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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Finance Committee Votes to Appropriate $2.11M of Property Sale Proceeds

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The City Council’s Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, August 2 to appropriate $2.11M of property sale proceeds from the $3.3M sale of 0 Hancock Street. In August 2017, the City Council approved a $3.3 million sale of 48,000 square feet of th...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

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The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: June 21, 2018

City Unveils Recommendation for Location of New Homeless Services Center

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The City of Portland is pleased to unveil the recommendation for the location of a new homeless services center, based on extensive input from staff and the public. The new services center will replace the adult emergency shelter currently located on Oxfo...

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HHS and Public Safety Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Council to Hold June 4 Workshop Ahead of Regular Council Meeting

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The Portland City Council will hold a workshop on June 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM ahead of its regularly scheduled Council meeting at 5:30 PM that evening. The workshop, which will be held in Council Chambers, will involve a presentation on the proposed Munjoy Hi...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Economic Development Committee to Hold Portland Downtown Expansion Public Hearing

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The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow night, May 15 at 5:30 PM in Room 209, to discuss the proposed expansion of the Portland Downtown business improvement district. This item was on the Committee’s agenda a...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

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The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. &n...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting with the Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 PM. All live-stream feeds can be found on the City’s we...

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Additional Info... City Council Notices
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

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The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night, and will consider recommending an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

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 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

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On Wednesday, January 3, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properti...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: January 2, 2018

233 Anderson Street

To Residents and Property Owners:  The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment application by 2 Walnut, LLC. to change the zoning in the vicinity of 233 Anderson Street from Low Impact Industrial (I-Lb) to Neigh...

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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: 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: 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