Posted on: December 1, 2017

City Council Inauguration on Monday, December 4 at Noon

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On Monday, December 4, 2017 during a special noontime city council meeting, newly elected Councilor Kimberly Cook (District 5) and returning Councilors Jill Duson (At-Large) and Justin Costa (District 4) will be sworn-in during the inauguration ceremony. ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Council's Rules Ad Hoc Committee to Meet Thursday, November 16

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The City Council's Rules Ad Hoc Committee will meet this Thursday, November 16 at 2:30 PM in Room 209 of City Hall to discuss potential changes to the Council's operational rules for its next session. Anyone wishing to offer public comment on the Council'...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

You're Invited

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality, and the Icelandic ship...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Annual District Meetings to be Held Throughout November

ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETINGS 2017

The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

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The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for a first-read on November 6 a...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

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The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. The EDC reviewed a number of proposed amendments to TIF...

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Economic Development Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Finance Committee Votes Unanimously to Forward Mayor’s Senior Tax Equity Program Proposal to Council

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously (3-0) last night to forward the Mayor’s senior tax equity program proposal to the full City Council. The proposal is slated to receive a first read at the October 2, 2017 Council m...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

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The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in City Cou...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12, 2017 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room, 2nd ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Portland Hosts Navy Week August 21, 2017

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On Monday, August 21, the City of Portland will help kick off Portland Navy Week, which runs from August 21-25 and aims to generate awareness about the Navy.

What:Mayoral Proclamation and Future Sailor Swearing-in 

Mayor Ethan Strimling will deliv...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

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Mayor Ethan Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

New Recycling Carts

The City of Portland rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. The City will begin distributing new recycling carts with wheels and lids to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having th...

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Trash & Recycling Info Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

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Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." The meeting times are designed to enga...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

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The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

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Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement in Portland. To help bring further awareness to this effort, City Hall will be lit green this week and Mayor Strimling is working with...

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Climate Mayors Website Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Mayor Strimling to Offer Amendments to City’s Tax Increment Financing Policy

On Tuesday, April 18th, in front of the Economic Development Committee, Mayor Ethan Strimling will formally offer an amendment to the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy which will strengthen the community benefits of tax dollars spent f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

City officials are welcoming the America East Women’s Basketball Tournament to Portland beginning tonight when City Manager Jon Jennings will give welcoming remarks at the America East #SheRules Symposium, Voices of Women: Empowerment Through Sports, Stor...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates Portland Jetport on Record Year

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling offered his congratulations today to the Portland Jetport as they announced an all-time record year for traffic with 1.78 million passengers using the facility in 2016.

"Congratulations to the Portland Jetport for reachi...

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Portland International Jetport Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Mayor Strimling Congratulates METRO on 50th Anniversary & Record Ridership

Mayor Ethan Strimling released the following statement today in response to METRO's press release from earlier today. 

"I want to congratulate METRO on their 50th anniversary and for reaching record ridership levels," said Mayor...

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Greater Portland METRO Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Council to Consider Renaming Franklin Street in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will discuss a proposal at its January 17 meeting to rename Franklin Street in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is proposed that the street would be known as Martin Luther Ki...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Outlines Policy Direction in Second State of the City Address

Mayor Ethan K. Strimling delivered his second State of the City address on January 9, 2017. The address focused heavily on the city’s strengths as well as the policy directions the Mayor would like to implement to meet existing challenges. It was develope...

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State of the City Address - Full Text Mayor's Office