PORTLAND — The city is seeking input on how to use federal Community Development Block Grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A series of public meetings will be held next week in Portland Districts 1, 2 and 3. City staff and the city councilors for each district are looking for input and feedback on how CDBG funds are working in the community.

Portland receives approximately $2.1 million annually in CDBG funds for urban planning, development and social services for the three districts.

The meeting for District 1, which covers Bayside, East Bayside, Munjoy Hill and Cliff Island, will be held Sept. 15. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Merrill Rehearsal Hall on Myrtle Street. Councilor Kevin Donoghue represents the district.

The meeting for District 2, comprising the West End, Parkside and the St. John and Valley streets area, will be held Sept. 9. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Parkside Neighborhood Center at 85 Grant St. Councilor Dave Marshall represents the district.

The meeting for District 3, or Libbytown, will be held Sept. 22. It is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at West School at 57 Douglass St. Councilor Dan Skolnik represents the district.

For more information about the meetings or the CDBG programs, contact Amy Grommes Pulaski at 874-8731 or [email protected]


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