07.04.12 The Morning Buzz

Posted on July 4, 2012

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July 4

RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

City of Lake Oswego Boards and Commissions – To apply for a voluntary position on a City board, commission, or committee, please download and complete the City application .


July 4

Debating the Local Food Movement – A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

Why Environmental Reviews Are Slowing Down Big Projects – It takes a long time to get big infrastructure investments through the process, but it doesn’t have to.

So far, so good for new Yakima city manager – Yakima’s new city manager has bought a house, fixed his first flat tire during a bicycle ride up Cowiche Canyon and was sworn in to office Monday at his first official City Council meeting.

Shaking up the status quo: Read about how good leaders use a crisis to produce positive change, and how California city leaders are innovating as a result of the economic crunch.”

Who should map out TriMet’s future? On the surface, it seems like a common-sense notion: Perhaps the Portland region’s elected government should appoint the people who run the region’s transit service, instead of Oregon’s governor.


July 4

Stop Wasting Time Being Busy – “If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot people tell you how busy they are.”

Take the Government Leadership Challenge – I have a challenge for you. If you are a business leader at the very top of your game, it will help you avoid career stagnation. And in so doing, it will also contribute to solving a broader problem: broken government. A recent Gallup survey shows a record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed. So here it goes:

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July 4

Why You Should Embrace Twitter Lurkers – Please do not unfollow Twitter followers who are inactive, no matter how long it’s been. There are many lurkers, searchers and readers who may never tweet, but still have a great deal of value.

Stay connected by following these feeds.

Facebook: Sacramento Valley Division, League of California Cities
Twitter: Karen PinkosAli SalehPeter Kageyama
Pinterest: Denver Post LibraryMarin Independent JournalDaily Camera
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