General law vs. charter government

Most incorporated communities in Arizona are general law towns or cities. The term “general law” means that the town or city exists and operates under the general laws of the state. A general law municipality , the mayor and council must look to the state for authority to pass local laws. Cities that have adopted charters have done so through procedures established in the State Constituition and state statutes.

Helpful Contacts:…..State Ombudsman’s Office, hhtp://www.azleg.gov/ombudsman/default.asp State A ttorney General – Public Records Publication https//www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/docs/agency-handbook/ch06.pdf