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Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments
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1923 - 1926 (Creation)
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2 cm of textual records.
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The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873 by a charter granted by the legislature of Manitoba. At incorporation, the City established a committee system of government: while Council was the governing body for the City, it was in committee that civic policies were formed and executed. The initial task for the first and all subsequent Councils was to strike standing committees for the Council year. In addition to standing committees, Council established special committees to investigate and manage various projects, issues and questions placed before the City. Special committees were typically struck by a Council motion that outlined committee composition and responsibilities.
The Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments was appointed by Council in August of 1923 to consider and report on ways and means to improve the organization and administration of civic departments. The committee consisted of seven aldermen and the mayor. Reports to Council were submitted periodically and amendments to several by-laws to facilitate the movement of various functions from one department or branch to another were drafted and passed.
City Clerk's Department.
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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments and other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States by the Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments. Information requested of other jurisdictions was laid out in a questionnaire and covered such things as the form of administration employed for protecting persons and property, health and sanitation, transportation, education, recreation, public charities and financial management; a sample of the questionnaire is contained in the file. Included are an Organization Chart for the City of Winnipeg, revised 1923; Statement of Employees Shown on August Paylists 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid in Salaries, 1915, 1922, 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid, 1915-1923.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
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No further accruals are expected.
Related groups of records within the same fonds:
Special Committees, Minutes.