How local governments work in the U.S.

FOR GROUPS IN THE US  – 

Here are links to key resources on local governance and land use and zoning in the U.S.:

Different kinds of U.S. city and county governments.
Different kinds of U.S. port governance.
U.S. land use and zoning basics.

You can also find key information with a bit of research, through talking with your local allies, from talking with local government staff and elected officials, etc. Stand.earth staff can also help you figure out where you can find the answers.