Planning Board - 2

The Portland Planning Board has responsibility to recommend adoption and amendments to the comprehensive plan of the City of Portland, and to advise the City Council and Departments on implementation measures for the plan.  The Board has jurisdiction to hear, review and approve applications for development including site plans, subdivisions, street vacations, shore land zone, and other regulations governing development as appropriate.  The Planning Board makes recommendations to the City Council on applications for zoning text and map amendments, contract rezoning’s, and amendments to or substantial revisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee - 1 

The City is recruiting for the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee (PCRS) of the Civil Service Commission.  The PCRS reviews the process of police internal investigations of citizens’ complaints against police officers, solicits public input on the police citizen complaint process, reports to the City Manager on the results of their case review, and issues recommendations for improving the internal affairs investigation process, training and public confidence in the citizen complaint process.

Qualifications:  The City is looking for a diverse group of Portland residents who are fair-minded, analytical and of good moral character.

Disqualifications:  Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if s/he is a present or former employee of the City or City Council, and the applicant or any member of the applicant’s immediate family is or has been a Portland police officer, been arrested by a Portland police officer, filed a complaint with the internal affairs unit alleging a civil rights violation or criminal offense, or brought suit against the Portland police department.

Rental Housing Advisory Committee: - 9

The committee members shall be residents of Portland and shall be appointed by the City Council to serve staggered terms set by the City Council. The Committee shall be co-chaired by one (1) landlord representative and one (1) tenant representative as agreed to by the members of the Committee. The Committee shall be not less than quarterly and shall undertake the following duties:

1.  Provide the Housing Committee with recommendations or proposals for improvements, modifications, or changes regarding landlord and tenant policy issues; and

2.  Identify educational opportunities, seminars, and materials that would be useful to landlords and tenants.

 Rental Housing Advisory Committee -9

3 – Landlords

3 – Tenants

1 – Member who is not a tenant or a landlord

1 – Member experienced in legal rights/interests of tenants –Submitted by Pine Tree Legal Assistance

1- Member with experienced in right/interests of landlords- Submitted by Southern Maine Landlord Association.

Additional information is available in the City Clerk’s office, on the City’s website at or at 874-8677.  Deadline for submission is December 28, 2018.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Appointments Committee Chairman, c/o City Clerk, 389 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101 or Applicants will be contacted for interviews.