How council-manager government is working as described by newspapermen in 30 cities by National Municipal League.

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Other titlesThe Herald statesman., Council-manager government.
Statementa series originally published by the Yonkers (N.Y.) Herald-statesman reproduced in pamphlet form by National Municipal League.
LC ClassificationsJS344.C5 N316
The Physical Object
Pagination31, [1] p.
Number of Pages31
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Open LibraryOL6435852M
LC Control Number42014289

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How council-manager government is working. New York, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: National Municipal League. OCLC Number: Notes: "Constitutes a photographic reproduction of the articles exactly as they appeared in the Herald-statesman."--Page 3.

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