City Council Essays

  • City Council Manager

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    goes to vote in city elections, they expect the mayor that they elect will be running the city; however, in a city with a council-manager system in place, the daily operations needed to run a city are completed by a city manager, not the mayor. In fact, many times in a council-manager system, the mayor really has no control and is mostly a figurehead whose only power comes from his or her ability to influence the council. While this does allow for the decisions on how to run the city to be less political

  • City Council Observation

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    On April 5th, 2016, I attended a Morgantown City Council meeting at City Hall on Spruce Street. The chamber is similar to a courtroom. Dark, wooden paneling with the state crest embedded into it comprises the walls, with a minty colored carpet for flooring. The desks occupied by officials are similar to podiums. The mayor sits in the front, surrounded by the city manager and city clerk. Council members sit at desks on each side of the room, facing one another. Though seating is provided, it is not

  • Reflection On The City Council Meetings

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    I attended the city council meeting for the city I reside in, Riverside. Taking the opportunity over spring break, I was able to attend the meeting on March 27, 2018 and presiding over this meeting was the Mayor, Rusty Bailey. Currently there are no women represented on the council with the caucasian male being the most prevalent demographic making up the local authority. Initially, I conducted a bit of research in the local paper the “Press Enterprise” and found the top issues for the mayoral election

  • The Phoenix City Council Meeting

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    The Phoenix City Council Meeting The Phoenix City Council meeting stood packed with attendees ranging from council men and women, lawyers, (basically elderly) interested citizens, neighborhood representatives, owners of businesses, and many others firm on playing a undeviating role in the due process of local government. The meeting began with an invocation from the pastor of a local church invited to pray by the Mayor Stanton. Then following was a pledge to the flag and then the mayor carries

  • Houston City Council Meeting Report

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    Houston City Council Meeting I attended the Houston City Council meeting held on September 1, 2015. When I entered the the council chamber, at 1:20 pm, I was surprised to see that the chamber was packed with people. I had previously attended a New York City Council meeting were the chamber was almost completely empty. As I made my way to an empty bench in the chamber, I noticed that most of the people in the chamber were veterans. A majority of the veterans appeared to be in their eighties or

  • Austin City Council Meeting Reflection

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    work with this company on internships? Why? What, if anything could be done by UT to improve the internship for future students? What, if anything, could be done by your host organization? I think that UT should continue to work with the Austin City Council Meeting Minutes Project in the future. It has a very convenient location for students to attend the internship, because it is located on campus in the Annette Strauss Institute floor of the CMA building. Commuting could be a concern for many students

  • City Council Meetings Observations

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    The Dahlonega City Hall was crowded on the evening of March 1st 2010. The seats were full, except for at the very front, and the standing room was filled almost out the door. The crowd, mostly made up of students, leaned in to hear as the voices of the City Council members faded in and out of the faltering sound system. The six City Council members and the mayor sat along a bench as if they were the judges at a hearing. Because of the ongoing discussions and the crowd, I thought I had arrived a few

  • City Council, Our City's Life Changer

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    Government: Meeting The City Council, Our City's Life Changer Porterville California, is a city in Tulare County where we have roughly 59 thousand American residents living here. Porterville has its City Hall where our citizens are allowed to go ask questions. It is a place where our cities residents our allowed to come and share their concerns about how the State’s new laws affect them personally. On April 3, 2018, I attended the Porterville City Hall Council meeting, where our cities residents had come

  • Persuasive Speech: The Board Of Brisbane City Council

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    Good afternoon Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, the Board of Brisbane City Council and other formal guests. Thank you for allowing me to speak to you today. Imagine driving to work just like any normal day. As you turn into the highway, a barrage of drivers commuting slow you down, eventually to a snail’s pace. Isn’t it frustrating, knowing these highways are designed to make commuting quicker and easier but instead, adds on average an extra 30+ minutes a day to and from destinations during peak hours? Congestion

