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  Form of Government - City Of Gainesville, Florida
This form parallels the organization of the business corporation: voters (stockholders) elect the council (board of directors), including the mayor (chairman of the board), which, in turn, appoints the manager (chief administrative officer).
Unlike the council-mayor forms, where the emphasis is on political leadership, the prevailing norms in the council-manager form are administrative competence and efficiency.
Under the council-manager form, the manager is the chief administrative office of the city.
www.cityofgainesville.org /gov/form.aspx   (517 words)

  
 Manalapan Township Form of Government
The Township form of government is the oldest form of municipal government in New Jersey, having been first established by the Township Act of 1798, which created New Jersey’s original 104 townships.
The township form of government is “government by committee,” with the legislative and executive responsibilities of the municipality vested in the township committee as a whole.
The mayor is the chairman of the township committee and head of the municipal government.
www.twp.manalapan.nj.us /formgovt.htm   (1051 words)

  
 Council-Manager Form of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A: The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us /cm/Council-ManagerFormofGovernment.asp   (929 words)

  
 Form of Government
A:        The council‑manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
A:        In council‑manager government, the mayor or chairperson of the governing body and council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens’ needs and wishes.
Because political power is concentrated in the entire governing body rather than one elected official, more citizens have an opportunity to be elected to a position in which they have significant influence over the future of their community.
www.ci.knightdale.nc.us /government/documents/other/form_of_government.htm   (1010 words)

  
 City of Ypsilanti, Michigan - Council-Manager Form of Government
Because professional local government management offers government of the people, by the people, and for the people, it sets the stage for citizen activism by encouraging open communication between citizens and their government.
Because political power is concentrated in the entire governing body rather than one elected official, more citizens have an opportunity to be elected to a position in which they have significant influence over the future of their community.
Its purpose is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on methods of improving state and local government; to encourage citizen participation in state and local government; and to provide guides, model charters, and laws on specific subjects.
www.cityofypsilanti.com /services/city_mgr/cmformgov.htm   (1752 words)

  
 Democracy: Is it really the best form of government? | Progressive U   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Government from above can see, by virtue of its position and advantages, what is better for the people than the people can.
Such devices are intended not to bring government closer to the people, but to give undemocratic government a veneer of democratic respectability.
There is not a single system of government that I would rather have than a democracy (or, rather, a republic, since that's what we supposedly have).
www.progressiveu.org /202432-democracy-is-it-really-the-best-form-of-government   (1867 words)

  
 FAQ - Council-Manager Form of Government
The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
www.rockvillemd.gov /FAQ/formofgov.htm   (758 words)

  
 Form of Government
The Board of Supervisors is both the legislative and the executive authority of the county.
Government Code Section 25000 requires each county to have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members.
The Board of Supervisors also has the power to direct and control litigation in which the county or any public entity which the Board governs is a party, and by a two-thirds vote, it may employ outside attorneys to assist the county counsel in conducting such litigation.
www.co.fresno.ca.us /portal/FormOfGovernment.asp   (567 words)

  
 Council-Manager Form of Government - City of Melbourne, Florida
The council-manager plan is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
In council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers in the community elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
Be dedicated to the concepts of effective and democratic local government by responsible elected officials and believe that professional general management is essential to the achievement of this objective.
www.melbourneflorida.org /info/form.htm   (1508 words)

  
 Democracy, the Worst Form of Government Ever Tried by Bevin Chu
Democracy is not "the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried." Democracy is the worst form of government ever tried, period.
Ironically, the current ROC government on Taiwan is far less committed to the Rule of Law than the current PRC government on the Chinese mainland.
Demands from foreign governments that China be saddled with the worst form of government ever tried, can rightly be construed as overtly hostile gestures and looked upon askance.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig5/chu6.html   (3275 words)

  
 PC(USA) - Form of Government - Assembly Action
That the 217th General Assembly (2006) instruct the FOG Task Force to undertake a revision of the Form of Government in light of the foci and priorities described in (1)–(5) below and bring it back to the 218th General Assembly (2008).
The Form of Government shall provide sufficient authority and flexibility to allow the presbytery to assist congregations in addressing the changing cultural, economic, and societal challenges in our new millennial world.
As the FOG Task Force considers its proposals of the Form of Government, G-6.0106b and G-8.0201 shall be excluded from this process.
www.pcusa.org /formofgovernment/assemblyaction.htm   (380 words)

  
 Kartoo Metasearch
of Yuma operates with a Council/Manager form of government with the Mayor as Chief Executive Officer and the City Administrator as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Pablo was Incorporated in 1948 and is a General Law City with a Council/Manager form of government.
In the Council/Manager form of government, the City Council, as the elected body,...
www.kartoo.com /en/servlet/H?l=0&s=0&q=us++city+-help+-directory+-offer++%22city+services%22+-%22municipal+services%22%20+%22manager+form+of+government%22&n=10&cl=0&hc=1   (227 words)

  
 Form of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pompton Lakes was incorporated in 1895 under the Borough form of government, which is the most common type in New Jersey.
With a seven member governing body, the mayor of the Borough is elected every four years and two council members are elected at large each year for 3-year terms.
Under this form of government, council members act as the legislative body with the mayor voting only in the event of a tie.
www.pomptonlakes.org /government/government02.htm   (364 words)

  
 Form of government information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A form of government is a colloquial term that refers to the set of political institutions by which a state is organized in order to exert its powers over a political community (based roughly on Kopstein and Lichbach, 2005: 4)[1].
The theoretical and technical foundations for the study of such institutional forms is the specialty of a subfield of political science called comparative politics.
Defining a form of government is especially problematic when trying to identify those elements that are essential to that form.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Form_of_government?redir=1   (1541 words)

