Book Description: Local Government Law provides an overview of the operations and the inter-relationships of the various levels of government in this country, with the emphasis on local units. First, there is a discussion of local governmental units. Attention is then turned to the forms of government within such units. The text goes on to cover the relationship of local governments to the state and federal; local units, including the units, powers, limitations on those powers, and forms local legislative action may take; the three most important ingredients in the local government-territory, people, and money; the activities of local government; and finally, means for holding local governments liable and/or making them responsive to their citizens. In each of the 31 chapters, an effort has been made to discuss those topics most often covered in law school courses in Local Government Law. Reynold's Local Government Law provides an exhaustive, yet single-volume, treatment of the development of American law of local government, the current laws, the major existing problems, and the discernible trends.