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.
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.
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No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
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.Preferred Citation :
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.
Processing Note :
Processed in May of 2007Acquisition Information :
The papers comprising this collection were donated to USU Special Collections by Alison Thorne in 2002.Related Materials :
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