What three words describe local government?
Local government is a system of public administration at the local level. It is responsible for providing services that are necessary for citizens to live comfortably in their community. It may include city, county, or special district governments.
What is Local Government?
Public Administration: The implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service. Local Level: The smallest geographic unit that is represented by elected officials and serves specific populations. Services: Activities provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services (through the private sector).
Do you think the local government is doing enough to improve the quality of life in our community?
- Yes, they are doing enough
- No, they could do more
- No opinion
More than 90,000 local governments exist in the United States. Local governments are primarily funded through taxes, user fees, and grants from higher levels of government. In some areas local governments are referred to as municipalities.
Draw / write: What do you think are the pros and cons of having local government in our communities?
Draw / write: What do you think are the local governments roles in providing services to its citizens?
What is your opinion about how local government is structured and how it works?
How do you think having local government can help shape the future of our communities?