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Sierra Club California Legislative Office Records
BANC MSS.91/1 c  
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The Sierra Club California Legislative Office, located in Sacramento, began in the late 1960s. It was one of the first offices established to work strictly on state-level environmental legislation. The staff consists of a state director, currently Michael Paparian, legislative representatives, the editor of the California Legislative Agenda, and a fund-raising coordinator.
John Zierold, formerly the head of the California Planning and Conservation League, began advising the Sierra Club on state legislative matters in the 1960s, and he became a full-fledged lobbyist for the club in 1970. Some of his early successes included helping to pass the legislation which created the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the [San Francisco] Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California State Solid Waste Management Board. He also influenced laws on logging and forestry management, nuclear safeguards, coastal zone management, and California's counterpart to the National Environmental Policy Act.
38 linear feet (31 cartons)
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