Kate Williams, Portland State University, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Rebecca Kennedy, Portland State University, Community Economic Development Program Assistant
March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
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.
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.
Gearhart mayor wakes up citizens with conversation – Dianne Widdop offers coffee and cookies to locals ready to talk.
Only Liberals Succeed in ‘SimCity’ – A sure way to lose this video game: impose sequestration
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
- Second Ethics Complaint Filed Against Patricia McCaig, Governor’s CRC Adviser
- A tale of two bills
- Latest legal opinion OKs PERS reforms
- Oregon Legislature looking at taxing prepaid cell phones for 9-1-1
- Drone bill put on hold after Boeing objections
- Editorial: Officials need clearer rules on electioneering
- Portland Passes Sick Leave Ordinance, Push On For Statewide Measure
The Fiscal Cliff
- McConnell claims Democrats plan a $1.5T tax hike. Democrats cry foul.
- SummerWorks intern program spared by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales
- Streetcar Only Collecting Half of Its Projected Fares
- Levy would help restore natural areas
- Comapies’ interest might help expand city’s Enterprise Zone
- Council to encourage more local film production
- Members of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners had dollar signs in their eyes last month instead of the true well-being of county residents
- Multnomah County, city eye grant to identify housing hazards facing disabled seniors
- Hillsboro police chief leaves with $67,000 severance that contract did not include
- Neighborhood leader to run for Vancouver City Council
- Longview City Council continues invoking Jesus as it looks into policy
- Medford Police Department Looking For New Home
- Seven architectural firms and their partners have responded to the city of Eugene’s request for an architect to design the next City Hall
- Handy told to pay legal fees
- Meet state’s ‘go-to guy’ on marijuana
- Bend area still growing, just more slowly
- State of the County: ‘We’re in the best shape we can be’
- Former La Center police chief to run for council
- Letter: Do citizens of Corvallis need to rein in power of City Council?
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.