Municipal Government Transition in Denton, Texas

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Transition in the form of municipal government is always a complex and challenging task. The process involves serious risks of instability in a municipality's affairs, and this in turn may have adverse consequences for the community as a whole. But at the same time, changes in the form of government and in the personnel responsible for the management of public affairs may hold promise of improvements, which will benefit a city and its citizens. This thesis examines the experience of Denton, Texas, in making a transition from a mayor-commission to a council-manager form of government. T his major governmental change ... continued below

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Starr, Jimmie Don June 1962.

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Transition in the form of municipal government is always a complex and challenging task. The process involves serious risks of instability in a municipality's affairs, and this in turn may have adverse consequences for the community as a whole. But at the same time, changes in the form of government and in the personnel responsible for the management of public affairs may hold promise of improvements, which will benefit a city and its citizens. This thesis examines the experience of Denton, Texas, in making a transition from a mayor-commission to a council-manager form of government. T his major governmental change in Denton required several years. The period of transition examined in this study will be from 1955 to the end of 1961.

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Starr, Jimmie Don. Municipal Government Transition in Denton, Texas, thesis, June 1962; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663380/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .