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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 20, 2015

TAKE OUR SURVEY: City Updating Strategic Transportation Plan

The City of Portland is currently developing a Strategic Transportation Plan in order to create a comprehensive vision for transportation to inform its future policy initiatives and transportation investments. To help with this process, the City is conduc...Read on...

Community Survey
Posted on: March 17, 2015

City Seeks Public Input to Assist with City Manager Search Process

The Portland City Council's City Manager Search Committee is seeking public input to assist with the City Manager search process. Its consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc., has developed a survey to help the committee better understand what experie...Read on...

City Manager Survey
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 9, 2015

TAKE OUR SURVEY: AARP’s Age-Friendly Communities

The City of Portland, in collaboration with AARP and the Muskie School of Public Policy, is conducting a survey of Portland residents aged 50+ to find out how livable our community is to people as they age. The survey, which is open through April 10, focu...Read on...

Age-Friendly Communities Survey
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

Fire/Code Inspections Task Force Presents Draft Ordinances to PSHHS Committee for Review & Action

After forming a task force to discuss the Fire and Code Inspections program in November 2014 and meeting since December 2014, City staff is presenting draft ordinance changes tonight to the Council’s Public Safety, Health & Human Services Committee fo...Read on...

PSHHS Committee Memo
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: March 5, 2015

City Warns Downtown Property Owners About Falling Ice & Snow

As temperatures begin to rise and melting occurs, City of Portland officials continue to warn downtown property owners about falling ice and snow from the roofs of their buildings. City ordinance (Sec. 25-174) states that it is the responsibility of prope...Read on...

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: February 12, 2015

Portland Announces New Finance Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has selected Brendan O’Connell to serve as its next Director of Finance. The City Council approved Mr. O’Connell’s appointment at its February 9, 2015 meeting, and he will begin work on February 23.

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

The City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. Public Services plow crews are responsible for keeping streets and sidewalks safe for travel as they clear more than 560 lane miles of road and more than 100 miles of sidewalk...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Portland Offers Numerous Winter Recreation Options

With the recent snowfall, the City of Portland offers some great ways to enjoy the outdoors this winter. Grooming operations at Riverside Golf Course have been completed and offer citizens seven kilometers of cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails.
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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: January 22, 2015

City Invites Public to Provide Input on Future Reuse of Former Reed School Site

The City of Portland and the Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force invite the public to provide input on the future of the former Reed School, located between Libby Street and Homestead Avenue in the Riverton neighborhood.

The Reed School facility co...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Mayor Delivers State of the City

Mayor Michael Brennan delivered his State of the City address on January 21, 2015 during a special City Council meeting. The address highlighted recent accomplishments and progress on a variety of initiatives as well as the Mayor’s vision for Portland’s f...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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