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- Call for RSVPs: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13
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- The Seattle Times: Recession Generation
Call for RSVPs: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.
Financial Crisis: Coming to a city government near you? For more than a decade, politicians, policymakers and taxpayers too often have framed Michigan’s urban crisis as a phenomenon restricted to Michigan’s older impoverished cities — usually those with large African-American populations.
Social intranets: The key to better morale, higher productivity, and practical ideas in your organization – Shel Holtz shows how to fire up workers with social channels that made the Internet the most powerful educational and social tool ever.
EDITORIAL: Hard times in Josephine – County’s voters resoundingly reject property tax levy.
Showdown on 10th Street – After years of complaints, city forces landlord to demolish unsafe rental houses.
How to write a thank you note – Few things differentiate you more than the way you make other people feel when they interact with you. Many top CEOs and politicians make a point of writing personal notes to people who have done them favors. A short, hand-written, sincere Thank You note is extremely powerful. They are increasingly rare, which makes them even more effective. And if you only want to write an email Thank You note, the formula below works just as well.
Keep brain and body active to age well – Learning new things, staying engaged are keys to a sound body and mind.
Inside the UGB
- Feds set to commit to MAX
- City of Portland needs to take a more customer-driven approach to utilities
- In Washington County, government agencies swap equipment and labor to keep roads clear and pipes working
- Adams’ proposed increases are smaller than requested, but opposition still remains
Outside the UGB
- John Laird: Yes, CRC costs are high, but don’t ignore the benefits
- Seattle takes greener approach to sewer overflows
- Fire District 5 asks voters to approve levy
- Budget group starts meetings Wednesday; cuts may hit prisons, state police
- Whatcom council to consider watershed land transfer; Louws will support council decision
- City looking to improve Amazon bicycle lanes
- Keizer to hold public hearing about Clear Lake annexation
- Warnings over, reality sets in for one county
10 surefire ways to fail at Twitter – What I hear most about Twitter from car dealers and their employees is, “I don’t get it!” They say, “I don’t understand why Twitter is so valuable. Isn’t it enough to be on Facebook?”
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.