Cities can get greener by 2030 as new urban areas built – Simple planning measures such as more parks, trees or roof gardens could make cities less polluted and help protect plants and animals, especially in emerging nations led by China and India where city growth will be fastest, it said.
Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated? – A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.
This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like – A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.
Survey: Obama Supports State and Local Governments, Congress Does Not – Most state and local officials believe President Obama supports their government, but far fewer feel the same way about Congress.
Rural issues high on radar of Clackamas County commission candidates Jamie Damon, Tootie Smith – County Board of Commissioners, but a glaring hole in the county’s list of hot issues was clear to Jamie Damon soon after she was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Unfinished business keeps Clackamas County chairwoman Charlotte Lehan coming back – An hour before Charlotte Lehan was due to speak at a recent dedication ceremony, she was dressed in a plaid button-up shirt and dark jeans, and surrounded by squawking chickens.
County panel derails conflicts – Portland politicians seem to pick fights with other elected officials in the region on a regular basis.
The Fiscal Cliff
- TACOMA BUDGET CUTS EYED BY SURROUNDING CITIES
- Staff cuts, reduction of services accompany balanced budget
- Mayor: Balanced City Budget, but Challenges Remain
- Landlords just say no to tax
- Hillsboro’s new city logo revealed and debuted online
- Forest Grove City Council candidate Victoria Johnson’s name is left off Voters’ Pamphlet
- Election Day countdown: East county candidates running in tense council races
- Light rail a defining part of CRC plans, says Washington Department of …
- Meet the candidates: blank Hillsboro ballot encourages write-in campaigns
- Fritz, Nolan Face Off For City Council Seat
- Contention mounts in Troutdale mayoral campaign
- Sandy: It’s now a biking town
- Ludlow vs. Lehan; head-to-head
- Fresno City Manager James Sanchez Resigns
- Gold Hill, Oregon has hired retired veteran City Manager Dale Shaddox an Interim City Manager
- Yakima police fire employee for allegedly embezzling $5,500
- Poll says majority in Virginia Beach support light rail
- Hawthorne mayor accused of not disclosing cash payment
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.
Clackamas River Water needs applicants to fill board vacancies – Two board members said they plan to resign at the end of October, heeding calls from the editorial board of The Oregonian, the county commissioners and the water district’s labor union employees.
Share your budget priorities with the Seattle City Council – The Seattle City Council invites members of the community to participate in its final public hearing on the 2013-2014 City budget.
15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders – It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal. The problem many organizations are suffering from is a recognition problem – they can’t seem to recognize good leaders from bad ones.
90% of recruiters will ask these typical reference check questions – One of the bloggers I read on a regular basis, Donna Svei from the Avid Careerist, posted an article yesterday on how to prep your referees. She cites a study of 500 HR professionals which found that 90% ask questions about the same seven topics.
What is Innovation in Government? Where does public sector innovation come from? What does it look like? Is it a way of thinking reserved exclusively for the SES and political appointees—or does it come from the ground up? Many emerging practices show it comes from both – and everyone in between.
7 quick and easy (and controversial) rules for commas – There is probably no more controversial punctuation mark than the comma.
The craziest excuses employees use to call in sick – Every year, CareerBuilder enlists the researchers at Harris Interactive to survey hiring managers and HR professionals about the excuses they hear when employees call in sick.
The Social Network
How to Engage in Social Networks for Your Job Hunt – Social Job Seeker 2012, Jobvite’s newest survey, asked job seekers how they used social networks for career advancement and job search. If you are actively or passively seeking a new opportunity, these points will help you understand how to be more pro-active in your search.
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