Author: Joey!

Being the Youngest Person at a Meeting

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Star Trek: TNG What I’m cooking – Vegan Eggplant Parmesan I recently came across an article on Lifehacker titled How to Deal With Being an Older Employee at a Modern Company that was clearly targeted to older employees struggling to … Continued

No. Nope. Uh uh.

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Queer Eye Season 2! What I’m eating – The Best Chicken Breast of All Time Recently I needed some information from another department which could run a report to complete my request. I reached out to the department manager and after … Continued

Post Conference Ecstasy

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – The Color of Law What I’m Watching – Queer Eye What I’m Doing – Reflecting on a great conference I am running high from #ELGL18! I took some great notes and attended relevant sessions to my position as a Public Works Analyst. Selling an ELGL out-of-state conference was a … Continued

Rolling In, With or Without Your Permits

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America What I’m Watching – All nine seasons of The Office. This show is too real sometimes. What I’m Doing – Attempting to eat less meat. This ish is hard. Short-term rentals, ride-sharing, bike-shares, dockless bikes and now scooters. Dockless … Continued

Public Works – Inclusive Boy’s Club

Right Now w/ Joey Garcia (LinkedIn / Twitter) What I’m Reading  – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America What I’m Watching – All nine seasons of The Office. This show is too real sometimes. What I’m Doing – Falling in love with my Sous Vide. My city is fortunate enough to have a hard-working talented Operations and … Continued

Resolve for Smart Goals

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Chances are you already failed, but don’t worry! Most people do! Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2017 Percent 1 Lose Weight / Healthier Eating 21.4% 2 Life / Self Improvements 12.3% 3 Better Financial Decisions 8.5% 4 Quit Smoking 7.1% 5 Do more exciting things 6.3% … Continued

A Well Lit Park

It’s easy to get isolated in public works; our services go mostly unnoticed until something isn’t working or until a lane or two of traffic have to be closed. #PleaseStopDrivingThroughUtilityBoxes #ThatWaterMainWasInstalledInThe60’s Thankfully I have the privilege of getting out of the office. As a commission liaison, I vet ideas through our commissioners before going to council … Continued

Tweeting the Twits

Are you on Twitter? Why do you tweet and how do you tweet? I activated my Twitter account about eight years ago. It had laid dormant because I am mostly a Facebook guy. It wasn’t until fellow Local Gov Peeps started asking to connect with me on Facebook that I realized I had a choice … Continued

Can We Talk About the Elephant in the Room?

You know the one, the brown one, the black one, the distinctly not grey-haired, non-male, non-white one. Is it actually an elephant or is it more like that bad smell you cover up with a little bit too much Febreeze and feel-good verbiage in your recruitment material? I should probably make clear that this post … Continued

Chuck, Senior Analyst

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Joey Garcia, City of Torrance, California When I interviewed for a position with City’s Public Works Department I was certain of two things, (1)  I would primarily be working in the “other duties” category of the Analyst position, and (2) Chuck was clearly on his way out. Eighteen months later I can confidently say … Continued

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