Ever wonder why we have Towns, Cities, and Villages in New York? Curious about how power is divided among the state, county, and local governments? Did you know that New York has its own Freedom of Information Law?
The answers to these and other questions can be found in New York State's Local Government Handbook (6th edition, 2011, 184 pages).
Table of Contents
The Origins of Local Government and The Federal System
The State Government
The Judicial System
Local Government Home Rule Power
Special Purpose Units of Government
Citizen Participation and Involvement
Financing Local Government
Administering Local Finances
Land Use Planning and Regulation
Public Authorities, Regional Agencies, Intergovernmental Cooperation Acknowledgments websites
Local Government Handbook
View more information on local government from the New York State Department of State