The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 15

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 15

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...The relation of these two city bodies to each other is reflected in the sessions of the city council itself. These sessions are held in the hall of the city council at times to be determined by the city council itself, so far as the regular sessions are concerned, extraordinary sessions being held at the call of the presiding oflicer, either on his own initiative or at the request of other members. In this hall, the president of the city council, the vice-president and the secretary occupy seats at a raised desk at one end, while the members of the city council occupy seats upon the floor directly in front of this desk. To the right and left of the president's desk runs a row of seats equal in number to that of the administrative board. These desks are assigned to members of the administrative board, and, generally speaking, they are occupied by such members as have charge of administrative departments, within whose jurisdiction the business of any particular meeting may fall. The members of the administrative board have the right to be heard at their own request upon any and all propositions discussed in the city council, which they may be called upon to exe cute. They are also required to answer questions which the members of the city council choose to address to them, so far as they relate to subjects over which the city council has control. This brings about, as noted before, a similar intimate relation between the administrative board and the city council as exists between the English cabinet and the House of Commons, or rather as exists between the executive council in Switzerland and the legislative branch in that country. The city council is very jealous of its prerogatives, of its right of discussion and criticism, and of...
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974956
  • 9781236974952