ERIC Number: ED250130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-10
Reference Count: 0
Government and Management in Rural New York State: A Preliminary Report.
New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Symposium participants identified trends, strengths, and weaknesses in local governments in rural New York and clarified the current status of the state-local governance and management partnership. Among the trends cited were a population shift from urban to rural areas and a corresponding need for more services, increasing state mandates and decreasing state financial assistance, and increased resistance to centralized governments with greater reliance on local problem solutions. Strengths included effective local governments; availability of private and voluntary resources as well as such governmental resources as special commissions, city and state agencies, and federal programs; and potential assistance from rural educational institutions. Cited as weaknesses were isolation, legal constraints on local governments and services, lack of financial and technical assistance, ineffective government structures and management, and effects of land use disputes. Goals to improve government and management encompassed efforts in financial, legal, structural, educational and technical assistance areas. Appended are lists, maps, and charts reflecting population distributions, governmental structures, expenditures for various services, and sources of revenue, and other supporting statistical data. (MM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Government (Administrative Body), Governmental Structure, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Population Trends, Problems, Public Administration, Public Policy, Revenue Sharing, Rural Development, School Community Relationship, State Government, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Identifiers: Goal Setting; New York
Note: One of nine reports from the Statewide Legislative Symposium on Rural Development (1st, Albany, NY, October 5-7, 1983). For the other reports from this Symposium, see RC 015 005-013.