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Magruder's American Government - Chapter 25
Chapter 25: Local Government and Finance Terms/Identifications/People AP Class - Ms. Coss at Land O Lakes High School
Terms in this set (17)
A major unit of local government in most States.
A subdivision of a county.
An independent unit created to perform one or more government related functions at the local level.
a locality with an officially organized government that provides services to residents. *Incorporation: The process by which a State establishes a city as a legal body.
A city's basic law, its constitution; a written grant of authority from the king.
The oldest and most widely used type of city government: an elected mayor as the chief executive and an elected council as its legislative body.
A government formed by commissioners, heads of different departments of city government, who are popularly elected to form the city council and thus center both legislative and executive powers in one body.
A modification of the mayor-council government, it consists of a strong council of members elected on a non-partisan ballot, a weak mayor, elected by the people, and a manager, named by the council.
The practice of dividing a city into a number of districts and regulating the uses to which property in each of them may be put.
A tax placed on the sale of various commodities, paid by the purchaser.
A tax levied at a flat rate, without regard to the level of the taxpayer's income or ability to pay them.
A tax levied on the income of individuals and/or corporations.
A type of tax proportionate to income.
A tax levied on real and personal property.
A tax levied on the beneficiary's share of an estate.
A levy imposed on teh assets of one who dies.
A financial plan for the use of money, personnel and property.