Portland downtown plan update begins with renowned 1972 blueprint as the guide - Back in 1971, when an acquaintance showed up at his office to ask him to lead a committee on the future of downtown Portland, Gisvold was a 31-year-old real-estate lawyer and a Grade-A do-gooder, not an expert on cities.
Urban density is key to smart growth - The only thing Canadians fear more than sprawl, the joke goes, is density.Problem is it’s not a joke.
Rules Can’t Think: Why Government Needs Radical Simplification - The rhetoric of both parties is tired and unconvincing. Of course, government should provide health care to those who can’t afford it — but we can’t afford anything like the fee-for-service framework of Medicare and Medicaid. Yes, government is smothering teachers, doctors, and small business under too much bureaucracy — but the solution is not wholesale “deregulation.” We need clean air and water, and oversight over nursing homes and day-care centers.
Budgeting moves now haunting city - While other local government officials are experiencing sticker shock from the projected PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) rate increases, those may be the least of Dallas’ concerns.
PERS: Budget breaker? Government entities around Polk County will all see an increase in costs due to a change in the 2013-15 biennium employer contribution rates to PERS and OPSRP, the state’s public employee retirement plans.
An Interview with Our New City Manager Doug Schulz - I sat down with Schulz in his new office in the southwest second floor corner of City Hall, which affords views of Madison Avenue, part of Winslow Way, and the treelines beyond. Schulz explained that he is still moving back and forth between Bainbridge and Normandy Park as he gets settled in here.
25-Year-Old Shoots For Creswell’s Top Post - Twenty-five-year-old AJ O’Connell says he’s running for public office because he wants to give back to the community that gave him so much.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Basin City residents weigh fire district levy
- Street bond, car-tab fee proposals on City Council agenda
- Atwater: Another California city on the verge of bankruptcy
- Camden, N.J. Moves Ahead with Firing Entire Police Force
- Corvallis City Council to discuss special district for parks and rec
- Malinowski wants Fanno Creek sewer plan reviewed
- Steve Duin: Review your election ballot; do not gag
- Folding, for now, on a private casino in Oregon
- Hillsboro talks long-range planning as city gears for growth while keeping ‘small town flavor’
- Oregon legislative races: Which party will take control of the House?
- D.A. Creates Special Mental Health Prosecutor
- Hayden Island residents protest lottery regulations
- Write-in candidate will win Lane County judge race
- Eugene seeks second round of street repairs
- Politics of Place: The Columbia River Gorge embraces diversity in economy, politics
- The sad history of climate policy, according to David Brooks
- Open Ward 7 Corvallis City Council seat draws most contested race
- John Laird: Nov. 6 offers striking changes, even by our standards
- Struggling to Save the Old in a Town That Values the New
ELGL Central Oregon Presents Brenda Bartlett, CPA - Thursday, October 25th, Redmond City Hall, Address: 716 SW Evergreen Ave, Time: Noon-1pm (bring lunch with you), Occupational Fraud – Is Your Government at Risk?
Poll: Grading the Hillsboro Hops - what grade do you give the name?
RSVP: Spend Your Halloween with Adam Davis, DHM Research - Please join us on October 31 for a conversation with Adam Davis, DHM Research at the Tualatin Library Community Room (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062). To RSVP, send an email by October 29th to ELGL project coordinator, Megan Messmer – email@example.com.
League to present forum on ballot measures - The League of Women Voters of Corvallis and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library are sponsoring a voter service forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. Members of the league will provide an impartial overview of the local and state measures on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Killer Motivating Tactic: Break the Time Clock - Bring your company into the 21st century, where work is about goals accomplished, not hours clocked. Your employees will thank you.
5 Steps to Smooth Networking – Networking is an elixir.It’s the heart and soul of job hunting, career changing, and building your own business.
Business Cards Do High-Tech Work - Tech companies and entrepreneurs are investing creativity and money into the killer business app: the calling card. In a world of virtual goods and smartphone interfaces, the card is often the sole tangible representation of a person and their business, as Katie Rosman explains on Lunch Break.
The Social Network
47 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed - From a supersonic free fall to the Long Island town hall brawl, this past week was intense. Now that it’s over and you have time to decompress, this is a perfect opportunity to add a few digital tools to your digital toolbox.
Twitter Gives Saudi Arabia a Revolution of Its Own - The medium has allowed Saudis to cross social boundaries and collectively address delicate subjects in real time.
Facebook: Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability
Twitter: Jeff Towery
Pinterest: Blue Mountain Internet
Google+: Portland Trail Blazers
Klout Score: 61