01.08.13 Your Morning Buzz

Alabama trounces Notre Dame for BCS title

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The High Five

  1. 3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit  – Quality service isn’t enough — systems need to create an “emotional” draw, some experts argue.

  2. More than 20 years after bypass debate, westside needs better transportation route – The effort to erect a new Columbia River bridge has underscored the difficulty of planning, financing and building major infrastructure projects.

  3. ‘My Brooklyn’ Tells a Story of Gentrification and Loss – The word ‘zoning’ may be one of the least sexy in the urban planner’s vocabulary, usually eliciting polite but blank stares from members of the general public. Even the sound of it is snooze-inducing.

  4. Salem isn’t the only overshadowed state capital – Salem’s claim to fame is that it’s the state capital, the center of government power.

  5. Exit interview: Charlotte Lehan says Clackamas County future depends on incorporating Oak Grove – The Oregonian sat down with the three outgoing Clackamas County commissioners to talk about their tenure on the board and what they see for the future of the county. First up is Charlotte Lehan, who won her seat in Nov. 2008. She became chairwoman, until John Ludlow defeated her in Nov. 2012.

The Fiscal Cliff


Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia


The Career Center

8 Tips For Leading Those Who Don’t Want to Follow – Want to test your leadership mettle? See how well you do when leading those not inclined to follow. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people may be comforting, it might even seem like a good idea, but it’s not the stuff of great leadership.

What makes a great federal leader? Fundamentally, leadership involves giving people a sense of direction. It involves developing good relationships with people by showing concern and respect. It also involves contextual leadership — the idea that if you understand the context, then you know how things work and you can help your people understand their place.

Are Power Seekers Good or Evil? Does power motivate successful executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders and, if so, is that a good thing?

Do Something

A Public Service Gift That Keeps Giving: Mentoring the Next Generation – I am writing to ask for your support in providing a public service gift that is better than money! I urge each of you to consider providing an internship placement opportunity sometime in the new year for our pre-service MPA students who are at the front-end of their public service careers.  These students need 180 hours of required Organizational Experience to meet their degree requirements. Most of these opportunities are unpaid.  If you or your agency can provide an Organizational Experience placement for any of our pre-service MPA students, please contact Linda Golaszewski (lagola@pdx.edu).

County to fill Civil Service Commission opening – For more information on how to apply, contact Lynn Trowbridge at 425-388-3600 or lynn.trowbridge@snoco.org.

Mayor plans to honor many at State of the City address –  Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will begin her third term in office on Wednesday, delivering the State of the City address at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.


The World Wide Web

Get Inspired: 5 Actually Useful Pinterest Boards You Should Create – If you’re like most pinners, you’ve probably created boards for recipes to try, puppy pictures to admire, DIY projects to attempt, and future nuptials to plan. (Yes, we have, too.)

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