Indispensable guide to the ins and outs of Connecticut local government
Originally published in 1992 and revised in 2001, Frank B. Connolly's Local Government in Connecticut is one of the most useful and well-established resources on the state's local government. Written expressly for public officials and students, the book explains Connecticut's basic forms of local government and its many variants, as well as examining their inner workings, including governance, management, administration, municipal services, education, and land use. This new edition has been entirely revised, expanded, and updated, with new chapters on charter revision, municipal employees and unionization, education, homeland security and local government, pensions, and economic development. It includes references to key sections of the Connecticut General Statutes. This unique and indispensable resource for the state is published in cooperation with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
What Is Local Government in Connecticut?
Forms of Local Government
Who Runs These Governments?
Key Local Government Officials and Their Roles
State Government vs. Local Government
Charter Revision Process
Municipal Employees and Unionization
Federal Government's Role in Local Government
Some Nuts and Bolts of the Local Government Process (or How Business Is Transacted at the Local-Government Level in Connecticut)
Where Does the Money Come From?
Where Does the Money Go?
Public Safety: Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Land Use: Planning and Zoning, Wetlands and Watercourses
Risk Management in Local Government
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Local Government
Health and Human Services
Education: Function, Role, Relationship to Town
Technology in Local Government and Education
Other Local-Governmental Officials
Two-Year Political and Financial Calendar
Public and Private Utilities
Economic Development at the Local Level
Freedom of Information Laws and Ethics
Basics of Municipal and Educational Pensions
Public Policy in Local Government
Careers in Local Government
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Key Associations Involved with Connecticut Local Government •Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs) and Map of Counties
Higher Education in Connecticut
Municipal Forms of Government in Connecticut as of 2013; List of Chartered and Non-Chartered Towns and Cities
Municipal Populations, Revaluation Dates, Town Code Numbers
Map of Towns and Cities
Partial List of Connecticut General Statutes for Municipalities
"If there be any doubts that Connecticut residents should take city and town affairs seriously, then the new edition of Local Government in Connecticut should dispel them...The latest version of Local Government offers a very complete textbook on modern city and town administration in our state."~Donald W. Rogers, Connecticut History Review