01.14.13 Your Morning Buzz



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The High Five

  1. The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams’ Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy – The seemingly interminable delay left the downtowns of many hockey towns quieter than usual. But while restaurants, bars, and parking attendants were taking big hits to their bottom line, many NHL teams stayed busy, Or at least, their development guys did. Some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and mixed-use complexes.

  2. In Colorado, the National Debate on Gun Laws Plays Out – A state where gun ownership crosses political divides is becoming a national test case for what kind of regulations can garner support.

  3. $1M a month? Tickets from speed cameras add up – The city could garner more than $1 million a month if drivers are mailed $189 tickets at the rate they were in December.

  4. Seattle officials are calculating, preparing for climate change – Seattle officials predict that parts of the city will be under water as the shoreline creeps higher because of global climate change.

  5. Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope – As hi-tech firms spring up in areas better known for destitution and drugs, Detroit has found something new: optimism


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  • Invitation to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium – Lynn Peterson, Transportation Policy Analyst for Governor Kitzhaber, has invited ELGL to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium.

  • Lake Oswego water treatment plant expansion: Live chat, noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Join West Linn and Lake Oswego reporter Victoria Edwards for a live chat about the battle over an expansion of Lake Oswego’s water treatment plant in West Linn.

  • The City of Salem currently has 20 boards, commissions, and committees appointed to research and advise the Council on issues in each specifically focused area. Please browse through the column on the left and find a wide variety of information on each board & commission, including current members and membership requirements. Applications are considered active for two years.

  • The Planning & Development Department seeks volunteers to serve on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee. Applications are currently being accepted to fill vacant positions from the Special Interest pool, Neighborhood pool, and the Voter pool. City of Eugene residents with special knowledge or expertise regarding community needs and services benefitting low and moderate income persons, affordable housing development and financing, community & economic development are especially encourage to apply.  The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on January 14, 2013.


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