08.06.13 Your Premium Buzz


Knope of the Week

Todd Silverstein, Vizify Co-Founder and CEO

Newest Member

Waidi G Olopade, Local Government Professional

Samantha Wolf, Clackamas County and Portland State University, Hatfield Fellow

Upcoming Events

August 8: Everything You Wanted to Know About PERS (And More)

August 20: Portland’s Artisan Economy: Brews to Bikes

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference, Kennedy School

High 5



A Lot of Civic Leaders Need to Listen to This Painfully Obvious Advice  – Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley are on a mission to get cities and metros talking to each other.


Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley  – A new analysis reveals that venture capital investment is flowing into cities at a startling clip.


Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn’t Cause Crime  – Hard proof that there’s no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.


Should We Be Thrilled or Disappointed by St. Louis’s New Highway Park?  – The city will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they’d removed the interstate altogether.


The Electeds



The Fund Balance






Around the NW



Other 48 States

Coachella Valley cities seek executives to manage politics, practicalities – Desert Hot Springs officials this week will begin looking for someone to lead a city whose political turmoil tends to overshadow efforts to improve downtown or reduce crime rates.




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