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Inventory of the Howard Way Papers
LP174  
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Folder LP174:141-173

1. County Files. 1967-1976.

Physical Description: 33 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by county and/or by subject thereunder.
Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, resolutions re proposed or pending legislation, reports, background studies, newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous records. Most exchanges are with county/city offices but also include correspondence with associations, organizations, and individuals on local conditions and problems. Scattered throughout files are notes of the Senator's staff on visits and meetings with local officials and on various subjects ranging from local politics to problems and needs.
Folder LP174:141-147

1. FRESNO COUNTY. 1969-76.

Physical Description: 7 ff.
 

(1) GENERAL (1972-76): principally County Board of Supervisor's resolutions requesting introduction of legislation or position statements on pending legislation. Also includes data on attempts to obtain additional state funding from the Water Resources Control Board for construction of the Herndon-Cornelia Intesceptor Line, a part of the county-wide sewer master plan

Physical Description: (2ff).
 

(2) CITIES (1972-76): local conditions, including economic and educational programs, and highway and airport development for the cities of Clovis, Fresno and Reedley

Physical Description: (1ff).
 

(3) CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO (1969-70,72-76): requests for additional appropriations for the Journalism Department, continued funding of Law Enforcement Training Project, and Capital Outlay funds for library construction

Physical Description: (1ff).
 

(4) KAISER RIDGE (1975): background data and opposition to proposed Federal legislation to make a wilderness study of the Kaiser Roadless Area in the Sierra National Forest

Physical Description: (1ff).
 

(5) MEDICAL SCHOOL (1973-75): proposal to establish a new state medical school in the San Joaquin Valley in affiliation with the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Fresno. Includes recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Siting of Teaching Hospitals, March 1, 1974

Physical Description: (1ff).
 

(6) STATE CENTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (1974-75): proposals to and background information on rehabilitation and use of Fresno City College old administration building

Physical Description: (1ff).
Folder LP174:148-152

2. INYO COUNTY. 1967-75.

Physical Description: 5 ff.
 

(1) GENERAL (1967-74): SCA 10 (1968), taxation of Los Angeles City municipal lands in Inyo County and impact on assessments for school support; sewage disposal problems on Piute-Shonshone Indian reservation adjacent to the City of Bishop; county planning; water rights and land use in Owens Valley; Tri-County Fair operations

Physical Description: (3ff).
 

(2) TULE ELK (1973-74): opposition to federally proposed legislation to establish a federal refuge for Tule elk in the Owens Valley

Physical Description: (1ff).
 

(3) WATERMASTER (1972-75): proposed creation of a Watermaster Service District in Owens Valley and regional watershed and management planning to protect environment and to prevent excess pumping of ground water for export by Los Angeles City

Physical Description: (1ff).
Folder LP174:153

3. KERN COUNTY. 1974-76.

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence and resolutions regarding pending legislation. Also includes Way speech and public opposition with respect to proposed establishment of nuclear power plant near Wasco.
Folder LP174:154

4. KINGS COUNTY. 1974-76.

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence regarding county and city programs and needs.
Folder LP174:157

5. MADERA COUNTY. 1969-74.

Physical Description: 3 ff.
 

(1) GENERAL (1969-74): general correspondence regarding county programs and needs and resolutions regarding pending legislation. Also includes report and recommendation and background information on site selection for a Junior College in Madera County

Physical Description: (2ff).
 

(2) CITIES (1972-74): general correspondence regarding municipal programs and needs

Physical Description: (1ff).
Folder LP174:158-159

6. MARIPOSA COUNTY. 1967-74.

Physical Description: 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence regarding county programs and needs and resolutions regarding pending legislation. Also includes significant background information on the problem of providing sewage treatment facilities for the town of Coulterville and disincorporation of the town of Hornitos.
Folder LP174:150-162

7. MERCED COUNTY. 1969-74.

Physical Description: 3 ff.
 

(1) GENERAL (1969-74): [general correspondence regarding county programs a and needs; resolutions regarding pending legislation;] migrant labor housing proposals in Livingston and Planada-LeGrand areas; and 1972 report of Merced Co. Housing Authority

Physical Description: (2ff).
 

(2) CITIES (1972-74): general correspondence regarding municipal programs and needs, including Atwater School District financial problems; Livingston waste water treatment facility improvements; and establishment of Department of Motor Vehicles office in the City of Merced.

Folder LP174:163

8. MONO COUNTY. 1969-76.

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence regarding county programs and needs, including proposed county Mental Retardation Plan; snow removal problems and increased Highways budget to meet needs; ACR99 (1973)-Report by State Lands Commission on Mono Lake problems caused by lowering of level by L.A. Department of Water and Power (Nov. 15, 1974).
Folder LP174:164-173

9. TULARE COUNTY. 1968-76.

Physical Description: 10 ff.
 

(1) GENERAL (1968-76): impact of Land Conservation Act on Tulare County school districts; inadequacy of WIN Training expense funding; L.A. City DWP proposal to establish nuclear power plant and local opposition to; operations report, County Housing Authority (April, 1973); operations of Methadone Clinic; and funding of County Welfare programs

Physical Description: (4ff).
 

(2) CITIES (1972-76): general correspondence regarding municipal programs and needs, including separate files for cities of Exeter, 1973-76, Porterville, 1971-76 including proposals to convert surplus lands belonging to Porterville State Hospital into a Blue Heron and Wildlife preserve, Tulare, 1974-76, and Visalia, including proposal to establish a Valley Community Job Corps Center, 1971-76

Physical Description: (5 ff).
Folder LP174:174-183

2. Subject Files. 1967-1976.

Physical Description: 10 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Folder LP174:174-175

10. AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD. 1975-76.

Physical Description: 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Constituents correspondence and complaints regarding ALRB activities; opposition to Governor's appointments and including lists of questions asked designees before Senate Agriculture and Water Resources committee hearings; complaints regarding ALRB access rules, proposed amendments to Agricultural Labor Relations Act; and opposition to continued funding of ALRB in 1976-77 biennium.
Folder LP174:176-177

11. ALLENSWORTH. 1967-75.

Physical Description: 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes reports, studies, press releases, newspaper clippings, proposed legislation, resolutions and other records relating to water problems in Allensworth area due to presence of arsenic in ground water; legislative proposals to establish Allensworth as a state historical site to reflect the contributions of California's Black citizens - includes actions and involvement of Allensworth Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation feasibility studies (1970, Nov., 1971). Senator Way's reservations and opposition to development because of water problems and remoteness.
Folder LP174:179

12. MINERAL KING. 1968-76.

Physical Description: 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, studies, press releases, newspaper clippings, proposed legislation and other records relating to recreational development in Sequoia National Forest by the Walt Disney Corporation. Includes data on road access problems and feasibility (proposed State Highway 276), Senator Way's support for development, opposition by Sierra Club and conservationists, and Environmental study (June, 1974).
Folder LP174:180

13. PRESS RELEASES. 1968-74.

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Not complete for any year.
Folder LP174:181-182

14. RADIO TAPES. 1971-74.

Physical Description: 2 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Texts of radio presentations covering a variety of subject areas.
Folder LP 174:183

15. RAILROAD CROSSING. 1966-67, 70-72.

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and information memorandum relating to railroad grade crossing safety problems in 15th Senatorial District. Includes Public Utilities Commission survey reports for city of Fresno and Fresno, Madera, Merced and Tulare counties.