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Unformatted text preview: Texas Cities Differences between state and city government Public service delivery Accessibility Other government influence Legal Status Municipal Incorporation Population > 200 Submit petition to county judge Majority vote passes Extraterritorial Jurisdication Types of City General Law Restricted by state charter Basic services 80% of Texas cities Population < 5,000 Types of City Home-rule city More discretion than general-law cities 20% of Texas cities, all large Initiatives, referenda, recall Home-Rule Mayor-Council Manger-Council Commission Mayor-Council Strong Mayor Weak Mayor Mayor-Council S tro n g M a y o r C it iz e n s C o u n c il M a yo r O t h e r E le c t e d O f f ic ia ls C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t Mayor-Council W eak M ayor C itiz e n s C o u n c il M ayor T re a s u re r C o m p tr o lle r O th e r E le c te d O f f ic i a ls C ity D e p a r tm e n t C ity D e p a r tm e n t C ity D e p a r tm e n t C ity D e p a r tm e n t C ity D e p a r tm e n t Council-manager Council-Manager C o u n c il-M a n g e r C it iz e n s C o u n c il C it y M a n a g e r C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t C it y D e p a r t m e n t M a yor Commission C o m m is s io n C it iz e n s C it y C o m m is s io n C o m m is s io n e r C it y D e p a r t m e n t C o m m is s io n e r C it y D e p a r t m e n t C o m m is s io n e r C it y D e p a r t m e n t C o m m is s io n e r C it y D e p a r t m e n t General-law Aldermanic (variant of mayor-council) Council-manager Commission Elections At-large Entire city votes District Only members of the city vote Elections At-large At-large-by-place Pros/Cons Voting Rights Act At-large-by-place, Single-member Mixed residency requirements ...
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