Social Studies - 2019-20
CE.8b - Local Government's Relationship State Government
The student will apply social science skills to understand the American constitutional government at the local level by
b) explaining the relationship of local government to the state government;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The authority of local governments in Virginia is derived from the state.
All powers of local governments in Virginia are given to them by the Constitution of Virginia and acts of the General Assembly.
Not all counties and cities are given the same powers. Cities have charters listing their powers.
Counties and cities assist in the local implementation of state laws and programs.
Local government derives its funding from its ability to raise revenue in addition to money that the state provides.