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commission plan

noun
1.
a system of municipal government in which all the legislative and executive powers of the city are concentrated in the hands of a commission.
Origin of commission plan
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • The initiative and referendum are in use also in many cities, especially those under the commission plan of government.

    Government in the United States

    James Wilford Garner
  • The first supply was usually sold to the school authorities by agents who operated on the commission plan.

  • These results have been accomplished under a commission plan by the application of common, everyday business principles.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon
  • Other cities which have adopted a commission plan are accomplishing equally as beneficial results.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon
  • The commission plan is adapted to the city's financial problem because it fosters economy.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon
  • The running expenses of Galveston under the commission plan have been reduced one-third.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon
  • Immediately after the adoption of the commission plan in Des Moines the annual cost of each arc-light was reduced five dollars.

    Elements of Debating

    Leverett S. Lyon
  • The commission plan is adapted to the city's finances because it provides a superior safeguard.

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    Leverett S. Lyon
  • The commission plan is superior in administration for it is adapted to the city's financial problem.

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    Leverett S. Lyon
British Dictionary definitions for commission plan

commission plan

noun
1.
(in the US) a system of municipal government that combines legislative and executive authority in a commission of five or six elected members
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