06.20.12 The Morning Buzz

Rumor: MTV’s ‘The Real World’ to shoot in Portland?




RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

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 Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

Settin’ the Table – You are invited to take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table – an experiment to connect all Oregonians to real decisions in Salem.

Jefferson Smith or Charlie Hales? Which Portland mayoral candidate should ELGL invite to speak at an upcoming forum?


Reno Just Wants to Be Normal – The city has been a haven for gold rushers, divorce-seekers and gamblers. Now it’s making a bid for the pleasant city market.

The Birth of Zoning Codes, a History – Or, how Americans learned to legislate our NIMBY impulses.

Embattled Oakridge mayor seeks temporary post – Mayor Don Hampton — who narrowly survived a recall election last year — has offered to step down. But there’s a catch. He’ll do so only if the City Council appoints him acting city administrator.

Hillsboro mayor, city manager answer questions about minor league baseball team and stadium (live chat complete) – Readers kept Mayor Jerry Willey and City Manager Michael Brown busy during an hour-long conversation. Read the edited transcript now.


Grammar, a Victim in the Office – Many managers say bad grammar can create bad impressions with clients, ruin marketing materials and cause communications errors.

Companies Slip Workouts Into Work – In an effort to put the brakes on skyrocketing health-insurance costs, companies are thinking up ways to get people moving right in the workplace.

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