06.28.12 The Morning Buzz



RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

What Should Hillsboro Name Its New Baseball Team? Vote in the ELGL poll.

Grading the New OregonLive Website – What Grade Do You Give the New OregonLive Website?

Join Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel – Help shape the future of the region by joining Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel. You’ll be entered into drawings to win gift cards, event tickets and more.


Stockton bankruptcy: Will other cities follow?  Join the Times’ state correspondent Diana Marcum and City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about the latest developments in Stockton, which is moving to become the nation’s largest city to seek protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

A Bankrupt City, By The Numbers – Today, Stockton, California, announced that it will file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. It’s the largest city to go bankrupt in U.S. history. Many factors played into the economic downfall of this city of 292,000, including the boom and bust of the housing market, bad bets on bond sales, ballooning pensions and expensive downtown revitalization projects.

The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities When major cities embrace climate and energy initiatives, the communities around them inevitably follow.

Government of the Elderly, by the Elderly, and for the Elderly Shall Not Perish – The American Values Poll from The Atlantic and Aspen Institute says most Americans want to spend more on the young. Meanwhile, we have built, renovated, and protected a government focused on protecting wealth rather than investing in it.

Gresham City Council formally opposes districting; move raises tension, questions – The Gresham City Council in a formal resolution derided a citizen ballot initiative as resulting in “gerrymandering false sub-communities into an us-versus-them scenario (that) would fracture the community into individual special interest groups.”


If We Work Into Our 70s, What Happens in the Workplace? You might think working well into your eighth decade is preposterous. But it is becoming relatively commonplace. The number of working people age 65 and older reached an all-time low in 2001, when just 13% held jobs. Now that rate is rebounding, and the number of workers older than 65 is 18% of the workforce.

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People – The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think–and why it works.

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