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Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

May 16, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its May 16, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

(Please note that Councilor April Fournier, At-Large, was not in attendance.)

 APPOINTMENTS

  • Order 244-21/22 Appointing William Needelman a Class E Director o...
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Council News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

 During its May 2, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

APPOINTMENTS & BUSINESS LICENSES

  • The Council unanimously approved 4 business licenses and approved the appointment of an Ass...

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Council News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items. 

 

Please note that Mayor Snyder and Councilors Ali, Fournier, and Dion were not in attendance.

 

BUSINESS LICENSES & CONSENT ...

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Council News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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Portland City Council Recap - April 11, 2022

During its April 11, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved 13 business licenses. 

BUDGET ITEMS 

  • Order 199-21/22 Amending the Fi...

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Council News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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Read the March 21, 2022 Portland City Council meeting summary. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 5:00 PM. To view agendas, backup materials, and videos from past meetings, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas.

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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Council News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Council News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything!

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

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March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

During its March 7, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items:

  • Resolve 8-21/22 Expressing Solidarity with Ukraine and Denouncing Russian Acts of Aggression (Passed unanimously 8-0 with clerical amendment; Councilor Trevorrow ab...
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Council News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housing sectors.

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Council News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June Special Municipal Election

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The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.

The City Clerk’s Office is alerting Portland residents that nomination papers will be available on Monday, February 7 for the June 14, 2022 Special Municipal Election.  

Papers can be taken out in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please use t...

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Council News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

News Update

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. EAC has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

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Council News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

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The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager.

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Executive Recruitment Consulting Services to assist in its search for its next City Manager. Proposals must be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM

The City is s...

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Council News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

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 City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Council News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Join Mayor Snyder on January 20, 2022 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, January 20 at 5:00 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: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

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Portland launches a new child care grant program with the help of American Rescue Plan Act funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program, is to increase the number of child care slots available in the city.

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Council News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Mayor Snyder to Give Remote State of the City Address on Monday, December 20

COUNCIL NEWS

Mayor Kate Snyder is set to give her State of the City Address on Monday, December 20 at 4:30 PM ahead of the City Council meeting at 5:00 PM.  

To access the meeting, visit the meeting agenda for the Zoom link.

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2021

City Providing Free Masks for Portland Small Businesses

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Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the public.

Recognizing that small businesses continue to incur costs associated with providing masks to customers, the City of Portland is offering support by providing free supplies of face masks to small businesses in Portland that physically interact with the pub...

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Council News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Provides Memo Recapping November 2 Election & At-Large Council Race Recount

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The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount.

The Portland City Clerk and Acting Corporation Counsel provided a memo to the City Council today recapping the November 2 Election and At-Large Council race recount. Given the circumstances surrounding the methods for determining the winner of the At-Larg...

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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Following Recount, Rodriguez Declared At-Large City Council Winner

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Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race.

Following a recount that began on November 9th at Ocean Gateway, Roberto Rodriguez has been declared the winner of the At-Large City Council race. The declaration of the final result came after both candidates and their teams completed the manual recount ...

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Council News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Jennings Selects Anne McGuire to Serve as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Anne McGuire to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland.

City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Anne McGuire to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland. The City began a search process for the position earlier this spring following the resignation of the prior ...

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Council News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

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The City is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. City officials are recommending that everyone wear masks when inside regardless of vaccination status.

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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Council News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Alerts Public to CDC’s Newly Issued Eviction Ban

NEWS ALERT

The City 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 October 3, 2021.

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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Council News
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. Applications are due August 13, 2021.

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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Council News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

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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: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

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The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Council News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City of Portland Assessor’s Office Announces Slight Delay in Revaluation Notices

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The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project.

The City of Portland’s Assessor today announced a slight delay in the expected timeframe for sending out notices of new assessed values to all property owners as part of the City’s Revaluation Project. Originally anticipated to be mailed the week of May 3...

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Council News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Racial Equity Steering Committee Presents Full Report to City Council

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

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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Council News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Releases Implementation Information for Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Referendum Ordinance

NEWS ALERT

The City released implementation information for the five citizen initiative ordinances that were recently passed by Portland voters. The City’s implementation plan follows the letter of the ordinances, and all but one go into effect December 6.

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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Council News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

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

COUNCIL NEWS

The 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 City legal team.

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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Council News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

COUNCIL NEWS

At its Monday, October 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods.

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

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Council News
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 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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Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Members of Public Encouraged to Apply for Charter Commission Council Appointee

COUNCIL NEWS

Members of the public who wish to be considered by the Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee as one of the Council's appointees to the Charter Commission should apply by 12:00 PM on Monday, August 3.

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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Council News
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 Tae Chong.

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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Council News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

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

COUNCIL NEWS

In light of recent calls for the creation of more affordable housing in Portland, the City is sharing an overview of the affordable housing projects with almost 900 units that are currently in the pipeline and have support from the City Council.

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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Council News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

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

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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 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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Council News
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.

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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Council News
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 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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Council News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

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

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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.

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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Council 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: July 19, 2021

Nomination Papers Available for November 2021 Election

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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 27, 2021

City Seeks Public Feedback on Using ARPA Funds

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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: 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: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

Newsflash 2022

At the January 3, 2022 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to implement a mask mandate ordinance for the city of Portland. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland as of Wednesday, January 5. Businesses t...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Portland City Council Recap: February 28, 2022

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The City Council acted upon the following items at the February 28, 2022 meeting:

  • Order 143-21/22 Approving Collective Bargaining Agreement w/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 481-07 Supervisors (Passed un...
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