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.
The Clackamas County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) is now accepting applications. There are currently four spots available on the twelve member committee and applications are due December 5th by 5pm.
Public Sector Layoffs: New Jersey Readers Tell Us How City Payroll Cuts Have Affected Their Lives – Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas.
Cities With Denser Cores Do Better – Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.
Why Are States Passing Up Billions in Federal Transit Funds? – The GAO reports that only a tenth of $53 billion in flexible transportation funding went to transit in the past five years.
Damascus takes 2nd shot at a plan to ‘save this town’ – After seeing voters stomp the city’s first attempt at a comprehensive plan by a 2-1 ratio, Damascus planning officials are coming back with a shorter, easier-to-read proposal they hope will enchant residents at next year’s election.
Susan Barr answers your questions at City Hall: Everyday People – When you live in a city like Portland, with neighbors and criminals and laws and a love of process, finding answers to life’s questions large and small can take hours, even in the age of instant information. Sometimes, a person is quicker.
Molalla hires new interim city manager – Molalla has hired a veteran municipal manager with experience in several Oregon and Washington cities to fill in while the city council seeks a permanent city manager.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Kennewick City Council establishes goals for next biennium
- The fiscal cliff roadshow
- Property taxes, fees to rise in 2013-2014
- Columnist: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Budgeteers: Protect Grass-roots America
- PBOT budget proposal cuts active transportation by $1.5 million
- Portland transportation bureau studies options for new revenue and savings
- TriMet, union clash before negotiations
- Detroit Bonds Cut Deeper Into Junk as Cash Crunch Nears
- Pennsylvania Confronts $41 Billion in Pension Deficits
- District buys first property in OC
- Employees back water district recall
- Tigard pilots public database for recreational events in the city, surrounding area
- Portland City Council approves tax for land-line phone service providers to raise money for mandated police reforms
- Public pension reform floats to top of legislative priority lists
- As Milwaukie history museum becomes burden for elderly volunteers, city vows to help
- Forest Grove files appeal in David Hill lawsuit
- Sarah Mensah, Trail Blazers chief operating officer, resigns
- Matt Wingard Empties Out His PAC
- Tualatin’s transportation plan pushes forward amid traffic concerns
- Working to make Milwaukie better
- It’s an honor to represent city
- Sources Say: Voters rank Kitzhaber above unions, Congress
- Cornelius Interim Police Chief Ken Summers shares plans for department with citizen advisory board
- Metro mulls expanding urban growth boundary in Stafford
- Assistant Rohnert Park City Manager OK’d with a message
- TEMECULA: Council officially fires city manager
- City releases names of finalists for manager position
- Keizer Fire District passes financial audit
- Seat on council attracts rookies
- Use of Lane County road funds challenged
- Union Gap city hall won’t be under one roof again until 2013
- Auburn possibly to annex Pacific? City officials to meet, discuss situation
The Career Center
Difference Between Recruiters, Head Hunters and Hiring Managers? A lot of job seekers don’t understand the difference between, recruiters, headhunters and hiring managers. Knowing the role of each on is vital. Especially, if you are going to be doing an interview with one.
Set yourself up for success in 2013 now with a job-search makeover.From now until the end of the year, I will dedicate each Ask Amanda article to a new tip to help you compete in this mobilized job search. Each week you’ll have a new assignment to prepare you to ring in the New Year ready for that new career.
2012 Municipal Leader of the Year: Building a championship team – Though it’s almost a year and a half since a tornado ripped through her home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Virginia Johnson still becomes emotional when she recalls her despair at the enormous damage to her neighborhood and her appreciation for the leadership of Mayor Walter Maddox, who spearheaded the city’s response to one of the nation’s worst natural disasters.
The Social Network
3 ways brands can use Pinterest’s ‘secret boards’ – This month, Pinterest announced the addition of “secret boards,” which are available through the holiday season. Account holders now have the ability to add up to three “secret boards” that won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest, limiting visibility to the creator and any collaborators they choose to invite.
This Is How Much Time You Spend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr – The below infographic, from Morrison Foerster’s Socially Aware blog, looks at online behavior of Americans, including second-screen habits, demographic patterns and annual changes.
6 niche social networks for work and for play – Worldwide, a billion people use social media but we tend to equate “social media” with just the “Big Five”—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. There are other social networks out there. Lots of them. More than 200 major social networks exist, and many more are popping up on the Web all the time.
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