Yearbook Volume 6

Yearbook 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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: the hands of one man is superior to what we have--why it is more efficient than the non-partisan commission form of government. We want to know why it is more economical; we want to know what advantages the people would receive; what more immediate contact they would have with their government and how it would be possible to better control the public utilities and render greater service to the people. In other words, we want definite, concrete information that would apply to any city in the United States. The Chairman: We are glad to hear this word from someone from a city that does not have city-manager government. It brings answers to the lips of a good many of us. Col. Waite: I notice that you said you have the non-partisan, straight commission form of government there in Dallas. I have talked to your ex-mayor several times. I just want to ask one question--are your commissioners selected before or after your election? cents Mr. Hooper: After the election. They run as mayor and four commissioners. They run as Commissioner number 1, Commissioner number 2, number 3 and 4. Each party in putting out its candidates runs the man for place number 1 who is to be water commissioner, etc. It is a generally accepted custom which seems to work very well. You can only elect one man for place number 1 and one man for each of the other places. Hard to Elect Competent Administrators Col. Waite: That may be a very nice form of government but I have several objections to it. One is that it is practically impossible to elect through ballot a particular man for a particular function. That has been tried time and time again and it does not seem to work. The man who gets the votes may be a very good grocer, but that does not mean that he will makeshow more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835735
  • 9781236835734