local government

  

Definition

An administrative body for a small geographic area, such as a city, town, county, or state. A local government will typically only have control over their specific geographical region, and can not pass or enforce laws that will affect a wider area. Local governments can elect officials, enact taxes, and do many other things that a national government would do, just on a smaller scale.

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  • You should try and get in tight with the local government so maybe they can help you out if you need a small favor.

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  • The local government had particular bylaws and ordinances the business had to abide by so those requirements were clearly understood for optimal success.

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  • I did not trust the local government at all and wanted to get out of their as soon as possible and move somewhere else.

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