Aubrey Lindstrom, City of Beaverton, Special Projects Coordinator
Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers.
March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
A Few Points About the Mayors Challenge Winners – By now you might have seen that Providence, R.I. today won the Mayors Challenge, a national competition in which city governments vied for grant money from Bloomberg Philanthropies to put toward problem-solving projects.
Ideas Trump Resources When it Comes to City Growth – The future of plenitude isn’t high tech and software-driven, it isn’t interactive or knowledge-powered; and it doesn’t come from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, or New York City, David Brooks argued in his New York Times column Monday. It comes from old-fashioned, boring extractive industries like mining and oil drilling, and from un-sexy places like the Great Plains, Texas, and the Dakotas.
The Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street – It could also catch criminals, broadcast WiFi and… detect meth labs?
Phoenix Just Might Be Serious About Building ‘The Pin’ – A honey dipper-shaped observation tower inches one step closer to reality.
Expand State Partnerships for Passenger Rail – As passenger rail ridership grows nationwide, Amtrak and some states are engaging in innovative new partnerships to foster this demand. To comply with the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) that passed in 2008, federal and state policymakers will not only need to focus on the financial and operational performance of short-distance routes, where over 80 percent of the system’s ridership occurs, but also on the future of long-distance routes.
I’m Just a Bill
- Oregon mayors support the Legislature’s proposed budget for K-12 schools (letter to the editor)
- Tax deferral for seniors passes the House
- Local lawmakers have mixed success as bill cutoff date passes
- Property tax deferrals extended
- Carbon tax, animal tethering, prevailing wage: Oregon Legislature today
The Fiscal Cliff
- Municipal court in Albany exceeds budget by $26K
- Deschutes County may trim May 911 money request
- Could a tax hike promote health?
- Oregon Housing and Community Services faces fiscal cliff as home loan revenue falls
- Portland City Council votes unanimously to approve sick leave policy
- Tualatin City Council to discuss moving council chambers
- CRC among topics for Saturday town halls
- TriMet has good news: No fare increases, no service cuts, and an apology for keeping non-union raises quiet
- Hillsboro’s planning commissioners express support for North Hillsboro’s historic sites while approving amendments to city’s plan
- Steve Duin: Hitting the high notes in Gresham
- City takes aquatic park for another lap
- Intel growth fuels county road projects
- Sources Say: Fluoride fight stirs strategy
- West Linn and Milwaukie to share IT services
- Jiggles no more?
- In which Shemia Fagan gives City Hall a long, hard stare – and expects action
- Cowlitz casino plan thrown out by federal judge
- Public to have say in parks’ parking fees
- Lakewood City Council may revisit lake access issue
- Issues, options still swirl in Mirror Pond’s silt
- Scappoose voters support continued water fluoridation
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.
The 3 Things All Humans CRAVE–And How To Motivate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere – Forbes – As you probably know, once we have food and shelter, but before we can seek self-actualization—the Smart State—we must feel safety, belonging and mattering. Without these three essential keys a person cannot get in their Smart State—they cannot perform, innovate, feel emotionally engaged, agree, move forward.
The World Wide Web
LinkedIn gives $30K to employees helping communities around the world – LinkedIn has donated a total of $30,000 in grants to a dozen of the professional social network’s employees who are volunteering their off hours for various community causes around the world.
Hey Google, We Still Love Reader – Hear that clunking sound? That’s thousands of jaws dropping at the news that Google Reader is going to be retired come July 1, 2013. That whooshing sound is “Google Reader” shooting to the top of Twitter’s worldwide trends, even on a day when a new pope was picked.
15 Hilarious Smokin’ Pope Tweets – Twitter users have found a way to keep themselves occupied — pope smoke jokes in 140 characters or fewer. When you’re staring at a chimney all day, weird things come to mind.
Chips, Video Clips and Citizen Sourcing – Crowd sourcing, a.k.a citizen sourcing, is a hot topic. Businesses are looking to customers to help them make product decisions. Simply put, citizen sourcing will engage consumers early on in the process, increasing the likelihood of a successful new product.