town manager

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town manager

n.
An administrator appointed to manage the government of a town.
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As part of the petition, the group also asked that at the conclusion of those public hearings the council take a vote on holding an election so voters could decide whether they wanted to maintain the city's current council-manager government.
After seventy-seven years of council-manager government, Cincinnati dramatically modified its government by combining elements from the strong-mayor and the council-manager forms.
Many of these same principles - independent directors, a chairman or chairwoman who is not the CEO, a strong commitment to the oversight role of the board, transparency of action and a strong commitment to ethics - are at the core of council-manager government.
Having a council-manager government increases the probability of joint contracting, internal production, and contracting with other governments by .
Committed to urban growth, fiscal restraint, and municipal efficiency, Dallas's commercial-civic elite organized a variety of planning organizations and used the city's major daily newspaper to advocate council-manager government.
One or more of the primary governmental changes advocated by reformers include commission and later council-manager government, civil service employment, and nonpartisan at-large elections.
As part of the petition, the more than a dozen people who signed it on behalf of the Worcester Community-Labor Coalition are also asking that at the conclusion of those public hearings, the council vote on holding an election so voters can decide if they want to maintain the city's council-manager government.
Measure 20-106 undermines Eugene's council-manager government by transferring from the city manager to the City Council responsibility for oversight of police conduct complaints.
In February 2004, the voters of El Paso approved a charter change to move from a strong mayor to a council-manager government.
Palo Alto is a council-manager government that employs approximately 1,200 workers.
A Case for Reinterpreted Dichotomy of Politics and Administration as a Professional Standard in Council-Manager Government.
Following the work of Banfield and Wilson (1963), Lineberry and Fowler (1967) examined the proposition that council-manager government insulates governing from "private regarding" demands.
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