- ELGL Presenting at 3CMA Conference
- 08.17.12 Knope of the Week – Positively Clackamas and Oregon Transformation Project
- Outsourcing Local Government Services
- Lightning Round with Mary Beth Henry, City of Portland
- 08.21.12 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Pop Tart Remix)
- City of Bend Police Policies and Efficiencies
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.
Poll: Are You a True Oregonian? How would you answer this answer? The question has become a topic of conversation after Metro announced results from their latest Opt In survey.
ELGL Poll: Will Missouri Senate Candidate Drop Out? What do you think?
Hillsboro Baseball Team Name – They’re looking for your help in suggesting the perfect name! Submit your idea and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize pack including a pair of 2013 Season Tickets.
As Newspapers Shrink, Public Officials Worry – In May, four metropolitan newspapers announced cut backs in their daily print schedule to just three days a week. Citizens in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville, Ala., and, most notably, New Orleans, will have to seek other sources for their news when the presses aren’t running. Executives of the four dailies claimed their online websites would pick up the slack, but shortly after announcing the reduction in print runs, they made significant layoffs of reporters and editors along with pressmen and advertising employees.
View: Review Needed for “Golden Handshake” Offer to City Employees – In a guest column, Denise Sangster says a financial review needs to done before the City Council takes action on offering a “Golden Handshake” incentive of two-years’ service credit to city employees who agree to retire early.
Municipal Bankruptcy & the Role of the States – The media attention on several recent municipal bankruptcy filings leads to the question: What role do states play when a municipality faces a fiscal crisis and potential bankruptcy?
Louisville, Ky., Uses Metrics to Cut Overtime and Boost Performance – The Louisville, Ky., Metro Government developed a new program to track government performance metrics and find solutions to improve them as a way to taxpayer dollars.
What people do when they telecommute (besides work) Chances are, your boss isn’t thrilled that you’re working from home today.
Don’t Answer That Interview Question – Inappropriate interview questions and how to respond (diplomatically).
For Those Who Want to Lead, Read – When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requestedwas with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile.
Corner Office to the Oval Office? Execs Say No Way – Plenty of corporate executives think they’d be better Oval Office residents than the current crop of Washington leaders. But few actually want the job.
Make References Work for You – Job seekers need to strategize when selecting individuals to provide testimonials about their competence and character.
Inside the UGB
- Clackamas County hires PR firm to manage light rail communications
- Hillsboro sneaks by Beaverton in top 100 small cities rankings
- Meet TriMet’s new leaders: 5 questions for Bruce Warner
- The high cost of adaptive reuse in Portland
- Clackamas County schedules $19.1 million bond sale for Portland-Milwaukie light rail; commissioners yet to approve TriMet deal
- Council mulls scope of proposed natural areas levy
- Political action committee forms around Lake Oswego $14 million library bond measure
- Milwaukie’s baseball project is ‘dead’
- ‘I want people to know we recognize that,’ Nancy Pelosi says of Portland innovation
- Opponents to launch signature-gathering initiative to block fluoridated water in Portland
- Tigard City Council approves charter amendment regarding light rail construction
- Hillsboro council breezes through meeting and says MLB approves of Yakima Bears move
- Clackamas commissioners tread a fine, costly line
- It’s time to make public service civil again
Outside the UGB
- Mayor: city facing $30 million budget gap
- Yakima’s budget options up for review by council tonight
- Tacoma council looks at altering limits on chickens, other fowl
- Cities pay a price for campaign swings: $100,000 for recent Obama visit
- City of Salem volunteers to be recognized today
- Seneca seeks bigger tax break
- Oakridge urged to fine residents who pollute
- NTEU: Public actually wants more gov’t spending, employees
- Senate candidate Baumgartner uses vulgarity with reporter
The Social Network
20 fascinating stats about Facebook – Facebook is experiencing a topsy-turvy year. The social network has reached nearly 1 billion users worldwide, yet reports have suggested its growth in the U.S. has slowed.
9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure – Are you using Pinterest to market your business?
The Secrets of Your iPhone and iPad – How well do you really know your iPhone? Katherine Boehret on 10 things you might not know your iPhone and iPad can do.
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