- Save the Date: Happy New (Fiscal) Year Party is July 19
- 04.20.12 Knope of the Week
- ELGL in the Lake Oswego Review
- Hot Topic: Satellite Dishes
- Riskiest Question In A Job Interview
- 04.26.12 The Morning Buzz
WashingtonDNR – Picture yourself volunteering with Washington DNR. Learn more about all of the opportunities going on this weekend.
Participatory Budgeting Goes Citywide – That’s the question in Vallejo, the first American municipality to approve citywide participatory budgeting.
City budget avoids service cuts but could cause long-term problems – Lake Oswego City Manager David Donaldson has released a 2012-13 proposed budget that avoids slashing services and programs but could pose long-term consequences for the city government’s finances.
The Bloomingdale Trail: It Takes a Village to Make a Park – The Bloomingdale Trail, an abandoned 2.7-mile railroad embankment that runs through four neighborhoods – Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown – is being converted into a cycling/pedestrian path and park.
Thinking like a farmer boosts tax revenue | Better! Cities & Towns Online – On Tax Day, here’s an analysis on property taxes, the kind of taxes that cities and towns rely on most. Density and mixed-use — not parking lots — yield the most revenue by far.
Creating Sustainable Performance – Research has shown that managers can take four measures to help employees thrive at work. All four are necessary to promote a culture of vitality and learning.
How e-mail and texting have driven people to overuse exclamation points! – I can still remember the pact I made with a co-worker five years ago. We began to notice an alarming increase in the number of exclamation points crammed into e-mails and text messages. False enthusiasm was giving us a headache.
The Tao Of “No”: 3 Guidelines For Politely Declining – “No” is not a word that we typically associate with anything positive. But “no” is an inherent part of prioritization and defining what you stand for.
Inside the UGB
- Residents voice disapproval of LO water plant plan
- Water rate fight could swamp city campaigns
- Town car operators argue against Portland fare regulations: Portland City Hall roundup
- Transit Score ranks Portland nation’s 10th best city for living near bus, train
- Council moves ahead with new Foothills concept
Outside the UGB
- Redmond public works director Bill Campbell to retire
- Herrera Beutler named to special transportation committee
- City of Salem announces closure of two fire stations
- Loiselle: Improve internal communication
- State auditors questioned nearly $8 million in public funds in 2011: Oregon Politics Roundup
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