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    Whitley County Case Study

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    The form of county which is most closely approximates utilized in Whitley County is the Council-Elected Executive. This is describe an elected official in the U.S Commonwealth of Kentucky who is the head of the executive branch of a government in the county. He or she is usually knows as the Judge Executive or County Executive. He or she was before a member of the Fiscal Court, the county's legislature. County governmental organization is characterized by diversity not only from state to state but even within states. County government organization is undoubtedly the most criticized feature of county government. At Whitley County there is a County executive who is elected by the voters and heads the executive branch of government. He is also enacting ordinances, adopting a budget and exercising the usual oversight of administration. The County Executive takes general responsibility for county administration, prepares the county budget, and suggests policy to county budget acts as spokesman for the county on ceremonial and other occasions. The strengths…

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    the User-Friendly Budget may not create further citizen engagement based upon the research. Research has shown that by studying the budget process in all 50 states, we ended up with a wide variety of requirements. The only similarity that appears through this study was that state governments are primarily only concerned with the first step of informing the public. There is no requirement or mandate beyond this to narrow the gap between government's creation of the budget document and citizen…

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    School Observation

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    I traveled to the government center in toledo to attend a meeting with a small group of government students. Along the way, we got lost but eventually found the tall white building that one of our friends described to us as the government center. I found a parking spot and paid the parking meter. We walked the rest of the way in the unpredicted humid May weather. The building was refreshingly cool; the inside was presented in a sophisticated manner. I could not help but feel out of place in my…

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    someone’s beliefs or attitude. This method is also shown in Anthem by the council keeping everyone in a “we” mindset and changing them over originally. One way of brainwashing…

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    so when the Council labels students their profession, he wishes for the Scholar label. Unfortunately the decision didn’t go as planned. After receiving the label of being a street sweeper, Equality 7-2521 finds a tunnel from The Unmentionable Times. This tunnel becomes his “experimentation lab”. In this lab, he re-invents electricity and presents the invention to the Council of Scholars. The Council asks Equality 7-2521 if he made the invention alone. He replied with yes. “‘What is not done…

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    This was an expected result as well as the respondents that stated that one of the major ways for citizens to be engaged with their government is through council meetings, 94% of respondents agreed. This is valuable information because these facts show that when looking at citizen engagement it cannot be relied on citizens getting involved by their own free will, but how are elected officials or the chief appointed official attempting engage with their citizens. In looking at elected…

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    Types of external considerations within Rutherford County are related to natural disasters, political disasters and macroeconomic shifts, including inflation, rate of growth, and unemployment. As a measure to offset natural disasters, we have relationships with other counties across the state coordinate efforts with our Emergency Management team. Indeed, the county 's mitigation planning efforts consist of local, state, and federal assistance. Unfortunately, there are few measures to plan for…

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    Pinellas County Case

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    Haoyu Zhao PUP432 10.15.2015 Case Brief Contractors And Builders Association Of Pinellas County V. City Of Dunedin Background Context Until the 20th century, the general law in Florida stipulated that local governments could only obtain funds from public revenues as they had no authority to taxes. The local government made the realization that these funds were insufficient for running the everyday affairs of the growing county. For this reason, the county turned to private sources…

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    Public Campaign Finance

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    City-states of the ancient world were one of the first political entities with democratic governance. Part of the democratic process is authorizing individuals to make decisions, holding these individuals accountable, and for these individual to be responsive to the needs of the community (Pitkin, 1957). Today, cities have low levels of democratic participation that hold elected officials accountable and authorize them to have the power to make a decision. At the same time, a majority of the…

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    Pivot Table / Chart Report Exercise There are four observations in the pivot table, and the one part of pivot table report is about the annual adult care facility, total number of census, SMI and SSI. The other part is about New York State Population, total population and total number of race and ethnicity distribution. The results that I received are come from the data Adult Care Facility Annual Survey and New York State Population. I use the pivot table or chart to get the observations. At the…

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