Ch. 26 Govt. - Chapter 26 Local Government in Texas In...

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Chapter 26 Local Government in Texas In Texas the state government grants charters to cities. A city charter is a document much like a state constitution, in that it provides the basic structure and organization of city government and the broad outlines of powers and authorities. 1. _________________________: a city whose charter is created by state statues. These cities can choose from seven charters specified in state statues. There are 938 general law cities in Texas. 2. _________________________: a city whose charter is created by the actions of local citizens. Any city in Texas with a population of 5,000 may elect to become home rule. 3. _________________________: a government given broad discretionary authority by the state government. 4. ___________________________ are excellent examples of general purpose governments. 5. _________________________: a government that has very limited authority or control over its finances and is governed by a set structure. 6. A school district is an example of _____________________________ because it performs only one function (education), has limited revenue resources (property taxes and state funds) and is govern by a seven member school board.
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