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Guide to the Sacramento Charter Commission records, 1964-1975
MSS 1974/01  
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The collection consists of materials of the Sacramento Charter Commission (also includes City/County Merger Committee files) including local and state government reports and public opinion surveys used in the creation of the Citizen's Committee on Local Governmental Reorganization Report of October 1973.
In 1971 the Sacramento City Council and the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors appointed the Sacramento Charter Commission (originally known as the Citizens Committee on Local Government Reorganization) to study potential consolidation of Sacramento city and Sacramento county governments. The Commission drafted a new charter; however, controversy over potential reorganization required revisions to the state constitution and an amendment was put to California voters on the June 1974 Primary Election Ballot as Proposition 8. Upon the successful passage of the constitutional amendment, or Proposition 8, the issue to consolidate the city and county government was put to voters in November of 1974 as Measure A. Measure A was rejected.
7.5 Linear feet (6 record cartons)
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Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.