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Guide to the Gary Patton Political Papers, 1975-1994
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This archive contains the political papers of Gary Patton, the Third District Supervisor of Santa Cruz County from 1975-1994.
Gary Patton was born December 26, 1943, in San Francisco, California. He received a B.A. in 1966 from Stanford University and a J. D. from Stanford Law School in 1969. He has been involved throughout his public service career in the issues of land use planning and decision-making, growth management, conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment, and governmental effectiveness. He has written and spoken extensively on these topics, and served on many governmental and nonprofit groups including the Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Commission, the Local Government Commission, the Central Coast Regional Coastal Commission, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District Board, Californians Against Waste, Communities for a Better Environment, California League of Conservation Voters, and others. He has been honored with numerous leadership and outstanding service awards from many organizations and agencies for his contributions to environmental and planning issues.
220 linear ft.

165 Cartons
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.