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What’s Going On?
Have you been looking for a way to have input in our community? The Pasco City Council invites any adult resident of the Pasco community interested in serving on a Board or Commission to apply. Deadline February 10.
The City of Connell is seeking applications from residents interested in filling an open position on the Connell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall and is responsible for advising the City Council on rules and regulations.
In the Spotlight
City managers in California earned an average of $200,000 during 2010, according to new figures from the state controller’s office. Some leaders of suburbs earned more than the leaders of metropolises. Use this database to see city manager pay across the state.
Virginia Beach today was named the best-run city in America by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news website. The staff examined the 100 largest cities in the United States, reviewing the local economy, fiscal discipline and standard of living in each city. Among the criteria considered were crime, poverty, education and credit rating. “For the most part, the best-run cities manage their debt and resources well,” the website reported “The worst-run cities do not.”
President Obama on Dec. 31 signed a bill that seeks to encourage federal agencies to hire more interns into full-time jobs. The Federal Internship Improvement Act, which was attached to the National Defense Authorization Act and sponsored by Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., requires agencies to appoint an internship coordinator.
We all know that training dollars are scarce, what are some of the innovative ways you have seen to help public servants grow and learn in today’s tough times?
Around the Northwest
The elimination of a high-paid city employee saves money, but could also make it harder to find a new city manager. City Council dropped the assistant city manager position, which means the next city manager will be forced into double duty.
Sherwood’s police chief is putting his weight behind a proposed city ordinance meant to protect the soon-to-be unveiled Cannery Square Plaza from skateborders who have a history of doing damage to city property.
Mayor Sam Adams’ last year in office brings another round of changes among his staff.
Several thousand miles away from Des Moines, Iowa, and 3,000 from Manchester, N.H., Democrats and Republicans are battling for attention in the first general election contest of 2012.