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A formal joining of a city (or cities) with a surrounding county government is called a city-county consolidation. The resulting unified body assumes the responsibilities of both the city and the county. Although city-county…

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A metropolitan council, also known as a regional council or council of government, is a general term that encompasses a wide range of entities, including some that are not "metropolitan" and some that are not "councils." They are…

People working together
People working together
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The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau (2012) counted 35,879 general purpose local governments, which includes 19,519 municipal governments, 16,360 town and township governments, and 3,031 county governments.

For state-by-state…

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Background

Through their constitutions or laws, all states establish mechanisms by which local governments are created. Some are created by direct state action - through a charter, for example. However, most are created because state statutes…

City building columns
City building columns
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Background

A municipal charter is the legal document that defines the organization, powers, functions, and essential procedures of the city government. The charter also details the form of municipal government, of which there are historically…

State capitol building
State capitol building
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In response to the tragic events that occurred recently in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, NLC hosted a webinar to help cities deal with the challenges of race and equity in their communities – and commit to solutions. The webinar…

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Building on a foundation of intercity cooperation aimed at addressing the increasing dysfunction of nation-states in dealing with global crises, Benjamin Barber proposes a governance revolution: the founding of a new global…

Dr. Barber
Dr. Barber
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This is a guest post written by Adam Levenson of UNC-Chapel Hill’s MPA@UNC program.

“Trust, but verify.” According to certified public finance officers Stan Helgerson and David Richardson, Ronald Reagan’s famous stance on international…

Trust
Trust