Here is a comparative study of city politics and administration during a decade of rapid growth in the West (1978-1988). The book utilizes theoretical and applied approaches to the subject of urban governance and will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in public administration and urban studies. The authors examine a wide range of urban issues: federalism, municipal reform, tax limitations, growth management, infrastructure financing, and economic development. They also provide case studies drawn from field interviews and site visits to illustrate how particular cities demonstrate the themes discussed (i.e. Boise, Idaho; Modesto, California; Tempe, Arizona; Reno, Nevada; Spokane and Tacoma, Washington; Salem and Eugene, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Pueblo, Colorado). While the cities of the West are facing many pressures, they are also finding new and innovative ways to cope with these constraints, learning new ways to work with the private sector, neighborhood groups, and other governments.
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JAMES B. WEATHERBY is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Boise State University and is a former Executive Director of the Association of Idaho Cities.
STEPHANIE L. WITT is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Boise State University and is the author of The Pursuit of Race and Gender Equity in American Academe (Praeger, 1990).Review:
?This text is a timely piece for cities. The authors focus on urban cities in the western United States, and discussions are centered around growth, infrastructure, economic development, and politics. One can glean useful information from the case studies and data provided by the authors. This book would be beneficial to either a governmental official or a student of public administration. The case studies provided allow the reader the highly desirable opportunity to learn from, avoid, or improve on the experience of others.?-Government Finance Review
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