- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) - A booming economy in Broken Bow is prompting calls for a city manager who would oversee the central Nebraska’s city’s development.

The Grand Island Independent reports (https://bit.ly/1oTK27y ) that some residents are trying to place the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Many of the city’s current management duties are handled by the mayor, acting on advice from a city administrator. A city manager would have power to act on the city’s day-to-day business, like the CEO of a major business. The city council would act as a board of directors, focused on a long-term vision.

Supporters of a city manager form of government argue that the workload generated by Broken Bow’s growth is too much for one poorly compensated elected official.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com


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