05.08.12 The Afternoon Delight



Jackson County Oregon USA – Residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding area are invited to a town hall meeting with Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10. The meeting is open to everyone and will be held at the Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 West C Street.

Westside Transportation Alliance – Washington County is looking for feedback on their Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Prioritization Project. Check out the project website to see the work that has already been done and take a quick survey to provide your feedback.

City of Albany, Oregon – Vacancy on urban renewal district advisory board, Albany. Apply by May 24.

RSVP for ELGL Conversation with Gov. Gregoire – The Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network would like to extend an invitation to the ELGL Conversation with Governor Christine Gregoire. Space will be limited for this event to 100 people, and we anticipate that we may reach capacity (ELGL currently has more than 300 members).  PSU President Wim Wiewel will also be attending this forum.


Longer Commute, Bigger Waistline – Yet more evidence that your drive to work is making you unhealthy.

Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Zoning Code – Activists should think beyond public subsidies.

Where Needed Most, Public Transit Faces Cuts – Next American City – What a paradox: Cutbacks to public transportation are enforced even as fuel prices continue to rise and the demand for public transportation seems likely only to increase. Local revenues simply cannot keep up with demand.

The Value of Public Service: Cultivating Communities | transformgov.org – For those of us who have chosen public service as a profession, it is clear that the work we do matters. We directly impact people’s lives in very tangible ways. We provide the necessities – clean drinking water, emergency response, drivable roads, electricity – and these are critical to a community

Less revenue puts pressure on city budget – Revenue reductions and increased expenses will continue to put a strain on the city of Albany’s ability to deliver the type and extent of services the public wants and expects, City Manager Wes Hare will tell the budget committee when it meets on Tuesday, May 15.


Getting hired: What employers want you to ask – When the tables are turned, potential employers say there are three questions they want candidates to ask them during a job interview.

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