Two popular recent posts, “DeKalb’s Pension Funding Progress” and “Updated Year-Over-Year Revenue Tracking” have been pulled from the lineup because they’ve been messing up a blog feed. Once I figure out the problem and fix it, I’ll republish them.
A couple of members of the City Barbs Blog Facebook Page have begun new threads this week, so if you haven’t visited in awhile…
Consider this space an open thread for comments also, particularly if you have story ideas.
I am playing with a new (for me) chart plug-in. (Thanks Mac.)
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One potential cause of a drop in unemployment is a declining labor force. In this case women are dropping out of the labor force in significant numbers — and not household “second earners,” either.
I quite recently discovered CEPR Blog and am getting a lot out of it, so have added it to the Public Policy blogroll.
Oops, I missed City Barbs’ anniversary! We turned six on November 6.
Though it’s usually my name on the byline, this is more a community blog than most ever realize. Thanks to those who have mentored, visited, contributed articles, commented, phoned with tips and e-mailed suggestions.
Thanks also to site founder Joe and to my husband, who gave me a nudge at the right moment.
And to Mac McIntyre, who always has advice when I ask for it (and sometimes when I don’t).
This is post number 905.
Citybarbs is pleased to add to our blogroll another local voice, The Holly House, a blog devoted to “green living on a blue collar budget.”
The blog owner, a 4th Warder like me, has begun developing a proposal for amending DeKalb’s municipal code to allow residents to raise a few hens for eggs, as well chronicling her efforts to gain support for the proposal both inside and outside city government. It should be interesting to keep track of her experiences and progress.
The City of Batavia put its Community Development Committee onto the issue around this time last year. Batavia ultimately approved a backyard chicken ordinance in May, joining Naperville and St. Charles in allowing chickens on certain residential properties.
We’ve added Brien Martin’s satiric look at life, especially midlife, under the “Local Voices” heading of the blogroll.
First up: “Non-Apology Apologies.”
Here’s a little meta to accompany morning coffee. I’ve separated out the “Blogroll” category so that statewide or national watchdogs and policy wonks now reside under the “good government” heading and the truly local sites and blogs under “Local Voices.” Today I welcome Dan Kenney’s issues blog, Prairie Voice. Let me know in comments if a local gem has escaped my notice!
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