03.21.12 The Morning Buzz



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Ridgefield Planning Committee Looks for New Member – Applications may be obtained online at www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us or at City Hall, 230 Pioneer St or may be mailed to those who request by contacting (360) 887-3557.



City Begins Work on 2013-2014 Budget – City of Redmond – The City of Redmond’s results oriented budget process is now officially underway. Starting with community conversations during Neighborhood Network meetings over the past two weeks, city staff and citizen volunteers are now crafting guidelines for Redmond’s next biennial budget.

The Many Benefits of ‘Sweatworking’ Fitness is in vogue and it’s becoming a multi-dimensional facet of life that goes way beyond burning calories and staying fit. Group fitness classes, boutique studios as well as road races and triathlons, have become cultural norms and social and professional tools.

City of Strays: Detroit’s Epidemic of 50,000 Abandoned Dogs | Culture News | Rolling Stone – As people leave Detroit and abandon their pets, an unlikely group forms to rescue the stray animals.

E-Democracy Improves Trust | icma.org – E-democracy improves citizen trust and engagement, according to new ICMA survey.

The 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers – You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs.

5 Tips to Leverage Social Media to Get a Job – Here are five tips for turning your social media presence into an advantage.

Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords – When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password.

The Psychology of Sprawl – The psychology of suburbia is paradoxical: It’s about comfort and security, yet it has produced more discomfort and insecurity than most would have thought imaginable 50 years ago.

Inside the UGB

Will do

Boring water employees say it’s their turn

Tigard City Council takes another step in River Terrace annexation

 Milwaukie senior planner quits, causes second light rail work reshuffle

Happy Valley annexes 18 properties, most comprising Mt. Talbert nature park

Outside the UGB

....another one for the grammar police. Come on people it's simple grammar, learn it !!!!

Bend Parks May Seek $ From Voters in Nov.

Leavitt renews call to study light-rail funding without sales tax

Broad vote on light rail gains C-Tran support