MS 296 Lester Earnest Collection

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
Earnest, Lester
Lester Earnest Collection
MS 296
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1934-1978
Date [inclusive]
21.0 Linear feet (24 boxes)
The collection is composed of documents created or acquired by Lester Earnest during his employment with the City of San Diego from 1948-1971, primarily related to city finances, land use, parks and recreation, and community development.

Preferred Citation

Lester Earnest Collection, MS 296, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Lester (Les) Elvin Earnest (24 April 1905 – 27 February 2001) grew up in North Loup, Nebraska, and Montrose, Colorado. His family moved to San Diego in June 1923. Earnest studied electrical engineering at San Diego State College (now San Diego State University) from 1924-1926, and later, public administration. Earnest married Sue Mable Wolfer on 22 November 1928 in Yuma, Arizona. Sue Earnest (1907-2007) was a professor in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at San Diego State College from 1947 to 1973. The Earnests had two children, Lester D. and Patricia (Boyle), and lived in the Mission Hills neighborhood on Fort Stockton Drive.

Prior to working for the City of San Diego, Earnest held management positions at several companies throughout the country. These included Gunnison Homes (a subsidiary of U.S. Steel) in New Albany, Indiana, Solar Aircraft (in both San Diego and Des Moines, Iowa), Tube Turns, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, and Fruehauf Trailer Company Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Earnest began his career with the City of San Diego in 1948 and would remain there until his retirement in 1971.

Lester was first hired by the City as Park and Recreation Business Manager, a position he held until 1951 when he became Assistant City Budget Officer. He remained in that department for nine years, becoming the City Budget Officer in 1955. In 1960, under a special assignment as Assistant to the City Manager, Earnest reorganized and combined the Mission Bay Park and the Park and Recreation Departments. Later that year, Earnest was promoted to Park and Recreation Director. His duties in this role included planning, development, and operation of Mission Bay Park as well as site selection, design, development, and maintenance of parks throughout San Diego. From 1964-1967, Earnest returned to the role of Assistant to the City Manager and served as the Executive Secretary of the Mayor’s Municipal Finance Committee. Earnest’s final position with the City of San Diego was Assistant Community Development Director (1967-1971). This department was responsible for coordinating Citizen Community Planning and Development groups as well as Model Cities, Leased Housing, City College Redevelopment, and many other programs that served disadvantaged groups. Earnest also served as San Diego director of the federally-funded Urban Observatory research program.

Besides his work for the City of San Diego, Earnest was also a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at San Diego State College in the early 1970s and served on the boards of the Conference of National Park Coordinating Associations, the Cabrillo Historical Society, the San Diego Lions Club, and the Blind Recreation Center.

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Scope and Content

The collection is primarily comprised of documents created or acquired by Lester Earnest during his employment with the City of San Diego from 1948-1971. Given his roles within the municipal government, many of the documents relate to city finances, land use, parks and recreation, and community development. Of particular significance are the documents pertaining to the development of Mission Bay Park. Other items in the collection include San Diego ephemera, newspaper and magazine articles, and publications about state government, local government, and economic issues.

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This collection is arranged into 14 series by subject:

Series I: San Diego City Planning;

Series II: Community Plans;

Series III: Economic Development;

Series IV: City of San Diego Finances;

Series V: County of San Diego Finances;

Series VI: Urban Observatory;

Series VII: Water Resources & Flood Control;

Series VIII: Sports Facilities;

Series IX: Parks and Recreation Facilities;

Series X: Mission Bay;

Series XI: Balboa Park;

Series XII: San Diego Miscellanea;

Series XIII: State of California;

Series XIV: Miscellaneous Publications.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection October 29, 2015

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession: 2003.126

Processing Information

Collection processed by Frank Sweeney in 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Public Facilities Financing Authority of the City of San Diego.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Citizens’ Advisory Committee on the General Plan.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Department of Finance.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Land Planning Division.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Office of the City Manager.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Park and Recreation Citizens Study Committee .
  • San Diego (Calif.). Park and Recreation Department.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Planning Commission.
  • San Diego (Calif.). Planning Department. Urban Renewal Section.
  • San Diego County (Calif.). Office of Management and Budget.
  • San Diego Natural History Museum.
  • San Diego Planetarium Authority.
  • San Diego Stadium (San Diego, Calif.).
  • Urban Observatory of San Diego.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Clairemont (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Gaslamp Quarter (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Kearny Mesa (San Diego, Calif.)
  • La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Mira Mesa (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Mission Bay Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Mission Beach (San Diego, Calif.)
  • North Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Ocean Beach (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Old Town (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Pacific Beach (San Diego, Calif.) — Photographs
  • Poway (Calif.)
  • Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • Tierrasanta (San Diego, Calif.)
  • University City (San Diego, Calif.)


  • City Planning — California — San Diego
  • Economic development
  • Flood control
  • Local budgets
  • Municipal government–California–San Diego.
  • Museums
  • Parks — California — San Diego
  • Parks–California–Planning.
  • Regional planning–California–San Diego.
  • San Diego (Calif.)–Description and travel
  • San Diego (Calif.)–Economic policy.
  • San Diego (Calif.)–Social conditions–20th century.
  • Water resources development–California–San Diego Region.

