Chapter 6x - Chapter 6 Local Governments in Texas Creatures of the States Federalism Revisited General Law Cities and Home Rule General Law vs Home

Chapter 6x - Chapter 6 Local Governments in Texas...

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Chapter 6Local Governments in Texas
Creatures of the StatesFederalism Revisited
General Law vs. Home Rule CitiesGeneral law city are state-created cities. State writes the charterHome rule cities are created by popular demand. Citizens write the charter.5,000 home rule cities.IncorporationProcess of Creating a City – as long as there is a large amount (minimum of 201 ppl in 2-mile radius, 10% voters, 50% sign petition) of citizens in an area, a city can be created.Extraterritorial JurisdictionAnnexationSays how large cities can grow and where. Size of cities depends on number of people.General Law Citiesand Home Rule
Council-Manager GovernmentGovernment where citizens elect mayor, council and these elected appoint a city manager.Mayor-Council GovernmentDoes not have a city manager.Citizens elect the council.Commission Form of GovernmentTypes of City Government
Council-Manager Government
Council-Manager GovernmentRoles

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