Managing America's Cities: A Handbook for Local Government Productivity

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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.

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As a chief executive officer of cities on both coasts of the United States for more than two decades, Dr. Roger L. Kemp lectures and writes from his accumulated experience in local government operations. He is also the author of Cities and Cars (2007), Homeland Security for the Private Sector (2007), Cities and Nature (2006), Homeland Security Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials (2006), and Cities and the Arts (2004), among many other titles from McFarland.

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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

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