11.29.12 Your Morning Buzz

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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.

The Clackamas County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) is now accepting applications. There are currently four spots available on the twelve member committee and applications are due December 5th by 5pm.


Public Sector Layoffs: New Jersey Readers Tell Us How City Payroll Cuts Have Affected Their Lives – Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas.

Cities With Denser Cores Do Better  – Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.

Why Are States Passing Up Billions in Federal Transit Funds?  – The GAO reports that only a tenth of $53 billion in flexible transportation funding went to transit in the past five years.

Damascus takes 2nd shot at a plan to ‘save this town’ – After seeing voters stomp the city’s first attempt at a comprehensive plan by a 2-1 ratio, Damascus planning officials are coming back with a shorter, easier-to-read proposal they hope will enchant residents at next year’s election. 

The right home for Beaverton city government – The city of Beaverton has an opportunity to solve at least two problems as it considers options for creating a suitable home for its police department.

Susan Barr answers your questions at City Hall: Everyday People – When you live in a city like Portland, with neighbors and criminals and laws and a love of process, finding answers to life’s questions large and small can take hours, even in the age of instant information. Sometimes, a person is quicker.

Molalla hires new interim city manager – Molalla has hired a veteran municipal manager with experience in several Oregon and Washington cities to fill in while the city council seeks a permanent city manager.

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

The Career Center

Difference Between Recruiters, Head Hunters and Hiring Managers? A lot of job seekers don’t understand the difference between, recruiters, headhunters and hiring managers. Knowing the role of each on is vital. Especially, if you are going to be doing an interview with one.

Set yourself up for success in 2013 now with a job-search makeover.From now until the end of the year, I will dedicate each Ask Amanda article to a new tip to help you compete in this mobilized job search. Each week you’ll have a new assignment to prepare you to ring in the New Year ready for that new career.

2012 Municipal Leader of the Year: Building a championship team – Though it’s almost a year and a half since a tornado ripped through her home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Virginia Johnson still becomes emotional when she recalls her despair at the enormous damage to her neighborhood and her appreciation for the leadership of Mayor Walter Maddox, who spearheaded the city’s response to one of the nation’s worst natural disasters.

The Social Network

3 ways brands can use Pinterest’s ‘secret boards’ – This month, Pinterest announced the addition of “secret boards,” which are available through the holiday season. Account holders now have the ability to add up to three “secret boards” that won’t show up anywhere else on Pinterest, limiting visibility to the creator and any collaborators they choose to invite.

This Is How Much Time You Spend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr – The below infographic, from Morrison Foerster’s Socially Aware blog, looks at online behavior of Americans, including second-screen habits, demographic patterns and annual changes.

6 niche social networks for work and for play – Worldwide, a billion people use social media but we tend to equate “social media” with just the “Big Five”—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. There are other social networks out there. Lots of them. More than 200 major social networks exist, and many more are popping up on the Web all the time.

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