commission plan


Definition of commission plan

: a method of municipal government under which a small elective commission exercises both executive and legislative powers and each commissioner directly administers one or more municipal departments

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The commission plans to use that information to launch a loan program next spring to help low-income households build granny flats on their properties. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s granny flat ‘handbook’ aims to eliminate confusion, encourage construction," 15 Aug. 2019 The commission plans to forward the findings of its investigation to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry's office after Paul flouted its directive to register as a lobbyist in connection with his work for the state's troubled veterans agency. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Former lawmaker catches heat for secretive deal with Indiana veterans agency," 7 Aug. 2019 The commission plans to concentrate on several pain points. Globe Staff,, "State watchdog seeks to simplify complex health care system — and save money," 29 July 2019 The commission plans to begin applicant interviews in late June. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Bill Montgomery trying for Arizona Supreme Court seat — again," 3 June 2019 The commission plans to publish the final rule this spring. Timothy Puko, WSJ, "Nuclear Power Regulators Scale Back Draft Safety Rule," 24 Jan. 2019 The electoral commission plans to use more than 100,000 of them. Washington Post, "Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections," 22 June 2018 With the money, the commission plans to install at least 13 houses at the relocation site, known as Mertarvik, said Don Antrobus, a program manager with the agency. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal agency commits $22 million to help erosion-threatened village move," 29 Apr. 2018 The nine-member commission plans to readdress its earlier decision to significantly expand legal use of air guns and air bows for hunting certain game species during the group’s next public meeting, scheduled for May 24 in Lubbock. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "TPW Commission reconsidering its approval of air-powered guns, bows," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of commission plan

1911, in the meaning defined above

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