Part I deals with the relatively simple matter of authorizing municipalities to adopt and amend their own charters. Part II deals with the far more difficult problem of the allocation of functions as between the state and municipality. The first concerns forms of government; the second the powers of government. Part III deals with the related problem of the extension of city boundaries by the annexation of fringe areas.
Mendelson, Wallace, "Paths to Constitutional Home Rule for Municipalities" (1952). MTAS History.