01.19.12 The Morning Buzz

Posted on January 19, 2012


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Alex McIntyre accepts post in California

New Comprehensive Study Finds Oregon Cities Struggling Financially

Celebrate the Value of Professional Management

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New Date for ELGL Forum with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director

RSVP: ELGL Lunch Forum with Blazers COO Sarah Mensah

01.18.12 The Morning Buzz

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Columbia Springs invites you to join others in the community with a passion for nature and the great outdoors by becoming a Volunteer Leader. A leadership training day is scheduled for Saturday, January 28 at Columbia Springs’ 100-acre natural area at the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery. Training is free, but pre-registration and a completed online application is required. Here’s more info: http://ow.ly/8ytf3

Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum

The Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum presents the nation’s top scholars and writers, providing a broad perspective on United States history. Oregon Historical Society’s annual lecture series begins next week with a Special Retrospective on Senator Hatfield.

Noise Review Board – Announcement of a Board Opening

We have a “Citizen at Large” community representative seat currently open on the City of Portland’s Noise Review Board. Interested?

City Council decides to move forward with pro baseball effort | City of Milwaukie 

Interested in serving on the proposed Milwaukie stadium citizen task force? Click here for more information on the task force responsibilities and a link to the application. Application is due the 27th of January.

IKEA Life Improvement Project

The Portland IKEA Life Improvement Project has announced a Grant Contest, and Washington County’s ONLY domestic violence shelter is a finalist for the contest. If you’d like to help, please text LIFE88 to 62345 to vote once per day through Friday, January 20, 2012.

Metro seeks public comment on 4-year federal transportation projects schedule

Metro invites the region to view and comment on the upcoming four-year schedule of federal transportation investments in the Portland area. The four-year schedule, known as the 2012-2015 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, encompasses all federal spending on transportation, including highways, public transit, pedestrian and bike projects in the three-county metropolitan area.

Apply for vacant Beaverton School Board seat

The Beaverton School Board is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling the current vacancy in Zone 7 on the Beaverton School Board. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Lisa Shultz on Nov. 14, 2011.

Spotlight

Menlo Park hires new city manager from Portland suburbs

Menlo Park has hired the top administrator of an Oregon town as its new city manager. “I loved what I did, but it was time to come home,” McIntyre said.

Lake Oswego Mayor Jack Hoffman said McIntyre successfully led his city through budget challenges and controversial projects, including draining and refilling its namesake lake. “This guy’s a superstar; it will be a big loss for us,” Hoffman said.

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

new study, published online this week in the American Journal of Epidemiology, offers some of the more promising evidence. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania studied a 10-year project in Philadelphia to convert vacant lots into park space. They found that gun-related assaults significantly declined in areas around the lots that had been greened. Vandalism and criminal mischief also significantly fell off.

Management Tip: Set Goals Before Meeting With Your Mentor

Knowing what you want from a mentoring relationship is critical. Before you sit down with your mentor for the first time, decide what you hope to learn. Ask yourself what you want in work and life. Which assets will help you get there? Identify the strengths that will best serve you. Then, honestly examine the roadblocks, challenges, or weaknesses that are slowing you down. Once you do that you’re ready to articulate your goals and share them with your mentor. Keep it to no more than five goals, so they don’t detract from what your mentor has to offer.

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world’s smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner)

Does Rob Cornilles have endorsements from politically diverse local mayors? PolitiFact Oregon

Republican Rob Cornilles is proud of the endorsements he’s received from 20 Oregon mayors in his campaign for the 1st Congressional District. Not only are they mayors, but the group includes Independent, Democratic and Republican mayors, according to a recent mailer sent by the Oregon Republican Party. True? It is. Find out why we ruled the way we did. Then come back to OregonLive to leave your comments.

The Blotter

Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego and West Linn Police Departments.

1/6, 9:38 p.m.; A woman came home in the 1600 block of April Court to find an unknown dog in her house.

1/6, 7:31 p.m.; Screaming kids in a hot tub could be heard in the 19300 block of Robin Circle.

1/7, 10:02 p.m.; Three-foot-tall “things” were in the road near Skyline Drive and Summit Street. Officers couldn’t find the things.

1/10/12 5:54 a.m. A laptop computer worth $799 was stolen from a coffee shop on Mercantile Drive. The business is also missing a key to the only door.

1/10/12 11:36 a.m. A young child was left unattended in a car after she threw a tamper tantrum at Albertsons.

1/13/12 10:53 a.m. Suspicious footprints near a residence on Palisades Terrace Drive are now believed to be those of a cleaning lady.

1/16/12 8:34 a.m. An 11-year-old youth called the police on his mother after she took away his PS3 game until he practiced the piano. The boy was advised she was within her rights to do this.

Inside the UGB

Police station bonds sell at low rate

City of Tigard says annexation talk is a goal

New utility bills include 2% catch

Portland Plan sets sights on the future

Sources Say • Repair dollars slow to arrive

What’s in the future for Foothills?

Lake Oswego’s mayor and a city councilor are not running for re-election 

Lake Oswego City Manager Alex McIntyre resigns to take position in California

Cornelius City Council settles on city manager favorite but holds off naming him

Washington County is silencing critics on advisory boards, say ousted citizens

Community group seeks new and lost members

 

Outside the UGB

Oregon Jobless Rate Below 9%, First Since ’08 – News Story – KTVZ Bend

Bend councilors talk a lot but don’t move a lot on issues

Oregon Republican lawmakers release their plans to grow jobs, cut state government

Citizen panel sets hearing on salaries for Leavitt, council

Salem to lay off city workers due to budget cuts

 

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