This hornbook is intended as an introductory text for law students. Explores such topics as the relationship of local governments to state and federal governments; the needs of local governments for territory, for personnel, and for adequate financing; and the principal activities and possible liabilities of local government. There is also a discussion of land use control and important concepts as "smart growth," "new urbanism," and "regulatory takings." Local Government Law is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This study aid offers a general introduction to the sources and types of power exercised by municipalities, and challenges to that power. In addition, the authors have included substantial sections on police power, regulation of private land use, acquisition and use of property by municipalities, and revenue sources. There is no supplementation in between editions. Local Government Law in a Nutshell is also available online via West Academic Study Aids.
This is the electronic version of the six-volume looseleaf encyclopedic work that was first published in 1955. This treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of local government law and is supplemented three times a year.