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":

Local Government - South America - Uruguay
... which were subordinate to the central government and responsible for local administration ... had the power to establish unpaid five-member local boards or town councils in municipalities other than the departmental capital if the population was large enough to warrant such a body ... carrying out resolutions made by the local board (whose members were appointed on the basis of proportional representation of the political parties) ...
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 H√łyre 19 Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 3 Pensioners' Party Pensjonistpartiet 3 Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 1 Liberal Party Venstre 3 Total 49. ...
Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government by a mayor and a five-member Township Council ...
Burlington Township, New Jersey - Government - Local Government
... (Mayor-Council) Plan E form of municipal government and consists of a mayor and a seven-member Township Council ...
District - Malaysia
... A district 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 ... each district will 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 Council ...

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