Scope and Content
Title: Inventory of the Michael F. Magliari Papers, 1980-1994
Collection number: MAGLIARI
Magliari, Michael Frederick
(.4 linear ft.)
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Shelf location: Water Resource Center Archives.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], The Michael F. Magliari Papers,
MAGLIARI, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Lake conservation--Law and legislation--California
Mono Lake (Calif.)--Water-rights
Mono Lake-Tufa State Reserve (Calif.)
Garamendi, John Raymond, 1945-
California. Legislature. Senate
Senate Bill no. 1617
Senate Concurrent Resolution no. 79
Senate Bill no. 83
Senate Bill no. 1120
Michael Magliari is an Associate Professor of History at California State University, Chico. Formerly, he served as press
secretary to California State Senator John Garamendi. He is the author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 79 and Senate Bill
Scope and Content
Papers in the collection originated from Magliari's involvement with the Mono Lake Committee (Magliari has been a member since
1977). Most of the collection involves Magliari's work on the state capitol office staff of California State Senator John
Garamendi (Thirteenth District). In April 1980, Magliari took a leave of absence from his graduate studies in History at the
University of California, Davis, and joined Garamendi's staff as his Field Representative and press secretary. His chief duties
included the drafting and management of Garamendi's Mono Lake legislation. In January 1981, Magliari resumed his graduate
education, but remained on Garamendi's staff as a student intern and volunteer consultant on Mono Lake until December 1981.
During the critical early period in the campaign to save Mono Lake, Garamendi introduced three pieces of legislation on behalf
of the Mono Lake Committee:
- Senate Bill 1617, which would have restored Mono Lake's water level at an elevation of 6,388 feet.
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 79, which would have placed the state legislature on record in favor of halting Los Angeles's
water diversions and restoring Mono Lake at the 6,388-foot level.
- Senate Bill 83, which established the Mono Lake Tufa Reserve as a unit of the California State Parks system. SB 83, Mono Lake's
first major victory in Sacramento, was passed overwhelmingly by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Governor
Edmund J. Brown, Jr. on September 23, 1981.
Magliari wrote both SCR 79 and SB 83, and managed all three pieces of legislation through the various stages of the legislative
process. During this time, he worked very closely with Mono Lake Committee President David Gaines and committee lobbyists
Tom Cassidy and Tim Such.
Along with copies of the above legislation, the collection also includes: Senate Bill 1120; notes, drafts, correspondence,
press releases, legislative histories, etc., pertaining to these and other Mono Lake legislation