06.12.12 The Morning Buzz




RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.

ELGL-CO Roundtable on Communicating with Citizens – Communicating with Your Residents, June 14, noon- 1 p.m. North Fire Training Room 63377 Jamison Street, Bend

Beaverton, OR – Official Website – Spotlight – Please plan to attend one of two Community Open Houses on either June 26 or July 12, regarding the South Office Building at The Round. The first will be held in conjunction with the Last Tuesday concert series, the second will follow a more structured format.

City of Tacoma – Tacoma residents are invited to participate in the creation of the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget through a series of 10 Community Budget Input Meetings in late June and July in the five City Council Districts across the city. Visit www.cityoftacoma.org for details.

Multnomah County seeks bicyclists, pedestrians for committee to help shape bridge and road policies – The committee advises transportation leaders on bicycle and pedestrian issues — including project review and recommending priorities — on county roads and bridges. That includes five Willamette River spans in the heart of Portland.


The Cost of Sprawl on Clean Water – The way we grow could have a major impact on water quality in the future.

Clark County uses GPS to track employees – With a glance at a computer screen, Bob Moag sees more than two dozen dots colored red, yellow and green that represent maintenance vehicles scattered around Clark County.

Liquor costs are driving drinkers to Oregon – There are more places than ever to buy booze in Clark County — about 76 stores in all.

North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax – Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely.


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Delaying retirement: 80 is the new 65 – A quarter of middle-class Americans are now so pessimistic about their savings that they are planning to delay retirement until they are at least 80 years old — two years longer than the average person is even expected to live.

Draft: The Sound of a Sentence – Language can be an adventure if we remember that words can make a kind of melody.

They’re Hiring! – These 25 companies have at least 700 openings each, totaling more than 56,000 available jobs. What are they looking for?

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