12.12.12 Your Morning Buzz

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Next ELGL Forum

Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director

January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters

RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com.

 

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Raleigh’s Pedestrian Rebound  – Recently ranked one of America’s most dangerous places for walkers, the city has a new plan to do something about it.

Camas selects four city administrator finalists – The finalists are Anna Jatczak, assistant city administrator and chief financial officer for Lincoln, Calif.; Matt Morton, city administrator for Cle Elum; Nina Regor, city manager for Cloverdale, Calif.; and Tonya Wallace, who serves as the strategic planning and budget manager, as well as the financial services manager, for Boise, Idaho.

Gregoire to propose major transportation package – In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Gregoire said that she will detail her plan during a budget proposal next week. The 2005 package included a 9.5-cent gas tax increase and other revenues that were slated to total $7 billion over the span of 16 years.

City Council hires new city manager – On Monday, the City Council announced Nathan Cherpeski has accepted the position. Cherpeski has been serving as city manager of Alamosa, Colo., where he was nominated for Colorado city manager of year.

How a School Project Saved Muncie’s Historic Neighborhoods – In many ways, the picture of Muncie, Indiana, is the picture of communities throughout the Rust Belt Midwest: a former boomtown chock full of turn-of-the-century architecture largely neglected after suburban flight and the loss off manufacturing.

Eugene investigates idea of city service fee to prevent big cuts – Facing a six million dollar budget gap and the possibility of major service cuts, the city of Eugene is now considering the idea of a “city service fee” to help its funding picture.

The Fiscal Cliff

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Inside Portlandia

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The Career Center

Workplace Distractions: Here’s Why You Won’t Finish This Article – In the few minutes it takes to read this article, chances are you’ll pause to check your phone, answer a text, switch to your desktop to read an email from the boss’s assistant, or glance at the Facebook or Twitter messages popping up in the corner of your screen.

Career lessons from Gen Y – Members of Gen Y have a bit of career advice for the rest of us about surviving in a turbulent economy.

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Mayor launches Get Fit Milwaukie Campaign – Ferguson will work out 11 a.m. Mondays, 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. Thursdays and 5 p.m. Fridays at The Warrior Room. He invites people to join him. Anyone who matches Ferguson’s efforts will be in the running for a prize of local gift cards.

Prioritization of Bike & Pedestrian Gaps – Do so by clicking on the “VOTE” button on the right. Please add your input by Friday, December 21st.

Live chat noon Wednesday: How fair is property-tax compression? Join The Oregonian’s editorial and commentary editor Erik Lukens and Op/Ed associate editor Len Reed here at noon Wednesday to discuss the merits and demerits of the system that has produced property-tax compression and what could be done to make it more fair.

The Social Network

Does God Retweet? We may soon find out because @Pontifex, @DalaiLama, @JoelOsteen, @RevRunWisdom, and other religious rock stars are turning to Twitter to help followers keep the faith.

Most unhappy with social media measurement, survey says – Measurement may be the hottest topic in social media, with everyone trying to figure out how all those tweets and Facebook updates affect the bottom line, but execution remains problematic.

Twitter Looks Back on 2012 – Twitter had a pretty good 2012 and it’s not afraid to humblebrag about how pervasive the platform has become.

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