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Guided Reading Activity 13-1
Terms in this set (34)
What is an incorporated place?
Who grants a city charter to a community?
In a mayor-council system, what group makes up the legislative branch of the city government?
What is a city manager?
This form of government seen as a way to reform corrupt or inefficient governments
What is a larger city where the mayor has significant executive powers usually uses a?
Strong mayor system
A state will ________ a locality when it officially organizes its government and provides services for its residents
When a council member runs in a citywide election rather than representing only one district, he or she is elected in a(n) __________
At large election
Some cities follow a _________, in which the mayor has limited authority.
Weak mayor system
A city council is in charge of passing a city law, or ________, and approving the city's budget.
A ___________ is a document that's grants power to a local government
City where most americans live
What group governs most counties?
Commissioners or supervisors
Why do mid western and southern states have so many small counties
County courthouse served as center of government
What are the duties of a sheriff
They oversee the sheriff department, enforce the court orders, manage county jail
What is the role of a county assessor
Examines all taxable property within the county
Which official supervises funds for the county
The largest territorial and political subdivision within the state is often a__________
The particular town in which a counties courthouse is located is called the ________
County seat/van buren
What is the town meeting?
Example of direct democracy
Who runs most governments in new England towns
What are the advantages of a village government
Villagers often receive better services
The smallest unit of local government is a________
A unit of local government that is smaller than the county and is common in the Midwest is called a _______
And example of direct democracy is one local residents in the new England towns go to an annual_______, In which they make important decisions about local taxes and budgets
A settled area that is a smaller political unit in a county or city is called a______
Who is the Mayor of alma/what's their duty
Keith green / serves a four-year term, and is responsible for overseeing departments in executing policies
Who is the city clerk of Alma /what's their duty
Wayne beck/Record keeping officer of the city who maintains custody of city law, and ordinances. The city clerk serves a four-year term
Who is the city attorney for alma/what's their duty
Ronda Baker/Provides legal counsel to the mayor city Council and city departments
Who's the chief of police
Russell White/ Appointed Position
Who's the director of public works
Mark Yardley/ appointed position
Who's the County judge and what's his duty
Dennis Gillstrap/Head of executive branch
Who's the county treasurer and what's their duty
Beverley Pyle/ supervises finds for the county
Who's the prosecuting attorney and what's their duty
Mark McCune/ prosecute people in the county
Who's the county sheriff and what's his duty
Sheriff Ron Brown/ Carry's our court orders and of over law enforcement and the county jail
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