Exodus of Brevard city managers out of the ordinary – Five longtime Space Coast city managers — boasting an unusually long 88 years of combined experience — have either retired or announced their retirements since last September.
Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies – The challenge of architecture that epitomizes American values while offering total security.
The Lifecycle of a ‘Cool’ Neighborhood – What do we make of these declarations? Should we care about unfulfilled artistic potential or aging hipsters in their skinny jeans feeling out of place in the space they created? Or is it about the dystopian neighborhoods like Williamsburg that have risen again? Or is it about those displaced by gentrification? Brooklyn presents us with a tough story to square, old and new, perpetual change. But it is an important case study.
Inside the UGB
- Portland’s leaking sewage: Can the Fanno Creek pump station be fixed?
- Sherwood Planning Commission receives pre-application from Fred Meyer, residents raise concerns
- Hillsboro council approves millions in ‘full faith and credit’ despite voters turning down tax bonds
- Dan Saltzman pushes for release of Portland financial information
- City facing employment land shortage
- Wilsonville advances economic development efforts
- Washington County law enforcement levy needed to help sheriff’s office keep pace
- Keep L.O. Great endorses mostly Democratic candidates for Lake Oswego mayor, city council
Outside the UGB
- Three candidates for city manager to meet island public Tuesday
- Eugene’s exclusion zone will be up for debate at City Council town hall
- Board of Commissioners approves $22.8 million contract to repair Courthouse Square
- County votes to cancel employees’ contract
- Ashland takes step toward homeless center
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.
A Conversation with Jefferson Smith – Our third meeting for the busy month of September will be with Jefferson Smith – City of Portland Mayoral Candidate. This event will take place on September 28th at noon. Our meeting will be brown bag so please feel free to bring your lunch.
Do jerks make better leaders? Does a leader have to be an asshole? If you just start ticking off names, it sure seems to help. Steve Jobs, Michael Eisner, Larry Ellison, Martha Stewart, Meg Whitman, Sam Zell, Carly Fiorina, Bob Nardelli, “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap, Richard Fuld, Mark Hurd, Jeffrey Skilling. And in a class of his own is Donald Trump, who has parlayed an unbounded self-regard not just into a real estate and media empire but into a brief early lead in the Republican primary polls.
14 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day – How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad at your desk with one hand on your keyboard? Perhaps you skip lunch altogether because you have “too much on your plate.”
The Top 75 Websites For Your Career – Here’s our first-ever list of the Top 75 Websites For Your Career (in alphabetical order).
The Power of Gratitude – When a thank you is more than a reflex gesture it can make a powerful and lasting impact.
The Social Network
Facebook: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Twitter: City of Seaside
Pinterest: KEEN Footwear
Google+: Google for Nonprofits