Portland's population has dropped by 17 percent since 1950, while the population
Portland's population has dropped by 17 percent since 1950, while the population of its suburbs has grown 40 percent. The city is currently undertaking three projects--the renovation of City Hall Auditorium and Hadlock and the construction of a passenger railroad station--that will benefit the suburbs as much as Portland, and some people believe residents of the suburbs should contribute their fair share. John C. Roberts, a vice president at UNUM, is one of a growing number of people who believe the suburbs should consolidate taxes and services with Portland to form a regional government. Details.
Portland, Portland -- Government
Young, Bob, "Portland's population has dropped by 17 percent since 1950, while the population" (1993). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. Paper 298.
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