09.06.12 Your Morning Buzz


ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman – Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at noon for an ELGL forum with Steve Wheeler, Clackamas County Administrator and his two Deputy County Administrators, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman.  The forum will be held in Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Questions about light rail in Clackamas County? I’ve got answers. Join me noon Friday at www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city for a live chat about the future of light rail in Clackamas County.


Jim Hough, Banks’ first city manager, to retire Tuesday – Hough, Banks’ first city manager, said there would be no formal retirement celebration. “I asked them to not any hold any ceremonies for me,” he said. “I don’t want to spend the money. We’ve spent our whole time here trying to be very frugal.”

Soda War Takes Shape in Two California Cities – Two small California cities are the latest battlegrounds in the $111 billion U.S. soda industry’s fight to defend a near-perfect record of defeating proposed taxes on sugary drinks.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities – On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.


Whistleblower Retaliation on the Rise, Study Finds – More than one in five employees who reported misconduct they observed to their employers perceived retaliation for doing so, according to a new study.

What You Should Never Compromise On While Building Your Career – As a career coach to mid- and senior-level professionals, and in my former work as a therapist, I’ve come into contact with thousands of questions, concerns, mistakes and crossroads that emerge in people’s personal and professional lives.

6 Vital Decisions You Must Make to Succeed – What’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail? The answer lies in these six decisions.

Who’s Your Professional Competition? – In judging their prospects for promotion in up-or-out professions like law, academia, and consulting, everyone pretty much does the same thing.

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Local Governments Do Not “Like” Facebook’s New Page Name Policy – The City of Olathe, KS, along with many other cities around the world, is facing a Facebook dilemma. The popular social media site is cracking down on their page management policy, and according to their Facebook Page Terms, name guidelines must not consist solely of generic terms such as “beer”, “pizza”, and now geographic locations such as the “City of Olathe, KS”.

10 ways to write the most effective Facebook posts – With more than 900 million active users, Facebook is the leading platform for brands to connect with consumers. To increase fan engagement, brands should post content that fans want to share.

Facebook: Pew Research Center

Twitter: Rahm Emanuel

Pinterest: NBCWashington

Google+: Newser