03.15.13 Your Morning Buzz

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Welcome Newest Members

Kate Williams, Portland State University, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Rebecca Kennedy, Portland State University, Community Economic Development Program Assistant

Upcoming Forums

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

April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School

The High Five

  1. Suburban Blight and the Affordable Housing Conundrum – As the urban revival in some American cities pushes out lower-income earners to the nearby suburbs, many of those edge cities are struggling to redefine their purpose — and identity — in a new economy.

  2. East Portland’s new champion pushes back against City Hall – That unofficial title, Fagan says, still belongs to East Portland ex-legislator Jefferson Smith. But Fagan, 31, is arguably on her way to eclipsing Smith in standing up for Portland’s often-forgotten neighborhoods east of Interstate 205.Limbo Dance – CRC officials have spent millions to overcome a bridge design that’s too low. They still don’t have it right.

  3. Gearhart mayor wakes up citizens with conversation – Dianne Widdop offers coffee and cookies to locals ready to talk.

  4. Only Liberals Succeed in ‘SimCity’ – A sure way to lose this video game: impose sequestration

  5. Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Named to Manage an Ailing Detroit – A veteran lawyer who once worked on Chrysler’s bankruptcy has been handed what may prove to be his toughest case yet: to bring Detroit back from the edge of financial collapse.

I’m Just a Bill

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

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.

Tax Refund Too Good To Be True? Don’t Spend It – If you find $100 in cash, you could leave it there or pick it up and keep it. After all, finders keepers. You could also turn it in. Depending on where you find it there might be a variety of possibilities for turning it in. But however you handle it you probably will not be too worried about your legal liability.

Younger Generations Lag in Wealth-Building – A study found that younger working adults, like Pearl Brady of Brooklyn, are not doing better than their parents’ generation.

The World Wide Web

GOOGLE READER IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THESE ALTERNATIVES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE DIGG – Have your hot, salty tears yet dried following the news that Google is to sendGoogle Reader off to that dusty news feed in the sky? (Last day at work is July 1, so put that date in your diary and remember to bake a Good Luck pie.) The decision hasn’t come as a surprise to Reader’s creator, Chris Wetherell, who saw this day coming some time ago, he told GigaOm.

Texas law would protect bloggers from defamation suits – Mudslinging bloggers in Texas might get a little more protection from folks who want to sue them for their words.

Smartphones Are Reinventing—And Ditching—the Keyboard– In the future, your smartphone won’t auto-correct your errors. It will correct them before they’re even made.

Facebook To Use Hashtags – Facebook is a little late to the game, but the company is working on incorporating the use of the hashtag—the brainchild of Twitter that’s used by social networking services like Tumblr, Instagram and Google+.

4 Twitter lessons Pope Francis can learn from the Dalai Lama – Let’s face it: Pope Benedict XVI wasn’t very good at Twitter.

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