METROPOLITAN COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENTS

IN A 1962 STUDY, THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS REVIEWED A VARIETY OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF REORGANIZING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE THEM MORE RESPONSIVE TO METROPOLITAN AREA NEEDS. ONE OF THESE METHODS WAS THE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION OF LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS, THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS. IN THE 1965 HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT /P. L. 89-117/, THE CONGRESS AUTHORIZED A NEW PROGRAM /SECTION 701 /G/ OF THE HOUSING ACT/ TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, FOR UP TO TWO THIRDS OF THE COST OF A WIDE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY METROPOLITAN COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENT. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT TO DESCRIBE THE COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENTS, HOW THEY CAN BE DEVELOPED, WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY CAN BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE THROUGH THE USE OF THE NEW FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THE APPENDICES TO THE REPORT CONTAIN ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ON THE FEDERAL SUPPORT PROGRAM AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE STATE AND LOCAL LEGAL BASES AND BY-LAWS OF ORGANIZATIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Information REPORT NO M-32, 69 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

    800 K Street, NW, South Building, Suite 450
    Washington, DC  USA  20575
  • Authors:
    • Hanson, R
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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  • Accession Number: 00200185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1994 12:00AM