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Posted on: October 26, 2021

*New Date* Join Mayor Snyder on October 28 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Mayors Monthly Zoom Oct28

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, October 28 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come hear updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Selects Vendor for Pilot Bike Share Program

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Following a Request for Proposals earlier this year, the City of Portland has selected Tandem Mobility to plan and launch a pilot bike share program in Portland in June of 2022. 

Tandem Mobility proposes to deliver and operate a turnkey pilot bike...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

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The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is alerting the public that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that temporarily halts evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through O...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

portland news

The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the Boards & Committees vacancies page or by calling 207-874-8677.&...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Maine Mayors' Coalition Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

MAINE MAYORS’ COALITION SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK

Critical infrastructure investment means success for Maine 

Mayors of Maine’s largest cities are supporting the key investments within the Bipartisan Infrastru...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Revaluation Notices Sent Out to Property Owners

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The Assessor’s Office today announced that revaluation notices were sent out in the mail on July 2, 2021 as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Property owners should receive them in the mail throughout the coming days.

The project, a...

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City News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Charter Commissioners to Hold First Meeting June 28

CHARTER COMMISSION

The first organizational meeting of the Charter Commissioners will be held Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Agenda materials and remote access instructions can be found by visiting www.po...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on June 29 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

COUNCIL NEWS

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Tuesday, June 29 at 12:00 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Join Mayor Snyder on May 27 for the Next Mayor's Monthly Zoom

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor Snyder for her next Mayor's Monthly Zoom on Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 PM. There is no formal agenda, come here updates from the Mayor as well as an open Q&A session with the public.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Receives Three Proposals in Response to Homeless Services Center RFQ/P

portland news

The City of Portland received three development proposals in response to the Request for Qualifications/Proposals the City issued to support construction of a new Homeless Services Center (HSC). City staff is currently reviewing the proposals and hope to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Council’s Finance Committee Votes to Recommend Lower FY22 School Budget Increase

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee held a joint City/School budget meeting last night, Thursday, April 29, 2021. During the meeting, the Committee voted 3-0 to recommend a $1.48 million reduction in the Portland Board of Education’s (School Boa...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Absentee Voting Information For June 8 Special Municipal Election

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Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now. The City is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be req...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

COUNCIL NEWS

The Racial Equity Steering Committee presented its full report to the City Council during the Council's April 26, 2021 meeting. To read the full report, click here.

The Committee presented its findings after meeting weekly since September 2020. The Council...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Manager Presents Recommended FY22 Municipal Budget

portland news

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings will present his recommended FY22 municipal budget to the City Council tonight during a remote meeting at 5:00 PM. Agenda and Zoom information can be found at www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

The City’s FY22 revenue outlook...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Portland Artists Brighten Downtown Street Closures

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The City of Portland joined forces with Creative Portland to beautify the recently installed street closure barricades on several streets downtown. Creative Portland hired five local artists to add creative and friendly arts messaging on the barricades, w...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Council’s HHS & Public Safety Committee to Take Public Comment

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Health and Human Services & Public Safety Committee, which has its regular monthly virtual meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM, has added a public comment session to the agenda in regards to the HHS Facility agenda item. This i...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Manager Pushes FY22 Budget Presentation to April 26 Meeting to Allow for Final ARP Guidance

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings announced today that he is pushing back his FY22 municipal budget presentation, originally slated to be given during the City Council’s April 5 meeting, in order to confirm guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for allocating the FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and supplemental CARES ACT funding. The City Council will hold two remote public hearings regarding this f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder Monthly Zoom Meetings

Join Mayor Kate Snyder for her monthly zoom in which constituents can get recent updates from the Mayor and discuss any issues. Zoom details here.

