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Local Government Law

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Local government law (sometimes referred to as "municipal law") encompasses the laws created by local governmental jurisdictions, including municipalities (cities, towns, and villages); counties, parishes (LA), and boroughs (AK); and special districts. The term is also used to refer to the legal framework in which local governments operate and their authority in relation to the state and other local governments.

This guide is designed to help you locate print and online sources of local government law, including sources covering the city and county of Los Angeles as well as California and national sources.