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A city council is the local government version of the -
a) executive branch of government.
b) national branch of government.
c) legislative branch of government.
d) state branch of government.

Local governments exercise legislative, executive, and –
a) judicial powers.
b) representative powers.
c) state powers.
d) regional powers.

Who exercises legislative powers at the county level of local government?
a) Mayor
b) Town Council
c) Board of Supervisors
d) City Council

Who oversees the operation of the K-12 public schools in the city and county?
a) City Council
b) Board of Supervisors
c) School Board
d) School Principal

Which local government officials may be elected or appointed?
a) Board of Supervisors members
b) Town Council members
c) City Council members
d) School Board members

In each Virginia locality, court cases are heard by 
a) judges
b) mayors
c) policeman
d) school board members.

Which is a local government power?
a) enforce state and local laws
b) enforce federal laws
c) establish foreign policy
d) establish an army

What power of Virginia local governments provides funding for education and public safety?
a) levy taxes
b) coin money
c) individual donations
d) retail store sales

Local governments derive their power from the
a) regional government.
b) national government.
c) local government.
d) state government.

Who has the greatest influence on the decisions made by local government officials?
a) Mayor
b) Manager
c) Individuals
d) Council

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