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The Nature of Local Government (Banovetz)

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Title: The Nature of Local Government (Banovetz)


1
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Local government closest to the
  • People assures the common good
  • Jefferson describes it as the cradle of liberty.

2
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • From local governments grassroots democracy is
    possible (Jefferson).
  • It is government, of the people, by the people,
    for the people. (Lincoln)

3
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Local governments assure
  • Equitable distribution of, scarce public good
    services such as
  • Fire police protection

4
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • (scarce services cont.)
  • Parks recreation
  • Schools, streets, and sewer
  • Local administrators are
  • Custodians of democracy.

5
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Local administrators must
  • Discharge the sacred trust.
  • (Woodrow Wilson, 1887).
  • Professional administrators supplement elected
    officials

6
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Professionalization Means
  • Political neutrality
  • Technical expertise
  • Competence
  • Long-range vision

7
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Professionalization Means
  • Commitment to serve the public interest.

8
The Nature of Local Government(Banovetz)
  • Summary
  • Local governments serves
  • The people directly, immediately, daily, and
    personally.
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