06.26.12 The Morning Buzz



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.

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

RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

Join Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel – Help shape the future of the region by joining Opt In, Metro’s online opinion panel. You’ll be entered into drawings to win gift cards, event tickets and more.


Congress to take up Internet sales tax issue plaguing Amazon –  It looks like Amazon’s dispute with states over collecting sales tax on online purchases will be taken up by Congress.

Can Solar Panels and Historic Preservation Get Along? Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.

Political tensions boil over during Pacific City Council meeting -Long-simmering tensions boiled over Monday night inside Pacific City Hall, as angry residents confronted Mayor Cy Sun about what they see as his abuses of power.

County budget cuts to the bone – Nearly 100 jail inmates will be freed, 8 sheriff’s patrol deputies cut, and criminal prosecutions reduced.

Limit on public-defenders’ caseloads puts strain on cities – A state Supreme Court ruling limiting public defender’s caseloads is creating a financial strain for cities.


LinkedIn: The Preferred Social Network of Government? Since its official launch in 2003, LinkedIn has been a go-to platform for professionals who want to connect with business contacts or look for jobs. But as the website has evolved, it has become a nexus for collaboration, a discussion area and much more.

5 Things You Must Bring on Your Next Interview – Interviewing is both daunting and nerve-wracking. Similar to a first date where you must make a good first impression or suffer the consequences of not getting asked out a second time, a job interview is a high-stakes courtship.

Moving on: How to bounce back from career setbacks – Getting laid off is a sad fact of life, especially in the last five years following the global financial meltdown. Most of us manage to bounce back by redefining our goals, establishing a networking strategy and settling into a job search routine. For many, however, letting go from their previous employers can be a tough problem.

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