05.07.12 The Afternoon Delight



Happy Teacher Week

Envision Eugene Draft Recommendation Survey – Questions? Please contact: Terri Harding, Senior Planner Envision Eugene Public Involvement Manager (541) 682-5635 email: terri.l.harding@ci.eugene.or.us.

Bainbridge Island hosts public forums to discuss city manager search – Tom Muehlenbeck from Strategic Government Resources, the firm hired to search for the next city manager, will get right to work on Monday, May 7 with two community meetings.

RARE – Resource Assistance for Rural Environments – RARE’s partnership with Oregon Food Bank has been nominated for the 2012 National Service Impact Award. Please go to this site and vote for it!

Deschutes Bike-Ped Panel Member Sought – Community News Story – KTVZ Bend – The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is currently seeking interested candidates to fill one vacant position.


The Problem With Public-Private Partnerships – Next American City – The problem with public-private partnerships is that they can let corporate interests drive public investment.

The Taco Mayor – Next American City – East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo never intended to enter the national debate about immigration.

King County’s New Management: Failing Forward and Other Good Ideas – MRSC Insight – Recently, Lynn Nordby, MRSC Management Consultant, and Tracy Burrows, MRSC Executive Director, sat down with Fred Jarrett, Deputy King County Executive, to capture his thoughts on organizational change, strategic planning, failing forward, and other interesting ideas.

Cities Ask Tax-Exempt Colleges For Money – Wary of tax increases, weary of layoffs and determined to avoid bankruptcy, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had only to gaze up at his city’s Ivy League campus to see a way out of the morass.

‘Swing shift’ part of study suggestions for GIPD – In a public safety report released last week, consultants recommended the Grand Island Police Department have 10 more sworn officers and nearly four more community resources officers to assist with nonviolent violations such as code enforcement and vehicle impound.

New Survey Results on Local Govts Show Half are Still Freezing Pay and Cutting Benefits – The Center for State and Local Government Excellence has followed up on recent studies examining the impact of the recession on the government workforce and the latest results are a mixed bag. Around 82 percent of respondents stemmed from local government and while fewer cities and counties are laying off workers this year, the study notes that more than half are still freezing pay and cutting benefits.

Read petitions carefully before signing – Registered voters should read initiative petitions carefully before they sign them in Washington County this spring and summer.



3 Tips for Recharging a Stalled Career – Have you ever found yourself at a dead end road? What did you do when this occurred—did you simply give up on your journey and return home? Of course you didn’t. You turned around and searched for a road to lead you back to where wanted to go.

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What did you buy with your tax return??

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Psychographics. What Type Are You? | Social Media Today – We can target people on psychological common denominators, such as preferences, but also by psychological type. Whether you are an extravert, introvert, sensing, intuitive, thinking, feeling, perspective or judging type, plays a role in how we communicate to you.

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