Powers of Municipalities: A Discussion by Allen Ripley Foote of the Report on Municipal Program of the Special Committee of the National Municipal League

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Press of C.E. Hollenbeck, 1898 - 79 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 74 - The amount hereafter to be raised by tax for county or city purposes, in any county containing a city of over one hundred thousand inhabitants, or any such city of this state, in addition to providing for the principal and interest of existing debt, shall not in the aggregate exceed in any one year two per centum of the assessed valuation of the real and personal estate of such county or city, to be ascertained as prescribed in this section in respect to county or city debt.
Σελίδα 74 - SEC. 4. Every city shall keep books of account and make stated financial reports at least as often as once a year to the * in accordance with forms and methods prescribed by him, which shall be applicable to all cities within the State. Such reports shall be printed as a part of the public documents of the State, and submitted by the * to the Legislature at its regular session next succeeding the making of such report. Such reports shall contain an accurate statement in summarized form and also in...
Σελίδα 73 - No county or city shall be allowed to become indebted for any purpose or in any manner to an amount which, including existing indebtedness, shall exceed ten per centum of the assessed valuation of the real estate of such county or city subject to taxation, as it appeared by the assessment rolls of said county or city on the last assessment for state or county taxes prior to the incurring of such indebtedness...
Σελίδα 73 - No county, city, town or village shall hereafter give any money or property, or loan its money or credit to or in aid of any individual, association or corporation, or become directly or indirectly the owner of stock in, or bonds of, any association or corporation; nor shall any such county, city, town or village be allowed to incur any indebtedness except for county, city, town or village purposes.
Σελίδα 73 - This section shall not be construed to prevent the issuing of certificates of indebtedness or revenue bonds issued in anticipation of the collection of taxes for amounts actually contained, or to be contained in the taxes for the year when such certificates or revenue bonds are issued and payable out of such taxes.
Σελίδα 74 - ... provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such debt as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within twenty years from the time of contracting the same.
Σελίδα 77 - ... said city at any general or special election, whose duty it shall be, within ninety days after such election, to prepare and propose a charter for such city, which shall be signed, in duplicate, by the members of such Board, or a majority of them...
Σελίδα 71 - All elections by the citizens, except for such town officers as may by law be directed to be otherwise chosen, shall be by ballot, or by such other method as may be prescribed by law, provided that secrecy in voting be preserved.
Σελίδα 76 - It may license, tax, and regulate all trades, occupations, and businesses, and shall be vested with power to acquire, hold, manage, and control property, perform and render all public services, and with all powers of government, subject to such limitations as may be contained in the constitution and laws of the State, applicable either to all the inhabitants of the State or to all the cities of the State, or in such special laws applicable to less than all the cities of the State, as may be enacted...
Σελίδα 14 - ... assessment for State or city taxes ; provided, however, that in determining the limitation of the city's power to incur indebtedness there shall not be included the following classes of indebtedness : (1) Certificates of indebtedness or revenue bonds...

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