The American City Volume 24

The American City Volume 24

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... that the mayor might have thrown a cordon of police around the meeting and permitted it to proceed, but the presence of police at such times is not always an assurance of peace, and if the mayor in his judgment thought that impractical or unsafe, and that the safer way was to forbid the meeting, how can his action, viewed in the broad sense, be an infraction of the rights of the people?" Where in Letting of Contract Charter Provision is Violated, Contract Will Not Support Claim for Reasonable Value Where a charter forbids purchases of supplies, appliances, etc., by a municipality without competitive bidding, where the amount involved exceeds a certain sum, the provision cannot be evaded by splitting up into several purchases what is in reality a single purchase (e. g., a fire and police alarm system). And where the provision is violated, the contract is utterly void; it will not support a claim by the contracting party for the reasonable value of the supplies, appliances or other things furnished the municipality under the contract. (California District Court of Appeal, Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co. vs. City of Los Angeles, 187 Pacific Reporter, 163.) City's Duty as to Condition of Streets Does Not Extend to Uncontrollable Travel The obligation of a municipality to keep its public ways in a reasonably safe condition for public travel applies to such persons as travel the ways in the usual modes, and does not extend to undirected and uncontrollable travel, such as a team of horses running away in the absence of its driver. The municipality is not responsible for injury sustained by a person upon the vehicle involved in such runaway, if it results from the uncontrolled action of the team in leaving that part of the public way...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940229
  • 9781236940223