City governments are responsible for providing services which directly affect the lives of their residents. Through fire and police protection, cities safeguard lives and property. They also construct and maintain streets, provide facilities for sewage, storm drainage, and waste disposal, and look after health, recreational and social needs.
Most cities provide water; some provide public transportation systems; a few manage municipal utilities such as electricity or natural gas.
City planning and zoning determine land use compatible with community economic, environmental, and cultural goals.
In Los Angeles County alone there are 80 cities, each with their own City Council.
The City of Los Angeles is featured on our website because of the enormous wealth of information they provide. The City uses Geo Spacial Data which allows them to integrate mapping features into their database. We recommend copying and pasting the information into a document to save for future use.