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Civics Information

Did you know?

  • Some of our public officials are elected for terms of 2 or 4 years, while others are appointed by an official that is already in office.
  • The City of Houston City Council is comprised of several Committees including Economic Development, Quality of Life, and Public Safety & Homeland Security.
  • County governments function as administrative arms of the state, providing services such as maintaining courthouses and jails, conducting elections, and issuing licenses. City governments focus on the operations of a particular municipality, including water, sewage, parks, and zoning.


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