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Old 07-11-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I am from Jacksonvillle,Florida and it is a consolidated city where the city of Jacksonville and Duval County are one government.This consolidation was established in 1968, this merger cuts out the duplicity of taxes and the Mayor has veto power over the city council.I just wanted to know how other big city governments in this country are formed. What are advantages and disadvantages of your particular city government.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:57 PM
 
Location: dayton
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my city is governed badly
dayton,ohio needs a new mayor
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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How Is Your City Governed?


Very badly.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Any number of responses could come from this question, but I'm sure all negative. The most compelling question would be, is there a city/town that is actually governed well according to anyone, never mind the majority of residents? I'd be shocked to learn of any.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Bloomberg sucks. He's pro-yuppie.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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As of now, I have no complaints for our Governor or Mayor. Overall, I think they have been doing an "ok" job so far. Time will tell.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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my city is governed badly
dayton,ohio needs a new mayor
Yeah, but she wears interesting hats...
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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I live in a Township South Of Dayton, OH. We share services i.e. schools, fire/police protection and recreation with the city of Centerville. Elected trustees govern the township and the City of Centerville has a Mayor/City Council form of government. Overall I'm very pleased with our township trustees. They are of the older generation and are fiscally conservative. I like that and hope the people that will eventually replace them do as fine a job as they are doing now. Some discussion has been floated about merging the Township and Centerville. Would like to see how it shakes out before I say "yeah" or "nay"
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My city just adopted a manager-council form of government after decades of corruption. The entitlement mindset is so ingrained, though, that it will take years to shake it loose.
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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How is my city (Appleton, Wi.) governed. In a word-POORLY. It seems like every project attempted in this city of 72,000 is BUNGLED, one way or another.
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