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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City Council Notices
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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City Council Notices
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 meeting...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Maine Medical Center's Institutional Overlay Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider zoning amendments to create the Maine Medical Center Institutional Overlay Zone, which comprise map and text amendments as set out in the proposed MMC IOZ Regulatory...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

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The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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City Council Notices
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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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 30, Affordable Housing

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 30, Affordable Housing. The amendments include, but are not limited to, allowing increased housing density andflexible dimensional standards for affordable housing proj...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Division 15.2 Section 14-275 India St. Form-Based Code Zone

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Land Use Code text and map amendments to Division 15.2 Section 14-275 (IS-FBC India Street Form-based Code zone) to clarify intent, revise some dimensional ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 18.5, Waterfront Port Development Zone.  The amendments include, but are not limited 

to allowing increased by right and conditional building heights a...

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City Council Notices
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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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Poised to Select Development Proposal for Thames Street Property

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The City of Portland is poised to select the chosen development proposal for the sale of a 48,000 square foot portion of the City-owned Thames Street property located along the city’s Eastern Waterfront. The City’s Economic Development...

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Economic Development Committee Agenda Center City Council Notices
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Council to Discuss Creating Housing & Open Space on Outer Westbrook Street

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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, the City Council will take up a unanimous Planning Board  recommendation to rezone portions of Outer Westbrook Street to R-3 and ROS from R-1. The rezoning to R-3 will allow approximately 95 single family home...

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City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices
Posted on: May 16, 2017

City Council Approves FY18 Municipal Budget

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$240 million budget emphasizes core city services, fulfills many priorities resulting in  2.6% property tax increase and a mil rate of $21.65

The Portland City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) municipal budget, which begins July 1, 201...

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Finance Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Final Review Schedule for FY18 School & City Budget

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The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY18 municipal budget. It has held meetings every Thursday during the month of April. Tonight, the Council will hold a public hearing about the budget during ...

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Additional Info... City Council Notices
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Council Committee Announces Goal of Getting City to 100% Clean Energy by 2040

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Ahead of Earth Day, City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau, Chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, is offering a resolution for Council consideration, supporting the goal of achieving 100% clean energy for municipal City operations by 2040....

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
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 City Council Notices