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2020 Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee
Learn about the 2020 Charter Commission Ad Hoc Committee.
Ad Hoc ReCode Committee
The City Council Ad Hoc Recode Committee is hereby formed to offer broad policy guidance to the Planning Board in its development of a proposed revision of the Portland City Code Chapter 14 known as the Recode; and the Ad Hoc ReCode Committee will meet from time to time as appropriate.
Congress Square Redesign Study Group
Congress Square Redesign Study Group is hereby appointed with representatives to advise and guide the design and engineering process for the assessment of the best use and design of Congress Square.
Continuum of Care
The Maine Continuum of Care plans and coordinates a system that helps individuals avoid or exit from homelessness.
Council Appointee Subcommittee
This committee will establish performance guidelines for annual evaluations of the work of persons in the positions of City Manager, City Clerk and Corporation Counsel.
Fire / Code Inspections Task Force
In the wake of the tragic fire on Noyes Street that claimed the lives of six young people, the City of Portland has established a task force to review its inspections programs.
Franklin Street Committee Phase 2
The Franklin Street Feasibility Study is examining the potential for improving the corridor for all modes of traffic (vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit) and looking at the possibility of opening up land along the corridor for new development, both residential and commercial.
Green Building Incentive Task Force
The Green Building Incentive Task Force was established to study and develop a green building incentive program for construction in the City.
Green Packaging Working Group
The Portland City Council has formed the Green Packaging Working Group to investigate the possibility of reducing or eliminating the use of plastic packaging in the city.
Hall School Building Committee
The Hall School Building Committee was appointed by the City Council to oversee the design and construction of a new Hall Elementary School.
Healthy Sustainable Food Systems Initiative
Read about the Healthy Sustainable Food Systems Initiative: shaping Portland's food system.
Homelessness Prevention Task Force
The Homeless Task Force was established by council order in November 2011.
Libbytown Traffic Circulation & Streetscape Study
The purpose of this project is to improve the cohesiveness and livability of Libbytown and adjacent areas of impact by improving the transportation network.
Martin Luther King Recognition Task Force
The City Council established the Martin Luther King Recognition Task Force to consider how the life and legacy of the Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King may be best acknowledged and recognized, in the form of renaming a street, park or similarly situated public space, by the City of Portland.
MLK Memorial Selection Committee
The Portland City Council established the Martin Luther King Recognition Task Force to consider how the life and legacy of the Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may be best acknowledged and recognized, in the form of renaming a street, park or similarly situated public space, by the City of Portland.
Nathan Clifford Re-Use Advisory Task Force
On December 17, 2012, the Portland City Council voted to approve the recommendations of the Nathan Clifford Re-Use Advisory Task Force.
Past Housing Committee
This Committee is now part of the Housing and Economic Development Committee as of December 2020.
Pesticide & Fertilizer Task Force
The Pesticide and Fertilizer Task force is a diverse and knowledgeable group of stakeholders charged by the Portland City Council to review the draft pesticide ordinance under consideration in South Portland, ordinances in other jurisdictions, as well as scientific literature regarding the effects of pesticides on public health and the environment.
Portland Charter Commission
Read about the Portland Charter Commission and its members and minutes.
Portland Disability Advisory Committee
The Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC) advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities, and recommends policies, practices, and legislation in matters affecting people with disabilities consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Portland Open Space Vision & Implementation Plan
The City is working with the Trust for Public Land and Portland Trails to create a system-wide plan for future open space protection and improvement, the Portland Open Space Vision and Implementation Plan.
Portland Youth Council
The Portland Youth Council (PYC) connects, engages, and empowers Portland's diverse youth population through government and civic participation.
Racial Equity Steering Committee
The Racial Equity Steering Committee was charged with reviewing the City’s approach to public safety.
School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee
The School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the City Council to further vet and provide a recommendation on the proposal to repair and renovate the City's public elementary schools before it is sent back to the Board of Public Education for their approval, reviewed by the Council’s Finance Committee and then ultimately voted on by the full Council.
Solid Waste Task Force
In January, 2010, the City Council established the Solid Waste Task Force to develop a five year plan to implement the policies and programs necessary to achieve the State of Maine's 50% recycling goal, including a cost analysis and a time line for achieving this goal.
Spring Street - Free Street Area Streetscape Plan
This streetscape improvement plan is a step in the direction of reclaiming Spring Street to meet current community aspirations and enhance the Spring Street -Free Street neighborhood.
State & High Street Study
This study was initiated by the City of Portland for the purpose of making improvements in vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian access and safety in a portion of the city core, which for the purpose of this study generally consists of State Street between Marginal Way and York Street, and High Street between Forest Avenue and Commercial Street.
Sustainable Storm Water Funding Task Force
The City of Portland is required by law to eliminate pollution of water bodies caused by the using the City of Portland’s storm water and combined sewer systems and over the past twenty years, has constructed and will continue to construct, over the next thirty years, hundreds of million dollars in upgrades to the City of Portland’s storm water and combined sewer systems to mitigate the contribution of storm water runoff to pollution of stream, rivers, Portland Harbor, and Casco Bay.
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Transforming Forest Avenue
Forest Avenue is a critical transportation and development corridor linking the Portland Peninsula to Interstate 295 and beyond to off-peninsula neighborhood centers.