11.08.12 Your Morning Buzz

Colts players shave heads in support of Coach Chuck Pagano



Realistic Community-Based Principles for the Next 4 Years  – The Obama administration probably won’t tackle major urban policy reform, but they do have an opportunity to set our neighborhoods on a better path.

Fighting Economic Inequality: A Checklist for Local Lawmakers – Here are six policy ideas that municipal governments can enact to mitigate economic inequality and civilize the low-income labor market.

Clark County budget plan sees things looking up – A first draft of Clark County’s 2013-14 budget shows a slight rise in expected revenues, a marginally increased county general fund and no expectations that Clark County commissioners will approve a 1 percent property tax raise in the coming year.

Metro: Brownfields offer a path to new development – A recent Metro report suggests that thousands of other acres of brownfields in the region could boost the economy and provide needed housing if they were cleaned up and redeveloped, too.

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

Get Involved

ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective. Oregon AFSCME Council 75, represents 140 local unions throughout Oregon.

Open Positions on the Salem Planning Commisssion – The City has two key leadership positions on the Salem Planning Commission which will become vacant on December 31, 2012. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply to be considered for the vacancies.

Join a City of Portland Board, Committee or Commission! Here’s a list of active boards, committees and commissions.  To learn more about a board or commission, just click on the link.

Ashland seeks applicants to replace City Councilor Chapman – The city of Ashland is seeking applications from people interested in replacing City Councilor David Chapman, who resigned Oct. 26. 

The Workplace

5 Steps to Effective Alumni Networking in a Job Search – Best practices to help you make the most of these valuable opportunities to connect.

The Skills Most Leaders Don’t Have – We’ve all heard about hard skills and soft skills. Those aren’t the ones that trip up leaders.

Corporate Executives Could Learn A Lot From Nate Silver –  Nate Silver, the 538 blogger, predicted how all 50 states would vote. He did it by looking objectively at all the polling data.

Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together – The theme in today’s “ Winning Employees through Engagement” is introspection. Engagement isn’t something you do to people. 

Crowdsourcing the Employee Performance Review – The new majority workforce, Generation Y thrives working in collaborative and team environments.

The Social Network

Forget about the candidates. One of the election’s big winners was Twitter – The social media platform saw previous records shattered for the number of tweets per minute, the most retweeted image and a record number of overall tweets.

Is Facebook Already Making Instagram Uncool? With 13 guys, they built something that – according to ComScore – more people spend time on using their mobile phones than Twitter.  They now have over 100 million registered users.

How Did Gangnam Style Go Viral? We’re all feeling sufficiently fed up with Gangnam Style, be it the original or the enormous number of spoofs, but how did Pys hit the big time?

Facebook: ULI Urban Open Space Award

Twitter: TriCities WA News

Pinterest: Boyd County

Google+: Clark College

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