Terms
Numbers
Money Matters
People
Odds & Ends
100

Term for the mayor's refusal to approve an act passed by the city council.

Veto

100

City Governments have this many branches

3

100

The owners of taxable property include business as well as this group of people. 

Homeowners

100

The executive branch of city government is headed by either a city manager or this person. 

mayor

100

The percentage of a typical municipal budget that is used to pay city workers. 

40%

200

City workers who provide services to residents are organized into departments and these. 

agencies

200

Number of members on most city councils

5-9

200

Funds made available to city governments by both the federal and state governments.

grants-in-aid

200

These people have formed organizations that attempt to limit city spending and taxes. 

Taxpayers 

200

These groups probably have the most influence on city government.

Special-interests groups

300

Lawmaking body sometimes known as he board of alderman or city commissions. 

City Council

300

The council-manager plan is the most common form of city government in cities with this number of people or more. 

25,000

300

In a strong-mayor system of city government, the mayor prepares this spending plan.

Budget

300

Under the council-manager form of government, this professional administrator supervises all municipal affairs. 

City manager

300

It ensures that city government which deals with people who violate municipal ordinances. 

Civil Service System

400

Most states grant this right to cities, enabling them to adopt their iwn charter. 

Home Rule

400

In one word, the number of people who live in the largest municipalities in the US.  

Millions

400

These federal monies can be used for projects within a specific area, such as education. 

Block Grants

400

Along with downtown merchants, these groups support policies to attract new industries to the area. 

Business groups 

400

Branch of city government which deals with people who violate municipal ordinances

Judicial Branch 

500

Communities - such as cities, towns, and villages - with their own governments. 

Municipalities 

500

The number of years in a term of office for most elected officials 

4

500

Is the Primary sources of money for financing services. 

Property Taxes

500

These groups may oppose projects that they believe threaten the environment or people's health. 

Environmental groups 

500

City, state, or National elections - the one with the smallest voter turnout. 

City elections 

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