04.30.12 The Afternoon Delight




Finding ‘Portlandia’ in Portland, Oregon – The Dallas News visits some of the Portland businesses featured in seasons 1 & 2 of Portlandia.

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability – Barbur Blvd is a major arterial in Southwest Portland for cars, transit and bikes, but it could be so much more. Come to an open house on May 3 to learn more about what the City and its partners are doing with the community to create a more vibrant and safe civic boulevard — as well as options for rapid transit along the corridor.

Vancouver USA Community Survey 2012 – City Residents: Help us help Vancouver. If you haven’t taken the Community Survey yet, please do. The survey runs until May 14.

Friends of Political Science at Portland State University – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will be holding a financial aid town hall on May 3 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in SMSU 298. She would like to specifically talk about the looming expiration of the 3.4 percent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rate.

University of Kansas Public Management Center – There’s still time to apply to the KU MPA program for fall 2012 admission! Our program is ranked in the top 10 nationally and the degree can be completed in Topeka, Lawrence or the KC area.

Clackamas County, Oregon – Commissioner Community Roundtable – this Wednesday, May 2. Here is your chance to talk with County Commissioners about current issues!

City seeks nominations for 2012 Service to Beaverton Award – Do you know someone making a special contribution to our community? Are someone’s good deeds going unnoticed or unrecognized? Then it’s time to nominate them for a Service to Beaverton Award.

Have a Question for Secretary LaHood? Ask It Here – Last spring, Ray LaHood’s office approached Streetsblog seeking reader questions for the transportation secretary’s monthly video blog series, On the Go With Ray LaHood.


Hermiston budget proposal includes 8.9 percent jump – Hermiston City Manager Ed Brookshier released the city’s combined budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal Friday morning.

Streetlights are often a city’s biggest or second biggest energy demand. But they don’t have to be.

Tacoma: Deputy City Manager Arellano to leave city – Rey Arellano, Tacoma’s deputy city manager for the past six years and interim manager for six months, will be leaving the city on May 4,  an email sent to city staff by City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced today.

Creating Economic Development at the Local Level – In the aftermath of the California Supreme Court’s December 29, 2011, decision to uphold legislation that eliminated redevelopment agencies, the City of Alhambra wasted no time in re-establishing a means for conducting economic development activities.


Commandment #11

10 tough questions: What recruiters are really trying to learn during your interview.

Why Employers Value Older Workers – As the imminence of baby boomer retirements becomes more of a reality for employers, many have realized that the departures of some of their most experienced and competent employees will create big gaps. There has been no significant erosion of the traditional retirement age of 65. But there is evidence that many more employers will be developing programs to retain or even recruit older employees.

Inside the UGB


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News in a networked world | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – Lee Rainie will discuss the Project’s latest findings about how people use the internet, smartphones, and social media tools to get news, share news, and create news.

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