07.03.12 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.

Tualatin unveils online forum for transportation ideas – Starting today, the city will host an online forum where citizens can view, rate and comment on its neighborhood project plans.



Olympics Clean-Up, London Style – One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

Cities That Wouldn’t Exist Without Air Conditioning – The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

He’s off and running – Eric Swanson isn’t wasting any time getting to know Medford.The new city manager ran in the Pear Blossom Run, has rented an apartment suite in the Acme Building downtown and already is negotiating to buy a house.

What is a Block? – What is a block? Such a simple question does not seem to warrant even a blog post. After all, it is a term that has been used frequently by pretty much everyone—from Jane Jacobs to Jennifer Lopez.

Dallas official resigns amid financial claims – Dallas City Manager Jerry Wyatt resigned Monday in the face of allegations “of inappropriate handling of city financial matters,” according to the Dallas Police Department.


So true.

8 Reasons You’re Not Earning the Salary You Want – Not getting the salary you think you deserve? The explanation might be one of these eight reasons.

Why I Like People with Unconventional Resumés – Professional success used to depend on experience, knowledge, and skill. But things have changed in recent decades. First, knowledge has become as rapidly obsolete as universally available. Second, we live in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world where, I often say, even the past has become unpredictable. And, finally, business has become more global and diverse. 

Inside the UGB


Outside the UGB

Social Network

This is so me!

Favorite Survival Tips for Using Social Media –  What’s appropriate and what’s not regarding the use of social networks? Beyond formal codes of conduct at work, what behaviors and attitudes will likely lead to trouble? What tips can we share from those who have gone before us and learned about the good, the bad and the ugly?  What good habits enable a positive experience in the long run? And, what are some examples of social media technology being used in destructive ways that undermine relationships?

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