10.02.12 Your Morning Buzz



No One Knows How Much Money India’s Cities Are Spending – Municipalities in India don’t release a budget. And that’s a problem, because they can’t get the investments they desperately need.

Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz becomes first woman to head department – Schutz, 54, who came to the city from Wadesboro, N.C., is the only woman serving as a police chief inWashington County. The county’s most recent female chief was former Hillsboro Chief Lila Ashenbrenner, who retired in 2010.

The Battle for the Gavel – The general election is a month away, but the plot is already thickening over who will be in control in the Oregon legislature after all the votes are counted. What’s happening out of public sight is a combination of inside baseball and roller derby.

What Makes the Best Government Website? Last month, Government Technology released its 16th annual “Best of the Web”survey of state and local government websites. A panel of analysts and current and former CIOs judged nearly 100 entrants on innovation, functionality and their impact on government efficiency.

The Secret to D.C.’s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying – City governments all over the country remain mired in budget constraints and shortfalls, four long years since the recession first set in. But not, as it turns out, in Washington, D.C.


Inside Portlandia


Outside Portlandia


Get Involved

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.

Oregon City updates transportation plan, share your views with city officials Tuesday – The city is updating transportation system plan.You can share your views with city officials on Tuesday. at City Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

City of Tigard – Is Public Service for You? Volunteers are needed to help the city and Friends of Trees plant 800 native trees and shrubs.

Candidate Conversation: Portland Mayor 2012 – Are you trying to decide who to vote for this November for Mayor of Portland? If so, here’s your opportunity to hear both candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answer the tough questions about the future of the city. From fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity, we’ll get the straight talk from both of them on the issues of most importance to Portlanders.


The Workplace

When To Get All Bossypants – When is it okay for you to simply tell your employees what to do — and when do you need to dial it back a little?

Is It Who You Know or What You Know? Do job seekers need the right resume or the right connections?

How to Fall Back in Love With Your Career – No one expects you to happily spring out of bed every weekday and run off to work, but if you dread going to the office every time your alarm goes off, it’s time to make a change.

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP Employment Law Newsletter –   the newsletter discusses information important to Oregon employers.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tim Coleman or Shane Swilley with our Employment Law Group.

6 Job Search “Signs” That Don’t Actually Mean Anything – Here are six actions that job seekers often see meaning in, but in reality often don’t mean anything at all.


The Social Network

Blogger identifies 70 social media party foul – The same rules apply online, where when it comes to social media, the party fouls run rampant. In fact, here are 70you should be aware of to protect your brand, your clients against, and yourself.

Facebook’s “Like” Buttons Are Under Threat – This is trouble for Facebook because of “like” buttons, which are on about 9 million Websites.

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