Unit IV Research Report
Unit IV focuses on the different types of local government as well as their functions. For the Unit IV assignment you are tasked with researching and preparing a report on your local government or a subunit/department of your local government.
Your report should:
Identify key facts such as population, budget, and type of government structure. Include an organization chart with comments on the chart from your perspective. Identify and discuss one current issue that is important to the community.
o Describe the issue and why you believe it is of importance to the community. What does this issue mean for the community? Discuss the history of the issue.
Your report should be a minimum of three (3) pages and maximum of five (5) pages and be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. The report should have the following sections:
o A brief account of what the report contains including conclusion/recommendations
o Brief explanation of the aims and objectives, as well as necessary background information.
o Address the questions listed above. Include any other information you feel is pertinent to your assignment.
o Outline what you believe should happen. These recommendations should relate to information in your report.
For example, if you feel the structure could be improved, explain why and how. How should the leaders
approach the 21st century factors that impacting government and the communities? Reference Page
o Citations and references must follow APA format.
Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit IV-Research Report), the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment length.