Portland City Council Weekly Roundup for September 11–15, 2017

Mystery meetings for the Nominations Committee and the MLK Recognition Task Force, then a panel discussion and public hearing on a new emergency homeless shelter.

> Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:30pm — Martin Luther King Recognition Task Force

City Hall, Room 209 (second floor, to the left)

** No agenda is available for this meeting. Boo… **

> Tuesday, September 12 @ 5:30pm — Nominations Committee

City Hall, Room 208 (second floor, City Manager’s Office)

** This committee conducts interviews for various boards and commissions in executive (i.e. private) session. No agenda is available; they do not tell us which boards and commissions are they interviewing for this week, or — for that matter — which positions are available or how to apply for them. Boo…**

> Tuesday, September 12 @ 5:30pm — Health & Human Services Committee

City Hall, State of Maine Room(second floor, to the right)

Key agenda items:

  • Panel discussion with social service and public health experts on the proposed new emergency homeless shelter, followed by a public hearing on the subject. The City is planning a single, large emergency shelter to replace the existing Oxford Street Shelter in Bayside, which is not able to adequately serve the city’s needs and is something of a health and safety hazard. The City has not chosen a location for the new shelter yet, but has changed zoning code to allow it to be placed in parts of the city other than just Bayside, including off-Peninsula locations. Public comment WILL be taken.

Read the agenda and associated materials here.