12.28.12 Your Morning Buzz


Welcome New ELGL Member: Bill Jarocki, President, Voltaic Solutions, LLC

ELGL Annual Conference Survey is contemplating offering a one-day conference in Fall 2013. Please take this very short survey to share your opinions about this idea, and to guide the ELGL board as they consider this possibility.

Join ELGL: Free for students; $20 for individuals; $250 for organizations (includes ten memberships). Affiliation is open to current, future, and retired local government leaders.

Upcoming ELGL Forums


ELGL-Portland Presents Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director, January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, 11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters, RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com.

ELGL-Willamette Valley Presents Triple Bottom Line Decision Making – Come learn about the decision making framework Eugene staff is using to help reach sustainability and human rights goals. Thursday, January 17 at noon.


Portland Oregon BrianErr

Damascus pays $10,000 to city manager over allegations of defamation, retaliation – The city of Damascus paid City Manager Greg Baker $10,000 this month to settle allegations of retaliation and defamation committed by Mayor Steve Spinnett.

Guns pour in at L.A. buyback events – Thousands of people line up to exchange guns for supermarket gift cards at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple.

Amazon puts its stamp on downtown Seattle – Amazon.com’s new offices in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood seem to be marching toward the Denny Triangle on the edge of downtown, where more buildings are planned for the fast-growing online retailer. Amazon occupies more space than any other company, ever — and it’s still growing.

4 Great Transportation Projects to Watch (and 4 Awful Ones) – Some of these efforts, like the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, have already made our lists of mistaken urban highways. Here’s a look at four more with great promise, and another four with awful potential.

Inside Portlandia

Portland vs Brooklyn

 Strategy to make City Hall news thrilling: 200 wiseguy words
Park district’s new hire to develop local partnerships
Consultant recalls ‘contentious’ evolution of quarry project
Banks officials begin fielding manager inquiries
Tigard Farmers Market makes move downtown
Task force looks to raise revenue


Outside Portlandia

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County adds 2,000 jobs since November 2011
Commercial design standards under study at Planning Commission
Most in US favor stricter measures on guns
City of Pacific to buy last-minute offer for insurance
City manager finds first year a challenge
Sunland Park down to three finalists in city manager search
Santa Ana City Manager, Attorney Under Review
Allinder responds to Fresno’s city manager

The Fiscal Cliff

Areas of Portland

Analysis: Addressing the fiscal cliff is not enough
Clark County parks budget decreases by $400,000
Lawmakers huddle as options dwindle for tackling fiscal crisis
Obama, lawmakers to discuss short-term fiscal deal
Washington’s Stalemate Leaves Taxpayers in Limbo


Your Guidance Counselor

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8 Ways to Be Innovative (Even if You’re Not) – Can’t be creative on demand? Not many people can. Fortunately, it’s a skill you can improve.

7 Reasons Your Hiring Process Repels Candidates – The hiring process is tough on everyone, especially the job seeker. It’s even a little bit harder on them actually, since while talent acquisition and management pros are used to dealing with the complicated ins and outs of applicant tracking systems, assessment programs, video and mobile technology and much, much, more — job seekers only have to deal with the front end of those systems when they’re looking, which is not “quite” every day.


Get Involved


We need your help! My name is April Buzby. I am a graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. I am conducting a survey of community leaders in Lane County to better understand the region’s ability to come together in local actions towards economic development. These organized local actions, termed as community efficacy, are a vital aspect of a community’s ability to engage in viable and sustainable economic development over time.


The Social Network


Recruiters turning to social networks – In his more than 15 years as a headhunter, Jeff Vijungco has tried Monster, Craigslist, CareerBuilder and other online job boards. Lately the head of recruitment at Adobe Systems has scrapped most of them.

Getting Better at LinkedIn in 7 Steps – LinkedIn has changed the way we recruit. Not completely and not overnight, but it has slowly and surely crept into nearly every recruiter’s arsenal in one form or another. In fact, recruiting pros were one of the first to really embrace LinkedIn when it debuted, helping the site to gain true growth traction.

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