Today’s Buzz is a flashback to 1966 when the Green Hornet and Kato met Batman and Robin! Hijinks are sure to follow! All this plus the news of the day! Read on and be sure to check back tomorrow for another edition of the Morning Buzz- same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!!
What I’m Reading – The Green Hornet: A Collector’s Edition
What I’m Doing – Playing a lot of Destiny lately. Great game.
What I want to know from you – What is your favorite TV show from the 1960s?
How America’s Coastal Cities Left the Heartland Behind: The people of St. Louis weren’t really surprised when, on January 12, the National Football League announced its decision to let E. Stanley Kroenke, the owner of the St. Louis Rams, move his team to Los Angeles. Kroenke had long signaled his intentions, and L.A.’s media market beckoned as the nation’s second largest. Moving the team meant more revenue for the league, and therefore more money in owners’ pockets. And that, as serious football fans know, is the point.
Leading Philippine presidential contender: Gang rape victim ‘so beautiful’ he wishes he had ‘been first’: “I was angry because she was raped, that’s one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a waste.” The mayor to whom he was referring, by the way, is himself, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, mayor of Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. That’s the kind of dark, cruel joke most people would embarrassed to tell (or even hear) in the privacy of their own homes, yet it’s one that Duterte, a front-running candidate for president of the Philippines, told publicly.
Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem: How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren’t doing much to level the field for poor kids.
Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why: Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.
U.S. municipal golf courses take mulligans in funding: As municipal golf courses across the country struggle to generate revenue to match their costs, city officials are grappling with how to keep the courses and offset their deficits.
- Finding Local Government with Cassie Tucker, City of Southlake, TX
- The ELGL Local Government Video Countdown
- UNC Job Listings 04.18.16
- Who Are You? with Stephanie Watkins-Cruz, UNC MPA
- Between 2 Interns with Hillsboro, OR City Manager Michael Brown
Upcoming ELGL Events
- Webinar: Fiscal Command Center Webinar – Wednesday, April 20. 2016
- Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
- 30-Story Mixed-Use Tower Planned for Downtown Austin—Without Parking: Thanks to the elimination of minimum parking requirements downtown, a vacant one-story building “could be transformed into a 30-story tower with 135 luxury apartments, office space, a restaurant and a bar,” reports the Austin-American Statesman.
- St. Louis Dunkin’ Donuts Mistakenly Stuck With Blackhawks-Branded Cups: The cups each carry the message “Dunkin’ Donuts: The official coffee of the Chicago Blackhawks.”
- The Guy Who’s Played Benny The Bull For 12 Years Is Retiring: He had a great run, though. Remember when he went on ‘Jerry Springer’?
- Activists worry CTA-friendly housing will accelerate Logan Square gentrification: But advocates say it’s a good way to increase density and keep rental prices down. Transit-oriented development is a progressive approach to building new housing…
- Governor candidate Greitens’ oddly national funding base may hint at bigger goals: ‘EricGreitensForPresident.com’ has been reserved.
- Bottles, bikes, boat and more pulled from river at MSU: Students, alumni and volunteers turned out Sunday for the annual river cleanup.
Local Gov Confidential
- Altamonte Springs becomes first city to subsidize Uber rides: Last month, Altamonte Springs, Fla. announced that it would be subsidizing 20 percent of all Uber rides within the city limits, becoming the first city to do so.
- One St. Louis liquor store, and the unapologetic liquor commissioner: The persistence of the Hampton House of Liquors in the face of violation after violation sheds light on the tenure of Robert Kraiberg.
- Petitioners seek to save famed Southwest Bank Building in St. Louis: Building was site of the “Great St. Louis Bank Robbery”
- Court orders city to vacate police department within 90 days in University City: A new police headquarters is in the works for the University City Police Department.