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#ELGL14: Emily Badger, Washington Post

#ELGL13 starred Dion Jordan, former Oregon Gov. Kulonguski, former Washington Gov. Gregoire, and the mayors of Beaverton, Gresham, and Portland. The event received rave reviews from Mac’s List (named the ELGL conference as a can’t miss networking event) and George Rede from the Hillsboro Argus. This year, we have added concurrent session, expanded the venue’s capacity, … Continued

Detroit Isn’t Alone

Check out this WonkBlog post about Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy – and this map that shows they are not alone. Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

Federal workers are falling farther behind on pay, study shows

By Eric Yoder White collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 35 percent compared with the private sector, a widening of the “pay gap” that stood at about 26 percent last year, an advisory group said Friday. The Federal Salary Council based that number on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that by … Continued

09.25.12 Your Morning Buzz

 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI7M4Om2ITw&w=560&h=315]   Trending City plans free Wi-Fi in all parks, public spaces – Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled an ambitious plan Monday to establish Chicago as a hub for ultra-fast Internet service and provide free Wi-Fi in public spaces. The Tricky Politics of Vacant Lots  –  A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park … Continued

Bob Moore: A Man with a Mill and a Mission

A Washington Post feature from April 2011 on Bob Moore, Bob’s Red Mill. Bob Moore: A man with a mill and a mission By Suzanne Snider, Published: April 26, 2011 Bob Moore’s office in the Portland, Ore., suburbs is filled with vintage model airplanes strung from the ceiling, a bucket of hard red wheat and a … Continued

Ages 25 to 54 Suffering the Most From Recession

Job recovery is scant for Americans in prime working years By Peter Whoriskey, Published: May 29 The proportion of Americans in their prime working years who have jobs is smaller than it has been at any time in the 23 years before the recession, according to federal statistics, reflecting the profound and lasting effects that the downturn has … Continued

Vallejo, once bankrupt, is now a model for cities in an age of austerity

By Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post VALLEJO, CALIF. — The first couple of years were ugly. After this working-class port city became the largest in America to declare bankruptcy in 2008, crime and prostitution surged as the police force was thinned by 40 percent. Firehouses were shuttered, and funding for libraries and senior centers was … Continued

Fairfax County’s man behind the government, set to retire

  By Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post Tony Griffin is probably the most powerful person in the metro area you’ve never heard of. As Fairfax County’s county executive for more than a decade, Griffin has quietly managed one of Virginia’s most diverse and dynamic jurisdictions, a suburb of more than 1 million people that covers nearly 400 square miles. … Continued

03.07.12 The Morning Buzz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI&w=560&h=315]   Rewind March 14 ELGL Event in Bend 03.02.12 Knope of the Week It’s Madness – ELGL Bracket Challenge ELGL’s Call for Resumes March 7 ELGL Event Featuring Jim Middaugh, Metro Communications Director 03.06.12 The Morning Buzz The Social Network Stay connected by following these feeds. Twitter: PO Independent, Impact NW, Strategies 360 Facebook: City of Blaine, WA, City of Ferndale, City of Hoquiam Pinterest: epicurious … Continued

12.27.11 The Morning Buzz

Wagon Wheel [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFoTjIKgVC8&w=420&h=315]   Cornilles to Speak at Special ELGL January Meeting; Bonamici Declines Details will be announced this week. In the meantime, read more about Rob Cornilles. Cornilles Website Cornilles for Congress Facebook @RobCornilles Twitter   Washington Post: Falling home values mean budget crunches for cities A survey of city finance officers conducted by … Continued

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