The High Five
Would Professional City Managers Help Clean Up Rust Belt City Halls? That being the case and given the understanding that there certainly are no silver bullets in the Rust Belt on any front, is it time for some communities to consider proactively and preemptively moving towards City Manager forms of government?
After Decades of Sprawl, Density Comes to Denver – The city’s push for transit-oriented development has paid off, according to a new report.
Urban Explorers Think About Public Space Differently Than We Do – Author Moses Gates on what we should be able to access.
Parking Madness Kicks Off With Milwaukee vs. Jersey City – Cast Your Vote! Who will take home the championship? That’s up to you. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be matching up city versus asphalt-maimed city and asking for your vote to determine who will advance. Ladies and gentlemen, the bracket.
Imagining Cities Without Highways – It’s hard to create cohesive, connected communities when there are giant roads dividing neighborhoods. It’s time to revitalize our cities by removing the highways.
The ELGL 4-1-1
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
Top Five (Posts) in the Last Seven (Days)
I’m Just a Bill
- Oregon Republicans oppose automatic voter registration bill
- Oregon Transportation Commission sets aside $8.6 million for bike/pedestrian projects
- Local legislator picked to lead economic development team
- Oregon Senate GOP wants to extend tax-certainty to all businesses
- Pensions, prisons and fluoride: Oregon Legislature today
The Fiscal Cliff
- Selah taxpayers: ‘We’re in control of future decisions to correct city’s debt’
- In Va., miles apart on sequester fight
- State and Local Governments Focus on Pension Funding Policy
- California watches as small city goes after Calpers
- How Do We Finance Walkable Neighborhoods?
- Hillsboro Agrees To Cover Unexpected Baseball Stadium Costs
- Don’t Mess With Our Bonds: Roads Need Fixing
- Congress Completes Appropriations: Nearly $10 Billion in Cuts In Store
- Tualatin City Council to revisit moving council offices after study
- Cornelius police union drops unfair labor practice complaint; officials acknowledge ‘deficiencies’ in city’s bargaining
- Rail-to-trail project near Gaston wins $1.4 million
- Oregon City gets ready for its close-up
- County ‘compels’ 2014 run for Savas
- Time For A 3-Month Review: Mayor Hales On Think Out Loud
- El Segundo’s city manager takes helm of his hometown
- Arrival of spring means public works season has begun in Olympia
- Marina hires new city manager
- Ashland looks to boost Internet businesses
- San Clemente Brings On New City Manager
- Willamette Street options narrowed to three
- Corvallis seeks input on streets plan
- Candidate announces he’ll run for B.G. council
- Vancouver council races draw second challenger
- Downtown Bend bursting with new business
- To help ward off Seattle NBA bid, Sacramento city council OKs arena deal
2nd Annual ELGL Call for Resumes – Deadline April 1 – 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.
Millennials spur capitalism with a conscience – At a handful of Panera locations, down-and-out folks pay only what they can afford. Nordstrom recently opened a test store where all profits go to charity. Starbucks has three coffee shops where a big chunk of the money made helps the needy.
Do Millennials Stand a Chance in the Real World? When I was a kid, my grandmother used to spirit packets of oyster crackers from restaurants. She unwrapped gifts meticulously, peeling back the tape with her nails so that she could reuse the paper. She also stockpiled so many coupon-bought cans that she probably could have had her own show on TLC.
What Recruiters Want to See on Your LinkedIn Profile – OK, so you know you’ve got to be on LinkedIn. But now, we’re going to take it one step further. Recruiters don’t just want to see that you’ve thrown up a profile, they want to see some very specific signs that you’re worth their effort in tracking you down.
Social media users show their support for same-sex marriage – The Supreme Court began two days of hearings on same-sex marriage on Tuesday. Justices will hear arguments about California’s proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits spouses in legal, same-sex marriages from receiving certain financial rights.
5 Facebook changes that flew under the radar – The social network has a habit of announcing new features shortly after it holds a major event like its recent page redesign. Now that’s been followed by a number of new additions and changes to its desktop, mobile, and advertising products, which you may or may not have kept up with.
Can Minuum Kill The QWERTY Keyboard? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REBUILD THE QWERTY KEYBOARD AS A SINGLE ROW OF TYPE? A WHOLE LOT, ACTUALLY.
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