Abby Coppock, City of Portland, Office of Management and Finance, Management Analyst
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Tropicana Field: The next big urban mixed use development? More and more Americans want to live in dense urban areas. It’s a shift as profound as the exodus to suburbia that followed the Great Depression, real estate experts say. Almost any large urban tract holds potential for mid-rise offices, dollops of green space and hundreds of residences stacked above shops and parking garages.
California cities, counties find funds to hire Capitol lobbyists – Local governments contend the money they pay for influence in Sacramento is worth it. The sum dwarfs the lobbying bills of the largest unions, big oil companies and other energy interests combined.
The America that works – Luckily, dysfunction in Washington is only one side of America’s story
It’s Not Just Overflow—Everyday Leaks From Sewer Systems Lead to Alarming Amounts of Sewage in Our Waterways – And you probably can’t even smell it.
At Yellowstone, locals step in to get park open and help solve budget woes – Small communities around Yellowstone National Park are raising almost $200,000 in private donations to do what the park cannot this year because of budget cuts: Open on time for spring visitors.
I’m Just a Bill
- Jack Bogdanski Sues City of Portland Over Arts Tax
- Once again, Oregon legislators consider removing most party precinct races from primary ballot
- Oregon lawmakers consider legalizing, taxing marijuana as pot advocates ponder 2014 ballot initiative
- Proposed light-rail ordinance won’t appear on ’13 Vancouver ballot
- Wilsonville-Salem commuter rail service envisioned in bill
The Fiscal Cliff
- The Sequester Is Hitting the Country’s Neediest Students the Hardest
- Portland gas tax? One-cent per gallon equals $1 million-plus
- What Egg McMuffin sales say about the US economy
- Deschutes Co. trims May 911 money measure
- Klamath Falls will eventually face a budget shortfall of $760,000 in the general fund due to climbing expenditures that are outpacing revenue production
- Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner and other proponents of the proposed county jail property tax levy have organized in an attempt to pass the measure in May.
- Garbage fee idea suffers setback
- TriMet budget holds line on services
- Wonkbook: Budget v. Budget
- MPAC members told existing plans could meet climate goals
- Proposed light-rail ordinance outside scope of city power, attorney says
- Hales Says Arts Tax Has “Silly” Flaw, Needs Emergency Fix
- Hillsboro $15.2 million ballpark will cost more, have fewer permanent seats than originally planned
- North Plains Mayor to ask Banks group not to market a second garlic festival
- Three-acre timber sale expected to pay off remaining debt on Stone Creek Golf Course, increase revenue for Clackamas County parks
- OC leads ‘landmark’ vision for Willamette
- Hillsboro City Council agenda includes beer, land use and D.C. update
- Property owners move to appeal Forest Grove ‘island’ annexation
- Judge issues ruling on Damascus ballot title
- New CRW officials promise ‘mutual respect’
- Ethics complaint filed against Councilwoman Lester
- Non-Stop Redmond-To-LA Air Service Expected By Summer
- King County Council agrees to plan making public defenders county employees
- BURIEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBER JACK BLOCK, JR. COULD BE CENSURED AT MARCH 18 MEETING OVER “PORNOGRAPHIC” FACEBOOK POST
- Company Town: Are consumer complaints about government an economic indicator?
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.
A great speech on why to go into public service – Can you remember the exact moment you chose to go into public service?
The Unsung Beauty of Bureaucracy – Companies need to achieve the right mix of rules and freedom.
The Art And Science of Performance Reviews – Performance reviews are the HR ritual that everyone dreads. Brain science shows that positive or negative, the way in which that review gets delivered can be a boon or a curse. If a boss gives even a good review in the wrong way, that message can create a neural downer.
The World Wide Web
Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks – BAD NEWS SELLS. If it bleeds, it leads. No news is good news, and good news is no news.
3 Smart Details From Pinterest’s New Design – THE NEW PINTEREST LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE OLD PINTEREST, BUT THE REDESIGN INCLUDES A HANDFUL OF CLEVER DETAILS TO KEEP USERS ENGAGED.
40+ Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed – As the ice thaws and spring begins, Mashable has you covered in the social media and tech space. Make sure to check in for every breaking update and ongoing coverage.