Tx Govt Ch 14 Quiz

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1

Which statement about councils of government (COGs) is correct?

All of the above are true

2

Which of the following is not considered a city user fee?

Ad valorem

3

A rollback election does which of the following?

Voters in non-school district jurisdictions limit an increase in the property tax rate to no more than 8 percent

4

Which of the following is not a form of local government?

Strong manager-council system

5

Big cities in Texas have suffered less than many other U.S. cities from "white flight," urban decay, the evacuation of industry, and declining tax bases; one reason they have escaped some of the worst of these problems is

the state's board of annexation laws

6

The maximum property tax rate of a general-law city is

$1.50 per $100 of the assessed value of a city's property

7

Which of the following is considered a restriction on the powers of the mayor in some strong-mayor council systems of government?

All of the above are true

8

Cities that limit the sale of beer and wine, freeze property taxes for seniors and people with disabilities, increase minimum wage, and place a cap on property tax rates is an example of a(n)

initiative.

9

According to the Pew Research Center, the American public has a more _________ of local governments than of the national and state governments

positive view

10

In 2007, Farmers Branch in Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance that was upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; this ordinance was a ban on

renting apartments to illegal immigrants

11

Which city governments have officials who act as both executives and legislators?

Commissions

12

All of the following statements about county government are true with the exception of which one?

Texas counties, like cities, have home-rule provisions

13

In a weak-mayor form of government, power is

decentralized

14

Which statement about a commissioners court is incorrect?

Commissioner districts need not be drawn on the basis of the one-person, one-vote principle.

15

All local governments are bound by all of the following except

municipal codes

16

__________ voting is an at-large system that permits voters to cast one or more votes for a single candidate.

Cumulative

17

Which of the following is an optional county power authorized by state laws and various state codes?

All of the above are true

18

Who is the county law enforcement official elected to serve as the process officer of justice of the peace courts and also has general law enforcement powers?

Constable

19

Which type of election system has served as the primary means of increasing minority representation on city councils?

Single-member districts