Next ELGL Forum:
Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director
January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218
11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters
RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, [email protected]
- 2013 budget forecasts stronger bottom line for Chelan PUD and no electric rate increase
- Did the Mayans Predict the Fiscal Cliff?
- Governors warn of fiscal cliff ‘havoc’
- Obama Ties ‘Cliff’ Deal to Top Tax Rates
- Negotiating the Fiscal Cliff: Chess or Blackjack
- Tacoma City Council unanimously adopts budget that cuts 217 jobs
- County hunting for jail bed rental contracts to reduce multi-million dollar debt
- Kelso adds $20 to cost of car tabs
- EWEB increases rates
Gresham citywide fee wins unanimous approval; takes effect February 1 – The Gresham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a citywide fee that, for 17 months, will apply to every city utility bill in an effort to maintain police, fire and parks services as property tax revenues continue to fall short of the cost of services.
Damascus sues state for pulling road planning money — state doubts the city could ever make a plan – The city of Damascus has filed a lawsuit to try to force the ODOT to keep funding its road planning process.
The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality – They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.
How Our Current Tax System Is Failing Cities – Levying fees on income and property just isn’t working anymore. Cities need to be able to charge people who commute in.
American cities to Millennials: Don’t leave – The hot pursuit of young professionals has been at the core of American cities’ urban revival for more than a decade. It worked. They came, they played, they stayed.
Survey: Oregon voters may support property tax increases – Think your property taxes are high enough already? Local governments want more. A handful of proposals that would tweak the way Oregon property taxes are calculated are being batted around Salem.
The Career Center
5 Ways to Communicate More Clearly – Miscommunications cost your business time and money. How to make sure what they heard is what you said.
6 Tips to Survive Your Holiday Office Party – With its booze, year-long pent-up emotions towards co-workers, the specter of organizational politics, various inter-office rivalries and the “secret” cubicle farm romance everyone knows about, the annual company holiday party has all the explosive potential of an open fire in a dynamite factory.
City seeks citizens to serve on Economic Development Commission – The City Council is seeking applicants interested in serving on the City of Edmonds Economic Development Commission (EDC).
Clean Water Services Seeks Applicants for Advisory Commission – Clean Water Services’ Board of Directors is seeking applications from individuals to serve a three-year term on its Clean Water Advisory Commission (CWAC).
Oregon City effort launches South End planning – Anyone interested in helping Oregon City develop a plan for the future of the South End area can participate in community meetings and provide feedback online for a regional government-sponsored analysis of potential development and annexation into city limits.
The Social Network
Why the Pope and Obama turn to Twitter – Twitter has grown from being an insider back channel for tech nerds into being the insider back channel for the entire world.
Does God Retweet? We may soon find out because @Pontifex, @DalaiLama, @JoelOsteen, @RevRunWisdom, and other religious rock stars are turning to Twitter to help followers keep the faith.