03.29.12 The Afternoon Delight



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City Looking for Volunteers for Earth Day Project | Latest News | City of Forest Grove, Oregon

Washington County MSTIP 3D | Washington County MSTIP 3D – Tell Washington County to use MSTIP funds to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from roads.


Can You Match Your Resume to a Job Description? – Use the right keywords to tap the ”hidden accomplishments” in every job description.

How Charisma Could Help (Or Hurt) You at Work – As a socially inept teenager, Olivia Fox Cabane realized that she had two choices. “Either confine myself to a desert island, or learn how to make this human thing work,” she says. Cabane opted for the latter.


Resilient communities with smaller homes can rescue the economy – Death to the McMansion – How charm and convenience can make our communities more resilient—and save our economy.

Next American City » Buzz » Let’s Play Charrettes: Criticism for New Haven Downtown Redevelopment – A federally-funded downtown redevelopment project in New Haven faces some fresh criticism.

Bank Watch: Local governments pressured to battle banks – Local governments are facing increased pressure from residents to battle banks like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, the Wall Street Journal says. A number of cities have considered resolutions to take money out of major banks and put them in smaller banks or create a municipal bank.

Watch out, Seattle: Some of your trees are about to turn bright blue – The casual passerby might say it was its color. It’s blue – a striking, unnatural tint so concentrated it’s as if the paint was made by boiling down a village of Smurfs.

Cash-strapped Molalla must “get creative” to repay $2.5 million in misspent development fees – At a crowded Molalla City Council meeting Wednesday night, an investigator told Council and community members that the city, already facing a serious budget gap, has one year to repay $2.5 million in misspent development fees.

Here’s a ‘compromise’ proposal for the lake – The state of Oregon owns all submersible lands existing in 1859 by virtue of the Oregon Constitution and state statute. It also owns the water in any lake or river and provides access under the public use doctrine.

March 2012 Newsletter – March 2012 issue of the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration Newsletter.

Outside the UGB

Mayor Christopher announces re-election bid | Keizertimes

“The burden of Vancouver residents who live outside city limits” by All politics is local 

County OKs building permit fee hike

Washington may move into another special session; plus Cylvia Hayes, Chris Telfer and Dave Hunt: Oregon Politics Roundup

Dealing With Massive Public Records Requests | Coates’ Canons

Court reaffirms city in permitting dispute (Official City of Bellevue Web Site)

Columbian.com – In our view: BRT — Too Early to Decide

Council to discuss city manager search, police management and council member blogs tonight