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Unit 10 Quiz
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Local governments, including single purpose districts, gain their power to function and establish their operating structure through
Native American reservations
are not considered a formal type of local government, even though they perform many local government functions.
Land set aside for residential use may be zoned for
single-family dwellings, multifamily units, or mobile homes.
All of the following are examples of general-purpose local governments except
In the early days of the United States, communities were idealized as civic republics where citizens:
view community government based on the principle of mutual consent, and citizens share fundamental beliefs and participate in public affairs.
Which of the following cities was awarded the "All-American City" designation from the National Civic League?
The most common county government structure is
an elected governing body called a commission, with its chief executive selected by the elected commissioners.
Under the council-administrator plan, counties
hire a professional administrator to run the government.
Among the fifty states, the degree of authority granted local governments
The trend in local government structure between 1950 and 2010 has been
a slight decrease in the number of counties and towns, an increase in the number of cities, a significant decrease in the number of school districts, and a large increase in the number of special districts.
All of the following are examples of single-purpose local governments except
The governing body for counties is typically called the
county board of commissioners (or county board).
The council-manager form of government is found in about
more than half of all cities in the United States.
Two states that do not have functional county governments are
Connecticut and Rhode Island
In 2005, Dallas devoted considerable energy to a proposal to move from a council-manager form to a strong-mayor system, but in the end,
voters defeated the proposal
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