Different kinds of public agencies have responsibility for different kinds of functions.
In California, there are four main kinds of local agencies:
There are also a number of other kinds of local agencies, including joint powers authorities, councils of governments and local agency formation commissions.
To keep local agencies in compliance with state and federal laws, local agency counsel must research several kinds of law.
Local agency governing bodies make policy and spending (fiscal) decisions.
What can local agencies do to address issues that arise within their boundaries?