07.25.12 Your Morning Buzz

Posted on July 25, 2012

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Sherman Hemsley of ‘The Jeffersons‘ dies

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RSVP: ELGL Forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. – Please join us on Wednesday, August 1 at noon for an ELGL forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. The forum will be held in the  West Linn City Hall, Council Chambers – 22500 Salamo Road.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods – The event will be held at Bob’s Red Mill corporate headquarters in Milwaukie (13521 SE Pheasant Ct., Milwaukie, OR  97222) on August 8th. Please note, this is a different location than the store. The event will begin at 11:45 am and last until 1pm. For those who are able to stay longer, a tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility will begin at 1pm.

Is Local Government Bankruptcy as Prevalent as the Media Suggest? Recent media reports suggest that there is a “trend” of increased bankruptcy filings among local governments and that the trend will continue.  ICMA wants to respond to those reports, and we need your help to do so. Please respond a quick poll by clicking here. There are only four short questions. Results will be posted online.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue – TVF&R Battalion Chief Ian Yocum is a national finalist for Volunteer of the Year in the Classy Awards for his off duty volunteer work with Medical Teams International. Voting ends this Thursday, so help Ian by casting today at: http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote.


New Research Finds Urban Form Plays Little Role in Sustainability – The compactness of cities may not be a determining factor when it comes to energy use.

No pay study is definitive, GAO says – Studies have reached widely varying conclusions about how federal and non-federal pay compare, but no one approach is definitive, a GAO report says.

Engaging the private sector in emergency preparedness and response – As head of FEMA’s Private Sector Outreach, Stoneking has been instrumental in linking the government and the private sector as partners in disaster assistance.

George Lucas’s Lesson to NIMBYs: Careful What You Wish For – The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.

Advisory committee recommends levy vote, but urges long-term thinking – Is 10 cents enough? Is five years a start? Those are the two main questions left unanswered by a blue ribbonan advisory committee, convened by Metro, charged with looking at a proposal to ask voters for a property tax hike to pay for improvements at the region’s natural areas and parks.



How Language Shapes Your Organization – Cultural permission is the tone, attitude and language that emanates from the executive suite. It is a mantra, expressed in oft-used catch phrases and philosophies that move like waves through the organization.

The Death of the Resume: Five Ways To Re-Imagine Recruiting – For proof that recruiting has entered a new era, one need look no further than an exceptionally novel internship application submitted this summer by Shawn McTigue.

Ten Ways to Inhibit Innovation – In that spirit, here are ten common inhibitors that can dampen an organization’s ability to innovate effectively. For each one, think about the extent to which it applies to your firm (never? sometimes? often?).

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Outside the UGB

The Social Network

Looking for a job? Get your social media house in order – According to career coach Terri Lee Ryan, by way of Jobvite, 92 percent of companies in the United States now use social media as a recruiting tool. Almost all those companies use LinkedIn to search for employees, but a good two-thirds turn to Facebook, too, while about half use Twitter.

Stay connected by following these feeds.

Facebook: Town of ReardanCity of Granger
Twitter: Proud Ground
Pinterest: City of ArvadaThe Content Strategist
Google+: Jefferson Smith for MayorOregon Social Media
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