02.07.13 Your Morning Buzz

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Welcome New Member:

Traci Scherck, Human Resources Manager/ Northern Illinois MPA Student

Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250)

Upcoming Forums:

March 1: ELGL Conference Planning Committee Meeting

March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting

April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager

April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School


The High Five

the truth!

For Interior, an unconventional choice - Sally Jewell, President Obama’s pick to lead the department, lacks political experience, and she’ll be challenged to rebuild a national consensus over protecting public lands.

Taxes Are (Still) Not Part of the Draw for California’s Richest - It is getting awfully expensive to be a millionaire in California.

Bell trial: Witnesses say city leaders deceived them for years – There was the local resident who was given a document with false City Hall salaries. There was the food bank coordinator who had no idea one of his volunteers was being paid nearly six figures. And there was the councilman who didn’t realize he was making just pennies on the dollar compared with his colleagues.

How much power comes with being LA’s mayor? Atop City Hall, in what’s known as the Tom Bradley Tower, portraits of L.A. mayorsadorn the walls. Councilman Tom LaBonge, as usual, can hardly contain his excitement.

Bills would limit Oregon public records law - Some in the Oregon Legislature want to keep that information confidential, and several bills would cut off public access to those records.

I’m Just a Bill

CRC Legislation Attempts Cost Containment

Bill would allow fire districts to pay deputies

Peter Courtney calls for ‘game-changing’ investment in mental health

Obama will let lawmakers see targeted-killings memo

Respecting other Portlanders: Agenda 2013

Clark County Republicans say Columbia River Crossing clearance height still too low, petition Coast Guard

Plastic bag ban could include a fee for paper bags

The Fiscal Cliff

Portland Police to Spend $225,000 on Carpets and Wainscoting

Federal agency holds back $4 million in timber county payments

Portland bureaus release proposed budgets; tough cuts lie ahead

Will: Why we need a balanced-budget amendment

Bend councilors won’t send room tax hike to May ballot

Inside Portlandia

Clackamas County Commission Will Hear Anti-CRC Resolution

State business advocacy group lists CRC project as a top transportation priority

Forest Grove invests in videos to push tourism and economic development

Economic and business development top the list of goals set recently by the Estacada City Council

Portland’s laissez-faire food cart policy

Priorities, budget will be focus

Cities face down tough issues at forum

Nike could build out of state, lawyer told Oregon attorney in email

Outside Portlandia

New leader for Tacoma Public Works

Coin toss decides new Spokane Valley council member

Commissioner Madore will be allowed to hire private assistant

LETTER: ‘Residents Have Right to Decide What Type of Government They Want’

New, split Bend council stays course on water

Campbell hires new city manager from Cupertino

The Career Center

Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD - Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They’re in a state of what’s called “continuous partial attention” where even at meetings, your body is there but your mind is somewhere else. You have countless gadgets constantly sending you information: texts, phone calls, emails, and reminders. All buzzing and dinging for your attention.

Millennials on the Job: All They Really Want Is a Little Appreciation - And yes, Millennials need frequent feedback and they thrive off recognition but we all do, they’re just willing to ask for it. And shouldn’t we thank them for that? Show me a Baby Boomer (or anyone else) who doesn’t appreciate recognition for a job well done.

A Call to Action

Kellogg Good Neighbor Committee - The City is accepting applications for one citizen-at-large and one downtown business or property owner.

The Lake Oswego City Council is hosting a Town Hall to get input on service priorities, appropriate levels of services and on the preliminary City Council 2013 Action Plan. Input will help the Council set their agenda in 2013 and prioritize investments through next fiscal year’s budget.

Fireside Chats with Tigard Mayor John Cook - Thursday, February 14, 3 to 5 p.m. Beveland Street Bistro and Coffee House, 7357 SW Beveland St.

The World Wide Web

How Jihadists Use Twitter, And Soon Even Instagram - A new research paper tracks how and why Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations and their sympathizers use social media.

What Type of Social Networking Personality Are You? If you’re on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, you can probably group friends into categories based on their online behavior. There’s the vaguebooker. The humblebragger. The guy that won’t stop talking about politics. And the one who spoils every good scene on your favorite TV show.

Los Angeles Announces Website Redesign and Mobile App - The city of Los Angeles announced the launch of two new projects at a Feb. 6 press conference held in Google’s Venice, Calif., offices. Addressing a live audience as well as an online audience of more than 100 Google Plus users, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Joe Buscaino unveiled the city’s first mobile app and a redesigned LACity.org. The website redesign features easier access to commonly requested services and information, tighter social media integration and access to live and archived video, such as city council meeting broadcasts.

We recommend:

ELGL Facebook: Marion County Board of Commissioners

ELGL Google+: Foothill Transit

ELGL Pinterest: Susan Cain

ELGL Twitter: The Ineffable ‏

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