03.19.13: Your Morning Buzz

Welcome Newest Members

Abby Coppock, City of Portland, Office of Management and Finance, Management Analyst

Upcoming Forums

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The America that works – Luckily, dysfunction in Washington is only one side of America’s story

  4. 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. 

  5. 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

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

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.

Social Media Suggestions

ELGL Facebook:  City of Corvallis City Manager’s Office

ELGL Google+National Museum of American History

ELGL PinterestChicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

ELGL Twitterpolis

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