Category: Kittelson’s Corner

The FY 2018-19 ELGL Budget

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As any of you readers in who work in budget offices know, May and June is peak budget time. I’m actually writing this from the City of Durham’s first of two full day work sessions on the proposed FY 2018-19 budget. I’m humming the classic Christmas carol under … Continued

Bike to Work Month? – Buzzin’

Right Now with Ben What I’m Reading: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Very invested in this book, I love the premise of the author moving to a city and writing about the people they meet. The book is a portrait of Savannah, Georgia and the unique characters, places and culture … Continued

Community Conversations – Buzzin’

Right Now with Ben What I’m Reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel I love this book. I started reading it on Saturday and couldn’t put it down until I finished it last night. Station Eleven tells the story of a world rocked by a flu epidemic. One so bad that society as we … Continued

Buzzin’ – ELGL Inspire

Right Now with Ben What I’m Reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I can’t put this science fiction, 1980s nostalgia book down. It tells the story of a world where the real world is over taken by war, environmental destruction and poverty so everyone spends almost all of their time in the OASIS, on online … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow

Kittelson’s Corner is here for your reading pleasure. Read my takes on the week that was and whatever local government thing I’m nerding out about.  Give Me ALL of Your Snow Content. All. of. it. Here in North Carolina we don’t get snow very often, it’s a once or twice a year thing and we … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: Becoming a Data Nerd, Maybe

Kittelson’s Corner is here for your reading pleasure. Happy New Year! Read my takes on the week that was and whatever local government thing I’m nerding out about. Data Nerding Out with R It’s the New Year, we made it to 2018 and this year I’m going down the data rabbit hole. I feel like … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: City Life & Christmas Dog

Kittelson’s Corner is here for your reading pleasure. It’s officially the holiday season! Read my takes on the week that was and whatever local government thing I’m nerding out about. City Life & Christmas Dog Y’all, it’s officially the holiday season in our house. I waited on releasing a Kittelson’s Corner because I wanted/needed to … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: Bike Share & Bookshelves

Kittelson’s Corner is here for your reading pleasure. Dance on and read my takes on the week that was and whatever local government thing I’m nerding out about. What’s on your office bookshelf? This week Professor Kleinschmit from the University of Illinois-Chicago (and #ELGL17 speaker) posed an excellent question on the Twitter. Hey @ELGL50 members: … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: Road Trip to Winston-Salem

Kittelson’s Corner is here for your reading pleasure. Snuggle in and read my takes on the week that was and whatever local government thing I’m nerding out about. Road Trip to Winston-Salem I got to take a field trip this week to the City of Winston-Salem, NC. ELGL friends and fellow budget nerds Steve Hawryluk … Continued

Kittelson’s Corner: Bunk Beds and Diversity

This is Kittelson’s Corner my weekly musings on things I think are interesting or important, especially in local government nerd-dom. The 2017 ICMA Conference is officially here! I’ll be live blogging from the conference all week so keep coming back for the updates on GovLove podcast interviews, local beers and Kent’s hygiene. Alright, let’s go… Sunday, October … Continued

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