Dan Englund, Portland State University, MPA Student, Local Government
Paul L. Evans, Former Mayor, City of Monmouth, Oregon Pioneer PAC
Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers.
March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Providence Is Top City in Contest of Ideas – In a contest overseen by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mayor Angel Taveras won his city $5 million to help parents improve the vocabulary of their children.
Politics by Intimidation – Ginny Burdick, 65, a veteran state legislator, is probably the fiercest gun control advocate in the Oregon State Senate. In recent years, however, as the chairwoman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee, she had focused most of her attention on tax policy and budgetary issues. Then came the horrors of Clackamas and Newtown.
Oregon’s abysmal public records law lets in little ‘sunshine’ (editorial column) – The Leader was recently denied a copy of the completed internal investigation of the Cornelius Police Department, and we’re appealing that decision to the Washington County district attorney. We’ve agreed to an estimated $300 charge by the city of Banks for emails related to the departure of former City Manager Kyle Awesome, though we’re still waiting to receive the documents. The high cost is because the city wants its attorney to review the emails before releasing them.
Creswell aims to move past resignations – City Administrator Mark Shrives submitted his resignation after the council met in an executive (nonpublic) session. Upon returning to open session, the council accepted the resignation unanimously, with councilors Mike Anderson and Jean McKittrick both tendering their resignations after the vote.
Detroit Asks for More Time to Avoid Takeover – City leaders asked for more time to put in place changes needed to avoid being replaced by an emergency financial manager as their city inched closer toward bankruptcy.
I’m Just a Bill
- Cabbies on cells, smoking in cars, kicker reform: Oregon Legislature today
- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signs CRC funding bill: ‘We have a bridge’
- Senate may expand energy efficiency standards for TVs, battery chargers
- Coast Guard: More info needed on CRC bridge height
- Changes to mandatory sentences get positive review from Portland crowd
- As the Ginny Burdick intimidation story goes national, she’s not backing down
- Leaders dispute need for cigarette tax increase
The Fiscal Cliff
- No extensions for new $35-per-adult Portland arts tax
- Clark County making gradual economic recover
- OSU-city workgroup calls for 13 more police officers, property maintenance code
- Corvallis City Club hears of budget, property tax challenges
- Department of Justice Orders Release of Hidden Tax Subsidy Data
- With budgets under pressure, states grapple with how to serve growing numbers of veterans
- Murray’s budget plan calls for $1 trillion in new taxes over 10 years
- Obama Concedes Budget Deal May Be Impossible
- Banks Mayor John Kinsky quits after moving to Hillsboro
- Developer Gets Neighborhood Association OK on Mississippi Avenue Apartments
- City’s Ombudswoman Releases Annual Report
- Sidewalk equality? Westside project pushed forward while outer eastside braces for cut
- West Linn City Council adopts goals for 2013
- Allegations involving Cornelius Police Department under investigation by state police, authorities say
- Wilsonville voters overwhelmingly approve Measure 3-421 in special election
- Ventura’s ‘other’ funds seriously underfunded, city manager tells council
- City manager gets high marks
- Sunnyside moving forward to fill vacant city positions
- City seeking grants to realize bridge between Riverfront and Minto
- Eugene seeking members for multiple committees
- Trash fee may fund Goshen project
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.
How to Make Internships Pay Off – Elizabeth Chabner Thompson thought she was getting a bargain last summer when she took on three student interns for her new business, a retailer and wholesaler of recovery kits for women who’ve undergone breast-cancer treatments.The interns offered to help her with social-media marketing for free in order to gain professional work experience.
Can a New Culture Fix Troubled Companies? Leaders of troubled companies increasingly are attempting to fix their company’s culture along with its bottom line, taking steps aimed at improving collaboration and decision-making.
The World Wide Web
Cory Booker says the government sucks at social media – Cory Booker thinks the federal government needs to step up its social media efforts. During a conference at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, Booker, well known for his active Twitter presence, also hinted at what type of U.S. senator he would be—at least onsocial media.
Survey Claims That 75 Percent of People Use Cellphones in the Bathroom – One-quarter of men surveyed also reported sitting down to pee so they could use their phones with both hands.
Solving Crime with Social Media (Infographic) – And the following infographic, courtesy of BackgroundCheck.org, gives even more insight into how law enforcement uses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — the most used social networks — and what percentage of agencies at the state, local and federal levels use the tool.
Pinterest rolls out measurement tool for brands – Pinterest on Tuesday unveiled it’s own Web Analytics tool for owners of verified Pinterest pages. The tool aims to give social media managers insight into how audiences interact with their pins.
YouTube unveils new layout for brand channels – YouTube released its new channel layout, YouTube One Channel, last week. The updates give brands the opportunity to personalize and organize their page in ways that are very different from previous user capabilities.
FACEBOOK MAY NOT HAVE A DISLIKE BUTTON, BUT THE HATER APP DOES – A new app launched at SXSW tries to restore some of the Internet’s negativity into your social media. It’s all hate.