CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERMENT

Richard A. Tripp, of MSA Architects has forwarded this article for OCMA members.  Please note page 8 entitled “Management Matters (And It Matters a Lot).”  As you proceed down this page, you will read:

Cities with city manager forms of government are nearly 10% more efficient than cities with strong mayor forms of government. This finding appears to validate the assumption underlying city manager forms of government, notably that investing executive authority in professional management shielded from direct political interference should yield more efficiently managed cities.  To put it another way, even if a city operates within conditions most favorable for efficiency – no collective bargaining, geographically compact, and peaking on all scale curves – management choices can still lead a city down the path to inefficiency. It is both a sobering and encouraging conclusion.

To which I can only add: AMEN!

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