03.27.13: Your Morning Buzz

Fight over Pendleton Round-Up costume heading to Oregon Supreme Court

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

Newest ELGL Members

Amber Collett, Fourth Sector Consulting, Project Manager

Ellen Currier, Lane Council of Governments, GIS Analyst and Planner

Eric Battles, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, MPA Student

Joel Dippold, Ampersand Communications, Freelance Consultant

Rachel Stansbury, Portland State University, Office Manager

Upcoming ELGL Forums

April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager

April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager

Top Five (Posts) in the Last Seven (Days)

2nd Annual ELGL Call for Resumes – Deadline April 1

03.25.13: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Lay’s Remix)

The Takeaway with John Anderson, Troutdale City Manager


Executive Search with Melissa Anzman, Author of Stop Hating Your Job

I’m Just a Bill

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

Career Center

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 Network

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.


May We Recommend:

ELGL Facebook: McKenzie River Trust

ELGL Google+: Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

ELGL Pinterest: St. Cloud Times

ELGL Twitter: Beaverton Leader


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