Why would the author of this quotation say the commission plan has “perfect simplicity”?
The strongest feature of the commission plan of city government is its perfect simplicity, its directness and in limiting the number of those directly charged with the management of the city’s affairs.
All the power to make decisions rests with one person: the mayor.
There are a limited number of people responsible, and each has a specific area of responsibility.
The system is too simple to meet the needs of a modern city.