California cities curb marijuana industry – Pot stores are rejected in several San Diego County cities and in Palo Alto. Living wage, Hetch Hetchy and other issues were also on local ballots.
These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs – America’s most competitive large metros for job growth.
This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning – A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.
2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers – A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.
More details from letter Cornelius officers sent city alleging police department corruption – Amid ongoing labor tensions within the Cornelius Police Department, four officers have brought multiple allegations against their administration to the city.
New city manager settles in – Bainbridge Island’s new city manager is hitting the ground running this week and won’t stop to take a break this weekend.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Bremerton council votes to drop mayor’s salary
- Fiscal cliff: Impasse on tax rates is big hurdle
- Damascus limits spending, gets mixed reviews
- Budget office: ‘Fiscal cliff’ cuts, tax hikes would lead to recession
- Facing the fiscal cliff
- The Doomed Civilization of Fiscal Cliff Dwellers … and other editorial cartoons
- America’s Fiscal Cliff Can Be a Catalyst for Growth
- Vancouver Fire Department seeks to increase efficiency
- Fluoridation Will Be on May 2014 Ballot
- Oregon Election Results Good for CRC Backers
- Three new members appointed to dysfunctional Clackamas River Water board despite cease-and-desist demand
- Tom Miller seeks public affairs manager for transportation: Portland City Hall roundup
- October debut for three transit-oriented development projects in Portland region
- Proposed county line change could help spark development in one Tualatin Valley area
- Sherwood promotes Tom Pessemier to assistant city manager
- Milwaukie’s community development director leaving for job in Tigard
- San Fernando: Voters recall Mayor Brenda Esqueda, Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre
- Carlsbad appoints Coates interim city manager
- Assistant City Manager discusses Redevelopment Agency with councilors
- Sonoma city manager headed to Windsor
- Vice President Joe Biden to appear on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’
- EXECUTIVE CONSTANTINE ON DEFEAT OF PROPOSED ANNEXATIONS IN NORTH HIGHLINE AND WEST HILL
- Marijuana decriminalized in five Mich. cities, but police still plan to make arrests
- Impact of Ashland PAC still debated
- Another idea for Civic Stadium
- Poulsbo City Council, OPG irked by testimony
ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective. Oregon AFSCME Council 75, represents 140 local unions throughout Oregon.
The City of Springfield is accepting applications for a position on its seven-member Planning Commission. Commissioners are all volunteer at-large positions with no ward restrictions. The term of a Planning Commission appointment is four years.
One Out of Every Two Managers Is Terrible at Accountability – Out of all the things we expect of leaders — taking charge, setting strategy, empowering people, driving execution, you name it — what one single behavior would you guess is most often neglected or avoided among executives? Seeing the big picture? Nope. Delegating? Nope. Mapping out detailed project plans? Nope.
Who’s Getting Hired Right Now – Forbes – Millions of jobless Americans are still struggling to find work–but some lucky professionals are finding opportunities.
20 Signs You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job – Think your career is at a standstill? I spoke to Shweta Khare, a career and job search expert, Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant, Joyce K. Reynolds, an expert business coach, David Shindler, author of Learning to Leap and founder of social learning site, The Employability Hub, and Tina Nicolai, an executive career coach and résumé writer, to find the 20 signs that you’re stuck in a dead-end job.
The Social Network
Transforming Procurement: Will iPads Replace Binders? The Request for Proposal, or RFP, a tool used to solicit business from the private sector, has long been a staple of government procurement offices. Typically, they receive lengthy responses, often in the form of large binders holding hundreds of pages detailing how a company would tackle a project.
Did Facebook Give Democrats the Upper Hand? Upending predictions, young voters made a strong showing at the polls. Did they go because “everybody’s doing it,” as they saw on Facebook?
The 7 deadly sins of social media – No matter how hard you try, you can’t be everywhere on social media.
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Pinterest: KU Public Management Center
Google+: Oregon Convention Center