03.13.13 Your Morning Buzz


Welcome Newest Members

Individual Members

Dan Englund, Portland State University, MPA Student, Local Government

Paul L. Evans, Former Mayor, City of Monmouth, Oregon Pioneer PAC

Corporate Member

Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers.

Upcoming Forums

March 15 Webinar: Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions with Alex McIntyre, Menlo Park City Manager

March 21: ELGL Willamette Valley Presents “No Comment” — and Other Stupid Things You Should Never Say to Media

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

  1. 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.

  2. Politics by IntimidationGinny 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

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 mediaCory 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.

Your Social Media Recommendations

ELGL Facebook: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

ELGL Google+: Columbus 2020

ELGL Pinterest: ABC7 L.A.

ELGL Twitter: Samantha Swindler


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