- 04.27.12 Knope(s) of the Week
- Barbara Baker RSVP Request
- Submit Your Questions For Governor Gregoire
- RSVP for ELGL Conversation with Gov. Gregoire
- New City Manager Enjoys Working with People
- Sharpen Your Number 2 Pencils
- ELGL – Central Oregon Roundtable on Innovation
- 05.09.12 The Morning Buzz
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.
Current Fellows | PolitiCorps – Do you have a spare bed and a place to make ramen? Good news, you can be a homestay host for a 2012 PolitiCorps Fellow! Just click the link below to check out the folks who need a place to crash this summer while they save democracy.
Postal Service halts plans to shutter thousands of post offices – Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news conference that the struggling agency plans now to keep the rural post offices operating with shorter hours instead.
Bright Minds, Human-Scaled City – Next American City – Transit Miami writer Tony Garcia explains what is what at the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism.
How much does it cost to treat and deliver drinking water – It costs less for our drinking water than it does for most other goods and services, such as cable television, telephone service, and electricity.
The State of American Infrastructure – The Urban Land Institute takes stock of what cities are doing to rebuild. … In North Carolina’s Research Triangle, three counties and two metropolitan planning organizations will need to work together to fund and build a regional transit system.
Small Cities Are Becoming New Engine Of Economic Growth – The conventional wisdom is that the world’s largest cities are going to be the primary drivers of economic growth and innovation. Even slums, according to a fawning article in National Geographic, represent “examples of urban vitality, not blight.” In America, it is commonly maintained by pundits that “megaregions” anchored by dense urban cores will dominate the future.
It’s Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement – Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization’s health. While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence from Japan and elsewhere suggests that it’s time to question these methods.
When to Share Bad News – Management Tip of the Day – May 09, 2012 – As a project manager, you need to actively monitor progress to keep your team on the right path. One way to do that is to hold short pulse meetings where team.
Inside the UGB
- Portland officials consider ‘responsible banking,’ tax amnesty and urban renewal: Portland City Hall roundup
- TriMet Lift operators suspend strike, head back to bargaining table
- Can elected officials in Oregon refuse to join PERS? PolitiFact Oregon
- Milwaukie to swing at baseball questions
- Here’s what you said about which services Multnomah County Commissioners should prioritize in the up
- Wilsonville City Council approves 43 percent pay cut for mayor, considers stipends for councilors
- State: City must redo library decision
- Poll: Mayor Sam Adams’ approval ratings improve 8 months before he leaves office
Outside the UGB
- Oregon politics roundup: What the polls, political contribution lists and fact-checks are finding
- Protesters gather to oppose Portland police plan for video surveillance cameras
- Unions give $200,000 for petition drive to repeal corporate kicker
- Bonney Lake Tables Decision on Utility Rate Changes, Asks for Public Comment at Next Week’s Council.
- New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Federal Investment in Bike-Ped
- Cannon Beach to face largest garbage rate hike
- HeraldNet.com – Tobacco free parks in Everett?
- News Articles: “Gross Waste:” Do Fed Employees Know It When They See It?
- Anderson City Council to vote on whether to study sharing services with county
- Charlotte City Manager Declares Bank of America Shareholder Meeting ‘Extraordinary Event’
- 3 King County officials balk at ICE detainer program
- County working on program to lower insurance costs, promote employee health
- Scrutiny of SPD assistant chief exposes rift within department
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