power of the city manager

by Paul Herbert Wangsness

Publisher: School of Public Administration, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif

Written in English
Published: Pages: 101 Downloads: 600
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Statementby Paul Herbert Wangsness.
SeriesJohn W. Donner publication ; no. 23
LC ClassificationsMLCM 84/1634 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 101 leaves ; 28 cm.
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2907671M
LC Control Number84137596

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