New Jersey's Multiple Municipal Madness
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Description: This is a critical look at how and why the boundary lines of New Jersey's 566 municipalities were drawn, pointing to the irrationality of these divisions. The author examines the history and high cost of New Jersey's multiple municipalities.
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Background and Case Studies|
|Motivations for Municipal Multiplication in New Jersey; or, What Moved the Hands that Drew the Lines|
|Historical Context of Municipal Creation|
|Case Study of Perth Amboy's South Ward|
|Shrewsbury: The Incredible Shrinking Township|
|Specific Issues that Cause Division|
|Municipalities Created by Street Fights|
|Railroad Towns: Jerkwater Depots and Real Suburbs|
|School-District Boroughs: Local Control as a Religion|
|Dry Towns versus Wet Towns: Drawing the Line at Abstinence|
|Exclusive Enclaves: The Pre-Zoning Prophylactic|
|Happy, Sad, and Interesting Origins|
|Factors Thwarting Consolidation and Case Studies of the Largest Cities|
|The Effects of New Jersey's Anti-Urban Bias|
|Perth Amboy and Burlington: Capital Cities that Did Not Capitalize|
|Camden: The Missed Opportunities|
|Newark: The Mistakes|
|Jersey City: The Exploited Victim|
|Correcting Yesterday's Mistakes: Is It Possible?|
|Once the Municipal Multiplication Madness Stopped|
|Reasons for Change|
|Some Suggested Solutions|