City Commission government is a form of municipal government that was once common in the United States, but has fallen out of favor, most cities formerly governed by Commission having switched to the Council-Manager form. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations Some consider the City Commission as a predecessor of the Council-Manager form.
In a city commission government, voters elect a small commission, typically from five to seven members, on a plurality-at-large basis. These commissioners constitute the legislative body of the city and as a group are responsible for taxation, appropriations, ordinances, and other general functions. A legislature is a type of representative Deliberative assembly with the power to create amend and change Laws The law created by a legislature is called Legislation Individual commissioners are assigned responsibility for a specific aspect of municipal affairs, such as public works, finance, or public safety. Public works are the construction or engineering projects carried out by the State on behalf of the Community. The field of finance refers to the concepts of Time, Money and Risk and how they are interrelated Public security Public safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that could endanger the Safety of the general public from significant Danger One commissioner is designated to function as chairman or mayor, but this was largely a procedural or ceremonial designation and typically did not involve significant additional powers beyond that exercised by the other commissioners. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government As such, this form of government blends legislative and executive branch functions in the same body. A legislature is a type of representative Deliberative assembly with the power to create amend and change Laws The law created by a legislature is called Legislation In Political science and Constitutional law, the executive is the branch of government responsible for the day-to-day management of the State. This form of government is used mostly in the South Florida region.
It is in many ways similar to the "weak mayor" form of Mayor-council government. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern
This form of government originated in Galveston, Texas as a response to the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. "Galveston" redirects here For the town in the US state of Indiana see Galveston Indiana. Mainly for the reason that they needed extra support in certain areas to mend the bleeding. After the constitutionality was tested and confirmed, this form of government quickly became popular across the state of Texas and spread to other parts of the United States. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The City Commission form is sometimes known as the Galveston Plan or the Texas Idea. Des Moines, Iowa became the first city outside Texas to adopt this form, and along with other reforms, its variation become known as the Des Moines Plan.
The city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa also used the commission form of government from 1908 until the end of 2005. Cedar Rapids (ˌciːdɪrˈræpɨds is the second largest City in the U The city had a five member full time council - a mayor, a streets commissioner, a finance commissioner, a safety commissioner, and a parks commissioner. In 2005 a movement emerged in Cedar Rapids to change the form of government. A committee has recommended changing to either the strong mayor or council-manager form of government, or staying with the current system. On June 14, 2005 voters decided to change to the council-manager form of government. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. As a result, the city ceased using the commission form.  Cedar Rapids now uses the council-manager form of government. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Portland, Oregon remains the only large city in the United States that still has a City Commission form of government. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers A measure to change to the council-manager form of government was defeated 76-24 on the May 2007 ballot. In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations
The council-manager form of government developed at least in part as a response to some perceived limitations of the commission form. In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations The council-manager form became the preferred alternative for progressive reform, and after World War I, very few cities adopted the commission form and many cities using the commission plan switched to the council-manager form. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All