11.21.12 Your Morning Buzz


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Dallas hires new city manager – The city of Dallas announced today that it appointed Ronald Foggin as its new city manager on Monday.

La Pine living by new motto: ‘Small Town, Bright Future’ – City creating own economic development formula

Flood insurance faces new stress – The federal government’s flood insurance program, which fell $18 billion into debt after Hurricane Katrina, is once again at risk of running out of money as the daunting reconstruction from Superstorm Sandy gets under way.

Dan Cooper looks ahead after 25 years at Metro – In the summer of 1987, a fledgling experiment in regional governance was looking for someone to help with the legalese that goes with legislating.

After David Hill verdict, Forest Grove takes critical look at development code – As Forest Grove considers appealing a $6.5 million federal verdict against the city, officials are now wrestling with Forest Grove’s own development code.

Banks Mayor John Kinsky dedicated to public service – Starting in 2008 with zero political experience, Banks Mayor John Kinsky has since become a seasoned small town public servant.

Citizens rush council members as chaos erupts at Newark City Hall meeting – A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight, with dozens of residents rushing the council stage and police responding with pepper-spray.

The Fiscal Cliff

i see what you did there..

The Impact of the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ on Your Paycheck

Poll: Fiscal cliff beats Petraeus scandal

Can the bozos who created the ‘fiscal cliff’ save us from it?

State revenue picture improves slightly

Kurt Schrader charts an independent path to avoid the fiscal cliff

Inside Portlandia


Regional leaders tackle ways to develop brownfields

Portland to weigh Coliseum plan

Beaverton planning reservoir for South Cooper Mountain

West Linn couple sues city again over backyard pool

City loans for Grove project are unlike any others PDC has approved

Clackamas River Water board make unanimous decisions, gets along

Hillsboro council meeting dominated by public testimony on senior center pantry

Gresham utility fee moves ahead, heavily modified

Bottleneck at the Port of Portland is a priority economic issue

Outside Portlandia

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Differing ‘Philosophy’ Cited in Dismissal of Temecula City Manager, CFO

Editorial: JP Moss made real gains for Astoria

New city manager for Sonoma

Patton to step down as city attorney

Rancho Cordova Businesses Could Soon Send Shocking Message To Criminals

Lane County to continue to support animal advisory board

Lincoln City Council likely to vote on Roads End annexation Dec. 10

Two new faces join FC council

Do Something

I mean, basically.

RSVP: CFM Presents the Local Impact of the Fiscal Cliff – The Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, PERS reform, CRC – What is the local impact? Join us to hear about the high profile issues that are likely to dominate the 113th Session of Congress and the 2013 Oregon State Legislative Session and the potential impact to local government.Thursday, November 29 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society.

Express yourself as a Community Writer for the Leader – Do you care about what happens in your neighborhood and local schools? Do you keep up with community issues in Forest Grove, Cornelius and Banks?

 Corporate Ladder

Unfortunately, Yes.

3 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Professional Network – Job seekers and working professionals in particular have a lot to be thankful for. Regardless of your employment status, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful for those in your life who have provided advice, helped you to seek out new opportunities, or otherwise assisted you in your job search or career growth.

Second Act of a Scandal: Cue the Superlawyers and the Spinmasters – In every scandal that roils this capital, the opening phase of shocking revelations and wall-to-wall news coverage soon gives way to Phase 2.

The Social Network


13 New Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible –  If you haven’t touched your LinkedIn profile in months or years, it’s time to take action.

Social media users are plenty thankful for Twitter – In a world of constant Facebook updates, dozens of daily Instagram posts and a seemingly never-ending stream of tweets, it might seem odd to be thankful for the ever-prying eye of social media.

How an incredibly distracted millennial won a social media contest – Like most millennials, I tend to do 50,000 things at once.

Newark Mayor Booker says he will live on food stamps for at least a week after being challenged on Twitter – The challenge arose when Booker and a woman who goes by the name TwitWit and uses the handle @MWadeNC began talking about the idea Sunday night while discussing the role the government should play in funding school breakfast and lunch programs.

Facebook: The Nature Conservancy in Washington

Twitter: MD Municipal League

Pinterest: Fast Company

Google+: Chicago Tribune

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