Completed Task Forces
Learn about the 2020 Charter Commission Ad Hoc 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.
The City of Portland Broadband Planning Committee was formed in November 2020 to engage Casco Bay island residents in evaluating their collective interest in and needs related to broadband service. The Committee included representatives from Cushing, Little Diamond, Great Diamond, and Peaks islands. Its work formally concluded in November 2021 with the issuance of a final report.
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.
The Maine Continuum of Care plans and coordinates a system that helps individuals avoid or exit from homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Building Incentive Task Force was established to study and develop a green building incentive program for construction in the City.
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.
The Hall School Building Committee was appointed by the City Council to oversee the design and construction of a new Hall Elementary School.
Read about the Healthy Sustainable Food Systems Initiative: shaping Portland's food system.
The Homeless Task Force was established by council order in November 2011.
The purpose of this project is to improve the cohesiveness and livability of Libbytown and adjacent areas of impact by improving the transportation network.
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.
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.
On December 17, 2012, the Portland City Council voted to approve the recommendations of the Nathan Clifford Re-Use Advisory Task Force.
This Committee is now part of the Housing and Economic Development Committee as of December 2020.
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.
Read about the Portland Charter Commission and its members and minutes.
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).
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.
The Portland Youth Council (PYC) connects, engages, and empowers Portland's diverse youth population through government and civic participation.
The Racial Equity Steering Committee was charged with reviewing the City’s approach to public safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Forest Avenue is a critical transportation and development corridor linking the Portland Peninsula to Interstate 295 and beyond to off-peninsula neighborhood centers.