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  • Municipalities Continue To Face More And More Challenges

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    Municipalities continue to face more and more challenges for revenue sources and funding many programs as they are downloaded from upper levels of government. Under Bill 26, miscellaneous local revenues is one method of income in the form of user fees and charges, license/permit fees, fines/penalties, special capital levies/development charges and income from investments. These types of initiatives are helpful in relieving some burden but are not the ultimate fix but municipalities need to utilize

  • The Powers And Functions Of The Executive Mayor

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    The Executive Mayor is the political head of the Municipality. The Structures Act defines an Executive Mayor as an elected in terms of section 55 of the Act. Only municipalities of the type that have a mayoral executive system may have an executive mayor. A Mayoral executive system is a system of municipal government which allows for the exercise of executive authority through an executive mayor in whom the executive leadership of the municipality is vested and who is assisted by a mayoral committee

  • Empowering The Local Government As A Local Community

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    Nicole: That municipalities, mayors, and council members have the tools that they need to manage their constituents. So when I think about being the Mayor here in Manitou Springs and as unique as we feel we are, for example last night we discussed sexually oriented businesses and we are the only municipality in El Paso County with recreational marijuana, you know a variety of things that we have catered to our own municipality, I would love to be able to turn around on those steps and say that I

  • The Importance Of City Elections In Canada

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    informing themselves on civic issues and participating in political affairs.” The defence that this system is better for a council with a citywide focus is also largely false. Royce Koop and John Kraemer found that many councillors in at large municipalities still favour a certain area. When interviewing Councillor Bruce Hayne of Surrey, they were told this by him; “I think everybody has some affinity to the geography of where they live. I live in Cloverdale so I

  • The City Of Philadelphia And Philadelphia 's Home Rule Charter Of 1951

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    States also have the authority to delegate their police powers to Municipalities. Pennsylvania 's Constitution, states that a “municipality which has a home rule charter may exercise any power or perform any function not denied by [this Constitution], by its home rule charter or by the General Assembly at any time”. Thus the City of Philadelphia draws its police powers from the state in the same way states draw their power from the Constitution. Section 5-300(a) of Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter

  • Privatization Of Municipal Solid Waste

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    The privatization of municipal solid waste is a process by which municipalities decide to contract with private organizations for the collection and processing of societal waste. President and CEO of Brolin Enterprises which provides contracting services for pipeline maintenance, tank services, erosion control, vacs & trucking, one-call monitoring, right of way clearing, pig tracking, and emergency response believes municipalities should be more open to privatization of collection services (Begley

  • Community Meeting Review

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    Community Meeting Review For my project I visited the City of Hesperia’s Official Website and reviewed the April 1, 2014 City Council Meeting which is available to the public on line. The beginning of the meeting started with a call of order then proceeded to the roll call of the board members. After these steps had taken place an invocation was performed followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. I have never heard of a prayer referred to as an invocation and it prompted me to review the words definition

  • New Orleans Chooses Home Rule Charter

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    governed by a Home Rule Charter. The Home Rule gives a municipality the power and authority to determine how it city should be governed. Without this power a state can make it difficult for a city to function. It can be because of political differences, old grudges, or just because it can. The state can cause economic and financial hardship. The Municipality can be given as much or as little power as the state sees fit, because municipalities are creatures of the state. Before a Home Rule Charter

  • Trench Box Case Study

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    The main grey area in this case is while repairing the sewage is a good thing, which will ease the pain and frustration of the residents of the municipality; it has not been done according to the rules and guidance given to the city workers. . The other grey area is that the trench is only seven feet deep, which is two feet more than the requirement by the council rules. The predicament of the crew

  • Disadvantages Of Municipal Fragmentation

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    to sufficiently represent their citizens. The breaking down of government responsibilities varies between countries, but one aspect that no country can agree on is what constitutes a municipality and how much responsibility a municipality should have. Should a city region be split into competing small municipalities, or should there be one municipal government for the entire region? Across Europe following World War II fragmentation due to land reform was favoured (Jurgenson, 2016, p. 34) whereas