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Local Government in Connecticut, Third Edition
Frank B. Connolly; Roger L. Kemp, contrib.; Philip K. Schenck, contrib.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Foreword
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• What Is Local Government in Connecticut?
• Forms of Local Government
• Who Runs These Governments?
• Key Local Government Officials and Their Roles
• State Government vs. Local Government
• Charter Revision Process
• Municipal Employees and Unionization
• Federal Government’s Role in Local Government
• Some Nuts and Bolts of the Local Government Process (or How Business Is Transacted at the Local-Government Level in Connecticut)
• Where Does the Money Come From?
• Where Does the Money Go?
• Public Safety: Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services
• Homeland Security and Emergency Management
• Public Works
• Land Use: Planning and Zoning, Wetlands and Watercourses
• Risk Management in Local Government
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Local Government
• Health and Human Services
• Municipal Clerk
• Education: Function, Role, Relationship to Town
• Technology in Local Government and Education
• Other Local-Governmental Officials
• Two-Year Political and Financial Calendar
• Public and Private Utilities
• Economic Development at the Local Level
• Regionalization
• Freedom of Information Laws and Ethics
• Basics of Municipal and Educational Pensions
• Public Policy in Local Government
• Careers in Local Government
• APPENDIXES
• Abbreviations and Acronyms
• Key Associations Involved with Connecticut Local Government •Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs) and Map of Counties
• Higher Education in Connecticut
• Municipal Forms of Government in Connecticut as of 2013; List of Chartered and Non-Chartered Towns and Cities
• Municipal Populations, Revaluation Dates, Town Code Numbers
• Map of Towns and Cities
• Partial List of Connecticut General Statutes for Municipalities
• Bibliography
• Index

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