One of the USS Benjamin Franklin's assignments was located in the town of Reboot, on Earth West 101,754. A small group from the twain went down and were going to have their provisions dropped down nearby them. Due to an accident, the provisions were dropped into the wrong town - New Scarsdale.
Around 2030, a framework for maintaining law and order emerged, based on some kind of court shared with neighboring towns, such as Reboot.
The mayor of New Scarsdale was usually able to get new pioneers to not settle too close to other settlements in it's vicinity.