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PLS 301 State Politics Local Government Outline Local Government I. Different Types of Local Government A. General Purpose Local Governments 1. Counties 1. local administration of some state services 2. county boards 3. reforms 2. Townships 3. Town (New England) 4. Municipalities 1. Commission government 2. City Manager government 3. Mayoral government (weak and strong mayors) B. Single Purpose Local Governments 1. School Districts 2. Special Districts II. Metropolitan Areas A. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) B. Suburban Growth - Started after WWII, 1950’s, job space began to fall apart (industries moved to suburban areas) - Overlapping of responsibility, divided among suburbs - Inter-governmental issues - DETROIT (highly segregated, crime, poor infrastructure, 1 st city to lose 1 million in population) - Poor public policy 1. Racial discrimination in labor markets 2. Industrial discrimination 3. Residential discrimination - Suburbs grew on their own and incorporated their own governments and cities.
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  • Spring '08
  • matzke
  • Government, Suburb, Local government in the United States, Local Government Outline, County Township Town Municipalities Commission government City

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