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The structure and responsibilities of the local government of the United States are not specifically defined in the Constitution.

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The local government is not based directly on the U.S. Constitution. The state government creates a Charter which defines the structure and responsibilities of the local government. It may define several forms of local government such as city and county governments.

The local government is responsible for administering local programs such as police and fire services, public health and safety, building and repairing roads, collecting garbage, maintaining schools, collecting local and state taxes, running elections, and keeping official marriage and birth records.

 

 

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