For example, I am looking at the Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City. SLCity is a large part of the county and both levels of government have an elected council. Furthermore the county has another plethora of elected officials (and the city too) such as a District Attorney and a county Mayor. Does the county government have any direct influence on the municipality of Salt Lake City? Who can vote for whom?
Who does what here? Isn't this a bit too much of local government? This system to me seems cluttered.