Managing America’s Cities: A Handbook for Local Government Productivity


SKU: 9780786431519
Author: Kemp, Roger L
Publication Date: 02/01/2007
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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This work describes the operations of a typical municipal government and examines the many productivity trends that are occurring in city halls across America. Much of the focus is on the increasing need for planning in city government to ensure that productivity goals are met. It thoroughly examines the roles of the council, manager, and clerk in promoting increased productivity. It then looks at such municipal departments as legal, finance, fire, human services, library, police and public works, demonstrating proven techniques and structures in each that improve service. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.