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Local Government in Virginia

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What are the three units of local government created by the General Assembly in Virginia? Counties, Towns, Cities
Which of the two units of local government can exist together? Counties and Towns
What are local laws called? Ordinances
The budget at the local level is adopted how often? Annually
The legislative branch in a county is headed by a - Board of Supervisors
The legislative branch in a city is headed by a - City Council
The legislative branch in a town is headed by a - Town Council
Every county and city in Virginia has an elected or appointed ___ that oversees the operation of the public schools in that county or city. School Board
Cities and towns in Virginia may have an elected ___ to head the executive branch. Mayor
Counties and Cities in Virginia usually hire a ___ to oversee the operations of the executive branch. Manager
In every county and city in Virginia citizens elect which official enforce laws and protect the safety of its citizens? Sheriff
In every county and city in Virginia citizens elect which official to prosecute accused persons in the local courts? Commonwealth Attorney
In every county and city citizens elect which official to keep the court and other legal records of the locality? Clerk of the Circuit Court
In every county and city citizens elect which official who is responsible for collecting state fees and taxes? Commissioner of Revenue
In every county and city citizens elect which official who is responsible for collecting local taxes and fees? Treasurer
Local governments in Virginia receive their powers from what two sources? Virginia Constitution and the General Assembly
Do all counties and cities in Virginia have the same exact powers? No
What lists the powers that incorporated cities and towns have? Charter
What are the seven areas of power that local governments in Virginia are responsible for? Enforce state and local laws Promote public health Protect public safety Educate children Protect the environment Regulate land use Levy and collect taxes
Which level of government do citizens have the greatest influence over the decisions made by the officials? Local
Created by: rvanord