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Upcoming 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
How to Make Privately Owned Public Spaces Truly Open to the Public – The city of San Francisco has now mapped all of its downtown POPOS, and it’s ensuring for the first time that residents really have access to them.
Tax incentives get additional attention after NYT series – Earlier this year Bartik consulted with the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee here on Washington’s R&D tax incentives. (Appendix 4 of this report.) In a blog post, Bartik extends the discussion of incentives to address what makes sense and what doesn’t.
Muni tax break under threat from bipartisan scrutiny in congress – The tax break that U.S. states, cities and counties get on the bonds they issue is in growing jeopardy now that Republicans, in addition to Democrats, are considering limits on the exemption.
- Wal-Mart to resurrect plans for Hillsboro property, with new twist
- Thanks to Councilmember Bloom
- A cure for transportation envy: light-rail use down in Portland, toll troubles in Vancouver
- Sellwood Bridge Replacement Effort Nears Major Milestone
- Portland fluoridation move no breach of trust
- City of Bainbridge Island approves settlement agreement with departing police commander
- Council considers repeal of bike fee
- Feds sue city over excessive force
- Bend Business Advocate – Why do Business in Bend?
- Vancouver Fire Department changing with the times
- Madore asks board to delay CREDC business for him
- City is offered $1.1M for Main Place Garage
- Council nixes city winter shelter idea
The Fiscal Cliff
- Poulsbo city budget a little brighter in 2013
- ‘Fiscal cliff’ threatens local governments
- Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
- Panel divided on prison cost reform
- The ‘cliff,’ in graphs and GIFs
The Guidance Counselor
You’re not alone: Vast majority of people feel overworked – The online survey by Wrike includes responses from 2,000 people. For more on productivity (and if you’re looking to read more about our overworked society), check out the infographic.
Benefits.gov debuts on YouTube – The main portal for information about government-provided benefits has launched achannel on YouTube, with the initial video being a tutorial on how to use the site,Benefits.gov.
Be Decisive and Be Wrong: How to Motivate People – #3: Always take a position on important issues, but be flexible. Yes, like the last two rules it seems simple…but it’s not easy to execute.
The City of Edmonds is seeking interested citizens for the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants must reside within the city of Edmonds, have a demonstrated interest or competence in historic preservation, and possess qualities of impartiality and broad judgment.
Live at noon: Chat with State Worker Reporter Hannah Hoffman – The weekly live chat with state workers reporter Hannah Hoffman will take place today at noon. This week will focus on Hoffman’s most recent column regarding the Strunk v. State of Oregon supreme court ruling. Questions can be submitted during the chat or ahead of time by tweeting @HannahKHoffman.
We need your help! My name is April Buzby. I am a graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. I am conducting a survey of community leaders in Lane County to better understand the region’s ability to come together in local actions towards economic development. These organized local actions, termed as community efficacy, are a vital aspect of a community’s ability to engage in viable and sustainable economic development over time.
The Social Network