02.27.2017

02.27.2017

Today’s Buzz features table tennis awesomeness, NIMBY anatomy, and bus stops. In honor of my favorite sports and my love of gifs, I give you giggle sports gifs.


Right Now with Laura Savage

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What I’m Listening To: the sound of silence (shhhh!!!)

What I’m Reading: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

What I’m Watching: Hell on Wheels

What I’m Doing: Finishing marketing homework (nope, I’m sidetracked by all these sports gifs)


We’re Buzzin’ (for Parks & Rec)

WATCH: 2 Table Tennis Titleholders Have Epic, 766-Shot Rally  where two table tennis pros met at the Qatar Open and ended up locked in a staggering 10-minute, 766-shot rally. (I’d love for our Parks & Rec department to offer table tennis and badminton!)

Commerce City launches naming contest through April for its two recreation centers: Chosen winners will get free family membership for a year at the facility they name. (What a great way to engage the community and instill a sense of civic pride!)

Inclusive Recreation at CU Boulder: Providing a welcoming environment for the entire campus community has always been a priority for the Recreation Services Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. However; over the last year with the launch of their inclusive recreation initiative, they have taken things a step further. (Recreational opportunities for all!)


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For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same: Even though Colau, 42, has made the transition from grassroots activist to politician in charge, she says she feels like the exact same person with the same goals: to fight corruption, make government institutions more transparent and solve real problems.

Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected: Scientists across the country are planning to go to Washington — and take office.

Homebuilders voice concerns to Texas lawmakers over use of impact fees to subsidize affordable housing: Texas homebuilders are voicing strong opposition to lawmakers regarding the move to levy impact fees to help underwrite affordable housing options for teachers and civil servants in Austin and elsewhere in the state.

Anatomy of a NIMBY: Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.

When the Dust Settles: Removing Blight, But Spreading Toxins: Data regarding ongoing demolitions of blighted properties in cities across the U.S. has turned up some unexpected consequences: the spread of lead toxins into the surrounding community.

Wyoming Bus Stop to Be Removed at Property Owner’s Request: Cheyenne Plaza LLC asked to have the bus stop near their property removed and the Cheyenne Transit Program obliged.

Transit-Walkability Collaborative Established: The new Transit-Walkability Collaborative works to create safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.


Local Gov Confidential

SLO hires law firm to investigate firefighter video involving city manager, fire chief: A Santa Ana law firm has been hired by the city of San Luis Obispo at a cost of up to $50,000 to conduct an independent investigation into personnel complaints against fire Chief Garret Olson and City Manager Katie Lichtig in connection with a video they participated in that allegedly sexually objectified city firefighters.

Talk of firing Algonac city manager causes backlash: Residents packed Algonac City Hall on Valentine’s Day to support City Manager Doug Alexander amid rumors of his impending termination. But after more than an hour in closed session, officials took no action and were asked to resign.

Algood Mayor: Investigation Reveals Scandal Among Former Officer, City Council: The mayor of Algood said he’s canned two city employees, and accepted the resignation of a police officer following an investigation that revealed scandal and cover-ups among the city’s elected leaders.