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Posted on: December 22, 2014

City's Fire/Code Inspections Task Force Wraps-Up Phase One

Phase one of the City’s Fire/Code Inspections Task Force is now complete following three meetings in December with the internal members. The Task Force will now move into phase two, which will include the addition of the external members representing land...Read on...

Fire/Code Inspections Task Force Info
Posted on: December 19, 2014

Council's Transportation Committee Requests Draft Ordinance to Regulate Uber

Members of the Portland City Council’s Transportation, Sustainability and Energy Committee held its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 17. On the agenda was a discussion related to Uber, as the service has been operating in Portland since Oc...Read on...

December 17 TSE Uber Memo
Posted on: December 17, 2014

Citizens Urged to Take Online Open Space Survey - Help Shape Portland!

This fall, the City of Portland and its partners launched an open space planning process. With help from Portland Trails and The Trust for Public Land, the City is e...Read on...

Online Open Space Survey
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Register Now for January 2015 Rape Aggression Defense Training Classes

Register now for the January 2015 Rape Aggression Defense Training Classes. The upcoming Basic RAD class is being held at the Portland Police Department. Dates for the program are January 13, 15, 20, 22 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and on the 24th from 8:00 AM ...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

As the City of Portland prepares for its first snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. Public Services crews are gearing up to work on Wednesday and Thursday to keep streets and sidewalks s...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Portland Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Elm Street Parking Garage

The City of Portland unveiled its first electric vehicle charging station last week at the Elm Street Parking Garage. Two level II electric vehicle chargers are now operational, one of which is for use for the City’s new 2014 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

City Outlines Inspections Task Force Members & Process

In the wake of the tragic fire on Noyes Street that claimed the lives of six young people, the City of Portland has established a task force to review its inspections programs. The first phase is an internal review of city codes and ordinances. Following ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to be Held Friday, November 28

The tree that signals the start of the holiday season in Portland arrived in Monument Square on Thursday, November 20.

"After an exhaustive search of Greater Portland, we found the perfect tree. It will look spectacular when adorned with lights i...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

City Establishes Task Force in Wake of Noyes Street Fire

In the wake of last Saturday’s tragic fire that claimed the lives of six young people, City officials continue to assist in the investigation to determine a cause as well as assist with remembrances of the victims.

“This is a very emotional and raw ti...Read on...

20 Noyes Street Inspections Report
Posted on: October 16, 2014

Next Public Meeting for Proposed Stormwater Service Charge November 13

The Portland City Council has lined up a series of public meetings so residents and business owners can participate in the review process for the proposed stormwater service charge. The Finance Committee will hold its October 23, 2014 meeting at Casco Bay...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

City Celebrates National Food Day; Receives $50,000 Grant for After School & Summer Meals Programs

Mayor Brennan celebrated National Food Day on October 24, 2014 during the monthly meeting of his Healthy & Sustainable Food System Committee. At the meeting, Mayor Brennan announced that the City recently received a $50,000 grant from The National Lea...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Portland Kicks Off Open Spaces Planning Process with Upcoming Meetings

Does Portland value outdoor recreation? Space to grow food? Green and climate-smart infrastructure? Natural beauty and respite from the urban setting? Questions like these are critical to shaping a shared vision for our city’s open spaces. In turn, Portla...Read on...

Portland Trails
Posted on: October 16, 2014

Portland Officials Celebrate Announcement of New Private Sector Waterfront Incubator

City, state and business officials today announced the successful establishment of a new waterfront incubator that will be located in Portland, the New England Ocean Cluster. The Iceland Ocean Cluster led by Thor Sigfusson, has partnered with North Atlant...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mayor Brennan Announces $50,000 Grant for Economic Development Initiative

Mayor Michael Brennan today announced that the Growing Portland collaborative has received a $50,000 grant to study health informatics in Maine. The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded Growing Portland $25,000 with the remaining matched by contributi...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Portland Launches Citywide Open Spaces Assessment & Comprehensive Planning Initiative

The City of Portland, The Trust for Public Land, and Portland Trails announced today that they are joining forces to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative that will engage interested organizations and residents in ...Read on...

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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