ELGL News and Notes
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January 24: ELGL Advisory Board Meeting
January 29: ELGL Central Oregon Meet Up
The High Five
New Lake Oswego council is off to a questionable start – The first item of business was to approve a search process for the hiring of a permanent city manager, which was done. Next, however, came a surprise motion made by the mayor himself to remove the current interim city manager and replace him with a new interim city manager. The surprise was not that this was happening. Anytime there is a change in leadership, these changes are not that unusual. What was a surprise, however, was how all of this was handled.
Indiana’s Gambling Lock Is Loosened – Threats of casino expansion in neighboring states are endangering a gambling powerhouse’s revenue stream. Above, a newly renovated casino in Hammond, Ind.
A Guide to America’s Most Ambitious Transit Projects – The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don’t hold your breath for their completion, though.
Hotseat: Baruti Artharee – The city’s new cops czar talks about making the police safer for his grandkids.
Off the Grid – The history behind Portland’s sometimes baffling street grid.
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
Secret to Increased Productivity: Don’t Come to the Office – If your employees don’t work from home, you’re missing out on tons of benefits. Guidelines to make a work-from-home program work.
Overcome Your Fears About Negotiating Salary – But overcoming your fears about negotiation can lead you to increase your starting salary significantly. Here are some of the most common fears about negotiating, and how you can overcome them.
5 Strategies to Steal From Google for a Happier Office – the tech giant is known for being a great place to work. Here’s how you can make your office more like Google.
How Great Leaders Communicate – You’ve just been promoted into one of your organization’s Big Jobs. Now you’ve got an impressive office, a hefty budget and vast expectations about how you will lead dozens.
3 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job – After years of toiling away at babysitting gigs and barista shifts, you finally found a job that you loved. It was interesting, exciting, and you loved your co-workers like a family. But over time, the shine wore off, and you found yourself feeling stuck and itching for a change. That lovin’ feeling was gone.
Meet Tigard Mayor John Cook – You are invited to join me once a month for open discussion regarding Tigard. Bring your concerns and/or ideas regarding our city or simply stop in and say hello. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
City seeks sustainability input Saturday – Food goes green (metaphorically) at Forest Groves town meeting Forest Grove’s Annual Town Meeting Saturday has a sustainability theme.
Welcome to the Mirror Pond Project – You are invited to participate in developing a plan to address the build up of silt and future maintenance of Mirror Pond. A number of alternate plans (visions) will be developed with your help through a community outreach program intended to find a single broadly supported plan (vision) that will guide immediate and long-term responses to the silt deposits. The final ‘preferred plan’ (vision) will be used in fund raising, construction plans, and permitting efforts needed to make your final plan a reality.
Salem schedules public meetings on budget forecast – The public meetings will include a forecast presentation and will include a question-and-answer session and feedback to City Manager Linda Norris.
The World Wide Web
7 Warning Signs You’re Using Social Media Wrong – So you’ve been using social media for awhile. And frankly, you can’t see what all the fuss is about. You’ve been posting status updates on Facebook, sharing stuff on Twitter, heck, you’ve even updated your profile on LinkedIn. But what’s the big deal? If this describes you, you’re probably using social media wrong.
Facebook Graph Search Shows You ‘Married People Who Like Prostitutes’ And ‘Employers Of People Who Like Racism’ – When Facebook launched its social search engine “Graph Search” last week, Isuggested that Facebook stalking would now be limited only by users’ creativity in coming up with search queries.
Are These Early Sketches of Twitter’s Logo? “The Bird” was one of the ideas considered for Twitter’s original logo. That is, the extended middle finger gesture known in North America by that name. Other ideas, however, hewed closer to traditional images of birds.