11.28.12 Your Morning Buzz

Bruce Springsteen has been everywhere this year, and finally in Portland on Wednesday

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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.

Cornelius police want residents to bring questions, concerns to public meeting – The Cornelius Police Department wants residents to bring questions or concerns about the agency to a public meeting Wednesday night.

City seeks applicants for Vancouver Housing Authority Board Vacancy – The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Vancouver Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.  Commissioners serve five-year terms.

Milwaukie residents are invited to attend an Open House on Dec. 5, 2012, at the Milwaukie Pond House (2215 SE Harrison St,), from 6 to 7 p.m. to help staff identify flooding trouble spots and water quality issues in the neighborhoods, and to provide input on the stormwater projects that are being proposed as part of the City’s periodic Stormwater Master Plan update process.


Banks mayor defends city manager hiring process (guest column) – I believe the editorial is founded on the simplest of straw man stereotypes about politicians, namely that all politicians are stupid or incompetent or probably both. I realize editorials express only opinion, but I believe only informed opinion helps strengthen public discourse. Your paper is a new voice joining the discussion in the civil sphere, so I would like to edify the editorial opinion writer about the recruitment process used in Banks.

Rapid buses rising as an option to rail – The boisterous backlash against new rail projects in the metro area has overshadowed quiet talk about a cheaper alternative to light rail that hasn’t yet been tried in this area: bus rapid transit.

California’s new public-employee pay website obscures more than it reveals – This month, California state controller John Chiang unveiled a redesigned website that tracks public-employee pay throughout the state. Chiang calls the site “a work in progress,” and that’s an understatement—in fact, the entire website is a study in understatement. At best, the controller is providing deeply misleading information.

Council could vote Dec. 18 whether to send natural areas levy to voters – The Metro Council is tentatively scheduled to decide on Dec. 18 whether to pursue a property tax levy to fund maintenance at its parks and natural areas.

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

The Career Center

Improving employment means millennial migration  – Millennials and other young American adults are rapidly moving out of their parents’ homes and out of state to places like Washington, D.C., Austin and Portland — and that’s a good sign for the economy.

Working Harder Does Not Mean Working Better – Forbes – Sally Thornton, Founder and Chief Curator for innovative recruiting company, Forshay, knows a thing or two about work.

The Social Network

25 quotes about the power of social networking – Keep that in mind as you read these 25 insightful quotes about social network from TransformationalMotivation.com that may offer a relevant nugget or two—for at least the next six months or so.

Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask – The last 10 years have seen extraordinary evolutions in the responsibilities boards of directors must assume.

Putting Social Media to Work – Social media’s not just for marketing anymore. It can add value to every part of your business, from strategy creation to recruitment to stakeholder engagement and beyond.

Survey: 65 percent of social media pros juggle other duties – Social media may be the hottest new form of communication, but if you think the typical professional in the field is a specialist working on a multinational team, think again.

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