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Local Government  Sources of Power  Delegation: Counties, Cities & ….Government entities, such as housing authorities, water districts, school districts…Government.

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1 Local Government  Sources of Power  Delegation: Counties, Cities & ….Government entities, such as housing authorities, water districts, school districts…Government entities

2 Counties  Are political subdivisions of the statepolitical subdivisions  Colorado Counties Online Colorado Counties Online  Have a legislative branch & enumerated powers

3 Cities  Are voluntary and must be created  Have a legislative branch  May have a charter

4 Colorado Cities

5 League of Colorado Cities Laws Affecting Colorado Cities

6 Division of Local Government Local Government Research

7 General Law and Home Rule  Limit on powers  Expressly conferred  Police and general welfare power

8 Governmental Entities  Housing Authorities  Fire Protection Districts

9 Finding Charters & Ordinances Ordinances Online Colorado Ordinances and Charters Municode Library Colorado

10 Interpreting Charters & Ordinances Citators AG Opinions AG Opinions (1984-current) AG Opinions AG Opinions ( )

11 Municipal Law Resources Colorado Resources Best Practices Policy General Resources


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