This week has been spent running from one meeting to another, both during and after work. It’s been hectic. It’s been stressful. I feel like I need a time machine so I can have more hours in the day. It’s also been really productive, and I’ve met a lot of awesome new people. So here’s to celebrating a successful, crazy, get things done kind of week- with my favorite guys of course.
What I’m Listening To– Childish Gambino…my guilty pleasure.
What I’m Doing – Deciphering several legal pages of scribbled notes.
What I want to know from you – What win are you celebrating this week?
4.2 Million More American Workers Are Now Guaranteed Overtime Pay. The Department of Labor just finalized a new rule extending income-based overtime protections for the first time since 2004. Starting December 1, if someone earns less than $47,476 per year, they will automatically be guaranteed time-and-a-half, no matter their job description.
An Illustrator Turns Hellish Subway Commutes Into a Hilarious Graphic Novel. Williamsburg Shorts explores a rapidly changing neighborhood through the eyes of a stressed-out subway passenger.
- ELGL in Austin: Dispatches from the Texas Governing Leadership Forum
- Supper Club Guest List – Updated 5/18
- The May Confidential: Throwin’ High Heat
- Bang the Table: Community Engagement Primer, Part II
- Police Chief, Gresham, OR
Upcoming ELGL Events
May 19 – GOVERNING Magazine: Texas Leadership Forum in Austin, TX
May 19 – Technology Efficiency Series: Canva at anymeeting.com/elglwebinar
May 25 – Bang the Table: Community Engagement With Matt Crozier at anymeeting.com/elglwebinar
June 16 – Technology Efficiency Series: Trello at anymeeting.com/elglwebinar
- Are music festivals a sound use of Chicago’s public parks?
- A Long-Awaited Bus Line Falls Short of Expectations in Chicago
- What a ‘Bicycle Stress Map’ Reveals About the Streets of Montgomery County
- D.C.’s Metro Catches Fire More Than Four Times A Week
- Government workers are requesting standing desks
Local Gov Confidential
The Complex Relationship Between Data and Cities There’s been no shortage of hype about the relationship between cities and data, especially so-called big data. For large numbers of tech companies, cities, and even a growing number of urbanists, data promises to solve all manner of urban problems, from predictive policing to improving traffic flow to promoting energy efficiency.