- March 14 ELGL Event in Bend
- 03.02.12 Knope of the Week
- It’s Madness – ELGL Bracket Challenge
- Portland Struggles to Remain a Leader in Public Transit
- ELGL’s Call for Resumes
- 03.05.12 The Morning Buzz
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Ethics | icma.org – March is Ethics Awareness Month – Is everyone at your organization using the same playbook?
A Quick. Anonymous. Survey! Please give us your thoughts – Because every city tells a story. Whether that story helps or hinders the vitality of the city depends on how well that story is managed. Do we know what downtown Vancouver is saying to visitors? To residents? To business owners?
Celebrating 30 Years: The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program – Western City – March 2012 – Has your city created new ways of improving public trust and support? Enter your city’s noteworthy programs by April 12 and earn recognition.
We want your suggestions on how to spend your tax dollars wisely next year! – Office Of Citizen Involvement – Multnomah County wants your suggestions on how to spend your tax dollars wisely next year! Take this 5-minute survey to give input to county commissioners about which programs to prioritize for funding.
Sustainable Tacoma Commission – Citizens who are interested in helping the City and the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions are encouraged to apply for membership on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission.
The Official Guide to Tactical Urbanism – a new book offers case studies and tips on creating quick and effective urban interventions.
Innovation and Cities: Reframing the Dialogue – the first installment in a series on “Innovation and Cities” These are tough times for cities, economically and politically. Our own research points to a period of managed retrenchment where city leaders are confronted with undesirable choices — cuts in vital services, laying off personnel, delaying needed infrastructure investments, to name a few. But, times like these often open opportunities for innovation, to rethink the roles and structures of cities.
Next American City » Buzz » Objectively Speaking, Bias May Be a Good Thing for Cities in Need – Stockton is broke. The San Joaquin County city of nearly 300,000 is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and no one seems to know what do. Maybe the answer is giving up on objectivity.
Inside the UGB
- Organizers of a Clackamas County anti-rail petition turned in 11,855 signatures
- West Linn police station is planned to open in spring 2014
- Tom Pessemier among top candidates for Sherwood’s city manager job
- Streetcar engineering requires $350,000 more: Portland City Hall roundup
- Beaverton City Council eases path for future development at the Round
- City kicks off work on The Fields Park
- Industrial district to be dubbed Produce Row
Outside the UGB
- Senate to Continue Debate on Transportation Bill | nlc.org
- Columbian.com – In our view: Bridge Height Fiasco Erupts
- Gelser and Morse discuss bills passed in the short session
- Oregon Legislature adjourns 2012 session with final flurry of agreements
- Ridgefield businessman to challenge Commissioner Mielke