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On the Public Record with Emily Badger, The Atlantic Cities

For many of us The Atlantic Cities is our Sports Illustrated, always bringing a fresh, unique perspective to government-related issues. One of the journalist responsible for this is Emily Badger. Emily is a Northwestern University graduate who began her journalism career covering sports but was unable to stay away from the exciting world of government … Continued

12.13.12 Your Morning Buzz

NASA releases Mayan calendar ‘told ya so’ video 10 days early | Crave – CNET [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY_Gc1bF8ds&w=560&h=315] 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 … Continued

11.15.12 Your Morning Buzz

Secession Petitions Signed in 30 States [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9VhD4SccSE&w=420&h=315] Trending Tired of cuts, Calif. voters raise local taxes – Fed up with years of diminishing services, voters around the state approved dozens of local tax measures Tuesday, even as they authorized Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide sales tax hike. City manager applicants under review – City manager … Continued

As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

DANIEL DENVIR, The Atlantic Cities “I would probably bring in McKinsey,” Mitt Romney once told the Wall Street Journal editorial board, explaining how he might, should he win in November, hire management consultants to help shape a presidential cabinet. Romney, a devotee of corporate culture who began his career at the Boston Consulting Group, promises to transfer that technocratic … Continued

A Budget By (and For) the People

David Lepeska, The Atlantic It might be the hottest idea in democracy since the voting machine. In an effort to cut wasteful spending and generate political support, cash-strapped municipal officials are turning to a process called participatory budgeting, which allows residents to devise and vote on small-scale infrastructure projects. Pioneered in Brazil, it’s since been … Continued

Only Elected Regional Government in the U.S.

By Nate Berg, The Atlantic Cities Like many metropolitan areas in the U.S., Portland, Oregon, has a regional governance system, a bureaucratic overlay that has enabled region-wide planning and coordination. In many ways, it’s like a lot of regional entities – looking after transportation issues, addressing infrastructure that crosses municipal borders, and generally operating from … Continued

02.17.12 The Afternoon Delight

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXb6bjCCtuY&w=420&h=315] Rewind ELGL Meets Pinterest Info Request: Branding Your Community U.S Attorney for Oregon Highlights ELGL Forum in October Posting Job Openings ELGL Advisory Board Meeting March 14 ELGL Event in Bend Job Posting: Assistant City Manager Welcome City of Ashland New City Administrator 02.17.12 Knope of the Week 02.17.12 The Morning Buzz Social Media Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds and Facebook … Continued

01.27.12 The Morning Buzz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w9XI79TK_k&w=420&h=315] Knope of the Week Cate Schneider, Lake Oswego city recorder, is the runaway winner of this week’s Knope of the Week. Her persistence and hard work resulted in a first class event with the Portland Trail Blazers. Not only did she follow through in coordinating the event but she did so while taking on new … Continued

01.14.12 The Afternoon Delight

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrImcOV_yZo&w=420&h=315] Rewind 01.13.12 The Morning Buzz Job Posting: NASPAA Job Posting: Assistant to the City Manager & Assistant Finance Director 01.13.12 The Afternoon Delight Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets New Members 01.14.12 The Morning Buzz Social Media Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds, Facebook pages and Google+ pages. Twitter: UAP Virginia Tech, Town&Gown2012, DickHughes Facebook: New Hampshire Local Government … Continued

01.07.12 The Morning Buzz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNLpyCFDNeg&w=420&h=315]   Join the ELGL Online Community ELGL Facebook  ELGL Twitter ELGL LinkedIn ELGL Google+    ELGL In Case You Missed It 01.06.12 The Morning Buzz Job Posting: City Manager Job Posting: Coordinator, Coalition of Communities of Color Job Posting: Assistant City Manager – Riverside, OH RSVP for ELGL Meeting with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director 01.06.12 The Afternoon Delight … Continued

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