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ANCHORAGE AREA CHARTER COMMISSION, 1970-1971. Records; 1969-1971. 5 cu. ft.

The Anchorage Area Charter Commission was formed in 1969 to write a charter providing for the unification of the governments of the City of Anchorage and the Greater Anchorage Area Borough into the Municipality of Anchorage. The commission consisted of eleven elected members and operated between 1969 and 1971. A second charter commission was formed in 1975 (See the collection "Greater Anchorage Area Borough Charter Commission, 1975"). The charter went through numerous revisions and was defeated by the voters in 1970 and 1971 before being passed in 1975.

The collection consists of the operating records of the Anchorage Area Charter Commission. It is divided into two sections. Section one includes: meeting minutes and agendas; correspondence and memoranda; background materials; drafts and hearing reports; records on citizens groups; publicity files; publications; and clippings. Section two consists of commission member Arlee R. Cada and commission member G. F. McMahon's files of meeting minutes and notes. Also included in the collection are two scrapbooks containing clippings on the Charter Commission for the years 1969 to 1971.

The collection was placed on deposit at the Archives by the Anchorage Law Library in 1981. Additional materials were added in 1983 and 1984.

HMC-0047

SERIES LIST

Part 1. Commission Records.

Series 1. Minutes and Agendas.
Series 2. Correspondence and Memos.
Series 3. Background Material.
Series 4. Drafts.
Series 5. Citizen's Groups.
Series 6. Publicity.
Series 7. Publications
Series 8. Clippings.

Part 2. Member's Papers.

Series 1. Arlee R. Cada Files.
Series 2. F. McMahon's File.

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

BOX 1

Part 1. Commission Records.

Series 1. Minutes and Agendas.
1. Preliminary Report, 1967.
2. Minutes and Agendas; October, 1969.
3. Minutes and Agendas; November, 1969.
4. Minutes and Agendas; December, 1969.
5. Minutes and Agendas; January, 1970.
6. Minutes and Agendas; February, 1970.
7. Minutes and Agendas; March, 1970.
8. Minutes and Agendas; April, 1970.
9. Minutes and Agendas; May, 1970.
10. Minutes and Agendas; June, 1970.
11. Minutes and Agendas; July, 1970.
12. Minutes and Agendas; August, 1970.
13. Minutes and Agendas; September, 1970.
14. Minutes and Agendas; October, 1970.

BOX 2

15. Minutes and Agendas; November, 1970.
16. Minutes and Agendas; December, 1970.
17. Minutes and Agendas; January, 1970.
18. Minutes and Agendas; February, 1971.
19. Minutes and Agendas; March, 1971.
20. Minutes and Agendas; April, 1971.
21. Minutes and Agendas; May, 1971.
22. Minutes and Agendas; June, 1971.
23. Minutes and Agendas; July, 1971.

BOX 3

Series 2. Correspondence and Memoranda.
1. Correspondence and Memoranda; n.d. 1969.
2. Correspondence and Memoranda; 1970.
3. Correspondence and Memoranda; 1971.
4. Correspondence and Memoranda; 1972.

BOX 4

Series 3. Background Material.
1. Alaska Statute 29.85.030 Municipal Corporations.
2. Bonds; 1968.
3. Borough Government - A Report.
4. Draft Unification Legislation; 1966.
5. Elections Information.
6. Greater Anchorage Area Borough.
7. Juneau Unification - Background and Charter.
8. League of Women Voters (Local Govt.).
9. Miscellaneous Materials and Notes.
10. Newsletters.
11. Petition for Unification.
12. Politics of Change-The Workings of a Charter Commission.
13. Public Utilities.
14. Schedules.
15. Schools.
16. Senate Bill 328.
17. Service Areas.
18. Tax Distribution; 1969.
19. Testimony of 1st Charter.
20. Unification - Results of Elections by Precincts.

BOX 5

Series 4. Drafts.
1. Initial Drafts - 1 and 2; February, 1970 - March, 1970.
2. Draft 4; April, 1970.
3. Draft 5; April, 1970.
4. Draft 6; May, 1970.
5. Draft 7; June, 1970.
6. Final Draft Pre-Public Hearings; June, 1970.
7. Review of Final Draft; June 22, 1970.
8. Hearing, Fairview School; June 29, 1970.
9. Hearing, Denali School; July 6, 1970.
10. Hearing, North Star School; July 8, 1970.
11. Hearing, Dimond High School; July 9, 1970.
12. Hearing, Turnagain School; July 14, 1970.
13. Hearing, Rabbit Creek School; July 15, 1970.
14. Final Draft Post Hearings.
15. Undated drafts.

