All business-related activities can be taxed within a city for the purpose of general revenues. These can take the form of payroll taxes, net profit taxes and gross receipts taxes. Annual flat business licenses are also often issued by cities.
The Open Meetings Act requires that all meetings where a quorum of the public agency is present and where any city business is discussed must be open to the public, except in certain situations.
The Open Records Act requires cities to make certain public documents available for review.
City legislative and executive bodies establish internal policy through municipal orders.
Cities can pass legally binding legislation through their council or commission via ordinances.