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  • Texas Politics Essay

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    Chapter 11 of the textbook, ‘Texas Politics”, it is primarily about the purpose and structure of the local governments within the state of Texas. Texas has 254 counties, the most of any state. Each county is governed by a five-member Commissioners Court, which consists of a County Judge (elected at-large) and four Commissioners (elected from single-member precincts). The County Judge has no veto authority over the decisions of the Court, s/he has one vote along with the other Commissioners. In smaller

  • Modeling Suburban And Rural Residential Development Beyond The Urban Fringe

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    beyond the Urban Fringe The authors David A. Newburn and Peter Berck looked at how land use regulations differentially influenced suburban versus rural-residential development in exurban areas. Exurban areas are defined as an area that “extends beyond the built-up urban and contiguously developed suburban areas, but not into the true hinterlands beyond the commuting range of the city centers and their edge cities” (Nelson and Sanchez 1997). The journal looks at a county in California that enacted

  • Relationship Between State and Local Government Essay

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    State Constitution and Government Code. Counties in California are responsible for providing limited services to unincorporated areas. The state Legislature created the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) in 1963 to control local government fragmentation. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) gives counties the power to tax, create special districts and annex unincorporated land to cities in the county (League of Women Voters, 1992). There are three classes of county government. The

  • Texas Commissioners Court

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    The counties in Texas have an odd relationship with the state government and the Texas constitution. The counties are under the state and they are required to handle duties that the state rants them. However, the counties are strongly against the involvement of the state government. Brown (2014) states that “both county officials and county residents see them as local governments and resent any state ‘interference’” (p.110). The counties are charged with the responsibilities of collecting taxes on

  • Reflective Essay On A Council Meeting

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    confusing enough, but we were kindly shown where to go to sit in on the meeting. The meeting took a while to begin, but it began with role being taken of the council members. The room itself was large, with a wall of desks in front of the main seating area. After role had been called the meeting was opened by discussing the recent celebration of Veteran’s Day, and the council felt the need to thank all the active veterans in the community. This was very important to the council and they said a few words

  • Essay on Summer Place

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    MEMORANDUM FROM: Group Members TO: Owners, Summer Place, Inc. DATE: May 26, 2015 RE: Information, Findings and Conclusions on Business and Legal Problems I. Decision Situation, Concern, and Purpose Summer Place wants to expand Diamond Design and Construction, Inc. (Diamond). It is considering a five-year expansion plan in County A located in eastern North Carolina. This expansion would support increased profits and business growth objectives. County A has enacted utility surcharge

  • The Formal Mission Of Collin County

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    The formal mission of Collin County is to deliver services including justice, public safety, infrastructure, and public health as mandated by the State of Texas and to execute other priorities as determined by the Commissioners Court (Collin County). The mission statement is very concise and specific at times by mentioning the main services that are provided, such as justice, public safety, infrastructure, and public health. Length of mission statements can be cumbersome at times to understand because

  • The City Of Macon County

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    Introduction Bibb County, in central Georgia, was formed December 9, 1822. Geologically, Bibb County is located on the fall line where the southern Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain. Before the arrival of European settlers, the area had been a center of a series of Native American civilizations. The county sits on 249.76 square miles of land and there are approximately 622 people per square mile. Robert Reichert is the mayor of the city of Macon which is a part of Bibb currently governed by a five

  • The Formal Mission Of Collin County

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    Collin County is a governing body north of Dallas that has been experiencing rapid growth over the past decade. Planning for the population growth, businesses expansions, and county debt has been needed in order for the county to be sustainable during the great recession. The formal mission of Collin County is to deliver services including justice, public safety, infrastructure, and public health as mandated by the State of Texas and to execute other priorities as determined by the Commissioners

  • Rural Poverty Stricken County Of Hale County

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    Hale County Hale County, considered one of the most poverty stricken rural counties in Alabama. Located in the west section of Alabama. Hale County shares borders with Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Marengo, and Greene counties. Hale County once referred to as the Black Belt was once known for its rich soil and crop production. Currently the cash produce is catfish. The county has a lot of catfish ponds. The switch to catfish farms allowed the county to move away from producing cotton. The county is

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