Michelle Tagmyer, City of Beaverton, Project Specialist Public Information
March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager
March 21: ELGL Willamette Valley Presents “No Comment” — and Other Stupid Things You Should Never Say to Media
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Jane Jacobs Was Right: Gradual Redevelopment Does Promote Community – In her 1961 classic, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs opposed what she called “one size fits all” planning. This idea of letting a mixture of land uses and housing styles evolve over time set her in contrast with the approaches of Ebenezer Howard, Le Corbusier, and Robert Moses, who preferred to redevelop large swaths of the city at once. On the contrary, wrote Jacobs, healthy neighborhoods must “mingle buildings that vary in age and condition, including a good proportion of old ones.”
Want to Show People the Benefits of Transit? Build a Pretend Train Station – Good luck navigating Miami without a car. Despite the construction of one heavy rail line (with an airport fork) and a downtown monorail, mass transit in the city remains, in the words of the Miami Herald, “a haphazard, disappointing mess.” And there’s no singing allowed.
Bridge End – Oregon backers of the CRC think they’ve won the day. They haven’t met Ann Rivers.
Cornelius, Forest Grove share many services; police chief could be next -As next-door neighbors, Cornelius and Forest Grove do a lot of sharing. More than the occasional cup of sugar, the two cities have united several functions – they share economic development services, a fire chief and, most recently, a municipal court.
A politician’s death opens old wounds – Marco McMillian moved back to his mother’s home in Clarksdale, Miss., to run for mayor, but the 33-year-old gay man’s slaying has roiled old fears in a state with a long history of intolerance.
I’m Just a Bill
- PERS savings plans raise questions
- Political Donors Like Kids More Than Nature
- Oregon state rep Chip Shields explains why he voted for the CRC bill
- Banking groups, consumer advocates clash over changes to foreclosure bill
- Any real health care reform difficult in Oregon
- $10 million CRC expense addresses digging on history-rich ground
- At Dorchester Conference, Oregon Republicans ponder how to restore their party
- New Anti-CRC Billboard For Salem Commuters
The Fiscal Cliff
- VA dodges budget cuts, but veterans will still feel effects
- Off the Path to Recovery
- Tax levies and other moves by Oregon’s timber counties send right message
- Oregon pension investments yield top returns, but won’t erase PERS deficit
- Debt on Pointe
- The 6 percent pickup is considered part of a worker’s salary
- Veterans Memorial Coliseum renovation deal still on ice: Portland City Hall Roundup
- Clackamas County and Oregon City approve settlement over installation of broadband in city right of way
- Lake Oswego City councilors will put their focus on five items in 2013 after adopting an “action plan”
- Notices to pay up on Portland arts tax catch some off guard
- Survey: Many Conflicted On Gov’t Spending Cuts
- A fired city bureau chief scores one last goal
- Rancho Cordova Staff Makes Music during Lunch
- OSU-city group still weighing rental issues
- New Rule On Long Island: No Booing At Riverhead Town Hall
- Talent council appoints former mayor to fill spot
- McGinn, in about face, accepts police-reform plan
- Eugene soon will fill with heavy equipment and orange cones as a busy repair season approaches
The Career Center
The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.
The Real Women’s Issue: Time – Never mind ‘leaning in.’ To get more working women into senior roles, companies need to rethink the clock
Why Don’t the Best Nonprofits Grow? Let’s just invest in what’s working. The idea is intuitive and compelling, especially in this historical time of constrained resources. If social-purpose organizations are generating superior results, we should support them financially so they can expand and more people can benefit. Sadly, this rarely happens. Because we don’t have evidence of what works and what doesn’t, few organizations grow very large.
6 Ways to Get Noticed – Effective self-promotion lies somewhere between being a wallflower and a flaming narcissist. Find the sweet spot with these tips.
The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work – Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about coffee at work, but were too over- or under-caffeinated to ask.
Professional Name: How To Change Your Name At The Office – For as long as I can remember, everyone has called me Jessie. Jessie Bear, Messy Jessie, Jessie Poo—I’ve heard it all. It started as a family nickname, but it became embedded as my identity throughout grade school and stuck around like an annoying commercial jingle. And it never bothered me—at least, not until I entered the workforce.
Study: Women’s wages are falling even further behind men’s – For much of the past three decades, the wage gap between men and women began to shrink. But progress has slowed in recent years, and the wage gap has actually widened during the current recovery, according to a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
The World Wide Web
Eugene is competing to host a social media conference – Eugene is among the finalists for a national social media conference in which organizers select the destination based on online votes and social media interactions, according to Travel Lane County, the non-profit tourism agency.
Your LinkedIn Intervention: 5 Changes You Must Make – LinkedIn is, far and away, the most advantageous social networking tool available to job seekers and business professionals today. Far and away. So why is it that so many of us stink at LinkedIn etiquette?
Facebook says it wants to be a “personalized newspaper.” Why is it emulating a declining medium? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says that the social network is trying to create “the best personalized newspaper” with its news feed. But we all know what has happened to newspapers — can Facebook somehow avoid suffering the same fate?