- Lightning Round with Debbie Matheney, Eugene School District
- ELGL Presenting at 3CMA Conference
- 08.17.12 Knope of the Week – Positively Clackamas and Oregon Transformation Project
- Outsourcing Local Government Services
- 08.19.12 Your Sunday Sermon
ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate - Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.
Vote: Sales Tax in Oregon? Do you support a statewide sales tax for education in Oregon?
Rampant political corruption resulted in a weak Sellwood Bridge - The crumbling structure, now set for replacement by 2016, is generally known for two things: It’s Oregon’s busiest two-lane bridge, and it scrapes along the bottom of the National Bridge Inventory sufficiency rating, scoring 2 out of a possible 100. It’s in such bad shape buses aren’t allowed on it.
Public officials struggle to reverse tide of political incivility in local government - When a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy forcibly removed a disruptive Portland man from a commissioners meeting in April, the unsightly scene indicated how difficult it can be to reverse the tide of political incivility.
A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings - The community meeting is one of those first-level-in-the-pyramid, foundational elements of a democratic society. The people come together to hear from and talk to their elected officials and bureaucrats, and to play a part in collectively deciding what should and should not happen in a community. These meetings are important. But often they’re also slow, inefficient argue-fests that are more Jerry Springer than Founding Fathers.
Brookhaven has much to do for cityhood - Getting 55 percent of Brookhaven residents to agree to form a city — the smallest margin in the metro Atlanta cityhood movement — may have been the easy part.
If You’re Looking for a Job, Get Out of Your Own Way - Why do some job hunters give up when they are just in sight of their goals? I’ve just seen Simon, a client who has been looking for a job for 6 months. Like many people on the market, he started out optimistically but has given up — not officially, mind you, but he’s suddenly taken an urgent interest in redecorating his house.
Skilled Work, Without the Worker - At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers. That is the old way.
Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek - Change is important. When we were growing up, we got summers off from school. Summer vacation was change. It was something to look forward to. A few months of something different really meant a lot.
Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style - None of the leadership lessons that I have learned, unlearned, or relearned ever since have left as indelible an impact as the ones I learnt as a child. Three, in particular, stand out.
Inside the UGB
Outside the UGB
- McKenna’s history shows opposition to taxes, light rail
- Events venue tied up in dispute
- Draft Bellingham law would require boathouse fire vents, sprinkler systems
- Newport Beach’s Tidelands Fund has city officials, local owners at odds
- Council to vote on Plaza redesign
- Covallis City Council to hear update on OSU/city collaboration
- Corvallis City Council races finalized
- Meeting set to review Corvallis waste strategy
The Social Network
Rep. Matt Wand and the Playmates on Twitter - Give Rep. Matt Wand his due. The Troutdale Republican took down the Twitter page as soon as I called him on it.He returned my call and answered all my questions.
LinkedIn’s Social Mapping Tool – Who Influences Your Career? So I just used, and completed labeling,LinkedIn’s new mapping tool. The tool groups together your contacts.
How to write one press release for multiple audiences - Press releases are read by a wide array of people, so when drafting a message, it’s important to think beyond the professional media audience.
Take Mini Email Vacations Every Day - Gaining control over email is a constant, nagging struggle for most office workers.
New smartphone app aids Irvine residents - An Irvine police lieutenant presented a new smartphone app for the city at this week’s City Council meeting.
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