3-6 - Arguments Against Metropolitan Government...

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Arguments Against Metropolitan Government Metropolitan regions are hard to define and often span beyond the confines of a single county Incrementalism Weak popular support, especially among suburbanites Minority opposition Localism Little evidence of administrative efficiency Equalization of services can be quite costly Major forms of Metropolitan Government City-county consolidation. Consolidating the central city and county usually in places where the county encompasses the entire metropolitan area Strengthening county government establishing a unified executive authority and more administrative coordination Two-tiered government metropolitan government responsible for area-wide services (ie: maintenance functions) whereas issues such as zoning and public education (ie: lifestyle functions) are left to local municipalities. Federative government individual municipalities are represented on a metropolitan council The Public Choice Model Metropolitan government reduces citizen free-market choice
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POLI_SCI 250 taught by Professor Roberts during the Winter '08 term at Northwestern.

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