Reliable source of local government law features added emphasis on finance, including special tax districts and the implications of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Discusses taxation, borrowing, and updating in the area of 1983. A review of each rule is included, accompanied by expert explanation of its underlying concepts.
PrefaceChapter Local Governing Power—General Aspects, Limitations, Resolution of Power Conflicts and Challenges Introduction Sources of Local Governing Powers Limitations on State Power Over Municipal Corporations Resolution of Competing Power Considerations Formation of the Local Government, Alteration, Boundary Changes; Some Problems of Organization and Operation—Officers, Employees, Allocation and Delegation of Functions, Elections Some Aspects of Organization and Alteration Choices Considerations Common to Statutory Incorporation or Alteration Procedures Formation of the Local Governing Unit Alteration, Boundary Changes Some Problems of Organization and Operation— Officers, Employees, Allocation and Delegation of Functions, Elections and Referenda Regulation of Conduct and the Use of Land The Police Power Regulation of Land Use Acquisition, Limitations on Use, and Disposition of Goods, Services and Property Acquisition by Contract Other Methods of Property Acquisition—Gift, Dedication, Adverse Possession, Prescription and User Acquisition Under Eminent Domain Some Limitations on Municipal Use of Acquired Property Disposition and Loss of Municipal Property Revenues Local Revenue Raising Local Taxes Non–Tax Revenue Raising Devices Borrowing Some Additional Considerations Relevant to Municipal Expenditures Considerations Pertinent to Citizen Litigation With Local Governments Citizen Tort Claims Against the Local Government Claims Against the Local Government Under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983 Standing Index