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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The commission plan will be implemented by Jan. 1, 2024. Leada Gore |, al, 24 May 2021 On Thursday, Pelosi said that two of the three Republican objections to her initial commission plan had been reconciled in her new plan, leaving only the scope remaining at the sticking point. Ryan Nobles, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 The commission planned to send a staff engineer to the site to assist with the investigation as soon as it could be done safely, Chairman Neil Chatterjee said in a statement. CBS News, 21 May 2020 Indeed, a draft commission plan leaked earlier this month contained a hefty dose of alchemy. Alexander Weber,, 5 May 2020 The commission plans to meet with the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other civil society groups to understand their objections to these types of weapons. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2019 Academy leaders and members of the Colorado’s congressional delegation announced the cross-commission plan at an oversight Board of Visitors meeting Wednesday. USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2020 The commission plans to issue a report on steps the university should take to address past actions. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2019 The commission plans to branch out into other neighborhoods of the city next year., 28 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of commission plan was in 1911

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“Commission plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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