09.10.12 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.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman – Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at noon for an ELGL forum with Steve Wheeler, Clackamas County Administrator and his two Deputy County Administrators, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman.  The forum will be held in Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

ELGL Central Oregon Event: Leadership Trust Bank – Captain Cory Darling and Lieutenant Chris Carney from the Bend Police Department will discuss how managers and supervisors tend to lose the respect of those they are supposed to lead by the little things they do or do not do.  The Leadership Trust Bank will give an overview of the things successful leaders do to increase their credibility and things that are done by other managers and supervisors that create distrust and cause loss of credibility.

Introducing PSU Public Service Innovation Lab – I have put together a short survey to get feedback from local government leaders in order to understand the ways in which we can support your efforts to be more innovative. Please let us know how we can help by filling out our survey. It should take less than 5 minutes.  Your responses will be anonymous unless you optionally fill-in contact information so that we may follow-up with you.

High speed rail meetings will include open house at Metro – The Oregon Department of Transportation has scheduled several scoping meetings across the Willamette Valley, including one at the Metro Regional Center.



Many signs point to a Bakersfield boom – Unlike much of the state, Bakersfield is adding residents and jobs while attracting companies. But the economy has not fully recovered, and the city is hindered by a variety of weaknesses.

Land-use disputes can put cities on shaky financial ground – Mammoth Lakes’ bankruptcy over $43 million in damages awarded to a developer is an extreme example. Trees, a radio antenna and a landslide have all sparked high-profile cases.

San Francisco’s urban tech boom – Pinterest’s recent move from Palo Alto to San Francisco has sparked chatter in the high-tech world: Is the Bay Area’s innovative center of gravity shifting away from suburban Silicon Valley to urban San Francisco?

How Amtrak Might Redefine Downtown Philadelphia – The big pricetag received most of the attention when Amtrak released its updated vision for passenger rail in the Northeast Corridor [PDF] earlier this summer: $151 billion. But it was a quieter announcement, relegated to tiny font on a service map, that’s making the most noise in Philadelphia at the moment. There Amtrak suggested that Market East Station — and no longer 30th Street Station — should become the city’s main rail hub in the high-speed era.

In Portland, Ore., bikes rule the road – Perhaps no place has thought about it more than Portland, rated America’s most bike-friendly city this year by Bicycling magazine and the only large U.S. city to earn “platinum status” from the League of American Bicyclists . City planners, businesses and, yes, the citizens of this Pacific Northwest city have embraced a shifting of gears designed to enhance the quality of urban living with a nod to the environment.


Staying Healthy Through Troubled Times – Advice from mental health experts on how to cope through a prolonged job search.

Great Mentors Get Out of the Office – Without the mentoring of my high school coach, I (Bill) would have never been able to achieve the success I did. I was cut from the junior varsity basketball team. The varsity coach took me to the Boys and Girls Club, paid the $2 membership and told me if I practice every day he would put me on the varsity team. His belief in me made me realize I had the potential to be successful. We went on to win three straight state championships.

12 steps to a more organized workspace – Imagine being able to find what you need when you need it. Imagine having an office you are proud to show off. Imagine having plenty of clear space where you can spread out and work, think, and create.

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How to write a Twitter bio that’ll make you stand out as a journalist – It’s well documented that Twitter helps journalists do their work better. I have shared, for example, how journalism educators can teach students to live tweet campus events. Too bad, though, that some current and aspiring journalists waste another great Twitter opportunity: taking advantage of their twesume.

Promoted tweets: 4 tips for deploying them in a PR crisis – We see promoted tweets for marketing campaigns all the time on Twitter. But what about using a promoted tweet to communicate your message in a crisis?

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