BOX 6

Series 5. Citizen's Groups.
1. Citizen's Council for Community Improvement; 1968-1969.
2. Citizen's Committee for Unification; 1969-1970.
3. Congress of Organizations for Unification - General; 1970.
4. Congress of Organizations of Unification - Unification File; 1970.
5. One People; 1971.
6. Rural 30; 1966.
7. Unification Task Force; 1970-1971.

BOX 7

Series 6. Publicity.
1. Anchorage Area Charter Commission.
2. The Choice is Still Yours - Handbill.
3. Home Rule Charter - Anchorage.
4. Mayor G. Sullivan Gives His Views on the Charter - Pamphlet.
5. One People - Stickers and Buttons.
6. Public Hearings Notice.
7. Questions and Answers about the Montgomery County Charter Pamphlet.
8. The Time Has Come for Us to Unite - Pamphlet.
9. Unification - Bumper Stickers.
10. What is Unification? - Pamphlet
11. What You Always Wanted to Know About the Charter - Pamphlet.
12. Your Charter - The Main Points - Pamphlet.
13. Poster. (Oversize - Stored in Drawer 6)
14. Poster. (Oversize - Stored in Drawer 6)

BOX 8

Series 7. Publications.
1. Alaska Legislative Council City Borough Unification Proposals.
2. Alaska Review of Business and Economic Conditions; January, 1970.
3. Alaska Statutes Title 7 Boroughs.
4. Bibliographies - Local Government.
5. Breakthrough to Tomorrow.
6. Building Codes.
7. Charter - City and County of Honolulu.
8. Charter - Los Alamos, New Mexico.
9. Charter - Montgomery County, Maryland.
10. Charter of the City of Kodiak.
11. City of Anchorage Annual Financial Report; 1968.
12. City of Anchorage - Charter.
13. City of Sitka - Municipal Charter.
14. Elected vs. Appointed Chief Executives in County Government.
15. Engineering News Record - Cities; November 9, 1967.
16. Enough of Government by Street Carnival.
17. Factors Affecting Voter Reactions.
18. Forms of Municipal Government.
19. GAAB General Obligation Bonds.
20. GAAB Housing Study; 1969-1970.
21. GAAB Law Enforcement Services Plan.
22. A Guide for Charter Commissions.
23. Home Rule Charter - City and Borough of Juneau.
24. Home Rule or Home Ruin.
25. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
26. Local Government in the Anchorage Area.
27. Local Government and Alaska.
28. Ombudsman justification
29. Performance of Urban Functions - Service Areas.
30. Politics of Change - The Workings of A Charter Commission.
31. Proposed Home Rule Charter - Juneau.
32. Recruitment for Quality.
33. Report - Role of ICMA.
34. State Constitutions - Dead Hand of the Past.
35. The Stake of Rural People in Metropolitan Government.
36. Survey of opinions Concerning Unification.
37. The Unification Movement.
38. Urban Corps. National News; April June, 1970.
39. Urban Decay Whose Crisis?

BOX 9

Series 8. Clippings.
1. Loose Clippings.
a. 1966-1968.
b. 1969.
c. 1970.
d. 1971.
2. Scrapbooks.
a. 1969-1970. (BOX 10)
b. 1970-1971. (BOX 11)

BOX 12

Part 2. Commission Members Papers.

Series 1. Arlee R. Cada Files.
1. Minutes; October 14 - December 30, 1969.
2. Minutes; January 13 - February 24, 1970.
3. Minutes; March 3 - May 28, 1970.
4. Minutes; June 2 - June 30, 1970.
5. Minutes; July 1 - July 30, 1970.
6. Minutes; August 4 - September 2, 1970.

BOX 13

Series 2. G. F. McMahon's Files.
1. Minutes and Meeting Notes; November 17, 1970.
2. Minutes and Meeting Notes; March 8, 1971.
3. Minutes and Meeting Notes; March 15, 1971.
4. Minutes and Meeting Notes; March 22, 1971.
5. Minutes and Meeting Notes; March 29, 1971.
6. Minutes and Meeting Notes; April 12, 1971.
7. Minutes and Meeting Notes; April 19, 1971.
8. Minutes and Meeting Notes; May 3, 1971.
9. Minutes and Meeting Notes; May 10, 1971.
10. Minutes and Meeting Notes; May 17, 1971.
11. Minutes and Meeting Notes; May 24, 1971.
12. Minutes and Meeting Notes; June 16, 1971.
13. Minutes and Meeting Notes; June 28, 1971.
14. Minutes and Meeting Notes; June 30, 1971.
15. Committee Administration; 1970-1971.
16. Annexation; 1970-1971.
17. Consolidated Information.
18. Minutes and Summaries; 1971.
19. Minutes and Summaries; 1970.
20. Miscellaneous Meeting Notes; 1970-1971.