12.15.12 Your Morning Buzz

Nation Reels as Shooting Details Emerge

Next ELGL Forums

ELGL-Portland Presents 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.

ELGL-Willamette Valley Presents Triple Bottom Line Decision Making – Come learn about the decision making framework Eugene staff is using to help reach sustainability and human rights goals. Thursday, January 17 at noon.


Why America Lets the Killings Continue – MY wife and I learned about the Connecticut school shootings on our way home from the cemetery, where we had just finished observing the 20th anniversary of our son’s murder.

Most Governors Refuse to Set Up Health Exchanges – The failure to file plans was a setback to President Obama’s hopes that Republicans would join a campaign to provide health insurance to all Americans.

As State Budgets Rebound, Federal Cuts Could Pose Danger – State officials fear that Washington’s efforts to tame the federal deficit could end up further whittling away the federal aid that states depend upon.

Be nice, don’t destroy furniture: The possible new rules for Damascus City Council meetings – The Damascus City Council on Monday will consider changing its rules about how meetings are run. The proposed changes come after council meetings that saw pointed attacks at city councilors.

Banks City Council discusses hiring new city manager – Members of the Banks City Council started an ongoing discussion at their regular meeting Tuesday night about the possibility of recruiting a new city manager.

How To Get Shit Done in Portland – Advice from resilient workaholic Mayor Sam Adams.

The Fiscal Cliff

Detroit Moving Forward With Layoffs, Restructuring

County ponders increased PERS costs

Narrow ‘fiscal cliff’ bargain gains currency

In the Fiscal Debate, an Unvarnished Voice for Shielding Benefits

Bainbridge city council OKs biennial budget


Earl Blumenauer pushes national fee as federal gas-tax revenue dries up

Clark will ask to join counties that get state sales tax rebate

Inside Portlandia

Bicyclists, pedestrians and TriMet riders outspend drivers at small businesses: Portland State University study

Portland City Council expected to expand pedestrian zone in Old Town


Outside Portlandia


Bend Fire Chief to retire

City council tackles seating arrangements

City of Menlo Park selects new Business Development Manager

Neiditz tapped to be first director of South Sound 911

Commander Shultz had expected to stay on with department, work through allegations of mistreatment of female officers, before sudden resignation

After 117 years, will Gold Hill remain a city?

Police Employee Tased

Nothin’ but Net Profits


The Career Center

Grief and Grieving

Want to Influence Someone? Find Out If They Have an Internal or External Frame of Reference – Ask someone else how he knows when he’s done a good job. For some people, the proof comes from outside. The boss pats you on the back and says your work was great. You get a raise. You win a big award. Your work is noticed and applauded by your peers. When you get that sort of external approval, you know your work is good. That’s an external frame of reference.

Are You Giving Up Power? You know that social interactions with the marketplace are becoming a source for innovation, strategy, product development, organizational alignment, and pretty much every important thing your organization does. In the Social Era, value will be (maybe even already is) no longer created primarily by people who work for you or your organization.

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes – We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps.

3 Ideas For Cultivating Creativity At Work – Associational thinking takes unrelated ideas and restructures them in novel ways. It’s responsible for innovations from the theory of dinosaur extinction to Pinterest’s groundbreaking layout. So how do you apply this principle to your business?

Climbing the Ladder? Join a Group – Playing a key role in an employee-resource group, such as a women’s intitiative or Latino network, can help ambitious managers gain internal visibility and access to company leaders.

Do Something

A mourning dove.

Tell us what you think:  The City of West Linn values community and staff input during budget development.  Share your budget ideas with us!  Please visit the West Linn Finance homepage for all supporting financial documentation.

Wastewater Rate Discussion to Continue December 18 at 5:30pm– Public Input Sought – Public comment will be taken at 5:30pm at City Hall, 10722 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, or submitted via the City Recorder at duvalp@ci.milwaukie.or.us by 4:00pm on December 18th.

The Social Network


What Your Email Inbox Count Says About You – The pursuit of Zero Dark Inbox is a diligent movement to eliminate all unread messages, but what about the rest of us?

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