09.27.12 Your Morning Buzz




Here We Go Again: Retail Trucks Run Into Permitting Issues Everywhere – Mobile vendors selling clothes and shoes instead of food are popping up all over the place. How should cities treat them?

Kimberly Cole kicked off Lynnwood City Council – A Lynnwood city councilwoman was booted from her position Monday night after her colleagues said she’d missed too many meetings. Kimberly Cole failed to attend at least 18 council business meetings and work sessions so far this year, Council President Loren Simmonds said Tuesday.

Throw Voters From the Train – A Clark County measure to fund light rail has become a referendum on the CRC.

Metropolitan Diversity: Portland, 2000-2010 – A ring of diverse suburbs (20 to 60 percent nonwhite) expanded around the Rose City just as it did around many of America’s largest metropolitan areas during the first decade of the new century.

Meet the Measure: Damascus 3-404 would limit city spending – If passed, a measure on November ballots would drastically limit city spending in Damascus. Created by political action group Ask Damascus, Measure 3-404 asks voters, “Should Charter be amended to limit City’s spending growth rate to no more than 2.5 percent increase annually?”

Decision about a special election to recall Pacific mayor is delayed – A judge on Wednesday delayed a decision on whether allegations against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun are grounds for a recall, angering Sun’s opponents.

Council delays city manager recruitment – Former Assistant City Manager David Donaldson took the top job in February on a long-term but temporary basis. His one-year contract will expire this coming February, although it includes an option to extend the arrangement for another six months. His acceptance of the position followed Alex Mcntyre’s resignation to become city manager of Menlo Park, Calif.


Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia


Get Involved

A Conversation with Jefferson Smith –  Our third meeting for the busy month of September will be with Jefferson Smith – City of Portland Mayoral Candidate. This event will take place on September 28th at noon. Our meeting will be brown bag so please feel free to bring your lunch.

Special Meeting: ICMA Exchange Program, Eric King & Gary Allis – ELGL Central Oregon has a special opportunity to hear from Gary Allis and Eric King about their experience with the ICMA Exchange Program.  Mr. Allis is here next week from Tauranga, New Zealand. Join us on Tuesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Fire Administration Building,1212 SW Simpson Ave, Bend. Please bring your own lunch.

Metro seeks applicants for four community member seats on influential transportation committee – Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues to serve on the panel starting January 2013. There are four community-member positions up for appointment.


The Workplace

Is There a Female Leadership Style? In recent years, women have been making their way in ever-increasing numbers to the uppermost rungs of the corporate ladder, ascending to leadership positions once occupied almost exclusively by men.

Top 5 Interview Mistakes Millennials Make – In today’s job market, older workers have a definitive edge over younger workers. According to a new survey by recruiting firm Adecco, hiring managers are three times more likely to hire a worker that is 50-years-old or older than hire a millennial.

5 essential tips for quitting your job – Whether you’re leaving due to a fabulous offer elsewhere, or because you can’t stand your boss, it is wise to maintain a high level of professionalism.

Capture Your Audience Right Away – A successful presentation relies on an engaged audience, which you need to hook from the start. Open with a comment, question, relevant story, statement, or example that will get your audience’s attention

Mindy Kaling on Chronicling the American Workplace – Mindy Kaling is a funny, fabulous actor, but she’s also an important chronicler of the 21st century American workplace. As a writer of 24 episodes of The Office — the equivalent of more than an entire season — she tapped into the unspoken truths that lurk in the underbelly of office culture, and she spun those insights into sitcom gold.


The Social Network

140 Characters of Risk: Some CEOs Fear Twitter – Social-Media Gaffes Make Some Chiefs Leery of Twitter, but a Few Brave Ones Embrace It.

Twitter mulls killing follower counts – We’ve all seen the social media “experts” who signed up for Twitter accounts yesterday and have eleventy-billion followers today, and we all know how exactly how they get them. Now Twitter might be considering a replacement metric for follower count that more accurately measures how influential users are.

Is it time for a social media check-up? If you’ve been steadily working on social media, but not checking to see if and how your approaches are working, or what your competitors are up to, here are some suggestions.

Facebook: Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Political Action 

Twitter: Oregon Elections 

Pinterest: Center for Women, Politics & Policy

 Google+: Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon

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