New Mayor, Big To-Do List – Near the cherished gazebo of Ely Square Park, just outside Donna’s Diner, the mayor of Elyria waits with patient grace to perform a wedding already running late. She wears a blue blazer, white pants, a red-white-and-blue scarf and an American flag lapel pin that dazzles when caught by the midday June sun. It is Flag Day.
Seattle arena deal approved, now it’s time to ‘steal’ another city’s team – It looks like the hardest part of constructing a new, publicly-funded sports arena in Seattle’s Sodo district is complete. But now comes the “icky” part — stealing a team from another city.
Pro-casino forces suspend campaign – In an election bombshell, supporters of a proposed Wood Village casino have suspended their campaign for ballot measures set to hit voters’ mailboxes this week.
The Many Uses Blooming at Denver’s Old Airport: Stapleton – The seeds of Stapleton, a mixed-use community of homes, restaurants, and commercial and industrial space, were planted in 1989 when Denver voted to build a new airport to replace Stapleton International Airport. The community is now ten years old; the first residents having moved in during May 2002. The earliest neighborhoods have matured, providing 4,800 homes to 12,000 residents, and new neighborhoods are burgeoning.
Hillsboro faces both successes and challenges in development – Hillsboro’s elected leaders heard an update on economic development efforts at a retreat last Thursday that highlighted the successes of the region’s data center industry but also focused on concerns about a lack of “shovel ready” land citywide.
Tax Measures and Tax Reform – When Oregon voters receive their ballots this weekend, they will confront three very different tax measures, which could have an impact on the prospects of comprehensive tax reform in the state.
Deschutes County resumes administrator hunt – Deschutes County commissioners said Tuesday they will resume recruitment for a new county administrator after two finalists declined job offers recently.
Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith in email: ‘I don’t know if I’ll recover or not’ – In another apparent attempt to manage negative headlines, Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith reached out to The Oregonian in a 1:32 a.m. email Tuesday that was at turns accusatory and conciliatory.
Salvaging lessons of the Highway 20 project – Work on the stalled Highway 20 project resumed in 2008, after a 10-month work delay while the state and its contractor figured out what to do about 11 landslides and who should pay. But it wasn’t long before the relationship between the state and its contractor again began to fray.
Lance Colley chosen as new Roseburg City Manager – For the last four months, the City of Roseburg has been searching for Eric Swanson’s replacement. Monday evening during a special executive session, they chose Lance Colley to take his place as City Manager.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Off the Fiscal Cliff? Some See Higher Odds
- Long Beach union unveils pension reform proposal
- City hopes to double gang unit, but can Yakima afford it?
- Meet the measure: $14 million bond would finance new Lake Oswego library
- EWEB proposes new rate hikes that could cost $15 a month
- Louws’ first Whatcom County budget aims to hold down costs
- Unions focus funds on ballot measures
- Which issues most affect your Forest Grove City Council choices?
- Hillsboro Hops release name via social media, drawing praise, disappointment
- Multnomah County Office of Diversity and Equity earns high marks in new performance audit
- Tigard eyes Main Street building for redevelopment
- Milwaukie moving forward on first project under South Downtown Plan
- Portland mayoral candidates discuss fire and police retirement changes: Portland City Hall roundup
- Forest Grove city council race draws 5 candidates for 3 seats
- Hillsboro city council approves issuing bonds for baseball stadium and other big-ticket items
- Milwaukie City Council passes resolution against coal trains
- Firewise Plan For Josephine County
- Corvallis City Council candidates in Ward 7 discuss issues
- Baker City school board member, 21, sues district over censure, ‘small-town politics’
- Oregon Tea Party Starts Its Own Bus Project
- Ashlanders to ask council for assurances in hospital deal
- San Francisco Proposes Revised Open Data Legislation, Plans To Hire Chief Data Officer
- Bellingham wins transportation planning award
- Ventura council approves criteria for new city manager
- North Sacramento activist accused of threatening former city manager
- Port Hueneme council will consider hiring interim city manager tonight
- Pierce council writes anti-retaliation rules after Washam issues
- Federal judge’s order blocks Bend water project
- Port of Bellingham unveils finalists for executive post
ELGL Central Oregon Presents Brenda Bartlett, CPA – Thursday, October 25th, Redmond City Hall, Address: 716 SW Evergreen Ave, Time: Noon-1pm (bring lunch with you), Occupational Fraud – Is Your Government at Risk?
Poll: Grading the Hillsboro Hops – what grade do you give the name?
RSVP: Spend Your Halloween with Adam Davis, DHM Research – Please join us on October 31 for a conversation with Adam Davis, DHM Research at the Tualatin Library Community Room (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062). To RSVP, send an email by October 29th to ELGL project coordinator, Megan Messmer – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make this month Walktober with the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition – It’s Walktober! Spearheaded by the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition and sponsored in part by Metro, this three-week celebration through the end of October encourages discovering your surroundings on foot.
Vote for Grahams Ferry Road Sidewalk Improvements! The City of Tualatin needs your help to secure funding for sidewalk improvements to Grahams Ferry Road!
Leadership Caffeine-Is it Time to Re-examine the Leader You’ve Become? I’ve had more than a few professionals who approached my course on leadership with trepidation and even outright cynicism. I’m pretty convinced the trepidation was over the topic and not the instructor!
The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation – The Kauffman Foundation’s Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.
The 3 Things You Must Do in an Interview to Land the Job – One employer might ask, “Are you passionate about customer service?” Whether or not the answer is truly yes, a desperate job seeker’s natural inclination is to reply, “Yes, of course, I love delivering happiness.”
4 Things a Well-Written Thank-You Note Can Accomplish – A prompt individualized note to every person who interviewed you serves multiple purposes at the same time.
8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work – Wondering if the job you have now is “the one”–or just another stop on the way to something more fulfilling? Check out this list to know whether it’s time to settle in or keep moving.
Too Important to Smile Back: The ‘Boss Effect’ – Status and authority shape our facial expressions, turning even a simple smile into a power play, new research suggests.
The Social Network
Facebook Updates: Now With Emoticons – Notice anything unusual in your Facebook feed lately? If you’re seeing a proliferation of smiley faces and hearts in your friends’ comments, it’s not that you haven’t noticed them before. Facebook quietly rolled out the ability to add emoticons to comments late last week.
Email Is The New Pony Express–And It’s Time To Put It Down – Email, like paper letters delivered by horseback, has become an unproductivity tool and may just be the biggest time killer in the modern workplace. Here’s where companies are headed next.
Google Amps Up Personal Search to Combine Gmail, Calendar, Drive and More – Starting today, Gmail users will be able to search across their mail, contacts, Google Drive documents and Google Calendar appointments, all from the search bar at the top of the Webmail application. But that’s only if they choose to opt into a “field trial” of the new product.
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