- 07.20.12 Knope of the Week
- The Lightning Round with Rhyan Van Horn
- 07.24.12 Your Morning Interruption
- 07.24.12 Your Morning Buzz
- Bob Moore: A Man with a Mill and a Mission
- So People Do Read the Blog….
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?).
Inside the UGB
- Portland comes close but misses goal on tax amnesty: Portland City Hall roundup
- Tigard City Council to purchase Fanno Creek Wetlands
- Portland city leaders debate reservoir covers
- Clackamas County Chairwoman Charlotte Lehan won’t seek endorsement of Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce, in response to audit
- Lake Oswego interceptor sewer project wins international public works award
- Lake Oswego settles with West Linn property owners in ongoing Lake Oswego water treatment plant dispute
- Lake Oswego City Council approves Lake Grove urban renewal district
- Mr. Smith Runs From Salem
Outside the UGB
- San Bernardino to consider short-term cuts
- During tough economy, California’s largest cities shed 10,000 jobs
- San Bernardino bankruptcy reignites debate over outsourcing city police and fire services
- Initiative in Union Gap certified; would take away mayor’s power
- Clark County’s social services providers team up to maximize budgets
- Port of Vancouver commissioners approve salary for new executive director
- Bend police now accepting online reports
- City wraps up site for council meetings
- City paints homes for free
- Tacoma’s budget gap still large
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 Reardan, City of Granger