Today’s Buzz features a Dog on his third year as mayor, how Craigslist can help provide housing data, and spraying for Zika mosquitos may be killing bees.

Right Now With Emily Morrison (LinkedIn, Twitter)

What I’m Reading – Our annual report, checking for errors.

What I’m Listening To – Milky Chance

What I’m Watching– Teasers for the second season of Stranger Things


We’re Buzzin’

Utah nearly eliminates homelessness with solution that sounds too simple to work It sounds like a solution a child might offer: How do you end homelessness? Give them homes. Most people would dismiss that answer as a crazy idea, but Utah gave it a try and found that it really works.

Dog gets elected to be township’s mayor for third term The 9-year-old Great Pyrenees recently won his reelection bid for the position of honorary mayor of 1,039-person Cormorant Township, according to Minnesota Public Radio and the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks his third one-year term as honorary mayor.

The Pokemon Go Effect: Why Augmented Reality Is Finally Taking Hold in Government A series of new business ideas have been floating around for at least a decade, but the maturation of data science and Internet of Things technologies paired with a popular mobile game has government officials taking augmented reality seriously.

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My Life in Presidential Terms with Victoria Yarbrough, City of Sierra Vista, AZ

The Hottest Take Ever with Joseph Ramelo, Pacific School of Religion Master of Divinity

OAMR #CityHallSelfie Excellence

L.P. Cookingham Selfies + Hosted Happy Hour at #ICMA16

#ICMA16: “Goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City Here I Come”


Upcoming ELGL Events

Conference & Networking: League of Women in Government Symposium + Networking – September 24

Networking: ELGL & ICMA BBQ Mixer – September 25

Webinar:Local Governments & Local and Regional Food Economies – October 11

Conference & Networking: #ELGL16 PopUp Conference – October 21

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month

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50 Nifty

Municipalities turn to rain gardens as ways to manage stormwater, beautify areas

Louisiana municipalities begin recovery after horrific flood

Should Government Clean Up Its Twitter Feeds?

Website Accessibility: Why There’s Still Work to be Done on Government Portals

For Quick Housing Data, Hit Craigslist

The Fight to Feed Detroit

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Local Gov Confidential

‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes