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More than mayor or manager : campaigns to change form of government in America's large cities / editors, James H. Svara and Douglas J. Watson
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  JS331 .M664 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Municipal government -- United States
Physical Description xiii, 346 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: framing constitutional contests in large cities / James H. Svara and Douglas J. Watson -- St. Petersburg: easing into a strong-mayor government / J. Edwin Benton, Donald C. Menzel, and Darryl Paulson -- Spokane: development debate sparks government debate / Wendy L. Hassett -- Hartford: politics trumps professionalism / Wendy L. Hassett -- Richmond: implementation of and experience with strong-mayor form of government / Nelson Wikstrom -- San Diego: switch from reform to representative / Glen W. Sparrow -- Oakland: the power of celebrity? Explaining strong-mayor charter reform / Megan Mullin -- Kansas City: the evolution of council-manager government / Kimberly Nelson and Curtis Wood -- Grand Rapids: a lack of enthusiasm for change in the council-manager form / Eric S. Zeemering -- Dallas: the survival of council-manager government / Karen M. Jarrell -- Cincinnati: charter conflict and consensus / John T. Spence -- El Paso: professionalism over politics in the shift to council-manager government / Larry Terry -- Topeka: council-manager redux finding balance in the politics-administration dichotomy / R. Paul Bataglio Jr. -- St. Louis: déjà vu all over again-charter reform fails / Robert Cropf, Todd Swanstrom, and Scott Krummenacher -- Portland: "keep Portland weird," retaining the commission form of government / Doug Morgan, Masami Nishishiba, and Dan Vizzini -- Conclusion: distinct factors and common themes in change of form referenda / James H. Svara and Douglas J. Watson
Alternate Author Svara, James H
Watson, Douglas J

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