Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers, 1973-1987 PDF
- Thorne, Alison Comish
- Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers
- 1973-1987 (inclusive)19731987
- 2 boxes, (1 linear foot)
- Collection Number
- USU_COLL MSS 318
- Proposals, campaign and research materials, letters, notes, and newspaper clippings.
- Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Utah State University
- Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Beginning in the mid-1970s, citizen groups, such as the League of Women Voters and the Cache County Mayors Association, began to investigate ways to modernize the structure of Cache County's government. They complained that the size of the three-member commission was too small, resulting in inadequate representation for the county's citizens and insufficient separation of powers. A seven-member legislative council, these groups argued, would be cheaper, more democratic, and more in accordance with the intent of the Utah state legislature. The measure was put to a vote of the citizens in November 1984, where it passed 59% (14,726) to 41% (10,061). The new form of government officially took effect on January 5, 1987.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains papers documenting the campaign by the League of Women Voters and the Cache County Mayors Association to change the county government from a three-member commission to seven-member legislative council. Included are proposals, campaign and research materials, letters, notes, and newspaper clippings.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Permission to publish material from the Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
Initial Citation: Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers USU_COLL MSS 318, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 318, USUSCA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Proposals, Campaign and Research Materials, Letters, and Notes, UndatedReturn to Top
General Information about Forms of County Government
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- County councils--Utah--Cache County.
- County government--Utah--Cache County.
- Legislative bodies--Utah--Cache County.
- Corporate Names :
- Cache County Mayors Association (Utah)
- League of Women Voters of Cache County
- Geographical Names :
- Cache County (Utah)