04.24.12 The Afternoon Delight

Alfonso Ribeiro of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ is back, and he’s leading a Carlton dance flash mob.



The Social Network

The Best Social Media Cities — Local Governments Ranked – Where does your city government rank in its usage of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study?

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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday – The deadline to register to vote in the May primary election is Tuesday. Already registered?


Now Is the Time for Gen Y Leaders – Here’s a thought experiment for you. Take a deep breath, clear your head and think for a little while about what kind of leadership the world is going to need in the future. Need a jump start?

8 Ways To Take The Sting Out Of Criticism – In her book, “Communicate with Confidence,”author Dianna Booher shares eight tips on how to accept and learn from criticism more easily.

Five reasons why volunteering can help you to establish your career – Develop new skills, make new contacts, and even new friends plus it’s a great way to make employers notice your CV. Here’s why volunteering is a real career kick-starter

7 innovative ideas for engaging public employees – J. Michael Wilkes, City Manager of Olathe, Kansas recently facilitated a fascinating session on organizational culture at the Alliance for Innovation’s Transforming Local Government Conference.


Portland Mayor Adams releases first budget proposals – Mayor Sam Adams on Monday released the first of his proposed agency budgets for next fiscal year’s budget. Because of declining property values and the sluggish economy, the City Council must cut approximately $17 million in discretionary general fund dollars from the budget that begins on July 1.

Joe Gall tapped for Sherwood city manager slot – “We had outstanding finalists to choose from,” said Mayor Keith Mays. “Joe has done an outstanding job in Fairview and I’m confident, as soon as we reach terms, (he’ll) do an outstanding job for Sherwood.”

Company town: Why can’t Salem draw big companies – The Portland area has Nike’s headquarters, Intel’s multi-billion dollar campus, and a Daimler Trucks North America corporate office and factory. In Salem, the big fish always seems to get away.

Green Infrastructure Could Save Cities Billions – New estimates find that moving toward sustainability can greatly reduce energy and water treatment costs.

These Cities Really Hate Junk Mail – Which American communities have made the strongest attempts to suppress postal advertising?

County axes four staff positions – Facing down a tight 2012-13 fiscal-year budget, Clatsop County plans to lay off four staffers.

Reed Names John Kroger Next College President – Retiring Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has been named the next president of Reed College.

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