Mayors in Maine’s largest cities are supporting key investments in bipartite infrastructure. This package means taking action to mitigate and adapt to climate change, expand broadband while making it more affordable, and improve transport and utility infrastructure in our municipalities. This Framework proposes investments that correspond to some of the main priorities of the Coalition of Mayors.
As the largest cities in Maine, we function as service centers for the surrounding small communities; we see this as a collective responsibility and an opportunity to embrace our state motto, “Dirigo”, and to lead in these areas.
As a coalition, we are very pleased to see the support of our entire federal delegation for the infrastructure framework. The Coalition of Mayors has been in contact with Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, urging them to quickly and continuously support a bipartisan agenda that points us toward a more prosperous Maine.
Thanks to COVID-19, we have seen people relocate to Maine in record numbers, and as we now hope to eclipse this pandemic, it is essential that we devote significant resources to the areas outlined in this package to continue on the trend of attract people to our state.
The Coalition of Mayors is a bipartisan group of city mayors in Maine who advocate on behalf of their communities to the Maine Legislative Assembly and the United States Congress. The coalition includes the mayors of the cities of Augusta, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland, Saco, Sanford, South Portland and Westbrook.