06.09.12 The Morning Buzz

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RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.

ELGL-CO Roundtable on Communicating with Citizens – Communicating with Your Residents, June 14, noon- 1 p.m. North Fire Training Room 63377 Jamison Street, Bend

Transportation System Plan (TSP) Community Open House | City of Oregon City – Please come visit the Open House Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at City Hall, 625 Center Street, Oregon City, to learn about the update to the Oregon City Transportation System Plan.

Spotlight

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic? – Yes, according to one new study.

What Matters for Increasing Rail Ridership – New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

What Cities Have Longest Public Stairways? Some cities are home to many stairways, often hidden from public view. We list some of the longest.

Career

Why Boards Need More Women – Diversity on boards is critical to sustaining performance. Broadening the composition of the board increases the size of the candidate pool and, more importantly, helps expand perspectives at the top.

The REAL Death by PowerPoint – I think Edward Tufte started it. Back in 2003 he wrote that PowerPoint is Evil. The New York Times took up the call and claimed PowerPoint makes you dumb. Last year Matthias Poehm, a former Swiss software engineer in Geneva, became so disgusted with PowerPoint he started his own political party to ban it.

Five Signs You May Get Laid Off – Anyone who thought the job market was getting back to normal received a nasty shock on Monday when Goldman Sachs laid off approximately 50 people, many of them managing directors. These and other layoffs may have caused some people to wonder if they might be the next ones on the chopping block.

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