"City" piece evaluating Portland's progress in establishing access to city and f
"City" piece evaluating Portland's progress in establishing access to city and federal services for non-English speaking residents. This year the city hired Mutima Peter, a local pastor and former refugee, who speaks 11 languages, as a social worker in the social services department. Portland still has plans to staff a multilingual department in City Hall and is training refugees to translate signs for the building. For now, those who need help with translation use city services through AT&T's Language Line, which is actually designed to handle emergencies. Improvements in multilingual programs have been delayed by more than a year, but city officials say they are making a good faith effort to accommodate ethnic minorities. With related editorial.
Immigrants in Portland, Language and languages, Mutima Peter
Pacillo, Connie, ""City" piece evaluating Portland's progress in establishing access to city and f" (1998). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 2336.