University of Iowa Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 6

University of Iowa Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 6

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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: ...gives to the administrative establishment the superior stability and continuity of personnel and policies which is a necessary precedent to solid and enduring administrative reforms. c. This permanence makes more feasible the consideration and carrying out of far-sighted projects extending over long terms of years. d. This permanence makes it worth while for the executives to educate themselves seriously in municipal affairs, in the assurance that such education will be useful over a ng period and in mor than one city. 4. The city manager man permits the chef executive to migrate from city to city, inasmuch asshe city manager is not to be necessarily a resident of the city at the mme of his appointment, and thus an experienced man can be summoned m, advanced salary from a similar post in another city. I 1 r" a. This exchangeability. opens up a splendid new profession, that of "city managership." b. This exchangeability provides an ideal vehicle for the interchange of experience among the cities. 5. The city manager plan, while giving a single-headed administration, abolished the one-man power seen in the old mayor-and-council plan. The manager has no independence and the city need not suffer from his personal whims er prejudices since he is subject to instant correction, or even discharge, by the commission.... a. This abolition of one-man power makes safer the free-handed extension of municipal powers and operations unhampered by checks and balances and red tape. b. More discretion can be left to administrative officers to establish rulings as they go along, since they are subject to continuous control and the ultimate appeal of dissatisfied citizens is to the fairness and intelligence of a group (the commission)...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673789X
  • 9781236737892