02.02.12 The Afternoon Delight


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Citizen Involvement Recruitments – Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of the Surface Water Management Agency of Clackamas County (SWMACC), is seeking citizens to fill three vacancies on its Budget Committee beginning in spring 2012. Three three-year terms are available. Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD #1), is seeking citizens to fill three vacancies on its Budget Committee beginning spring 2012. Three three-year terms are available. 

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With Jobs Already Lost in Trenton, Now They’ve Taken the Porcelain – These have been among the worst of times for Trenton, a once-proud industrial city that has struggled with grim finances, large-scale layoffs and rising crime. Now comes the latest indignity: The Brooklyn Museum demanded the return of its vase.

What Happens to a Small Town When Its Coal Plant Shuts Down? Andrzejewski says the city’s already in a bind because of the downturn in the economy, and more cuts to the budget will only make existing problems worse.

Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens – They save lots of money – and that’s just their most obvious benefit.

The Latest in Economic Development – 2.2.12 – This week’s blog entry explains new progress in entrepreneurial-focused federal legislation, explores the upward trend in U.S. exports, highlights Oklahoma City’s successful growth strategy, focuses on lessons learned from Michael Bloomberg and Cornell’s ambitious project, and discovers a startup that helps startups.

Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy – Are you happy? The place you live might have something to do with it. Do you love the place you live? If so, where is it?

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