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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of converting (a community) into a municipality, of bringing it under municipal control, or of providing for it the privileges of local self-government. Also spelled municipalisation.
  • n. Transference from private to municipal ownership. See municipalize, 2.


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  • Glasgow is not suffering from maladministration of its affairs, but from an over-indulgence in municipalization, carried into the realm of speculative enterprises, which always involves the investment of a large amount of capital and the running of many risks.

    Britain's Experience of Public Ownership

  • This sound rule is, I know, continually ignored, and successful municipal enterprises outside its restrictions are constantly urged in justification, but the fact remains that once a municipality ignores this rule, over-municipalization is almost bound to be the result, and over-municipalization always has and always will work a great injustice to the poorest ratepayers in the community, and strike at the very root of municipal credit.

    Britain's Experience of Public Ownership

  • The "municipalization" or "public subsidy" of health habits is indispensable to protecting industrial efficiency.

    Civics and Health

  • Xcel has dumped over $450,000 into a vote no campaign, 10 times the expenditures of the grassroots groups supporting the municipalization ballot measure.

    John Farrell: Utility Fights Dirty in City's Battle for Clean Local Energy

  • When the city first considered municipalization, Xcel offered to finance and build a local smart grid but has since been allowed by the state's public utility commission to charge Coloradans for significant cost overruns.

    John Farrell: Utility Fights Dirty in City's Battle for Clean Local Energy

  • The last large-scale municipalization took place in 1998, on New York's Long Island.

    Boulder Votes for Municipal Utility

  • This is perhaps the most meaningful result: With information, voters move to seeing renewal as a bad deal and municipalization as good.

    Anne Butterfield: Pay the Same, Get More: No New Boulder Franchise Agreement

  • They never pursued municipalization—a kind word for expropriation—and turning the team into something actually owned, instead of just subsidized, by the sporting public.

    Bad Sports

  • PACKER: I think possibly -- in fact, the main remedy is probably municipalization of the utility, where it becomes a public utility.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2005

  • They would look for other remedies, including municipalization.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2005


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  • Ooooh... wonderful! In a horrid way. It sounds like the word of choice for 60s town planners...

    January 2, 2009