The City Manager: A New Profession

The City Manager: A New Profession

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The City Manager: A New Profession

The City Manager: A New Profession

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The city manager, or as some who prefer to suggest the continuity of the development in the title call it, the commission-manager form of government, has achieved a wide reputation in a very short time. To some this seems surprising, but the reasons are obvious to those who have followed closely the development of municipal charter reform: It represents the product of many years of thoughtful consideration of the whole subject and of the increased appreciation of the dignity and power of the worth of city government and the need for experts in administering it. A generation ago the people were indifferent to the importance of municipal government. They have gradually but none the less surely been awakened from their lethargy and are beginning to appreciate that city government is one of the great factors in human life and bids fair to become even a greater factor during coming generations. With the dawning appreciation of the importance of municipal government came an appreciation of the fact that our municipal machinery was hopelessly involved and complicated and inadequate.

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