What is local government?

  • (noun): The government of a local area.

Local Government

Local government is a form of public administration which in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state. The term is used to contrast with offices at state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or (where appropriate) federal government. Local governments generally act within powers delegated to them by legislation or directives of the higher level of government. In federal states, local government generally comprises the third (or sometimes fourth) tier of government, whereas in unitary states, local government usually occupies the second or third tier of government, often with greater powers than higher-level administrative divisions.

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Some articles on local government:

Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... Washington is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government by a mayor and a five-member Township Council ...
Haugesund - Local Government
... Haugesund Kommunestyre 2011 - 2015 Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of representatives Labour Party Det Norske Arbeiderpartiet 14 Progress Party Fremskrittspartiet 6 Conservative Party H√łyre 19 Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 3 Pensioners' Party Pensjonistpartiet 3 Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 1 Liberal Party Venstre 3 Total 49. ...
Burlington Township, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... Act (Mayor-Council) Plan E form of municipal government and consists of a mayor and a seven-member Township Council ...
Local Government - South America - Uruguay
... called departments and governed by intendencias, which were subordinate to the central government and responsible for local administration ... They also had the power to establish unpaid five-member local boards or town councils in municipalities other than the departmental capital if the population was large enough to ... municipal) assumed executive and administrative duties, carrying out resolutions made by the local board (whose members were appointed on the basis of proportional representation of the political parties) ...

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