 

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland Mayor & Council Denounce Recent Hate Incident

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council are denouncing a hate incident committed against an Asian American woman and her family on Monday, thanking the Portland Police Department for its swift work in apprehending the individual responsib...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

portland news

Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mayor's February Monthly Zoom to be Held February 24

In addition to opportunities to engage at Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, via email, phone, through the Portland Alliance of Neighborhoods, etc., Mayor Kate Snyder has established a Monthly Zoom so that she can be available, hear from, and t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Third Round of Free PPE Give-A-Way to Portland Businesses

portland news

The City of Portland is launching a third round of free PPE Give-A-Way for Portland’s small businesses.  

In an effort to aid the small business community, the City is pleased to offer its third round of free personal protective equipment (PPE) su...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Selects Firm to Conduct Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

portland news

The City of Portland has selected Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA) to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020. The goal of the investigation is to ensure the integrity of ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Portland Celebrates Graduation of the 2021 Natural Helpers Cohort

portland news

The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce the graduation of its second cohort of the Natural Helper program. Twelve individuals, representing eight countries of origin, from Angola to Peru, successfully completed f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City Updates Public Regarding COVID-19 Efforts

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The City of Portland is updating the public today on its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, manage outbreaks, and provide vaccination opportunities. The City’s public health campaign, StaytheCourse.me, continues to offer educational information and m...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Portland City Council Denounces Recent Hate Crimes

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Snyder and all members of the Portland City Council are denouncing a string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening hate letters in their mail on January 5 and January 7. The letters...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor Snyder Releases Statement in Response to Violence in Washington, D.C.

COUNCIL NEWS

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today released the following statement in response to the violence that occurred  in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol. 

“I am stunned, saddened, and maddened as I join so many voices condemning the violence ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Extends Outdoor Operations

portland news

 In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the Portland City Council approved an extension of the City’s emergency proclamation as well as outdoor dining operations through May 10, 2021. This will allow restaurants and r...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Issues Reports on Housing, Economic Development & Marine Economy

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council received several reports during its December 21, 2020 Council meeting. Related to the City’s housing efforts, marine and waterfront economy, and economic development achievements. 

The former Housing Committee will submit...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Council Holds Remote Goal Setting Session

COUNCIL NEWS

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM the Portland City Council will host a remote workshop for a Goal Setting Session. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Agenda and access info can be found here

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Host Public Comment Sessions

COUNCIL NEWS

The City’s Racial Equity Steering Committee will be hosting remote public comment sessions to solicit feedback on the ways that the City interacts with area agencies and organizations in the name of public safety. The Committee is interested in knowing wh...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Portland Finalizes Shelter Spaces for Winter

portland news

The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has continued working diligently to ready emergency shelter beds for the winter season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Ci...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters at the November 3 election. 

The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances (known a...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Council Gives Guidance on Two of the Recently Passed Referendum Questions Following Workshop

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council issued guidance on two of the five recently passed citizen initiative referendum questions following a November 10 workshop and executive session. The Council went into executive session to get guidance from the...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Council Limits Rental Housing Application Fees

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council approved a limitation on rental housing application fees during its August 3, 2020 meeting, which will be added to the City’s Code, Chapter 6, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 223.1. The new ordinance prohibi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee includes Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Tae Chong. 

The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge is to advance a slate of names f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Discuss Charter Commission Appointees During First Meeting

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council’s newly created Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting today, Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Committee members include Mayor Snyder, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Pious Ali, and Councilor Ta...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

COUNCIL NEWS

Ten Mixed-Income Housing Projects Totaling Almost 900 Units Currently in Pipeline

City has not stopped working to create more affordable housing opportunities in Portland

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Council's Finance Committee Continues FY21 Budget Review Process on August 5, 2020

portland news

The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will continue its FY21 budget review process with a series of meetings starting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meetings will take place remotely via Zoom and can be live-streamed at www...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Outlines Process for Establishing Charter Commission Members

NEWS ALERT

Mayor Kate Snyder and the Portland City Council will hold a special remote City Council meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of voting on a resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee’s charge would be t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing a Racial Equity Steering Committee

COUNCIL NEWS

The City Council passed a resolution at its Monday, July 13, 2020 meeting that establishes a Racial Equity Steering Committee to develop recommendations in response to systemic inequities. 

