Evan Fransted, University of Colorado Denver, MPA Student
Bradley Olin, California State University – Office of the Chancellor, System Budget Analyst
March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting – RSVP by today.
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
The Heavy Hand of Demographic Change – As I continue to wrestle with the future of cities and urban neighborhoods, and about how to go about reversing the decline that seems to face so many of them, I find myself increasingly concerned about how the future of our cities and their neighborhoods will be affected by the demographic changes that are going on in the United States. Downtowns may be resurging, but are our urban neighborhoods, which are a much larger portion of the area of cities, built to attract and serve the sorts of households that now predominate?
Motor City blues – A takeover by the state won’t solve Detroit’s underlying problems.
Long Isolated Behind a Freeway, Santa Monica’s Civic Center Rejoins Its City – In contrast to many other places in the Los Angeles area, this small city along the Pacific Ocean has long been easy for pedestrians to navigate — except when it comes to its Civic Center. City Hall, the courthouse and the Civic Auditorium are isolated from the city’s vibrant and walkable downtown, separated by the Santa Monica Freeway, overly wide streets and a dreary expanse of parking lots.
Should cities actively try to discourage car driving? Some are considered that lifting the requirements for the construction of off-street parking could lead to a shortage for drivers.
Revisiting and Replenishing Rainy Day Funds – Rainy day funds were nearly washed away by the recession. What should states be doing about them now?
I’m Just a Bill
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.
14 Revealing Interview Questions – Smart entrepreneurs from a variety of industries share the interview questions that tell them everything they need to know about a candidate.
10 Ways To Be More Confident At Work – “The most common reason that employees lose confidence is very simply because of a bad relationship with their boss,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: “Overall, that insecurity will last as long as the relationship is strained.”
50% of People Don’t Feel Valued at Work – A new American Psychological Association survey outlines this stat among many other findings about stress in the U.S. workforce. The total picture, as reported by Lauren Weber and Sue Shellenbarger in the Wall Street Journal, is concerning. Fifty-four percent of workers say they’re not paid enough for their efforts, and 61% say they don’t have sufficient opportunities to advance. These and other factors, including long workweeks and answering email at all hours of the night, contribute to one-third of U.S. workers reporting chronic stress.
The World Wide Web
TweetDeck app killed: 6 alternatives for busy social media managers – The service, which Twitter bought in 2011, announced on its blog on Monday that it will discontinue its mobile and desktop versions, including the apps TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck for iPhone.
On Twitter, Leaders Show Mixed Views of Chávez – Here is the White House statement, followed by some Venezuelan government tweets and a sampling of world reaction.
Apps Are Creating New Jobs – Smartphones Are a Venue to Sell Clothes,Offer Taxi Rides
Facebook Overhauling News Feeds To Be Content-Specific: Report – Photos, music, and more meant to be easier to find.
iPhone 5S rumored to launch in August, new iPads in April – The next iPhone could arrive by the end of the summer, but the next-generation iPads may debut as soon as next month, claims iMore.