11-27 Local Gov Slides - Unitary System of Government...

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Unitary System of Government Constitutional arrangement whereby authority rests with the central government; regional governments have only those powers given them by the central Government
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The City Rule Dillon’s Rule The Principle holding that local governments are creations of the state government and that their powers and responsibilities are defined by the state. Home Rule City : Is a city with a population of more than 5,000, which can adopt any form of government residents choose provided it does not conflict with the states constitution or statutes General Law City: Are cities allowed to exercise only those powers specifically granted to it by the legislature. CHARTER: The City’s “Constitution”
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3 Forms of Government 1 - Mayor-council form This is based on the Separation of Powers principle Legislative duties fall on the Council Executive duties fall on the Mayor Weak Mayor Strong Mayor
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2 City Commission Has its origin in the City/ Island of
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST/POLS 1301/2301 taught by Professor Drbrown/prof.alexander during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

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