• As used in chapters 1-6 of this title, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “City governing body” means the city council or other public agency possessing power and authority usually possessed by a city council;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 7-1-101

      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • General services district: means a service district within a metropolitan government whose geographical limits are coextensive with the total area in which the government functions. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
      • Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
      • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
      • Principal city: means :

      (2) “County governing body” means that body in a particular county that is vested with the power to levy property taxes;

    • (3) “General services district” means a service district within a metropolitan government whose geographical limits are coextensive with the total area in which the government functions;

    • (4) “Metropolitan government” means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities;

    • (5) “Metropolitan government charter commission” or “charter commission” means a commission established to propose to the voters for adoption the charter for a metropolitan government;

    • (6) “Municipal corporation” means an incorporated city or town;

    • (7) “Principal city” means:

      • (A) That municipal corporation having the largest population of any municipality in a particular county; or

      • (B) If the municipal corporation having the largest population of any municipality in a county fails to adopt a consolidation resolution within ninety (90) days of the county’s adoption of a consolidation resolution, the county seat of that county, if the county seat is an incorporated municipality;

    • (8) “Smaller city” means any municipal corporation other than the principal city; and

    • (9) “Urban services district” means a service district within a metropolitan government in which are furnished by the metropolitan government municipal services additional to those provided in the general services district.