Author: Daniel Soto

What’s Civic Tech? National Day of Civic Hacking 2018

Today’s Morning Buzz is all about #NationalDayOfCivicHacking. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Khalid – 8TEEN What I’m Watching – I recently watched Donnie Darko. It was weird What I Did this Weekend – I passed out on a sidewalk in the Mission District (I had a really bad, once-a-year-type migraine). What’s … Continued

Progress, Not Perfection

Today’s Morning Buzz is all about burnout. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Migos – Stir Fry What I’m Watching – I recently finished binge-watching Riverdale (thanks Ben Kittelson). What I Did this Weekend – I took a quick road trip to Modesto, a large city in the Central Valley in … Continued

Updating a 24-Year-Old Purchasing Policy

In today’s Morning Buzz, I’ll be sharing about a project that I’m working on with my peers at the City of San Rafael: updating our Purchasing Policy. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Lord Huron – Wait by the River What I’m Watching – This past weekend, I watched Truth … Continued

New Job? Tips for Transitioning Into Your New Role

In today’s Morning Buzz, I’ll be sharing some tips I came across during my recent transition from one local government job to another. FUN FACT: I found my new job on ELGL Jobs. William H. Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – E-40 – Tell … Continued

Careers and Upward Mobility in Local and State Government

Highlighting the diversity of employment opportunities in state and local government. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)–Sacramento Chapter, the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, and Engaging Local Government Leaders invites you to an event on Careers and Upward Mobility in Local and State Government on Wednesday, February 21. This event focuses on highlighting the … Continued

11 Communities Unite to Provide Public Defense to Immigrants Facing Deportation

Today’s Buzz is about the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Cities Network, an initiative to provide public defense to immigrants facing deportation. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Hozier – From Eden What I’m watching – Stranger Things  What I’m doing – Planning for the biggest … Continued

Residential Beekeeping

Today’s Buzz is all about the bees. Get it? Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Bleachers – Don’t Take the Money What I’m Watching – I know I’m late, but I just started watching Stranger Things.  I’ve only watched the first two episodes of the first season.  What I’m Doing – … Continued

10.18.17 – Creating a Sanctuary City Task Force

In today’s Buzz, I’ll be sharing about Sanctuary City task forces around the country. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Brad Paisley – Last Time for Everything What I’m Reading – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch What I’m Doing – I am celebrating (well, not actually celebrating–but I am happy) that … Continued

10.04.17 – Small Cell Tower Legislation

In today’s Buzz, I’ll be sharing about small cell tower legislation that was recently approved by the California State Legislature. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – Thomas Rhett – Unforgettable What I’m Reading – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch What I’m Doing – I’m preparing for a staff meeting … Continued

08.09.17 – Sanctuary Cities

In today’s Buzz, I’ll be sharing my experience with sanctuary cities. Right Now with Daniel A. Soto (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m Listening to – All Sons and Daughters – Oh How I Need You What I’m Reading – The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch What I’m Doing – The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with … Continued

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