Talk:Council–manager government

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History in the United States section[edit]

The section concerning the system's history in America is inconsistent. From the text, it appears that a Virginia city enacted the system first, while an (ostensibly major) Ohio city implemented it fist, and a South Carolina city implemented it successfully first. This is unclear, and the competing claims imply that at least one is incorrect. Since I have no expertise in this area, I leave it to students of American city political history to correct this section. Savantpol 00:45, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Sadly, I am unclear on how to create a footnote, but to back up the statement about Sumpter, I have found this elsewhere http://citymayors.com/government/council_managers.html. I'm not the OP, but I dug it up while working on a paper.supersoulty (talk) 05:35, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

The section on recent hybrids should be rewritten. There is some controversy over whether or not hybrid forms occur with any regularity (Nelson and Svara 2010 Urban Affairs Review). The second paragraph in this section provides a list of three characteristics used to distinguish form, also developed by Svara and Nelson. The three characteristics listed in that paragraph were used to justify the argument that true hybrids are, in fact, very rare.24.15.51.220 (talk) 21:53, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Election Methodology[edit]

Here in Lowell, Massachusetts, we have a council-manager government and are currently considering switching away from our winner-take-all at-large council to preference voting, and I believe a reversion to doing to so by districts. It seems that someone with more knowledge than I could add a whole section on the different ways of selecting a council, or maybe links to existing articles would do? Thanks, CSZero (talk) 14:12, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

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~who is the government of phoenix, arizona? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.129.65.250 (talk) 21:15, 27 October 2009 (UTC)