Districts of Francisville
|Districts of Francisville|
|Created by||Federal Constitution of Francisville, 2012|
|Created||21 August 2012|
|Abolished by||Dissolution of the Federation|
|Abolished||8 November 2014|
|Number||11 (as of 2014)|
|Possible status||Burgh (Wasserbrueck)|
|Areas||0.02 km2 - 0.36 km2|
|Government||Mayor / Reeve (Rudno)|
Provost / Town Council (Wasserbrueck)
The Districts of Francisville was the term loosely used to describe the internal political subdivisons of the cantons of the Federal Republic of Francisville. According to the Constitution of Francisville, the cantons retained the right to determine their own internal organisation, therefore the structure and powers of local communities vared between the cantons.
The cantons determined the structure and authority of the local communities, resulting a variation in their status across cantons. The cantons of New Scireland and North Llabdey were both unitary states with no district level of government. In comparison, Wasserbrueck granted its constituent burghs a ghigh degree of self-governance whilst Rudno draw a distinction between self-governing towns and directly administered unincorporated areas. This table shows the variation in local government that existed between the cantons including their executive and legislative authorities:
|New Scireland||Unitary state|
|North Llabdey||Unitary state|
|Rudno||Communes||Executive||Mayor (urban)||law enforcement, libraries, infrastructure|
|Commune reeve (rural)|
|Wasserbrueck||Burghs||Executive||Provost||libraries, civil registry, primary education, planning, waste|
List of Districts
New Scireland was a unitary atate with no political subdivisions. For geographical and cultural purposes, the Canton was subdivided into two districts:
- Castle Hesperus
These districts were not used as a level of political administration. All aspects of government were the responsibility of the Cantonal government.
North Llabdey was a unitary state without any internal subdivisions. Due to its limited infrastructure, the canton's government buildings were located in Sycamore Booker which acted as its administrative centre. This was under the full sovereignty of the Community of Landashir.
The subdivisions in Rudno were known as communes (de: Gemeinden, ksh: Jemejnde) and unincorporated areas (de: uneingemeindete Gebiete, ksh: uninjemengte Jebeete).
There were two types of communes, rural and urban. Rural communes had a commune reeve (de: Gemeindegrev, ksh: Jemejndejreef) as their executive, while urban communes had mayors (de: Bürgermeister, ksh: Bürjermejster). Urban communes could further associate into urban conglomerations, in which case the inhabitants of said conglomeration further elected a supreme mayor (de: Oberbürgermeister, ksh: Oberbürjermejster) to preside over a metropolitan council (consisting of the individual mayors).
The unincorporated areas, unlike communes, did not have offices associated with them, or in fact any form of associated authority. They were considered subdivisions of the canton with no autonomy or devolution. They exist for various purposes, such as law enforcement boundaries (as some urban police forces had jurisdiction extending into certain surrounding unincorporated areas).
There were only two communes, both urban, and no conglomerations:
- Commune of Brückenrath (Mayor: Sebastian Linden)
- Commune of Uferblick (Mayor: Helen Linden)
The remainder of Rudnan territory was organised into 5 unincorporated areas:
- Northern Territory
- Lakeside North
- Southern Territory
The Canton of Wasserbrueck was originally subdivided into a system of counties and burghs. A county could be granted burgh status, similar to city status in other cantons, which entitled it to elect a Provost as its Executive Officer. Burgh status bestowed upon the county certain devolved responsibilities from the Cantonal Government, including the right to introduce local arms and symbols and power over education and local infrastructure. Counties had more limited responsibilities extending to planning regulations, leisure facilities, and public libraries. Wasserbrueck consisted of three districts:
The Cantonal Assembly (Landsgeméng) voted to enact a series of local government reforms in September 2012. The distinction between counties and burghs was abolished and replaced by a uniform system of burghs with equal responsibilities. The two former counties of Gréngefeld and Ennerau were merged into the new united burgh of Ennerau, reducing the number of local authorities to two. This system remained until the dissolution of the Federal Republic in August 2014.