Accession Number : AD0615725

Title :   INTERGOVERNMENTAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF URBAN STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Lawrence A. ; Veillette,Peter D. ; Bullis,Andrew S.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : Patterns of local government and the jurisdictional impediments to the effective performance of local services are described and related to civil defense organizational problems. The major alternative approaches to local government jurisdictional reorganization and the advantages and disadvantages attributed to each are examined. Three inter-local government civil defense agencies are treated on a case study basis. Emphasis is placed upon local government civil defense organization, powers, and intergovernmental relationships. Attention is given to (1) the role of the states, (2) methods of policy formulation, (3) arrangements for politically responsible supervision, (4) arrangements for establishing authority for unified and coordinated emergency operations, (5) procedures for allocating costs, and (6) the increments in civil defense capability resulting from area-wide organizations. The views of local elected officials in eight metropolitan areas relative to civil defense and civil defense organizational patterns are analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, URBAN AREAS), (*URBAN AREAS, CIVIL DEFENSE), OPERATION, LEADERSHIP, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PUBLIC OPINION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE