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.

The question of municipal autonomy is a key question of public administration and governance. The institutions of local government vary greatly between countries, and even where similar arrangements exist, the terminology often varies. Common names for local government entities include state, province, region, department, county, prefecture, district, city, township, town, borough, parish, municipality, shire and village.

Other articles related to "local government, government, local":

Burlington Township, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) Plan E form of municipal government and consists of a mayor and a seven-member Township Council ...
Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... of 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 Høyre 19 Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 3 Pensioners' Party Pensjonistpartiet 3 Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 1 Liberal Party Venstre 3 Total 49. ...
Local Government - South America - Uruguay
... 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 ... duties, carrying out resolutions made by the local board (whose members were appointed on the basis of proportional representation of the political parties) ...
District - Malaysia
... governed directly by the federal government is known as a Federal Territory, and they are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan ... The mukim is however of less importance with respect to the administration of local government ... have a District Office, headed by a district officer, and is administered by a local government either being a District Council, Municipal Council, or a City ...

Famous quotes containing the words government and/or local:

    We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.... [The organized moneyed people] are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred.... I should like to have it said of my second administration that these forces met their master.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    These native villages are as unchanging as the woman in one of their stories. When she was called before a local justice he asked her age. “I have 45 years.” “But,” said the justice, “you were forty-five when you appeared before me two years ago.” “Señor Judge,” she replied proudly, drawing herself to her full height, “I am not of those who are one thing today and another tomorrow!”
    State of New Mexico, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)