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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Enforcement of New Overnight Parking Restrictions on Peninsula Begins June 1st

New overnight parking restrictions for the majority of Peninsula residents is now in effect. Public Services completed the installation of the new street maintenance parking restriction signs on May 1, 2015, and following the culmination of a 30-day grace...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

City Paving, Crack Sealing & Pavement Marking Work Now Underway

The City of Portland would like to alert citizens that it has begun its annual paving, crack sealing, and pavement marking work. Crack sealing and pavement marking work will be done during nighttime hours in order to minimize traffic impacts. Safety cones...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Portland's Public School Budget Passes

Voters approved the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum held on May 12, 2015. The unofficial results are 653 Yes votes and 317 No Votes.

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Portland Police to Fight Excessive Motorcycle Noise

Every year residents of Portland report being disturbed by motorcycles with excessively loud exhausts, the unnecessary racing of engines, and acceleration. This noise can often be heard inside homes even with the windows closed. While living in an urban a...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Officials Come Together to Denounce Recent Racially Motivated Incidents

In light of the recent racially motivated incidents that occurred over the last few weeks in Portland, Mayor Brennan, members of the Portland City Council, Portland School Board, and Portland Legislative Delegation came together today for a press conferen...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

FootGolf is Back at Riverside Golf Course

FootGolf is back at Riverside Golf Course this year after a trial run last fall. The sport will be offered at Riverside’s South Course all season long on Saturday and Sundays after 3PM. Portland’s golf course is the first one in Maine to offer the sport, ...Read on...

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

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 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 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 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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