"This new edition continues the emphasis of prior editions on such topics as the relationship of local governments to state and federal governments; the needs of local governments for territory, for personnel, and for adequate financing; and the principal activities and possible liabilities of local government. There is increased attention to land use control, an area of growing activity on the part of institutions, ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court to local zoning boards. This includes material not found in some books in this field, on such important concepts as "smart growth," "new urbanism," and "regulatory takings.""--Publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The study of local government today Units of local government Forms of government within local units Limits on state control of municipalities : inherent home rule Limits on state control of municipalities : specific constitutional limitations Limits on state control of municipalities : constitutional and statutory home rule Relationship of municipalities to federal government Powers of municipalities Delegation of powers Municipal legislation : requirement of definiteness and certainty Municipal legislation : forms and procedures for enactment Territorial composition of municipalities Public officers Public employees Finances of local governments Local inducements to business and industry Local operation of utilities Local control of the use of property : zoning and related methods Municipal acquisition of property : eminent domain and other methods Urban renewal and public housing "Planning" at the local level Efforts to establish "new towns" Local regulation of trade, business, and other enterprises Local controls on criminal activity Local contractual and quasi-contractual liability Local government liability in tort and related theories Extraordinary actions and remedies as to local governments.
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Source of Description
Online resource (West Academic, viewed October 4, 2017).