Managing America’s Cities

A Handbook for Local Government Productivity

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. He is a distinguished adjunct professor in the Executive MPA Program at Golden Gate University.

Bibliographic Details

Roger L. Kemp
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 470
Bibliographic Info: tables, glossary, resources, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3151-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5821-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface      1

1 INTRODUCTION      5

2 CITY COUNCIL      28

3 CITY MANAGER      53

4 CITY CLERK      84

5 LEGAL      101

6 FINANCE      116

7 FIRE      149

8 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES      175

9 LIBRARY      202

10 PARKS AND RECREATION      226

11 PLANNING AND BUILDING      253

12 POLICE      285

13 PUBLIC WORKS      314

14 CONCLUSION      345

Municipal Resource Directory      369

Bibliography      397

Index      449

Book Reviews & Awards

“offers many suggestions on how local governments can manage their services and finances better”—Connecticut Town and City; “an excellent resource on local government”—IIMC News Digest; “identifies productivity trends in each component or department of municipal government and categorizes them by function”—Government Finance Review.