In Chapter 11, “Local Government,” The authors explain the purposes and structures of local governments within the state of Texas. Complete the following:
Identify the structure and role of local governments within the state of Texas.
Explain the purpose and function of each type of local government.
Some states have consolidated the county and city functions into a single governmental entity.
Do you believe Texas would be better served by maintaining its several, distinct, types of local government, or by consolidating them into broader units of government that would handle the various functions within a single governmental entity?