08.22.12 Your Morning Buzz





ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

Garbage Service Information Request – Veneta is seeking examples of RFPs for waste removal service.  If you have a recent example (within ten years) please send them to Chris Workman, City of Veneta.

Poll: Are You a True Oregonian? How would you answer this answer? The question has become a topic of conversation after Metro announced results from their latest Opt In survey.

ELGL Poll: Will Missouri Senate Candidate Drop Out? What do you think?

Hillsboro Baseball Team Name – They’re looking for your help in suggesting the perfect name! Submit your idea and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize pack including a pair of 2013 Season Tickets.



Admit it... you sang it....

As Newspapers Shrink, Public Officials Worry – In May, four metropolitan newspapers announced cut backs in their daily print schedule to just three days a week. Citizens in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville, Ala., and, most notably, New Orleans, will have to seek other sources for their news when the presses aren’t running. Executives of the four dailies claimed their online websites would pick up the slack, but shortly after announcing the reduction in print runs, they made significant layoffs of reporters and editors along with pressmen and advertising employees.

View: Review Needed for “Golden Handshake” Offer to City Employees  – In a guest column, Denise Sangster says a financial review needs to done before the City Council takes action on offering a “Golden Handshake” incentive of two-years’ service credit to city employees who agree to retire early.

Municipal Bankruptcy & the Role of the States – The media attention on several recent municipal bankruptcy filings leads to the question: What role do states play when a municipality faces a fiscal crisis and potential bankruptcy?

Louisville, Ky., Uses Metrics to Cut Overtime and Boost Performance – The Louisville, Ky., Metro Government developed a new program to track government performance metrics and find solutions to improve them as a way to taxpayer dollars.



Finally, I have a conclusion!

What people do when they telecommute (besides work) Chances are, your boss isn’t thrilled that you’re working from home today.

Don’t Answer That Interview Question – Inappropriate interview questions and how to respond (diplomatically).

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read – When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requestedwas with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile.

Corner Office to the Oval Office? Execs Say No Way – Plenty of corporate executives think they’d be better Oval Office residents than the current crop of Washington leaders. But few actually want the job.

Make References Work for You – Job seekers need to strategize when selecting individuals to provide testimonials about their competence and character.


Inside the UGB

This is wonderful.

Outside the UGB

I don't know why but I kinda want one of these! If a burglar can make it up the flights of stairs in my apartment house I could disorientate them even more by getting my neighbour one of these too!


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Fra-gee-lay...Must be Italian!

20 fascinating stats about Facebook – Facebook is experiencing a topsy-turvy year. The social network has reached nearly 1 billion users worldwide, yet reports have suggested its growth in the U.S. has slowed.

9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure – Are you using Pinterest to market your business?

The Secrets of Your iPhone and iPad – How well do you really know your iPhone? Katherine Boehret on 10 things you might not know your iPhone and iPad can do.

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