  • The Culver City City Council Meeting

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    On Monday, April 13th, 2009, I visited the Culver City city council meeting, and found that they operate using a council-manager form of government. For a city with a population of about 38,000, this type of governmental structure is fairly common, and I was not surprised to see it in action in a community where the median household income is around $56,000 a year. Culver City is also a culturally rich community with a 60 percent Caucasian population, and a quarter of the residents are either of

  • Essay On City Council Meeting

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    Marina City Council Meetings occur every first and third Tuesday of the month, I attended one of the city’s council meetings on October 4, 2016. My intended government meeting was the Board of Directors Meeting for the Monterey Peninsula Management District on October 17, however, due to time restraints I resorted in attending the City Council Meeting in Marina. The meeting was held in Marina’s City Council Chambers that included a closed session at 5:30pm and an open session at 6:30 pm. The City Council

  • Sharia City Council Essay

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    The city council in Atlanta had been a wonderful experience; it had been a great jumping off point to his congressional run last year. Like his city council run, he had won the congressional seat by a landslide, his work within the community and reach out programs helped establish him as a politician that looked out for the little guy and was a staunch supporter of the constitution, meaning in this case he wasn’t going to let the new Islamic communities located throughout Georgia establish Sharia

  • City Council Simulation Analysis

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    The City Council, the first thing I think about is a bunch of old politicians sitting in a room arguing. While our simulation wasn’t exactly accurate, it did help me better appreciate what these people do. It’s more than just sitting around and complaining, they have the power to affect our everyday life. Through this process I learned many different things, for example, ever meeting begins with the Pledge of Allegiance, which wasn’t that surprising, and a prayer from any religion, which surprised

  • Weak Mayor Essay

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    mayor, and council-manager forms of government.  There are few differences between the types of city governments including the council-manager form, strong mayor, and weak mayor. Council manager is the most popular from of the government in Texas today. Council manager in brief does a lot of the administrator work. The primary focus for the council and mayor falls on four dimensions: mission, policy, administration, and management. Under this system, the voters elect a small city council and from

  • Mayor Policy Decisions

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    crucial role in the current and future development of the city. The mayor brings along the development of the city and attracting new investors. Whether to strengthen the mayor’s power directly reflects the extent of administrative power concentrated in the mayor’s office (Kate, 2017,p.5). According to the Stephen, Carol (1995) “in municipal government in Canada where the typical structure

  • Bicycle Helmets Mandatory?

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    elementary students asked for from their city council, an ordinance enforcing the use of Bicycle Safety helmets for children under 12. So on April 25, 2002, in Richardson, Texas, the city council had decided against an ordinance requiring bicycle helmets for children under 12. Of course they had their reasons for not passing the request made by two young girls. If they would have taken a serious look at the issue, they may have viewed it differently. Assistant City Manager Mike Wanchick said, "A helmet

  • Town Meeting Observation

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    on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and it began at 7:00 P.M. It was located at Jenks City Hall, Council Chambers, 211 North Elm. I saw that there were approximately 15 other individuals participating in the meeting on that particular night not including the speakers and city once the meeting started officials. The speakers who attended that night were Robert Bell (City Planner), Chris Shrout (Asst. City Manager), and Robert Carr (City Engineer). The officials that were there include, Kelly Dunkerley, (Mayor/

  • Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City

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    The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be

  • The Importance of Traffic Lights

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    planning from the community and the city to put one in. It is not cheap to do it either. The community first needs to take a petition around to everyone in the community and have them sign so they can take it to the board when the next city council meeting is. A couple residents will present it to the board, and they will decide weather or not to put it in or not. If not put in a lot of residents might be mad and bad things could happened to that part of the city. When the planning of putting

  • Spitting

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    1909 law in Palmyra, New York, which bills itself, “one of the friendliest spots on Earth” that forbids public spitting. The change in city code would increase the possible fine for those convicted of this offense from $2 to $50 currently, to $250 and adding jail time of up to 15 days to the sentence. Arguments in favor of the changes to the ordinance: 1.     The city of Palmyra has a right to protect its citizens from what it believes to be harmful to society as a whole and to promote the betterment