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dc.contributor.advisorShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.authorZech, Charles E. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T10:14:42Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:14:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationZech, C. E. (2008). An analysis of Texas home rule charters. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3570
dc.description.abstract

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.format.extent122 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceAn 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.subjectHome ruleen_US
dc.subjectCharteren_US
dc.subjectMunicipalen_US
dc.subjectLocal governmenten_US
dc.subjectCity manageren_US
dc.subjectMayoren_US
dc.subjectCity councilen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleAn Analysis of Texas Home Rule Chartersen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHofer, Martha Kay
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAutry, Micky
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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