07.11.12 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.

ELGL Eugene Meeting Update – Your invited to attend the ELGL-Eugene luncheon meeting to be held Thursday, July 19th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. hosted by Lane County.


Soliciting the Solicitors – Cities are inundated by charity canvassers right about now. So we thought we’d stop and ask them a few questions.

London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose – The city’s effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

Most Urban Jobs Are Near Transit, but Most Workers Aren’t – Most urban jobs are near some sort of mass transit stop but most workers face impractically difficult commutes via public transportation, a consequence of the suburbanization of both jobs and people, according to this report by the Brookings Institution.


Why don’t more work from home? Promoting the ability of federal employees to work from home can reduce government overhead, improve employee work-life balance and allow work to continue when government offices need to close. Yet many who could, don’t.

5 Perks to Negotiate When a Raise Isn’t an Option – You’ve gotten awesome feedback all year, knocked your responsibilities out of the park, and truly earned that raise. But the economy’s tight, and your boss says he’s sorry, but he just can’t swing it.

‘Working From Home’ Without Slacking Off – Working from home used to be a welcome break from the office—and a way to sneak in some household chores. Now, bosses have ways to ensure employees aren’t slacking off on company time.

Inside the UGB

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Social Network

A guide to Twitter’s new search function – Last week we got a teaser to Twitter’s new search functionality, when Pankaj Gupta from the search and discovery team announced that there would be major updates coming. On Friday, Twitter unveiled the updates. So what do the changes mean to the site, and are they any good?

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