City Council

2017-2018 City Council

The Council consists of seven members who are elected to serve staggered three year terms. In addition to two At Large Councilors, there are five Councilors representing each of the five City districts. Councilors are limited to serving three consecutive terms. Elections are held in November and nomination papers are available in the City Clerk's office late July/early August. To appear on a ballot a candidate must collect at least 100 signatures from qualified voters of the city. Newly elected Councilors are sworn in at the Inauguration which is held at 4:00 PM on the 1st Monday of December.  The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Clerk, and Corporation Counsel. 

The City Council follows a set of adopted rules that govern the conduct and organization of meetings.  A copy of the City Council's "Standing Rules" may be found here.


City Council Meeting Schedule

The public is invited to attend all meetings of the City Council and citizen comments are welcome.

  • Council Meetings are held in City Hall Council Chambers 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and begin at 7:00 P.M. These meetings are televised live on Cable Channel 2, South Portland Community Television.   (Note: Prior to February 1, 2018, Council Meetings were held on Mondays at 7:00PM). 
  • Council Workshops are held in Council Chambers on the 2nd and the 4th Tuesday each month and begin at 7:00PM.  (Note: Prior to February 1, 2018, Council Workshops were held on Mondays at 6:30PM). 

Agendas are posted on Friday of each week to the left menu.  If you need help locating a specific record, please contact the City Clerk.

Council Meetings & Workshops are recorded and archives can be viewed here.
Note:  Meetings and Workshops are held on Thursday night if Tuesday is a holiday.  

 Contacting City Council

Members of the City Council, including the Mayor, do not have offices at City Hall.  City Councilor's contact information can be found here.   Alternatively, correspondence intended for members of the City Council, including the Mayor, may be directed to the City Clerk.  The City Clerk can be reached at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106, at (207)767-7601 or email to: