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Finding Aid to the San Francisco Citizens Charter Revision Committee Records 1889-1973 (bulk 1968-1971), SFH 33
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Series 1. Comparative Studies, 1964-1969

Physical Description: 3.0 folders


Original order was maintained.

Scope and Contents

Contains memos comparing various cities' policies on subjects including boards and commissions and compensation of elected officials.

Materials Removed

Charter documents of other cities (mainly in the United States, 1914-1970) were removed. See Appendix A for list of cities.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

Topical Memos Comparing Cities, 1967-1969

Box 1, Folder 3

Model City Charter, 1964


Series 2. San Francisco Research, 1889-1971 (bulk 1964-1970)

Physical Description: 0.75 cubic feet


Organized alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Contents

Contains reports and articles produced by blue-ribbon committees on local and regional government, City departments, and management issues; a critique of the Arthur D. Little reports on San Francisco's Community Renewal Program, and a bibliography. There is a table of charter changes enacted from 1960 to 1970 (in History of the Charter).

Materials Transferred

Some monographs were transferred to the library's catalog. See Appendix B for list of titles.

Materials Removed

A number of monographs were removed. See Appendix C for the list of titles.
Box 1, Folder 4

History of the Charter, 1889-1970

Box 1, Folder 5

Blyth-Zellerbach Committee Report on Modern Management for San Francisco, Vols. 1 and 2, 1961

Box 1, Folder 6

Board of Permit Appeals, 1964-1969

Box 1, Folders 7-8

Budget, 1963-1971

Missing Item

According to the list for this topic, one document is missing: "The Commuter and the Municipal Income Tax," by Advisory Commission on Intergovermental Relations, 1970.
Box 1, Folder 9

Census and Districts, 1960-1970

Box 1, Folder 10

Civil Service, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 11

Collective Bargaining, 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 12

San Francisco Community Renewal Program, Organization and Administration Study, By Arthur D. Little, 1964

Box 1, Folder 13

Development Policies Report, 1968

Box 1, Folders 14-15

Grand Jury Recommendations, 1970-1971

Box 1, Folder 16

Juvenile Court Study, 1968

Box 1, Folders 17-18

Local Government, Background Study Prepared for California Constitution Revision Commission, 1968

Box 1, Folder 19

Local Government, Past Present Future, by League of Women Voters, 1968

Box 1, Folder 20

Planning, Renewal and Development Program: A Critique of the Arthur D. Little Reports, 1964

Box 1, Folder 21

Police Department, 1969

Box 1, Folder 22

Recreation and Park Department, Plan for Action, by Blyth-Zellerbach Committee, 1971

Box 1, Folder 23

Recreation and Park Department Program Evaluation, by Planning Research Corporation, 1971

Box 1, Folder 24

Regional Government, 1967-1970

Box 1, Folder 25

Select Bibliography, 1963


Series 3. Working Files and Ballot Measures, 1966-1971

Physical Description: 1.05 cubic feet


Original order was maintained. Organized by proposition.

Scope and Contents

Contains background documents, recommendations from citizens and members of government, press releases, reports produced by the committee, and ballot arguments.

Proposition E, 1966-1971

Missing Document: An "Azzolino Report on Failure of Proposition E" was noted in the index but not included in the collection.

Scope and Contents

Includes an index of proposed changes (Table of Dispositions). The Press Releases and Publicity file includes a schedule of public hearings, partial list of witnesses before the committee, list of articles--pro and con, summary of editorials on the Staff Report, and speaker's kit enclosures. The Proposed Second-Year Study file includes an index of topics covered in the committee's first year (1968), a summary of volunteer hours and public hearings held in 1968, a plan of study of second-year issues, and a summary of the second year's work (1969).

Materials Transferred

Removed a printout of votes for Nov. 3, 1970 ballot measure results.

Existence of Copies

The First Annual Report, Appendix B is a loose-leaf, mimeographed document.
Box 1, Folder 26

Index, [1970]

Box 1, Folder 27

Staff Report, February-March 1969

Box 1, Folder 28

First Annual Report and Appendix A, June 1969

Physical Description: 1.15
Box 2, Folders 1-2

First Annual Report, Appendix B, [June] 1969

Bound Original Unknown

There are two copies, both in loose-leaf, mimographed form.
Box 2, Folder 3

Table of Disposition, [1969?]

Box 2, Folder 4

Substantive Deletions, [1969?]

Box 2, Folder 5

Citizens Groups' Recommendations, 1966-1970

Box 2, Folder 6

Government Recommendations, 1966-1971

Box 2, Folder 7

Press Releases and Publicity, [1969]

Box 2, Folder 8

Voter Registration Information, 1969

Box 2, Folder 9

Voter Pamphlets, 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

Ballot Arguments, 1969

Drawer 20

Map of Vote (by Precinct), 1969

Box 2, Folder 11

Proposed Second-Year Study, [1970?]


Proposition R, 1969-1972

Scope and Contents

Includes documents summarizing the changes undertaken from 1970 to 1971; memoranda, endorsements, and the committee's final report.
Box 2, Folder 12

Index to Background Volumes, 1971


Background Volumes:

Box 2, Folders 13-15

Recodified Charter, [1970?]

Scope and Contents

There are two versions (in loose-leaf format). One is undated and appears to be circa 1970. A revised version is dated 1971; there are two copies of this version.
Box 2, Folder 16

Revised Charter (With Substantive Changes), 1971

Box 2, Folder 17

Revised Budget Procedures, 1971

Box 2, Folder 18

Compromises, [1971]

Box 2, Folder 19

Retirement Provisions, [1971]

Box 2, Folder 20

Recodified Charter Disposition, [1971?]

Box 2, Folder 21

Recodified Charter Changes and New Amendments to Recodified Charter, 1971

Box 2, Folder 22

Memoranda and Comments, 1970-[1971?]

Box 2, Folder 23

"Saving" Clause, 1971

Box 2, Folder 24

Transmittal, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 25

Ballot Argument, 1971

Box 2, Folder 26

Voter Pamphlets, 1971

Box 2, Folder 27

Endorsements, 1971

Box 2, Folder 28

Publication (AB 2373), 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 29

Final Report, June 1972


Series 4. Minutes, 1968-1972

Physical Description: 0.4 cubic foot


Organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains meeting minutes and attendance log.

Related Materials

See also the Office Files series for the stenographer's minutes.
Box 3, Folder 1

Attendance Log, 1968-1972

Box 3, Folders 2-8

June 1968-August 1972


Series 5. Office Files, 1932-1973 (bulk 1968-1971

Physical Description: 0.45 cubic foot


Original order was maintained.

Scope and Contents

Office Files include committee documentation, stenographer's minutes, meeting attendance, correspondence, and voter pamphlets from prior elections. The Committee Dissolution file contains a Feb. 3, 1972 document summarizing discussion to continue the committee.
Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1970-1973

Box 3, Folder 10

Committee Membership, 1968-1972


Committee Member and Staff Files:

Box 3, Folder 11

Bunnin, J. Bradley, 1969

Box 3, Folder 12

Falknor, Richard W.C., 1968

Box 3, Folder 13

Frankel, James B., 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 14

McDonnell, S.J., Timothy L., 1970-1973

Box 3, Folder 15

Rodgers, Audrey P., 1970

Box 3, Folder 16

Williams, George A., 1969

Box 3, Folder 17

Minutes (Working Papers), 1969-1972

Box 3, Folder 18

Ford Foundation Grant (Possible), 1968

Box 3, Folder 19

Committee Dissolution, 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 20

Public Notices, 1967-1972


Voter Pamphlets,

Box 3, Box 21


Box 3, Folder 22


Box 3, Folder 23


Box 3, Folder 24


Box 3, Folder 25



Series 6. Newspaper Articles, 1967-1972

Physical Description: 1.15 cubic feet


Organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains press clippings documenting charter reform work and issues affecting city governance.
Box 3, Folders 26-27, Box 4, Folders 1-15

October, 1967-June 1972

Box 4, Folder 16

Model Cities and Undated Articles, 1967-1968


Appendix A Materials Removed

General note

Charter documents of other cities (mainly in the United States, 1914-1970) were removed from the Comparative Studies series.



























Los Angeles








New York










San Diego


San Jose


San Mateo


Santa Clara County


Santa Cruz County




St. Louis






Appendix B Titles Transferred to Catalog


>Arthur D. Little, Inc. San Francisco Community Renewal Program, Organization and Administration Study, Supplemental Paper #1. [San Francisco?: Arthur D. Little, Inc.], 1964.


Arthur D. Little, Inc. San Francisco Community Renewal Program, Organization and Administration Study, Supplemental Paper #2. [San Francisco?: Arthur D. Little, Inc.], 1964.


[Office of the Mayor.] San Francisco Community Renewal Program, Organization and Administration Study, Supplemental Paper #1. [San Francisco?]: Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1964.


Rigney, Francis J., M.D. The City's Anti-Poverty Program, A Report on The Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco: San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association, 1968.


San Francisco (Calif.). Charters. Charter of the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco, Carlisle & Co., printers, 1908.


San Francisco (Calif.). Charters. Charter of the City and County of San Francisco. [San Francisco] Shannon-Conmy [1919].


Task Force. A Report to the Blyth-Zellerbach Committee on Modern Management for San Francisco, Volumes 3-5. San Francisco: Mayor's Committee for Municipal Management, 1961.


Appendix C Titles Removed


Banfield, C. Edward. Political Influence. Glencoe, IL: Free Press of Glencoe, 1961


California. Laws, Statutes, etc. Deering’s Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California. San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney, 1958, 1962 and 1963.


Childs, Richard S. The First 50 Years of the Council-Manager Plan of Municipal Government. New York: National Municipal League, 1966, c1965.


Elias, C. E., et al. Metropolis: Values in Conflict. Belmont, CA:, Wadsworth Pub. Co. [c1964].


Greer, Scott A. Governing the Metropolis. New York, Wiley [1962].


Handlin, Oscar and John E. Burchard. The Historian and the City. [Cambridge, MA]: M.I.T. Press, 1963.


International City Managers' Association. Municipal Finance Administration, 6th edition. Chicago: International City Mangers' Association, 1962.


Price, James L. Organizational Effectiveness, An Inventory of Propositions. Homewood, IL: R. D. Irwin, 1968.


Ridley, Clarence E and Orin Frederyc Nolting, Editors. The Municipal Year Book. Washington, D.C.: International City Manager’s Association, 1966 and 1968.


Schick, Allen. Budget Innovation in the States. Washington: Brookings Institution, [1971].


Warner, Kenneth O. and J.J. Donovan. Practical Guidelines to Public Pay Administration. Chicago: Public Personnel Association, [c1963-1965]