Mission: to encourage support for arts and culture within the wider Portsmouth community
Mission: to recommend an external auditor to the City Council, advise and work with the City Council on fiscal oversight.
Mission: to hear and decide appeals relative to the application and interpretation of the various city adopted construction codes.
Mission: to establish standing subcommittees on matters pertaining to the operation and performance of cable companies within the City.
Mission: to encourage the restoration, preservation, and safeguarding of Portsmouth's historic cemeteries and their history for future generations.
Mission: to evaluate challenges and identify low-cost, high-impact recovery solutions that use ARPA monies.
Mission: to advise the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, emerging community needs, and facilitate public involvement in the CDBG program planning process.
Mission: to advocate for the neighborhoods in Portsmouth, guided by two basic principles: protection and preservation of the quality of our neighborhoods.
Mission: to protect and properly utilize the City's natural resources.
Mission: to provide a local review process for proposed demolition of privately-owned buildings and structures of historic, architectural, and cultural value.
Mission: to ensure continued economic prosperity and preservation of the qualities that attract and retain businesses in the community.
Mission: to review municipal fees annually.
Mission: to review the City Charter, Council Ordinances, Council Rules, and Council Policies and report back to the City Council on any recommended alterations to those documents.
Mission: to review exterior changes to buildings and structures located within the Historic District.
Mission: to properly archive Historical Documents relating to the City of Portsmouth.
Mission: to provide quality housing to people with low and very low incomes; ensures that all residents pay fair and reasonable rents; promotes fair housing to people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages and abilities.
Mission: to review all current zoning and policies surrounding housing and development to encourage sustainable, diverse, and affordable development including expanded multi modal transportation.
Mission: to meet regularly with our Senator and Representatives to review legislation of interest to the City.
Mission: to determine objectives that will result in the continuing growth and improvement of Library services and establish policies to attain these objectives.