Assess the need for local government.
Need for local government:
(i) There are a number of problems and issues that are best settled at the local level, because people have a better knowledge of the problems in their localities.
(ii) The local people are aware of their needs and can prioritize.
(iii) It helps to initiate the process of direct decisionmaking.
(iv) It helps to inculcate the habit of democratic participation.
(v) Local government is the best way to realize one important principle of democracy, namely local self government.