01.11.12 The Morning Buzz





01.10.12 Afternoon Delight

Job Posting: Public & Gov’t Affairs Assistant, WA County

RSVP: ELGL Lunch Forum with Blazers COO Sarah Mensah

RESCHEDULED: Patrick Quinton Luncheon

01.10.12 The Morning Buzz


Social Media

Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

Twitter: Federal Way BuzzEngaging CitiesEverton Bailey, Jr.

Facebook: CFM Strategic CommunicationsUrban and Public Affairs, Portland State UniversityMRSC


Volunteer with Hands On Greater Portland and Portland Parks and Recreation

Join Hands On Greater PortlandPortland Parks & Recreation and other community members to plant native trees and wildflowers on Clatsop Butte in East Portland this Saturday, January 14!  The planting will increase wildlife habitat by providing food and shelter for birds and other animals. Here’s more on the project to restore the butte: http://www.conservationregistry.org/projects/14991

MLK Volunteer Opportunity

Join other volunteers as they make love letters for family caregivers who devote their lives, energy, and compassion to the dedicated care of loved ones with special needs, terminal illnesses, or other disabilities, often with little or no support or recognition. The ‘love letters” we craft with the skilled guidance of a professional papercraft instructor, will be to family caregivers and other devoted volunteers for Valentine’s Day.

The Family Caregiver Support Program helps non-paid family caregivers who are seeking relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, stipends, educational classes information, and access to other programs. For information on this program, or to learn how you can contribute, or participate, please contact Mary Ann Hard, (503) 650-5724.


National Planning Awards 2012

APA’s National Planning Excellence, Achievement, and Leadership Awards honor the best planning efforts and individuals that create communities of lasting value. The 2012 award recipients will be honored at a special luncheon held during APA’s National Planning Conference.

Colbert: Seriously Funny

Faux news shows have become so prevalent that a lot of people actually depend on them for information, opinions and distortions. Conveniently, they also get a good laugh when they view shows such asThe Colbert Report.

Harnessing the Power of Story to Shape a City’s Future

Every place tells a story.  But, most don’t do it coherently or intentionally. The tricky thing about stories is that even if a city or a downtown doesn’t want to be telling one, it matters not, because they are telling a story anyway.  So, how do you quantify a place’s story, and what can you do with it?

Inside the UGB

West Linn approves code amendments modifying daily vehicle traffic for home-based businesses

Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen gives his last State of the City address

Clackamas County commissioners consider asking TriMet to renegotiate $25 million contract for Portland-Milwaukie light rail

Minor league ballpark project keeps rolling after Milwaukie City Council OK’s next phase

Lake Oswego council switch derials streetcar project

Congressional candidates talk economy at Tigard debate

CD1 Debate Haunted By The Ghost Of Wu’s Past


Outside the UGB

Tacoma’s contract with Broadnax would pay $221,208 plus perks

Gregoire: Columbia Crossing state’s top transportation priority

After 17 years, longtime Newcastle resident Sonny Putter steps down from City Council


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