10.25.12 Your Morning Buzz

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Think government doesn’t do good? Read this – Baltimoreans’ tax dollars have directly improved public health on a range of issues, from AIDS to lead paint to measles.

Oregon Transformation Project PAC invests in Clackamas County local races – The influential political action committee of the conservative Oregon Transformation Project has scaled back its big-money donations to two Clackamas County commission candidates ahead of the Nov. 6 election, but at the same time has invested in several local races and measures in the county.

Prosser is without 3 of its top officials – The recent resignation of Prosser’s interim city administrator has left this Lower Valley city without three of its top officials.

Why Sometimes You Can Smell the Sewer Even Though You Mostly Can’t  – 5 reasons you might get a sudden whiff of something unpleasant.

To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off  – Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here’s how to fix that.

Hot House – Strippers and union goons, fetuses and convicts—they’re all appearing in the fierce battle for control of the Oregon House.

Policing the Police – The mayoral candidates talk about community policing—but not how the city can pay for it.

Tax break could help form Eugene’s first brewery district – A tax break approval from Eugene and Lane County leaders is helping form what many are considering Eugene’s first “brewery district,” as two local brewing companies are expanding into the city’s Whiteaker neighborhood.


The Fiscal Cliff


Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

Get Involved

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?

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 – oregonelgl@gmail.com.

Serve on a City Committee – The City of Newberg has multiple positions expiring December 31st on our Budget Committee, Citizen’s Rate Review Committee, NUAMC, Planning Commission, and Traffic Safety Commission.

Clackamas County seeks four to serve on Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Advisory Committee – Clackamas County Commissioners and Sheriff Craig Roberts are seeking four citizens to serve for three-year terms on the Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Committee.

Join our live chat on the Portland mayor’s race Thursday at 1 p.m. – Join Portland City Hall reporters Beth Slovic and Brad Schmidt for a live chat Thursday at 1 p.m., a day after candidates Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales meet in their final televised debate.


The Workplace

Exercise Might Beat Puzzles For Protecting the Aging Brain – To help stave off the cognitive decline of aging, you might want to drop the crossword puzzle and head out for a brisk walk or a bike ride.

What Workers Want – In a recent Net Impact and Rutgers University study, 74% of student respondents say that working for an organization with values that reflect their own is very important, ranking above considerations such as flexibility, advancement, and innovation.  Fifty-eight percent of students would even take a 15% pay cut to do so.

In a Google World, Prepare to Be Investigated – How likely is it that your resume, job application and credentials will be reviewed for inaccuracies? Nearly 100 percent, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. Almost all human resources professionals reported to SHRM that their organizations conduct some form of background check on every employee. For some candidates, it doesn’t take much more than a Google search to pull up information, both good and bad.

3 Practical Secrets Of Innovative Leaders – Innovation doesn’t require genius, luck, or magic–but it does require talking to the right people, being able to clearly articulate a vision, and putting the right partnerships in place.


The Social Network

Facebook Messages Update Rolls Out To More Users – We’re closer to seeing a widespread updated version of Facebook Messages.

20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook – Here are the 20 most annoying behaviors in your News Feed.

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