03.23.12 The Afternoon Delight



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The city of Dallas announced that it is seeking candidates interested in serving on the City Council.

Help plant trees along Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton for National Arbor Day – Forty trees will be planted on April 7 along the trail behind the Beaverton Operations Center at 9600 S.W. Allen Blvd., including Doug Fir, Western Red Cedar and Oregon Oaks varieties.

AG Candidate Forum 4/25 6:00 PM! – Wer’re delighted to be moderating the debate between candidates for Oregon Attorney General on April 25 at Portland State University. The focus will be on crime victims’ rights.

C-Tran is holding open houses to focus on proposed fare increases.


The Future of Intelligent Parking – How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.

State, Local Governments See Small Revenue Gains – U.S. state and local-government tax collections grew during the last three months of 2011 at the slowest pace in a year, marking a step back from gains that helped ease the strain on public agencies.

FEMA: Quarter Of Preparedness Funds Unspent By State And Local Government – Nearly 25 percent of federal funds granted to state and local governments for disaster preparedness since 2003 have not been spent,” according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s assistant administrator for grant programs Elizabeth Harmon. She explained that “the Department of Homeland Security has allotted $35 billion to states and municipalities since 2003 to equip and train first responders and to upgrade communications technology,” as well as “$158 million to create search and rescue teams.

Here is the link to the latest weekly LOC Bulletin: http://www.orcities.org/Portals/17/Publications/Newsletters/Bulletin/Bulletin03-23-12.pdf

Next Gen of Silicon Valley…Attracting & Growing Talent – the Two-County Next Generation Committee is a partnership of the City and County governments in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Inside the UGB

Mayor Sam Adams’ last budget — what are the priorities? Portland City Hall roundup

Despite layoffs, budget-crunched TriMet still filling high-paying administrative positions: Commuter roundup

PERS to cut payments 2 percent for ‘window retirees’

Beaverton eyes state enterprise zone to redevelop industrial land

Jeff Cogen announces public market deal in State of Multnomah County address

Coalition to fight TriMet budget

Outside the UGB

Redmond Hit By T-Mobile Call Center Closure

Medford council gets troubling prognosis on bond measures

Federal locality pay to remain unchanged in 2013: President’s Pay Agent rejects plan to expand location-based raises

Law prof challenges legality of CRC

Oregon says bond sale would save $27M – Portland Business Journal

Columbian.com – Why was Boldt sanctioned by GOP?

Renton Names Chip Vincent As Interim Administrator For Community And Economic Development

Facebook warns employers not to demand passwords

Tyler is new CAO; Supervisors name longtime deputy to county’s top spot

Woelk: Campaign fundraising no small potatoes in Eastern Oregon

Six firms express interest in helping with manager search | UPDATED