03.10.13 Your Morning Buzz

Daylight-saving linked to wacky behavior

Welcome Newest Members

Michelle Tagmyer, City of Beaverton, Project Specialist Public Information

Upcoming Forums

March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager

March 21: ELGL Willamette Valley Presents “No Comment” — and Other Stupid Things You Should Never Say to Media

April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager

April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School


The High Five

  1. Vancouver Fire Department takes the heat – The Vancouver Fire Department, responsible for providing emergency medical services for more than half of Clark County’s population, has been experiencing pains of its own: a growing deficit, a shrinking workforce and stations that would not withstand a major earthquake.

  2. Lobbyists get ready for fight over tax reform – Momentum has quietly been building toward a once-in-a-generation push to overhaul federal taxes, and that has Washington’s influence industry preparing for battle.

  3. TriMet’s lawsuit against Clackamas County should quickly clear the tracks ahead – Memory seems to run short in Clackamas County government. The Board of County Commissioners on three occasions, starting in 2009, approved plans with TriMet to extend a 7.3-mile MAX light-rail line from Portland into Milwaukie. The cost, half of it borne by the federal government, would be $1.5 billion, with Clackamas County kicking in a share of nearly $20 million.

  4. Los Angeles Frets After Low Turnout to Elect Mayor – Only 21 percent of registered voters turned out for the Los Angeles mayoral election last week, and some residents are both embarrassed and concerned.

  5. From ‘Moneyball’ to Money Bombs: What Sports Analytics Can Teach Political Nerds – Winning a campaign is just like winning a game: Data is essential, but it’s not enough.

I’m Just a Bill

Sen. Prozanski’s bizarre bill to make it harder to get a CHL

Any real health care reform difficult in Oregon

Walden, Rodgers tell Oregon GOP that party has to rebuild quickly to check Obama in 2014

Kurt Schrader supports sequester, but won’t cut $1.6 million for video games? PolitiFact Oregon

Kitzhaber OKs electric vehicle push | Sustainable Business Oregon

The Fiscal Cliff

PERS fund got better returns than its peers over a decade

Budgets target PERS benefits

US economy adds jobs but braces for cuts

Pelosi: No government shutdown

West Wing employees face furloughs

Sellwood Bridge committee has last meeting

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

San Bernardino’s ‘strong mayor’ governance ripe for revision

Salem considers amending sign ordinance

John Laird: Praying politicians, vindictive voters and transit taxes

City weighs own ambulance contract

County’s staff comb rules for ‘silliness’

Has the Seattle mayor lost his mojo?

The Career Center

The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.

How to Bounce Back From a Bad Interview – Horrible. Awful. Failure. As I stepped out of a recent job interview, my thoughts were a thesaurus of negativity. Before the door even closed behind me, I had already written off the possibility of a callback.

8 Jobs and Internships for the Outdoor Oregonian – Here are the eight jobs on Mac’s List that will get you closer to the light, out in nature, and working to support the environment.

The World Wide Web

Harvard Hacked Staff E-Mails – Harvard secretly searched the e-mail accounts of several of its staff members last fall, looking for the source of news media leaks about its recent cheating scandal, but did not tell them about the searches for several months, people briefed on the matter said on Saturday.

Tips and Tricks For You to Research the Social Web – Researching the social phenomenon is all about understanding the resources available. Here are tips and tools to research the social web. Learn how today.

Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glass – Owner says “it’s because it’s kind of a private place that people go.” Will other businesses follow?

7 Pinterest Boards to Follow for Your Career – Pinterest already is a way for professionals to organize their career plans, get job search tips, and showcase their work in an interesting, visual way to employers. To jump-start your use of Pinterest for your career, here are seven of the best Pinterest boards to follow related to employment.

Your Social Media Recommendations

ELGL FacebookCalifornians to Protect Local Taxpayers and Vital services

ELGL Google+The Nonprofit Quarterly

ELGL PinterestWomen Impacting Public Policy

ELGL TwitterJenny Foss

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