3Notes Describe the government structure of counties What is the function of a county?Why is there a need for reform in county government?Describe government in towns/townshipsDescribe government in special districts
4Chapter 25 Section 2: Cities and Metropolitan Areas Big Idea: Once primarily rural, the United States’ population has become much more urban.
5Vocabulary Incorporation Charter Mayor council government Strong mayor governmentWeak mayor governmentCommission governmentCouncil manager governmentZoningMetropolitan
6Notes Why did America’s population shift from rural to urban society Explain the process of incorporation and the function of city chartersContrast the major forms of city government.Why is there a need for city planningWhat are some municipal functions?What challenges do suburbs and metropolitan areas face?
7Ch 25 section 3: Providing Important Services Big Idea: State and Local governments provide numerous expensive services for their citizens
9NotesWhy do State governments have a major role in providing important services?What types of services do States and Local governments provide?Why do the amount and types of services available to citizens vary greatly from State to State?
10Chapter 25 Section 4: Financing State and local government Big Idea: States and local governments use taxes to collect the revenue that pays for services.
12Notes Describe the major Federal and state limits on raising revenue: List the 4 principles of sound taxation:What are major tax and nontax sources of State and local revenue?Describe the budget process:126.96.36.199.5.6.