01.31.13 Your Morning Buzz

How Much Americans Will Eat for Sunday's Game by Valerie Bauerlein, wsj: Healthy fare is muscling onto the Super Bowl Buffel. "The Super Bowl is the largest single event for carrots," says Bob Borda, marketing director for Grimmway Farms, one of the biggest distributors of baby-cut carrots. Grimmway sees about 25% higher carrot consumption on Super Bowl Sunday than on a typical Sunday, Mr. Borda says. http://tinyurl.com/736c727#Super_Bowl #Carrots #wsj #Valerie_Bauerlein

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Bonnie Balach, Portland City Club, Property Tax Committee

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February 6: ELGL forum with Mark Zusman, Willamette Week Editor

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School

The High Five

25 Super Bowl Appetizer/Treat ideas to serve at your party!

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

Super bowl!!!!!

Days before 2013 Legislative Session, council members outline top priorities: Portland City Hall roundup

Herrera Beutler, other lawmakers ask for ‘full study’ of CRC

GET READY FOR SOME LAWMAKING!

Leadership — or management — in state government?

 

The Fiscal Cliff

SUPER BOWL: Who will YOU "Root" For?! SO CUTE!

Lane Commissioners move forward with drafting 55 cent jail & juvenile detention levy

Economy shrinks as cuts hurt growth

Stormwater bills get mixed reaction

Contractors are confident deep cuts won’t occur

R-Word For U.S. Economy in 2013 is Rebound Not Recession

Tax Foundation: Oregon cell phone taxes lowest in U.S.

Eugene City Council discusses Willamette Street improvements

 

Inside Portlandia

Super Bowl Juice Box Craft!

Saltzman Too Sick to Attend Sick-Leave Vote

City code still lacks funds for B&B rules

Forest Grove halfway through utility meter retrofit to improve efficiency and accuracy

City renews 10-year franchise with PGE

Do you know your neighborhood?

Community services director focuses on quality of life

Tualatin talks liquid assets

County digs into ambulance contract

Hotel or campground? Ideas are many for Blue Heron property

 

Outside Portlandia

Crazy Super Bowl Food Ideas (pictured: Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes)

Public can provide input on city manager search

Bainbridge advertises for top cop

Deal Near on Santa Ana City Manager

Landlords speak out on rental issues

Stanfield city manager to move west

Consultant recommends merger for Washougal, Camas fire departments

Council May Call a Vote on Controversial Room Tax Increase

Bend City Council talks Hwy. 97 ‘expressway’

Oregon business leaders convene in Bend

Madore wants to hire former campaign manager as his aide

Eugene to reassess developer tax breaks

 

The Career Center

Superbowl Snacks

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.

 

Do Something

Super Bowl Deviled Eggs

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.

West Linn Ideas – Share your ideas about West Linn on a new, interactive web page.  Click here to share your ideas – the City is currently collecting feedback on budget planning for 2014 and 2015.

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

Super Bowl Cheese Ball Recipe

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.

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Wow! love this!   Football burger or sub sandwich. First and Ten pan from Wilton

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