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The Resource Meeting the challenge of charter reform, Kevin F. McCarthy, Steven P. Erie, Robert E. Reichardt with James W. Ingram, III, (electronic resource)

Meeting the challenge of charter reform, Kevin F. McCarthy, Steven P. Erie, Robert E. Reichardt with James W. Ingram, III, (electronic resource)

Label
Meeting the challenge of charter reform
Title
Meeting the challenge of charter reform
Statement of responsibility
Kevin F. McCarthy, Steven P. Erie, Robert E. Reichardt with James W. Ingram, III
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charter reform has become a major issue in the City of Los Angeles. The last comprehensive revision of the city's charter took place in 1925 and since then the charter has been amended over 530 times. The result, many would argue, is a charter that is unwieldy and difficult to understand. Both the mayor and the city council have sponsored separate reform commissions to review the current charter and make recommendations for comprehensive reform. In June 1997, the Los Angeles Business Advisors (a group of major businesses operating in the city) asked RAND to analyze the reform process and to identify and describe the key reform issues and options. This report reviews the history of prior reform efforts, how the city has changed since 1925, and how Los Angeles' governance structure compares with other cities. It then discusses the major governance problems facing the city in the areas of policymaking, management, and service delivery. Although the report is more descriptive than prescriptive, it concludes that today's charter has become an operations manual that does not suit today's municipal environment. The report recommends instead a charter that enunciates a set of general organizing principles
Cataloging source
NUI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Meeting the challenge of charter reform, Kevin F. McCarthy, Steven P. Erie, Robert E. Reichardt with James W. Ingram, III, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR961/MR961.pdf/
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118)
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xv, 118 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025920
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233156283
  • ucoclc233156283
Label
Meeting the challenge of charter reform, Kevin F. McCarthy, Steven P. Erie, Robert E. Reichardt with James W. Ingram, III, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR961/MR961.pdf/
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118)
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xv, 118 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025920
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233156283
  • ucoclc233156283

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