ELGL News and Notes
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Welcome New Members:
Bonnie Balach, Portland City Club, Property Tax Committee
Juan Burgos, U.S. National Park Service, Contract Specialist
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Bell city clerk says: ‘I couldn’t ask any questions’ – Rebecca Valdez testifies that City Manager Robert Rizzo was a micromanager who insisted that only he could deal with council members.
Return of Chucky – Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.
Under the Bus – Central Oregon’s Public Transit Faces Harsh Funding Realities
Council goes paperless, choosing between iPads and Ultrabooks – The aim to cut back on paper at council meetings began more than a year ago and can’t be attributed to a single champion, although former City Manager Alex McIntyre introduced the idea, City Recorder Catherine Schneider said.
Middleton takes reigns as mayor – Sherwood’s newest mayor, Bill Middleton plans on hitting the ground running, already armed with plans to address issues of communication between the city and residents, hopes of attracting small businesses to the city and ensuring that a community center is built sooner rather than later.
I’m Just a Bill
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
Mentoring Millennials – The makeup of the global workforce is undergoing a seismic shift: In four years Millennials—the people born between 1977 and 1997—will account for nearly half the employees in the world. In some companies, they already constitute a majority.
5 Things You Can Do To Double Your Productivity – You’ve been given many responsibilities. More often than not it seems that 24 hours simply isn’t enough time in the day. You may not need to double the amount of time you have. Rather, learn how to be more productive with the time that you’ve been given. By applying these tips, you can double your productivity and accomplish everything on that to do list for once.
These Days, Recruiters Are Worth the Money – When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I’ve never been keen to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind.
Fireside Chats with the Mayor – Join Tigard Mayor John Cook once a month for open discussion regarding Tigard. Bring your concerns and/or ideas regarding our city or simply stop in and say hello.
The Mayor’s Emergency Preparedness Free Speakers Series – Milwaukie’s Emergency Operations Plan: Police Captain David Rash also serves as the City’s Emergency Manager. He will present the Plan that was updated in 2011-2012.
The City of Florence is currently announcing two vacancies on the City of Florence Budget Committee. Committee member contributions are invaluable to the Mayor, the City Council, as well as the City.
The World Wide Web
The BlackBerry, Rebuilt, Lives to Fight Another Day – This apology is for the bespectacled student at my talk in Cleveland, and the lady in the red dress in Florida, and anyone else who’s recently asked me about the future of the BlackBerry. I told all of them the same thing: that it’s doomed.
Why you *really* hate Twitter – If you’re not on Twitter, you don’t really need to read this. Read this instead, about why Twitter matters even if you’re not on it, or just leave a comment at the bottom of this one telling me that you’re not on Twitter and therefore don’t care.
7 Keys to Insanely Happy Customers in the Social Media Era – They may have yelled before, but now they have megaphones. Whether they’re bashing or praising your products and your brand, customers are online and louder than ever. And right now, they’re on forums, review sites, Facebook and Twitter, sending out thousands of uncensored opinions—that could have major consequences.