independent city


Definition of independent city

: a city in the state of Virginia having a status equivalent to that of a county

Examples of independent city in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city created the independent city auditor’s office after a pension scandal 15 years ago nearly bankrupted the city. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Longtime deputy nominated as next San Diego city auditor," 10 Nov. 2020 Seeing that upper-echelon politicians from New York seem to be against any development in Brooklyn’s Industry City, can Brooklyn petition to become an independent city again? John L Hoh Jr. WSJ, "Signaling All Virtue While Hurting the Poor," 7 Oct. 2020 These complaints span two distinct periods: the time since the CCRB started operating as an independent city agency outside the NYPD in 1994 and the prior period when the CCRB operated within the NYPD. ProPublica, "Over a Dozen Black and Latino Men Accused a Cop of Humiliating, Invasive Strip Searches. The NYPD Kept Promoting Him.," 10 Sep. 2020 However, economic setbacks pushed the formerly independent city into vulnerability and led to the question of annexation again by 1900. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Oak Cliff, Texas: Luxury homes and an amusement park, Dallas’ reminder to not forget the other side of the Trinity," 15 Aug. 2020 The two other probes include an internal review of officer actions and tactics by the NYPD, and another by the city's corporate counsel and Officer of the Inspector General for the NYPD, an independent city agency. Mark Morales And Brynn Gingras, CNN, "NY attorney general report calls for NYPD overhaul in response to protests," 8 July 2020 Because of its unique history of independent city-states, the country’s craft culture, especially in the north — where there have long been woolen mills, leather-tanning and woodworking — flourished for centuries in discrete regions. Nancy Hass, New York Times, "The Dynasties," 13 Apr. 2020 It was dotted with largely independent city-states knitted together by shared religion and culture, similar to ancient Greece. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "‘Astounding new finds’ suggest ancient empire may be hiding in plain sight," 27 Feb. 2020 The rest of those independent cities sell tickets online and pay a flat fee of $100 per act in the U.S. (regardless of how many members are in the act). Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Sofar Sounds Opens Its Books on Event Profits After Artists Ask Where the Money Goes," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of independent city

1911, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2020

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“Independent city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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