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.
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... Township is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) Plan E form of municipal government and consists of a mayor and a seven-member Township Council ...
... and governed 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 population was large enough to warrant such a body ... executive and administrative duties, carrying out resolutions made by the local board (whose members were appointed on the basis of proportional representation of the political parties) ...
... A district governed directly by the federal government is known as a Federal Territory, and they are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan ... with respect to the administration of local government ... 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 ...
... 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. ...
... Washington is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government by a mayor and a five-member Township Council ...
Famous quotes containing the words government and/or local:
“Nor the tame will, nor timid brain,
Nor heavy knitting of the brow
Bred that fierce tooth and cleanly limb
And threw him up to laugh on the bough;
No government appointed him.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artists relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artists concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)