- Who’s Next in the 2012 Issue and Speaker Series?
- Take the ELGL Five Minute Challenge
- 06.01.12 Knope of the Week
- The Lightning Round with Eric Chambers, City of Gresham
- 06.06.12 The Morning Buzz
- Job Posting: Assistant City Administrator
- The 10 Cardinal Sins of Networking
- 06.06.12 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (The Engagement Remix)
RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.
Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.
Info Request: Social Gaming Policy – My organization is researching approaches taken by other cities to regulate “social gaming.” I am focusing on options for licensing, regulating and enforcing an ordinance. Please send along any documents that may aid in framing the issue. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Budget Busters – A riders’ advocacy group challenges TriMet to rethink its fare hikes and service cuts.TriMet is zooming ahead with plans to close a $12 million budget gap for next year by raising ticket prices, cutting bus service and ending the free-rail zone. The transit agency’s board is set
The Smartest Guy in the Room – What does Reed College know about John Kroger that people in Oregon politics don’t? On July 1, John Richard Kroger will become the 15th president in the 101-year history of Reed College.
Cities Resort to Strong Arm Moves to Encourage Low-Income Lending – City councils in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh have passed ordinances this year requiring banks that hold city government deposits to provide detailed accounts of their lending practices in low-income communities. Boston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and San Diego are considering similar proposals.
David Olson’s exit closes a chapter in Portland’s crusade against cable industry – For nearly three decades at the helm of Portland’s cable office, Olson was the city’s crusader-in-chief, waging a series of campaigns — largely without result — to challenge the cable industry’s dominance.
Management Tip: Keep Your Spirits Up While Looking for a Job – It can be hard to stay positive in today’s tough job environment, but it’s critical. Becoming cynical or depressed will work against you, in part because most interviewers, no matter how much you fake it, will pick up on your real feelings.
Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process – Most companies sabotage their own innovation processes without meaning to. I’ve noticed five tell-tale signs of this syndrome, which I recently described during a talk to the Columbia Media Forum.
Office Workers Run Amok – Obstacle courses with barbed wire, mud, fire and electricity, challenge participants eager to break out of their cubicles and bond with co-workers—or simply vanquish them.
Working Around the Kids’ Vacation – Entrepreneurial moms and dads often have to lay down unpopular household rules when the kids are on summer break. But the time also can be a learning experience for children.
Inside the UGB
- Portland police union president calls for investigation into bureau’s review of Frashour shooting
- Does TriMet really pay out more for benefits than for wages? PolitiFact Oregon
- Fines could be on the horizon for Portland’s curbside food composting
- Sellwood Bridge committee recommends a westside driveway and trail alignment
- Portland schools will get $7.1 million not $7.5 million: Portland City Hall roundup
- Tigard City Council calls for election to fill upcoming mayor’s post vacancy
- Hillsboro sets stage for baseball’s return to the Portland metro area
- OC commissioners ready to decide how to downsize the city’s bulky urban renewal board
- Mayor Bemis opposes electing Gresham council from districts
- Jefferson Smith Needs New Campaign Consultant
- Sherwood City Council adopts slightly lower budget for 2012-13
- Lake Oswego City Council sends 2012-2013 budget back for second public hearing to restore current tax rate
- Milwaukie renews talks with Northwest League to bring in minor league baseball team
- Ousted Cornelius mayor sues, alleging officials conspired against him
- Cities look to update emergency water agreement
Outside the UGB
- Stockton Empowers Manager to Put City Into Bankruptcy
- San Jose, San Diego vote on public pension could spark copycat measures
- A Q and A with soon-to-be Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
- Schwab Amphitheater Gets Noise Rules Exemption – News Story – KTVZ Bend
- King County looking to ban tobacco at local parks
- City leaders mulling tougher gun laws
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