The City Manager: A New Profession

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Page 155 - Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests ; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates ; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole ; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole. You choose a member indeed ; but when you have chosen him he is not a member of Bristol,...
Page 6 - ... -The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. — But, the constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Page 86 - Manager shall be as follows: (a) To see that the laws and ordinances are enforced. (b) To appoint and, except as herein provided, remove all directors of departments and all subordinate officers and employes in the departments in both the classified and unclassified service; all appointments to be upon merit and fitness alone, and in the classified service all appointments and...
Page 146 - A system of general instruction, which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so shall it be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest.
Page 250 - The enumeration of particular powers by this charter shall not be held or deemed to be exclusive, but, in addition to the powers enumerated herein, implied...
Page 115 - Accounting procedure shall be devised and maintained for the city adequate to record in detail all transactions affecting the acquisition, custodianship, and disposition of values, including cash receipts and disbursements; and the recorded facts shall be presented periodically to officials and to the public in such summaries and analytical schedules in detailed support thereof...
Page 183 - The city council shall appoint a city manager, who shall be the administrative head of the city government and shall be responsible for the administration of all departments.
Page 180 - ... the highest number of votes. In case two candidates receive the same number of votes, one of them shall be chosen mayor by the remaining members of the commission. In event of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the remaining members of the commission shall choose his successor for the unexpired term from their own number.
Page 188 - ... and shall execute a bond in favor of the municipality for the faithful performance of his duties in such sum as may be fixed by the council.
Page 84 - To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the city or its inhabitants...

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