News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2022

Mayor Snyder Joins Other City Leaders in Nonpartisan Coalition Fighting Childhood Hunger

Council News

Today, Mayor Kate Snyder joins more than 110 other mayors from 41 states and the District of Columbia in a nonpartisan coalition called the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, which taps the individual and collective leadership of mayors to take mean...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2022

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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2022

May 2, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

 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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 29, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland joined today with its partners and community members to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC) located at 654 Riverside Street. The HSC will provide 208-beds in a modern facility that will transform the way in which th...

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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 7, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals Seeking Consulting Services

News Update

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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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 13, 2022

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 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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Mayor's Office
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.

J...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City Ready to Distribute Mask Supplies for Small Businesses

Mask Mandate News

Today, the City of Portland’s mask mandate ordinance went into effect. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland. Businesses that require proof of vaccination of everyone on premises do not need to require masks be w...

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City News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

COUNCIL NEWS

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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City News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

portland news

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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Mayor's Office
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: 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

portland news

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

news alert

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: August 2, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

volunteer for board and committee vacancies

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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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