Planning and Inspections Department will reopen in Room 315 of City Hall.

Intake of all applications pertaining to Historic Preservation, Planning, Development Review, Zoning, Electrical, Plumbin...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Ready to Fix It, Portland?

The City of Portland today unveiled “Fix It! Portland.”, a new and easy way for Portlanders to report quality of life concerns. Fix It! Portland. is a new mobile app that allows citizens to report a variety of issues, such as potholes, streetlight outages...Read on...

Fix It! Portland.
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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