Proceedings of the ... Conference for Good City Government and the ... Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League, Nide 7

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Sivu 238 - It is a general and undisputed proposition of law that a municipal corporation possesses and can exercise the following powers and no others: First, those granted in express words; second, those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted; third, those essential to the accomplishment of the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient, but indispensable.
Sivu 237 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence.
Sivu 167 - No law shall be passed by the General Assembly, granting the right to construct and operate a Street Railroad within any city, town, or incorporated village, without requiring the consent of the local authorities having the control of the street or highway proposed to be occupied by such Street Railroad.
Sivu 301 - Oesterreichisches Stadtebuch, prepared by the Austrian Statistical Central Commission, the seventh volume of which appeared in 1897, presents at the outset a series of summary financial tables for fifty of the largest cities in the Austrian monarchy, arranging the cities in order of population. These tables show statistics for each year of the preceding decade, thus making possible a rapid comparison of the development of municipal finances within that period. In all other respects, however, this...
Sivu 129 - AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and ten of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, entitled " An Act to consolidate into one act and to declare the special and local laws affecting public interests in the City of New York.
Sivu 167 - ... and all contracts, stipulations, licenses and undertakings, made, entered into or given, and as made or amended by and between the said common council and any one or more of the said corporations, respecting the location, use or exclusion of railways in or upon the streets, or any of them, of said city, shall be deemed and held and continued in force during the life hereof, as valid and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if made a part, and the same are hereby made a part, of said several...
Sivu 198 - ... a plurality of the Republican voters; and Whereas, The present system of nominating by delegates, who virtually represent territory rather than votes, and who almost necessarily are wholly unacquainted with the wishes and feelings of their constituents in regard to various candidates for office, is undemocratic, because the people have no voice in it, and objectionable because men are often placed in nomination because of their location who are decidedly unpopular, even in their own districts,...
Sivu 187 - All thoughts that mould the age begin Deep down within the primitive soul, And from the many slowly upward win To one who grasps the whole...
Sivu 123 - As a result conflictions occurred between different parts of the document, and in some cases the matter was left in such indefinite form that it was impossible for officials to follow exact instructions in either place, contenting themselves to temporarily pursue what was believed to be the intent. But amendments, you understand, under our law may be submitted at any election. Duluth corrected these defects at the next election. The Duluth charter makes the mayor, the comptroller, the treasurer,...
Sivu 237 - A corporation is an intellectual body, created by law, composed of individuals united under a common name, the members of which succeed each other, so that the body continues always the same, notwithstanding the change of the individuals which compose it, and which, for certain purposes, is considered as a natural person.

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