An Analysis of Texas Home Rule Charters
|dc.contributor.advisor||Shields, Patricia M.|
|dc.contributor.author||Zech, Charles E. ( )|
|dc.identifier.citation||Zech, C. E. (2008). An analysis of Texas home rule charters. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.|
Purpose: The purpose of this Applied Research Project is two-fold. The first is a description of the content of current Texas home rule charters. The second is a description of what changes, if any, have occurred in that content since Blodgett's 1994 monograph.
Method: The research method is a hybrid approach combining surveys and content analysis in order to determine how local government is structured within Texas home rule charters. Survey questionnaire/coding sheets are sent out to the 340 currently existing home rule cities in Texas which are then used to review their content for a determination of what, if any, changes have occurred in home rule structure since 1994.
Findings: Overall findings reveal forms of government remain relatively unchanged since Blodgett's 1994 survey. However, certain aspects of those forms have changed. Generally, there is a trend towards requiring more unanimity in city council decisions, an increase in term limit requirements, and increased mandatory capital budget requirements.
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|dc.source||An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Summer 2008.|
|dc.title||An Analysis of Texas Home Rule Charters||en_US|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Hofer, Martha Kay|