Selected Articles On The City Manager Plan Of Government by Edward Charles Mabie

Selected Articles On The City Manager Plan Of Government

byEdward Charles Mabie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... "Local citizenship is not necessary, although a knowledge of local conditions and traditions will, of course, be taken into consideration. "A splendid opportunity for the right man to make a record vn a new and coming profession, as this is the first time that a permanent charter position of this sort has been created in the "United States." THE FIRST COUNTY MANAGER: A MODEL COUNTY GOVERNMENT1 On February 27th San Diego County, Cal., votes on a proposed new charter under the home rule provision of the California constitution, whereby counties are permitted to frame their own form of government just as the cities do. It is a most original and progressive instrument and exceedingly sound. It shortens the ballot radically, eliminating or consolidating about a dozen technical offices that are now elective. A board of supervisors nominated from districts but elected at large for a term of four years, in rotation (five at one time and four others two years later), is made the governing body of the county with authority to hire and fire the county manager under whom is concentrated the administrative business of the county. The sheriff and district attorney are the only other elective offices. The supervisors receive their actual expenses but no salaries. Sweeping powers are granted to the supervisors, sufficient, it would seem, to eliminate the need for special enabling acts in the future. The manager, the coroner, county clerk, county counsel, public defender, superintendent of schools, treasurer, etc., are all appointed by the board of supervisors from the civil service commission's eligible lists. Certain consolidations of offices are interesting. The coroner is made ex-officio the public administrator. The assessor is exofficio tax...

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Title:Selected Articles On The City Manager Plan Of GovernmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021766010X

ISBN - 13:9780217660105

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