GOVT 2306 Ch. 6 Local Governments in Texas - Ch 6 Local...

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Ch. 6: Local Governments in TexasGOVT 2306
Federalism RevisitedLack of centralization because of federalismDifferent functions at different levels of governmentApproximately 89,000 local governments across the country, 5,000 in Texas
Creatures of the StateCreatures of the state-local governments are created by state government and all powers are derived from the stateLocal governments: general-purpose and limited-purposei.e.: general-purpose: citieslimited-purpose: school
General Law Cities and Home RuleMunicipality- a cityCharter- local constitutionGeneral law city- cities governed by city charters created by state statutes Home rule city- cities governed by city charters created by the actions of local citizens, at least 5,000 populationCities can pass any ordinance that does not conflict with state law or violate the state constitution
DefineIncorporation- process of creating a city governmentExtraterritorial jurisdiction- city powers that

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