03.29.13: Your Morning Buzz

Finally Friday

The High Five

  1. A Big Dam Fight Ahead – Opponents of Oregon’s Green Energy Law are seeking a major change

  2. Why Our Cities Look and Work the Way They Do – Q&A with Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore on their new book, American Urban Form.

  3. Cities Dependent on Air Conditioning Might Be More Sustainable Than We Think  – New research suggests that Minneapolis actually uses way more energy staying warm in the winter than Miami does keeping cool.

  4. Why Driverless Cars Are ‘Probably’ Legal  – A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don’t prohibit automated vehicles.

  5. The CRC Mega-Highway Project, Part 1 of 3 – Seattleites, urbanists, and environmentalists: While we’ve been focused on saving Metro service, expanding rail, and working toward dense growth – we’ve lost sight of part of the bigger picture. By forgetting about a megaproject from another region, we’ve put in jeopardy funding for what we want built.  

The ELGL 4-1-1

Newest ELGL Member

Crista Gardner, Metro, Senior Transportation Planner

Upcoming ELGL Forums 

Top 5 in the Last 7

  1. 2nd Annual ELGL Call for Resumes – Deadline April 1
  2. 03.25.13: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Lay’s Remix)
  3. 03.27.13: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Public Transit Remix)
  4. New Sensation with Michelle Tagmyer, City of Beaverton Public Information
  5. Executive Search with Melissa Anzman, Author of Stop Hating Your Job

I’m Just a Bill


The Fiscal Cliff

Steve Novick Wants to Make Portland Arts Tax a Flat Tax

Policy increases total $623 million in Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal

Editorial: Sequestration hits Eastern Oregon

Inslee budget targets tax breaks, finds $1.2B for schools

Vancouver business leaders defend sales tax exemption

For fed workers, an uncertain furlough terrain

Inside Portlandia

Portlandia’s send-up of the ‘tiny house’ movement

Oregon Supreme Court dismisses motion over Clackamas River Water board membership

We need a great PBOT Director: Please spread the word

Freezing Out ICE

City/county-defining Resolution A now closer to C+

Letter: Bring baseball back to Portland

Outside Portlandia

La Pine city manager moving on to next endeavor

City manager’s report sparks discussion

North Bend mayor arrested

Astoria Projects Get ‘Largest Grant’ Ever

Cannon Beach City Manager Rich Mays finalist for Deschutes County job

Rosburg riverfront may see changes

California town passes 45-day porn film moratorium

Faces of Sodo: The story of a changing Seattle neighborhood

Career Center

2nd Annual ELGL Call for Resumes – Deadline April 1 – 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.

8 Things Employers Won’t Tell You in a Job Interview -As you sit down for your job interview one or more of the following unspoken eight topics are likely to be on an employer’s mind.

Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction – In [Google’s] early days, long before it had thousands of workers, Larry Page and Sergey Brin set their sights on making Google a truly great place to work. Determined to attract and retain great talent, they went in search of organizations that had proven histories of caring for people, driving extraordinary innovation, and building truly remarkable brands.

Reframe a Tough Interview Question – You’ve probably been asked this perennial, annoying question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Your interviewer will often use it to get at several pieces of information at once. So before responding, try to determine what they really want to know.

Social Network

Study: A little Facebook won’t hurt you – If you’re feeling guilty about sneaking onto Facebook at the office, you can relax: It’s actually helping you to do your job.

Will That Tweet Get You Fired? This App Warns You – If you’ve complained about your boss or job on Twitter, watch out for a warning from a new app called FireMe!. Ricardo Kawase and his team at the University of Hannover, Germany, created the tool, which tracks certain negative phrases about bosses and jobs and rates how likely they are to get the poster fired.

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