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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: C. J. Evans collection
    Dates: 1965-1998
    Bulk Dates: 1978-1989
    Collection number: MS0081
    Creator: Evans, C. Jeffrey
    Collection Size: 12.75 linear feet (9 boxes, 8 oversized folders)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The C. J. Evans collection primarily consists of Sacramento regional planning documents gathered by C. Jeffrey Evans during the course of his work as a government planner. The bulk of the collection is made up of planning reports related to communities in Sacramento County (1965-1998), with a smaller amount of planning reports for Riverside County (1989), Solano County (1973-1989), and Yolo County (1989), plus material documenting the Natomas Community Association (1985-1995). The material in this collection helps trace the development of the Sacramento region, and also documents the changing trends in planning and increasingly rigorous requirements of environmental impact reports.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identifcation of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], C. J. Evans collection, MS0081, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from C. Jeffrey Evans in 2002 (accession number 2002/059).

    Processing Information

    Finding aid edited by Kim Hayden, 2020.

    Biography / Administrative History

    C. Jeffrey Evans worked as a regional planner in the Sacramento area. He graduated from Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, then obtained a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1986. Evans began his planning career in the Sacramento area in 1984 working as a planning assistant with Quad Consultants. His first local government position was with the City of Roseville as an assistant planner in 1985. From 1985 to 1989, he worked as an assistant planner for the County of Sacramento while also serving on the Natomas Community Association’s board of directors. From 1989 to 1998, Evans was a planner with the California Energy Commission. As of 2011, Evans owned Evans Consulting Services LLC in Portland, Oregon.
    Evans was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); American Planning Association (APA) and its Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Western Central chapters; Canadian Institute of Planners; and Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The C. J. Evans Collection primarily consists of planning reports for Sacramento County communities dating from 1965 to 1989 that were gathered by C. Jeffrey Evans during the course of his work as a government planner. A smaller amount of reports are for Riverside, Solano and Yolo counties. Evans also served on the board of the Natomas Community Association, and the collection includes material from the board dating from 1985 to 1995 that encouraged the community to get involved in the planning for growth in the Natomas area.


    The collection is arranged into 3 series:

    Series 1. Sacramento County regional planning records, 1965-1989
    • Subseries 1.1. American River Parkway, 1985
    • Subseries 1.2. Antelope Area, 1984-1987
    • Subseries 1.3. Arden Arcade, 1980-1987
    • Subseries 1.4. Carmichael, 1975-1994
    • Subseries 1.5. Citrus Heights, 1978-1988
    • Subseries 1.6. Del Paso Heights, 1998
    • Subseries 1.7. Delta, 1983-1995
    • Subseries 1.8. Elk Grove, 1978-1987
    • Subseries 1.9. Fair Oaks, 1983-1987
    • Subseries 1.10. Laguna, 1980-1990
    • Subseries 1.11. Natomas, 1988
    • Subseries 1.12. North Highlands, 1974-1987
    • Subseries 1.13. North Natomas, 1984-1987
    • Subseries 1.14. Orangevale, 1976, 1986-1987
    • Subseries 1.15 Rancho Cordova, 1978-1987
    • Subseries 1.16. Rio Linda, 1975, 1986
    • Subseries 1.17. Rio Vista, 1989
    • Subseries 1.18. Roseville, 1977-1985
    • Subseries 1.19. Sacramento County general, 1965-1994
    • Subseries 1.20. South Natomas, 1978-1989
    • Subseries 1.21. South Sacramento, 1978-1987
    • Subseries 1.22. Vineyard, 1985-1987
    Series 2. Riverside, Solano, and Yolo counties regional planning records, 1973-1989

    Series 3. Natomas Community Association records, 1985-1995

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Regional planning--California--Sacramento County
    Regional planning--California--Riverside County
    Regional planning--California--Solano County
    Regional planning--California--Yolo County
    Regional planning--California--Sacramento Metropolitan Area
    Environmental impact statements--California--Sacramento County
    Environmental impact statements--California-- Riverside County
    Environmental impact statements--California-- Solano County
    Environmental impact statements--California-- Yolo County