Chapter 11: Working with Other Governments

Cities are connected financially and legally to a complex, interlocking, and interdependent system of governments – federal, tribal, state and other local governments. Local government officials must devote their attention and energies not only to the internal affairs of their organizations, but also to how their city interacts with other governments.

This chapter describes how cities often work with other governments, including counties, special districts, the state of Oregon, and other governments such as tribes and the United States.

Topics Include:

  • Relationships with Other Governments
    • ​​​​​​​Counties
    • Special Districts
    • State Government
    • Other Governments
  • Intergovernmental Agreements
    • Local Authority
    • Intergovernmental Cooperation Activities
    • Types of Agreements
    • Contents of the IGA
    • Practice Tips
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