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April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
For Interior, an unconventional choice – Sally Jewell, President Obama’s pick to lead the department, lacks political experience, and she’ll be challenged to rebuild a national consensus over protecting public lands.
Taxes Are (Still) Not Part of the Draw for California’s Richest – It is getting awfully expensive to be a millionaire in California.
Bell trial: Witnesses say city leaders deceived them for years – There was the local resident who was given a document with false City Hall salaries. There was the food bank coordinator who had no idea one of his volunteers was being paid nearly six figures. And there was the councilman who didn’t realize he was making just pennies on the dollar compared with his colleagues.
How much power comes with being LA’s mayor? Atop City Hall, in what’s known as the Tom Bradley Tower, portraits of L.A. mayorsadorn the walls. Councilman Tom LaBonge, as usual, can hardly contain his excitement.
Bills would limit Oregon public records law – Some in the Oregon Legislature want to keep that information confidential, and several bills would cut off public access to those records.
I’m Just a Bill
Clark County Republicans say Columbia River Crossing clearance height still too low, petition Coast Guard
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD – Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They’re in a state of what’s called “continuous partial attention” where even at meetings, your body is there but your mind is somewhere else. You have countless gadgets constantly sending you information: texts, phone calls, emails, and reminders. All buzzing and dinging for your attention.
Millennials on the Job: All They Really Want Is a Little Appreciation – And yes, Millennials need frequent feedback and they thrive off recognition but we all do, they’re just willing to ask for it. And shouldn’t we thank them for that? Show me a Baby Boomer (or anyone else) who doesn’t appreciate recognition for a job well done.
A Call to Action
Kellogg Good Neighbor Committee – The City is accepting applications for one citizen-at-large and one downtown business or property owner.
The Lake Oswego City Council is hosting a Town Hall to get input on service priorities, appropriate levels of services and on the preliminary City Council 2013 Action Plan. Input will help the Council set their agenda in 2013 and prioritize investments through next fiscal year’s budget.
Fireside Chats with Tigard Mayor John Cook – Thursday, February 14, 3 to 5 p.m. Beveland Street Bistro and Coffee House, 7357 SW Beveland St.
The World Wide Web