Resignation of Clackamas administrator signals trouble within county commission – Reasonable people could look at the handwritten notes as conniving against a public employee. Reasonable people could also conclude that the probable author of the notes, a recently fired assistant counsel for Clackamas County, appropriately faces a probe by the Oregon State Bar for an ethics violation. But that would be to miss the larger point, which is named John Ludlow.
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.
The Cities With The Most Extreme Commutes – Rebecca Miller, 27, leaves her house in New Brighton, Pa., by 5:30 every weekday morning to commute two hours to work in the registrar’s office of the University of Pittsburgh. First, she drives to the nearest Park-and-Ride lot in Ambridge, Pa. From there, she catches the 6 o’clock Port Authority bus to the end of the line in Pittsburgh, where she catches a train going downtown. Finally, she catches a second Port Authority bus that typically gets her to work between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. She does the reverse trip every evening at 5.
Odd allies fight against taxing municipal bonds – The push for reliable roads and bridges is bringing together a strange-bedfellows coalition: not only cities and counties whose economies rely on such projects but also soybean farmers, truckers and state transit advocates.
5 memorable cover letters that went viral – The authors of the following cover letters were anything but obsequious. They were emotive, compelling, offensive, and innovative. Not all of them are imitable, but they do offer inspiration—or a cautionary tale.