Applied City Government; The Principles And Practice Of City Charter Making by Herman Gerlach James

Applied City Government; The Principles And Practice Of City Charter Making

byHerman Gerlach James

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... IX CONCLUSION THE foregoing presentation includes a consideration of those matters which seem to be of fundamental importance in the preparation of an organic law for the city. There are other matters of perhaps equal importance to the city which have not been dealt with in the charter for the reason that, although important, they are of a nature to be treated by ordinance rather than by charter provision. It is not unlikely that on this question a fair difference of opinion will exist. It is, therefore, perhaps safer to say that at least all of the provisions found in the foregoing charter should be embodied in any city charter, for the danger of adding too much, while more tempting, is likely to be less serious in consequences than the danger of omitting matters of prime importance. One matter that will usually have to be dealt with in an actual charter, but which is not touched upon here, is the manner of transition from an existing form of city government to this proposed form. This will usually involve a temporary continuation of existing arrangements until the provisions of the new charter can be put fully into effect. But even if that matter is not determined by state law the details of the transition process will be so greatly determined by the circumstances of each individual city that there is scarcely any benefit to be derived from attempting to draft a model for such provisions. This whole undertaking being intended to aid in the solution of a very practical and difficult problem, it is hoped that the author may receive the benefit of the experience of charter-makers into whose hands this little book may fall, and who may find unanswered therein some of the most difficult questions with which they may be confronted. It is only in this way, ind...

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Title:Applied City Government; The Principles And Practice Of City Charter MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217175589

ISBN - 13:9780217175586

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