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Guide to the Sacramento Charter Commission records, 1964-1975
MSS 1974/01  
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Accruals note
  • Custodial History note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Processing Information note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Sacramento Charter Commission records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1974/01
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.5 Linear feet (6 record cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1975
    Abstract: 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.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The Sacramento Charter Commission records were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by the Sacramento Charter Commission in 1974.

    Accruals note

    No additions are expected.

    Custodial History note

    The Sacramento Charter Commission created these records over many years and later donated them to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1974/01, Sacramento Charter Commission records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Processing Information note

    Processed by Special Collections & University Archives staff.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of local and state reports, agendas, public opinion surveys, subject files, and proposed charter.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Related materials to the Sacramento Charter Commission records may be found in the following collections in this repository:
    Sacramento Ad-Hoc Charter Commission records (MSS 1988/01).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Citizens Committee on Local Governmental Reorganization.
    Sacramento Charter Commission.
    Sacramento Charter Commission.
    County charters -- California -- Sacramento
    Legislative bodies -- California -- Sacramento -- Reform
    Legislative bodies -- California -- Sacramento County -- Reform
    Local government -- California -- Sacramento County
    Municipal charters -- California -- Sacramento