Welcome Newest Members:
Andrew Spaeth, Oregon State University, Graduate Assistant
John Schwarz, Village of Winfield/Northern Illinois University MPA
Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250)
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
In Bid for New Buses, L.A. Demands American-Made – The regional transportation authority for Los Angeles placed an order for 550 American-made buses last month, Huffington Post reported Wednesday. The news comes at a time of presidential promises to both ramp up American manufacturing and rethink federal infrastructure spending.
Federal employees worry about paying bills if hit with unpaid furlough days – Laura Hill has a question about unemployment compensation. Each of these federal employees have different circumstances, but they all share a big concern — the unpaid leave days facing the workforce.
Class-Divided Cities: Atlanta Edition – The fifth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America’s cities and metros.
Making It Up As They Go – As Kitzhaber pushes the CRC, the plan to pay for it is both fact and fantasy.
Hotseat: Neil McFarlane – TriMet’s GM on the agency’s union costs, big penalties for fare dodgers, and why service cuts won’t be restored anytime soon.
I’m Just a Bill
- The legislature has several bills aimed at helping struggling Oregon counties
- The Portland Business Alliance Wants Salem to Help Clear Homeless People from City Sidewalks
- Hanna targets PERS in bills
- Oregon Dem introduces 5% sales tax bill
- Congress members’ pensions questioned
- With tuition equity vote today, House Democrats will boost education and economy
- Eye on the Legislature
- Bill Watch: $750 Property Tax Increase
- Sen. Bruce Starr testifies on agency sunset bill
- Mass transit, bicycle, pedestrian advocates latest groups to seek Oregon Lottery money
- SEIU Local 503 releases its bargaining demands
- Here’s PBOT’s Plan to Move $7.15 Million to Paving and Repairs, in One Handy Graphic
- U.S. Spending Cuts Could Add Delays to Air Travel
- Budget Cuts Seen as Risk to Growth of U.S. Economy
- Mayor Hales shares his thoughts on paving and the PBOT budget
- Budget Committee approves stipends for Hillsboro City Council with one change
- Wonkblog: Essential sequester FAQ
- Clackamas County board splits on placing two Portland-Milwaukie light rail measures on May ballot
- Forest Grove Parks & Recreation Commission calls for increased parks staffing
- Murmurs: We Could Charge County Officials to Use the Loo.
- State committee recommends that Cornelius interim police chief should not lose certification
- City’s press release terminating contract with Salem Downtown Partnership
- Ouster of Walters Will Cost Santa Ana Taxpayers $706,396
- Bell city manager blamed for pay scam
- SAN BERNARDINO: New manager takes over
- City manager assembles team of his own
- Astoria’s renovated Public Safety Building is ‘really awesome’
- Sen. Murray: County commissioners ‘turning their backs’ on region’s economic development
- King County planning policy affects city’s quality of life
- Medford changes public hearing requirement for communication towers
- Astoria should tell its story for marketing
- Recreation board drops pursuit of Seaside Golf Course
The Career Center
Titan’s How-To on Breaking Glass Ceiling – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, has written a book-slash-manifesto on gender in the workplace that she hopes will spur a women’s movement.
How to Quit Your Job… The Right Way – At some point you’re going to quit. No matter how good your current job is, no matter how happy you are, eventually you’ll find something else and be ready to move on. There is no shame in leaving for a better opportunity, and no shame in bailing when things aren’t working out.
The One Question To Ask In An Exit Interview – Exit interviews are seen as a mostly meaningless ritual – career experts advise departing workers not to say anything too charged, and by the time they’ve sat down to explain reasons for leaving, employees are largely out the door.
15 Marketing Buzzwords to Stop Using – What marketing words or expressions make you cringe? We put the question to our MarketingProfs Facebook group, and some of the best answers inspired the following slide show.
A Call to Action
Planning Commission Vacancies – Clackamas County to fill two openings on planning commission; applications due March 25
Citizen groups meet in Clackamas County March 11-12 to review priorities for transportation projects; public welcome to attend – In five meetings scheduled for mid-March, citizens working on the Clackamas County Transportation System Plan (TSP) update will come together to review and discuss priorities for future transportation projects in unincorporated Clackamas County.
Battle Ground seeks input from residents on CRC – An online survey will be available Monday through Thursday to Battle Ground residents who are not able to attend the open house. The survey can be found on the city’s website.
Comprehensive plan meeting set for Feb. 23 – A town hall meeting to discuss the working draft of the Damascus comprehensive plan and zoning map is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sunnyside Community Church,16444 S.E. Highway 212, in Damascus.
Rockefeller Foundation Announces support for RE.invest Initiative – Today, the Rockefeller Foundation announced its support for a new public-private program that will help cities across the country finance and build resilient and integrated urban storm water infrastructure systems in order to prevent damage during future severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy.
The World Wide Web
This Company Will Only Accept ‘Twitter Resumes’ For A Six-Figure Job – By now, many employers think that who you are online is more revealing of your character than a résumé. Some companies have decided to stop accepting paper résumés altogether. “The paper résumé is dead,” Vala Afshar, chief marketing officer at Enterasys,” told Bruce Horovitz at USA Today. “The Web is your résumé. Social networks are your mass references.”
3 Ways Pinterest Could Be Even Better – Pinterest continues to grow and could soon top Twitter, a social media site that had a two-year head start on the picture-centric pinboard site. According to Pew Research Center, the two sites are neck and neck: 15% of Americans use Pinterest, and 16% use Twitter.