  
 City of Troy - Frequently Asked Questions
The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The council-manager form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In council-manager government, the mayor or chairperson of the governing body and council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
www.ci.troy.mi.us /FAQ/CouncilManager.asp   (995 words)

  
 Township of Nutley
The commission form of government became an optional form for all of New Jersey's municipalities.
The paramount philosophy of the law was to promote efficient government upon the premise that it would be better induced by holding members of the commission to an individual responsibility rather than party responsibility.
The types of government (Nutley is a Township) may then be classified as utilizing one of twelve forms of government: Borough, Township, City, Town, Village, Commission (3 or 5), Council-Manager Act of 1923, OMCL Mayor-Council Plan, OMCL Council-Manager Plan, OMCL Small Municipality Plan, OMCL Mayor-Council-Administrator Plan and Special Charters.
www.nutleynj.org /Commission.aspx   (553 words)

  
 Government Overview, Hutto, Texas (TX)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The form establishes a representative form of government by concentrating all power in the elected city council.
In a council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community.
The manager is hired to serve the council and thus, the community by bringing the benefits of his or her professional training, education and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body, the city council.
www.cityofhutto.com /Government/GovernmentOverview.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Republican form of government>
Sir Walter Blackstone, not being a Protestant, was unfamiliar with a new form of government that was formed in America, in 1620, by 41 Protestants.
This form, used by free Protestants in America for more than 150 years, was to become the only form of government accepted by them, because of their sworn allegiance to a sovereign and jealous God.
America's form of government recognizes the "Right of Conscience" of all individuals at all times, before and after elections are held.
members.nuvox.net /~on.stephenc/repf.html   (1554 words)

  
 Form of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Presbyterian form of church government is government by presbyters (elders) assembled in church courts.
When the Associate Reformed Synod of the South withdrew from the parent Church in 1822 to form an independent denomination, it continued to subscribe to this document until, in 1903, prompted by the question of the use of musical instruments in churches, a new revision was adopted, and printed first in 1908.
The government of the church is expected to operate always in the spirit of Christian love, with a keen sense of responsibility to Him who is the Head of the Church.
www.arpsynod.org /fog.html   (14802 words)

  
 Council - Manager Form of Government
This system combines the strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of the City Council, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager, in the form of the City Manager.
This form of government establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected City Council, which hires a professionally trained manager to carry out its directives and oversee the delivery of public services.
In the council-manager form of government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
www.midland-mi.org /government/c-mplan.htm   (404 words)

  
 County Forms of Government
In addition to the choice in form of government already provided by state law, cities also have the ability to adopt a home rule charter, subject to certain requirements, and provide for their own form of government.
The form of government provided in state law for noncharter counties is the commission form.
The commission form is often referred to as the "plural executive" form of government.
www.mrsc.org /subjects/governance/locgov12.aspx   (2118 words)

  
 Government - Forms of Government
Identify which form of government (unitary, federal, confederate) is represented in the following clue: USA after the ratification of the Constitution.
Identify which form of government (unitary, federal, confederate) is represented in the following clue: The South in the Civil War.
In this type of government, the executive and the legislative branches are together with the leader being picked by the majority party in the legislature.
homepage.mac.com /cainjag/FormsofGovernment.html   (281 words)

  
 Vermont Guard denied the Republican form of government Letters to the Editor - The Caledonian-Record News
Chapter II Section 59 is a law of the VT Constitution that requires the Legislature to act to insure agreeability of Congress, the United States Constitution and the Legislature.
Read Hamilton and others in the Federalist papers about the intent of having a Republican form of government and you will find not only from the military point of view but also with economics and social issues the tyranny of government is spreading.
Government is asserting more controls and regulations on the people themselves.
www.caledonianrecord.com /pages/letters_to_editor/story/2f5db2411   (399 words)

  
 Form of Government
And we hold it to be expedient and agreeable to Scripture and the practice of the primitive Christians, that the church be governed by congregational, presbyterial, and synodical assemblies.
They can call before them any offender against the order and government of the church; they can require members of their own society to appear and give testimony in the cause; but the highest punishment to which their authority extends, is to exclude the contumacious and impenitent from the congregation of believers.
Having defined the officers of the church and the judicatories by which it shall be governed, it is proper here to prescribe the mode in which ecclesiastical rulers should be ordained to their respective offices, as well as some of the principles by which they shall be regulated in discharging their several duties.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /formgov't.htm   (4402 words)

  
 City of Sugar Land - Council-Manager Form of Government
Some of the strengths of the council-manager form of government as opposed to a strong mayor form of government include: all councilmembers have equal rights, obligations and opportunities, the power is assigned to the council as a whole, and the city manager must be responsive in providing day-to-day public services to citizens.
In council-manager government, councilmembers are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes.
Because professional local government management offers government of the people, by the people, and for the people, it sets the stage for citizens and their government.
www.sugarlandtx.gov /city_hall/city_council/form_of_government.asp   (1321 words)

  
 The China Desk - Democracy, the Worst Form of Government ever Tried
Democracy is not "the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried." Democracy is the worst form of government ever tried, period.
Demands from foreign governments for the PRC government to adopt democracy are the most despicable of all.
Demands from foreign governments that China be saddled with the worst form of government ever tried, can rightly be construed as overtly hostile gestures and looked upon askance.
thechinadesk.tripod.com /democracy_the_worst_form_of_government_ever_tried.htm   (2169 words)

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