City Powers

This section of Cities 101 provides information about city powers and includes pages about: municipal annexation, local government authority, and metropolitan councils.

  • Municipal Annexation

    Describes the purpose of this procedure.

  • Local Government Authority

    Explains the two main types of power limitations that states place upon their municipalities, known as Home Rule and Dillon's Rule. Lists the states by which rule they employ.

  • Metropolitan Councils

    Defines these cooperative local government associations and provides examples.