The recent resignation of Council Member Nicole Sunstrum has created a vacancy on the City Council.  Those who are interested in serving on City Council should submit their resume, along with a cover letter to Portland City Hall by close of business on Friday, September 12th. Applicants must be a qualified and registered elector of the City, must have been a resident of the City for at least one year, and may not be in default to the City.


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Pursuant to and in compliance with Public Act 63 of 2011 Category 2 of the State of Michigan Economic Vitality Incentive Program the Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation of Services Plan is available here.


The City of Portland is committed to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in all decisions involving our employees and contractors/consultants, and to ensuring that our residents are afforded access to all programs and services. The City serves all of its residents, including minority populations, low-income populations, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those who traverse the state of Michigan.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is the overarching civil rights law which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, in any program, service or activity that receives federal assistance.  Specifically, Title VI assures that, “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.”   The City of Portland recognizes its responsibility to provide fairness and equity in all of its programs, services, and activities, and that it must abide by and enforce federal and state civil rights legislation and  has developed a Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan to assure that services, programs, and activities of the City are offered, conducted, and administered fairly, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability of the participants or beneficiaries of federally funded programs, services, or activities.   Click here for a copy of that Plan and the City’s complaint form.


City Income Tax and Streets


The City of Portland is one of 22 Michigan Cities that has an Income Tax. In Portland these funds are used for paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lights, and related water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

  • For more information on the City Income Tax click here.

  • For more information on street improvements funded with income tax money in the City of Portland and results from the PASER study done on City street conditions please click here.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions such as how income tax funds are used and other miscellaneous income tax facts click here.

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