Tag: USA Today

Recession-Battered Cities Combine Services

USA Today STORY HIGHLIGHTS Cities combine everything from police to streetlight purchases A third of Americans say they’ve noticed a fall in services since the recession Many towns face cuts in state, federal aid In a post-recession budgetary crimp, Chelsea, Mass., City Manager Jay Ash has seen the light. Chelsea is joining with big neighbor … Continued

Tweets, Social Media Help More Officials Get the Word Out

By Adam Silverman, USA TODAY BURLINGTON, Vt. – A resolution that the City Council in Burlington considered in April at first appeared to follow the traditional format of government measures. “WHEREAS,” the document begins in all capital letters. What came next offered a hint that this wasn’t a run-of-the-mill document — even though it was … Continued

Stockton Tests Legalities of City Bankruptcies

By Dennis Cauchon and Judy Keen, USA TODAY The bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., could be the crucial test case that determines whether local governments can use the federal courts to shed burdensome retirement benefits in a way that corporations often do. The struggling city of 291,000 has been firing police, firefighters and other workers for … Continued

02.28.12 The Afternoon Delight

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_FPS4Opru4&w=560&h=315] Rewind March 14 ELGL Event in Bend 02.24.12 Knope of the Week Why the gov’t should take an interest in Pinterest The Growth of the ELGL Blog Governors Have Few Answers for Cities 02.28.12 The Morning Buzz The Social Network Stay connected by following these feeds. Twitter: National Trust, Bob Miller Show, Knight Foundation, Raphael House Facebook: Good Morning Central Oregon w/Kristi Miller, Oregonian News … Continued

01.03.12 The Afternoon Delight

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go9Ih4cXBGw&w=420&h=315] ELGL: In Case You Missed It Reminder: RSVP for ELGL Forum with Rob Cornilles Job Posting: Assistant Town Manager ELGL Work Group for ICMA “Call for Ideas” Program 01.03.12 The Morning Buzz Community Spotlight Sen. Jeff Merkley Hosts Town Hall in Tigard Senator Merkley is holding a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday January 17th  at  the Tigard Public … Continued

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