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01.06.12 The Morning Buzz

Job Posting: City Manager

Job Posting: Coordinator, Coalition of Communities of Color

Job Posting: Assistant City Manager – Riverside, OH

RSVP for ELGL Meeting with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director

01.06.12 The Afternoon Delight

The Saturday Spotlight

What Citizens Add to Planning

The video at the end of this post is a rare and engaging inside peek at two planning workshops in the small, historic city of Belfast (population 6,658) and the town of Lincolnville (population 2,042), both in Maine. The most eloquent voices in the room are not professional planners, but ordinary citizens who care about their community, raising such issues as how their streets function, building facades, walkability, places for seniors and kids, safety, and the like.

Twitter chat with Neil McFarlane January 12

On Thursday, January 12, at 6 p.m., I will be hosting a live town-hall-style chat on Twitter, to help answer your questions about TriMet’s budget issues and how they might affect you. You can participate by using the#askneil hashtag.

City of Dupont, Washington – City Administrator Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first 2012 edition of the City Administrator’s Friday Letter.

What’s Going On

City of Covington, WA (Official)

There is still time to become a citizen leader in Covington! The city is seeking to fill positions on its Budget Priorities Advisory Committee – read more here.

City of Richland, Washington

Richland Parks & Recreation invites public input on its six-year Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan; which helps guide planning for park and recreation needs. The first public meeting is January 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Community Center. Come share your ideas!

Redmond’s Citizen Academy – Returning in 2012!

Have you ever considered how Redmond evolved to be the vibrant City of today? Or, how it may continue to change over time? What does it take to successfully manage a City of over 55,000 residents? And, where does my drinking water originate and then flow to when it leaves my home? How are improvements to sidewalks and other projects scheduled?

Around the Northwest

Oregon’s top federal prosecutor traveled from commune to the corner office

Talent officials ponder future of Walmart site

Riparian rules add to the cost of projects

Portland police plan to pay cops to keep fit turns into $739 bonus for finger prick, blood pressure test and weigh-in

Bonamici, Cornilles take opposing sides on Keystone pipeline project

UO bike presentation wins national prize

An East Portland restaurant owner gets help from a small-business program as he looks to relaunch in a new location

1st District candidates set to debate

New code enforcement officer makes impact in Covington