The original resolution can be read here. Councilors Spen...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Snyder Launches Monthly Community Zoom for Feedback

In addition to opportunities to engage at Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, via email, phone, through the Portland Alliance of Neighborhoods, etc., Mayor Kate Snyder is establishing a Mo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Snyder Acknowledges Historic Inauguration Day

COUNCIL NEWS

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder today acknowledged Inauguration Day 2021 by congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a Proclamation Recognizing January 20, 2021 as Inauguration Day.

Mayor Snyder issued th...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee to Accept Written Public Comments

portland news

The City of Portland's Racial Equity Steering Committee (RESC) would like to learn about the public’s concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding how the City of Portland addresses public safety and racial equity. RESC has hosted two in-person public c...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Council to Hold Executive Session

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council will hold an Executive Session at the end of its remote January 20, 2021 meeting. The City Council will go into Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. section 405(6)(E) to consult with its attorney regarding the City's legal righ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Kate Snyder to Speak at Opening of New 51-Unit Apartment Building in Bayside

COUNCIL NEWS

The redevelopment of Portland’s Bayside neighborhood will reach another milestone Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Portland-based developer The Szanton Company opening the doors of Furman Block. The new development features 51 mixed-income, age 55+ apartme...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Portland Among Top 10 Places to Live in U.S.

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For the first time, Portland has been recognized by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report as one of the “10 Best Places to Live in the U.S.”, which cited the City’s safety and small business and creativ...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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City Clerk
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23 at 4:30 PM

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Council News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

portland news

The City Clerk’s Office is reminding Portland residents that nomination papers are available for several seats that are open for the November 2, 2021 Election. The deadline to return is no sooner than August 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM and no later than August 23,...

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Election News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

portland news

The City of Portland’s Finance Committee received a presentation from Finance Director Brendan T. O’Connell regarding the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Portland is receiving during its July 22, 2021 meeting. The...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Various City Boards & Commissions to Hold Emergency Meetings Tomorrow

NEWS ALERT

Various City of Portland boards and commissions will hold emergency meetings tomorrow to discuss adopting remote participation policies. 

These meetings include:

  • Fish Pier, Friday, July 30 at 9:00 AM
  • Portland Development Corporation, Friday, July 30...
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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

City Council to Hold Emergency Meeting Monday, August 2

COUNCIL NEWS

The Portland City Council will hold an emergency meeting via Zoom on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM to discuss an order declaring a limited emergency in order to continue to conduct remote meetings in accordance with State law and its recently adopted ...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Portland to Celebrate Opening of New Futsal Court

Portland News

An opening ceremony will be held for the newly constructed Futsal Court at Fox Field on Thursday, August 5, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The event will feature remarks by Mayor Kate Snyder, City officials, neighborhood groups, as well as a futsal demonstrati...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Mayor & City Manager Wish Councilor Thibodeau Best of Luck in His New Endeavor

COUNCIL NEWS

Following the news that Councilor Spencer Thibodeau is stepping down from his Council District 2 seat to take a job in the Biden-Harris Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings would like to wish him...

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City News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

First Parish In Portland Dedicates Newly Accessible Building

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Mayor Kate Snyder and Steve Bromage, executive director of the Maine Historical Society, will join on September 28 at 1:30 pm in the dedication of major accessibility and media enhancements installed in the City’s historic Congress Street church, First Pa...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City’s Annual District Meetings Begin November 17

COUNCIL NEWS

PORTLAND, Maine -- The City of Portland’s annual District Meetings start this week and will be held remotely during the months of November and December. Mayor Snyder, City Councilors, Interim City Manager Danielle West, and staff will be availab...

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City News