07.14.12 The Saturday Post



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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.

The Federal Way City Council is accepting applications for an open position on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.


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How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast – Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.

Why You Should Be Skeptical of Statistics on City vs. Suburban Population Growth – Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.

California bankruptcies are only the beginning – Many municipalities in the Golden State and around the nation are struggling to cover their costs as the economic malaise continues to hurt tax revenue streams, experts said. This will lead to more municipal bankruptcies, which have been rare until now.

How Tax Reform Could Hurt Your City – There are few common points of agreement in Washington, but politicos of many stripes concur on one thing: The tax code is broken. There’s plenty of talk on Capitol Hill and in the White House about broadening bases and lowering rates, but even if lawmakers take the big step of fixing the tax code, it could make for problems in city halls and governors’ mansions across the nation.

Plenty of blame on long road to San Bernardino bankruptcy – Politics, labor and the stalled economy are among factors cited for city’s woes.

TriMet contract arbitrator decides on contract that ‘best promotes the interest…of the public’ – At first glance, the 42-page decision issued Friday by a Seattle arbitrator seemed to augur a win for TriMet’s union.

Camas nears administrator pick – Both of the final two candidates are now holding similar positions in Oregon cities’ management.



Penn State’s Lessons in Leadership – The findings of Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal were released yesterday. The damning report revealed that top leadership at the university were not only aware of allegations that the former coach had acted inappropriately, but they actively worked to conceal those allegations and “discouraged discussion and dissent” in order to avoid bad publicity.

Use Personal Communication to Boost Engagement – Have you tried myriad employee engagement techniques? An effective one you’ve likely overlooked is improving the personal connection between executives and employees.

7 Work Habits That Are Making You Sick – They might seem trivial, but these habits could lead to sick days

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