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

Clinton Rogers Woodruff

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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 154 - ... per cent of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding election for all candidates for the office which the incumbent sought to be removed occupies.
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 193 - Australian ballot inspire us with confidence to apply the same method in making nominations, so that every voter may exercise his sovereign right of choice by direct vote without the intervention or interference of any political agency.
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 207 - But this fault is not peculiar to the direct primary system. The rural voter labors under the same difficulty if he tries to exert his political power under the delegate system. If he would attend the caucus called to choose delegates to a convention he must go where the caucus is held. And if he does not go, those who do go choose, without his cooperation, delegates who represent him. In our county the rural voters are thoroughly alive to their privileges and attend the primaries in large numbers....
Sivu 123 - Section 34. All heads of departments and boards of the city, except the chief of police and the chief engineer of the fire department, shall appoint their respective subordinates, for such term of service respectively, as are or may be fixed by law or ordinance, which appointments shall be forthwith certified by them to the mayor ; the said officers and boards may remove such subordinates for such cause as they shall assign in writing...

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