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Chapter 11 cont - Local governments and metropolitan areas...

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Local governments and metropolitan areas Local government 1. Minicipal forms of organization i. General and specific 2. How local officeholders are elected ii. General and specific Metropolitan areas 1. What they are 2. How/why they form 3. Options for governance 4 ways city government can be organized 1. Mayor – council Strong mayor Weak mayor 2. Council – manager 3. Commission 4. Town meeting 10-3 on page 377 #3 commission system Executive, legislative and administrative powers are vested in elected city commissioners Like county commission system Uncommon (2%) #4 town meeting Form of government where a meeting of all residents is convened with full legislative authority. Low participation is a major disadvantage.
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In order of popularity 1.Council manager 2. mayor council %42 3. town meeting 4. commission system College station Bryan o Both are council manager systems. City council elections
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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