PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling along with Councilor Nick Mavodones on Friday announced that both school bond questions would be going in front of voters in November.
This comes after city councilors could not agree on a compromise after two straight meetings — one of which carried on for seven hours. At the latest meeting, the body had decided to take up the matter again during its April 5 meeting, but Friday's announcement came as a deal was finally reached.
Portland voters will have the option to vote for or against either question. The first provides $64 million in funding. The second would add an additional $32 million.
To pass, each question must get more than 50 percent of the vote independently.