Local government is organized under provincial and urban councils. Fiji is divided into 14 provinces, each with its own council. Some members are appointed, but each council has an elected majority. The councils have powers to make bylaws and to draw up their own budgets, subject to central government approval. Suva and Lautoka have city councils, Nadi a town council, and certain other urban areas are administered by township boards. A few members of urban councils are appointed, but most members are elected on a common roll of taxpayers and residents.
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