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what is a counselor

a person elected to local government

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what is counsel

group of elected representatives who make decisions for the local area

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what are four reasons that we have local government

local government provides services and collects taxes, makes laws and gives people a voice

4

four types of services that the government provides are

hospitals, fire department, police, senior facilities, a animal control

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in order to provide services the local government collects what from the community

Taxes, and money

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revenue

money that is coming into the government

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what is the biggest source of revenue

property taxes

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expenditures

money going out

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what is the biggest expenditure

roads

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what are bylaws

laws that are created by the local government

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what is motion

ideas discussed in a meeting

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how many times does a motion have to be discussed by members of the council before being brought to a vote

3 times

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forum

public discussions about bylaws

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who are the best people to make discussions about specific areas

the people who live in the local area

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what is the name of the top elected official in a urban local government

Mayer

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how many councilors are in a urban government

between 7-15

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what is a name for top elected official in rural government

reeve

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what are the four types of local government

urban
rural
first nations
metis

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how many councilors are in a rural government

3

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what is the name of the top elected official in the first nation governments

chief

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how many councilors are in a first nation government

it depends on the size of the community

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what is the top elected official of the metis government

chair person

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how many people in council for the metis government

5

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what happens during council meetings

Mayer council discus issues

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councils usually organize ... that are responsible services

committees

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what are advisory committees

groups of concerned citizens and members of government that give advice to the council

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what is the purpose of a city manager

the are appointed by the council to make sure that council decisions are carried out (followed)

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civil servants

people who are hired to work in the government

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in an urban local government which position are above of the departments

council committees, city manager, advisory comitee

30

what position is at the top of the urban government,

mayor and council

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what are the five types of government in a local urban government

finance, corporet, parks and recreation, land development, planning and public works

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what are the three categories under the planning and public works department

planning and development, engineering and transportation, utilities and enviroment

33

what two things can you do if you can not vote

1. call. email write letters
2. make a petition

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what is a petition

a written request that contains the signatures that support its contents

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what does the school board do

they make decisions about how the education system should work

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who is the superintendent

who is hired from the school that makes sure that decisions are hired out

37

a person who serves on a school board is called

trustees

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what are the five types of public schools

1. first nation
2. francophone
3. school board
4. separate school
5. charter schools

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what do separate schools teach

catholic faith

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what do francophone teach

french

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what is different about charter schools

the specialize in specific areas like sports

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what do first nation schools teach

teach their culture and create language

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what is the first step to passing a bylaw

the bylaw motion is introduced at a community or council meeting

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what is the step of after the bylaw motion is introduced

the councilor makes the motion to pass bylaw at council

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what happens after the counselor brings the motion to council

the council considers the motion for the first time

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how many times does a council consider a motion

3

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after the council considers the motion for the third time what happens

they vote on the decision and if it passes it becomes a bylaw