RSVP: CFM Presents the Local Impact of the Fiscal Cliff – The Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, PERS reform, CRC – What is the local impact? Join us to hear about the high profile issues that are likely to dominate the 113th Session of Congress and the 2013 Oregon State Legislative Session and the potential impact to local government.Thursday, November 29 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society.
Cornelius police want residents to bring questions, concerns to public meeting – The Cornelius Police Department wants residents to bring questions or concerns about the agency to a public meeting Wednesday night.
City seeks applicants for Vancouver Housing Authority Board Vacancy – The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Vancouver Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Commissioners serve five-year terms.
Milwaukie residents are invited to attend an Open House on Dec. 5, 2012, at the Milwaukie Pond House (2215 SE Harrison St,), from 6 to 7 p.m. to help staff identify flooding trouble spots and water quality issues in the neighborhoods, and to provide input on the stormwater projects that are being proposed as part of the City’s periodic Stormwater Master Plan update process.
Banks mayor defends city manager hiring process (guest column) – I believe the editorial is founded on the simplest of straw man stereotypes about politicians, namely that all politicians are stupid or incompetent or probably both. I realize editorials express only opinion, but I believe only informed opinion helps strengthen public discourse. Your paper is a new voice joining the discussion in the civil sphere, so I would like to edify the editorial opinion writer about the recruitment process used in Banks.
Rapid buses rising as an option to rail – The boisterous backlash against new rail projects in the metro area has overshadowed quiet talk about a cheaper alternative to light rail that hasn’t yet been tried in this area: bus rapid transit.
California’s new public-employee pay website obscures more than it reveals – This month, California state controller John Chiang unveiled a redesigned website that tracks public-employee pay throughout the state. Chiang calls the site “a work in progress,” and that’s an understatement—in fact, the entire website is a study in understatement. At best, the controller is providing deeply misleading information.
Council could vote Dec. 18 whether to send natural areas levy to voters – The Metro Council is tentatively scheduled to decide on Dec. 18 whether to pursue a property tax levy to fund maintenance at its parks and natural areas.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Fiscal cliff debate shifts to campaign-style tactics
- “Fiscal cliff”: Where things stand in D.C. dealing
- Fiscal ‘cliff’? Democrats say ‘slope’
- Why Grover Norquist and His Anti-Tax Pledge Will Survive the Fiscal Cliff
- Upland city manager given the go-ahead to research budget remedies
- Covina city manager to begin paying full retirement share, hopes unions will follow suit
- Bankrupt San Bernardino cuts $26 million, tries to stay afloat
- Cowlitz PUD commissioners approve 2013 budget
- Tacoma council axes hospitals’ tax break, adds $20 car-tab fee
- Gig Harbor City Council passes 2013 budget
- Piecing together 100 years
- Persistent activism gets ODOT and police focused on Sylvan overpass problems
- Beaverton to study current City Hall site as location for new public safety building
- County commission fills its seats
- What will Dan Saltzman, Nick Fish and LaVonne Griffin-Valade do in 2014?
- Lake Oswego City Council approves housing code changes that seek to preserve existing affordable housing, allow new zoning
- Meet Jessica Horning, ODOT’s new active transportation liaison
- Reisner looks to ‘vibrant’ Gladstone
- Lake Oswego City Council adopts wastewater master plan that calls for $30 million in projects
- Familiar Forest Grove leaders sworn in for four more years on city council
- City Council rejects proposal to tax residents to preserve Baldwin Park Police Department
- San Bernardino City Council approves cuts in pendency plan
- Peter Cosentini begins work as new interim city administrator
- Bainbridge manager favors nonprofit group for review of police department
- Nonrepresented county employees to get 2 percent COLA in 2013
- Counties, cities getting short end of transportation stick
- Olympia council wants Inaugural Ball to stay in town
The Career Center
Improving employment means millennial migration – Millennials and other young American adults are rapidly moving out of their parents’ homes and out of state to places like Washington, D.C., Austin and Portland — and that’s a good sign for the economy.
Working Harder Does Not Mean Working Better – Forbes – Sally Thornton, Founder and Chief Curator for innovative recruiting company, Forshay, knows a thing or two about work.
The Social Network
25 quotes about the power of social networking – Keep that in mind as you read these 25 insightful quotes about social network from TransformationalMotivation.com that may offer a relevant nugget or two—for at least the next six months or so.
Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask – The last 10 years have seen extraordinary evolutions in the responsibilities boards of directors must assume.
Putting Social Media to Work – Social media’s not just for marketing anymore. It can add value to every part of your business, from strategy creation to recruitment to stakeholder engagement and beyond.
Survey: 65 percent of social media pros juggle other duties – Social media may be the hottest new form of communication, but if you think the typical professional in the field is a specialist working on a multinational team, think again.
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