What Is A Metropolitan Government?

Saw it in a politics book but didn't understand what the means of Metropolitan was, any super politicians out there please help.

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  • DrJay
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    9 years ago
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    In it's most general sense, "metropolitan government" refers to the government of a large city.

    However, more specifically, the term metropolitan government refers to the government of a large urban area where the city government and county government have merged or consolidated with each other. In other words, they don't have separate city government and county government but operate as one government. Metropolitan governments across the U.S. will vary in terms of just how much the city/county governments have merged. Examples would be Nashville-Davidson County and Miami-Dade County.

  • 3 years ago

    Metropolitan Government Definition

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    4 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    As a caveat to what DrJay has correctly explained: It is also used as a tactic to exploit city revenues into county based power where there has been a major demographic change. In other words as more urban cities take on an increase of minority residence/voters to the point they can sway city government leadership, the larger demographic, which is now in the county and surrounding areas, still has a vested interest in city business. To neutralize and balance the power and revenue base, government resources are combined.

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