A legal doctrine whereby municipalities such as cities and towns are authorized to enact legislation in the form of Bylaws or Ordinances on certain subjects which the state legislature could authorize them to do, without the need to wait for an Enabling Act, or other state approval.
the power of cities or local governments to govern themselves
A provision whereby the state grants authority to counties to adopt charters providing more local discretion with respect to county government organization and practice within certain limits set by the state.
self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
a tool that could help the city of Geneva reach goals it already has set for itself
Common name for the state's transferring of power to the local governments to pass regulations regarding land use.
The power of a local government to adopt its own land-use regulations.
Power of the local government to implement its own land-use regulations.
Another description for forms of democratically elected Scottish self-government, such as devolution.