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Congress Square Redesign Study Group
At the May 22, 2013 Congress Square Redesign Study Group (CSRSG) meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, there will be a presentation by Rockbridge Capital representatives on the Westin Portland Harborview proposal for purchase of a portion of Congress Square Plaza for development of an event facility.
Memorial Day Parade May 27
The city with the American Legion Post 17 will host a Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27 starting at 10:30 AM in Longfellow Square, proceeding down Congress Street, and ending at Monument Square at approximately 11:00am. Speeches will then be made along with a wreath laying ceremony; all should end at approximately Noon.
City Seeks Qualified Developers for Nathan Clifford School
Today, the City of Portland announced that it is seeking qualified development teams for the re-use and redevelopment of the Nathan Clifford School in the Oakdale Neighborhood.
Police Department Launches Public Survey
The Police Department is conducting an online survey
of Portland residents to gauge public perceptions of crime and overall safety throughout the city.
Fire Department Encourages Public to Act FAST
As a part of EMS Week, public encouraged to know the early signs of a stroke.
Traffic Advisory - Middle and Exchange Street 5/18
On Saturday, between the hours of 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM, a crane will be located at the intersection of Middle Street and Exchange Street in order to facilitate some construction work.
Portland Streets Get Upgrades
$3 million of improvements planned for forty streets in the city this construction season.
Municipal Election Results May 14th 2013
for the Municipal election results.
Portland Extends Composting Program
In response to popular demand, Public Services offers products at reduced prices.
City to Host Full-Scale Aircraft Emergency Exercise May 18
Local, county, state and federal agencies to conduct live training exercise at Portland International Jetport.
Traffic Advisory - Spring Street
Starting next week and continuing into the fall, Spring Street in front of the Cumberland County Civic Center will be reduced to one lane in each direction for traffic.
Makeovers in Store along Congress Street
FaÁade Improvement Program announces awards for second round of funding.
New Trash/Recycling Collection Schedule for Holidays
Starting with Memorial Day, May 27th, Public Services Solid Waste crews will collect trash and recycling on the day of the observed holiday.
Fire Department Offers Local Resources for At-Risk Youth
Through its participation in the Juvenile Fire Setting Program, trained firefighters available to work with the public.
Police Department Gets Active Shooter Training
Using latest tactics, police officers go through interactive shooter scenario.
Second Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Portlandís Largest Forested & Open Space
Public invited to learn about the various trees in Evergreen during a guided walk.
Public Invited to Screening of Welcome to Lee Maine & Maine Veterans Panel Discussion
Public welcome to a film screening of Welcome to Lee Maine, which features the impact on a small community after two of its members are killed by IEDs in Iraq.
Portland Recreation & Police Warn of Online Registration Scam
Website claims to offer registration to Portland programming.
Tar Sands Resolution Headed to City Council
Committee endorses resolution opposing the transport of tar sands oil in the proximity of Portlandís natural resources.
Bill Seeks to Make It Easier to Recycle and Dispose of Household Paints
City to testify in support of LD 1308, An Act to Establish a Stewardship Program for Architectural Paint today.
American Chestnuts Come Back to Portland
Planting ceremony celebrates the reintroduction of new disease resistant tree to its natural habitat.
Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program
Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program.
Public Comment Period - Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
As a recipient of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal funding entitlements, the City of Portland is required to complete an analysis identifying impediments to fair housing choice in the city. Through April 29th, the Housing and Community Development Division is soliciting public comment in response to the completed analysis and recommended actions.
Portlandís Complete Streets Policy One of the Best in the Nation
City honored for exemplary policy that serves everyone on the road.
Swing into Spring!
Portlandís Riverside Golf Course opens this weekend.
Portland Employee Honored for Contributions to Childrenís Health
Childrenís Oral Health Program Coordinator Kathy Martin receive public health award for her hard work.
Fire Department Study Released Today
Studyís author will present findings at City Council workshop Monday.
Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?
Please click here
for a list and map of the businesses that provide parking within the vicinity of Casco Bay Lines. This information also includes places that offer monthly parking rates as well. For more information, please call our Parking Control Office, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 874-8443.
council-manager form of local government combines the strong political
leadership of elected officials in the form of a council with the strong
managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
City Manager’s position along with the City Clerk and City Attorney, are
appointed by the City Council. The City Manager appoints and manages all other
City department heads.
City Manager is part of the Executive Department and is the chief administrative
officer of the City. The manager’s primary responsibilities include providing
and maintaining the essential City services through the efficient and effective
management and operation of the City under the direction of the Mayor and City
Council. The City Manager executes the policy direction set by the Mayor and
City Council through the management of 13 City departments and approximately
addition, the manager assumes responsibility for:
- Preparing and administering the annual budget;
- Directing day-to-day operations;
- Hiring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining
personnel under his/her authority;
- Developing and administering City policies and
- Recommending policies or programs to the City
- Attending Council meetings;
- Ensures citizen complaints are handled in a timely
and professional manner;
- Represents the City and serves as a liaison of a variety of
boards, organizations, committees and commissions;