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CE.8 Local Government

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units of local government are political subdivisions created by
- the General Assembly
units of local government in Virginia
- counties
- towns
- cities
Counties have _____________ to exercise legislative power
Board of Supervisors
local laws
ordinances
local legislative powers
- enact ordinances
- adopt annual budget
Virginia counties and cities have ________ to oversee K-12 public schools
school boards
Incorporated towns have ____________ to exercise legislative powers
town councils
A ______________ may be elected by voters or town/city council members
mayor
Cities have ____________ to exercise legislative powers
city councils
the legislative branch may hire -
a manager
managers
oversee the operations of the local governments
Voters in every locality must elect -
- a sheriff
- a clerk of the circuit court
- a commissioner of revenue
- a treasurer
Local government enforces
- state and local law
Local government promotes
- public health
Local government protects
- public safety and the environment
Local government educates -
children
Local government regulates -
land use
Local government levies and collects -
taxes
Authority of local government is derived from -
the state
where city powers are listed
charters
Individuals have the greatest influence on decisions made by -
local government officials