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: San Diego City Planning 1951-1974 and undated

Off-Street Downtown Parking Projects: Reports and Correspondence 1951-19691:1
Report on the Collection, Treatment and Disposal of the Sewage of San Diego County 19521:2
The Civic Auditorium for San Diego-A Report by the City Planning Commission 19531:3
Condensed Economic Report—Proposed Construction Project—Plaza Auditorium and Garage 19541:4
Report on Off-Street Parking Plan for the Central District of San Diego 19551:5
Financing Off-Street Parking in the Central District of San Diego Using the Parking District Law of 1951 19561:6
Planning Advisory Service Report: Floor Area Ratio 19581:7
Better Transportation for Your City: a Guide to the Factual Development of Urban Transportation Plans 19581:8
Estimated Usage, Proposed Marston Company Parking Garage 19581:9
Results of Downtown Parking Studies 1956-1958 19581:10
Population Trends and Projections of the San Diego Metropolitan Area 19581:11
A Program for the Development of Public Office Buildings 19591:12
San Diego County Regional Plan: Objectives and Policies 1960-19631:13
This is Your City (blight abatement) 19601:14
Blight Abatement Yardstick Report 19611:15
Report on Costs and Financial Feasibility 19611:16
The San Diego General Plan Study 196123:1
Neighborhood Analysis: Part I, A Description of Existing Conditions in the “Bay Area” 19611:17
Neighborhood Analysis: Part I, A Description of Existing Conditions in the “Bay Area” (second copy) 19611:18
Centre City: Governmental Facilities 19611:19
Factual Data Report of Proposed Civic Center and Auditorium Site 19611:20
Regional Planning for San Diego County, report by Willis Miller c.19611:21
Master Plan of Freeways and Major Streets 19621:22
Non-Residential Land Use in San Diego 19621:23
Citizens Advisory Committee for General Plan Review 19621:24
Community Concourse, Centre City, Exhibition-Parking Facility: Preliminary Report 19621:25
Report of the Citizens Charter Review Committee 19621:26
Racial and Ethnic Relations in Metropolitan San Diego 19631:27
The Older Half: 1963 Program for Community Improvement 19631:28
Pockets of Poverty: A Study of Deprivation in Two Areas of the City of San Diego 19641:29
The General Plan San Diego 1985 19641:30
The General Plan San Diego 1985 19642:1
The General Plan San Diego 1985 19642:2
Land Use Allocation for San Diego Border Area Program 196421:1
San Diego Border Area Program Overview and Technical Report 1 19642:3
San Diego Border Area Program Technical Reports 2-4 19642:4
Centre City 75: A Transportation Plan for Centre City, San Diego 19642:5
Centre City, San Diego: A Plan for Improvement 19642:6
The San Pasqual Valley 19642:7
San Diego Border Area Program: Reports and Correspondence 1964-19682:8
Developing Metropolitan Transportation Policies: A Guide for Local Leadership 19652:9
Open Space for Urban America 19652:10
Harbor 101-A Report on Existing Conditions and Recommendations 19652:11
Centre City: 75-A Development Plan for Centre City 19652:12
Economic Analysis of Three Alternative Zoological Developments in the San Pasqual Valley 19652:13
Centre City: An Analysis of Construction & Demolition 1960-1965 c.19652:14
Projection Seventy, Center City: Project Program Report c.19652:15
A Coordinated Data System for Metropolitan San Diego 19662:16
Nonresidential Land Use Inventory 19662:17
Study Design-Comprehensive Planning Program San Diego County 19662:18
Summary of Conclusions: General Economic Analysis of Future Land-Use Markets, South San Diego Border Area 19662:19
San Diego Border Area Plan 196623:2
Harbor 101 Project Proposals 19662:20
Population and Housing Map, San Diego County, January 1, 1966 19662:21
Civic Affairs Survey 19662:22
Report of Civic Facilities Corporation 19662:23
City of San Diego Industrial Park c.19662:24
Historical Survey of Old Town Plaza c.19662:25
San Diego Regional Plan Bulletin 1966-19672:26
Proposed San Diego General Plan (includes map) 19672:27
San Diego County Population Projections—1990 19672:28
Regional Plan Bulletin 4: Historic Development of San Diego County 19672:29
San Diego County General Plan 1990 (map) 19672:30
Progress Guide and General Plan for the City of San Diego 19672:31
Progress Guide and General Plan for the City of San Diego 19673:1
Public Opinion Questionnaire, San Diego Metropolitan Area Transportation Study 19673:2
Preliminary Regional General Plan, San Diego County 1990 196723:3
Market Potential for an Improved Harbor 101 Project Area 19673:3
Final Report: Embarcadero Development Study 19673:4
Citizen Involvement in Urban Planning: the San Diego Experiment 1967-19683:5
Progress Guide and General Plan for the City of San Diego 1967-19693:6
City of San Diego Population and Land Use Bulletin 1967-19713:7
San Diego Agriculture: Problems and Prospects 19683:8
Local Government and Pre-Planned Communities in San Diego County 19683:9
Centre City Employment and Business Census 19683:10
Horton Plaza Renovation Correspondence 19683:11
Planning Alternatives for the Border Area 19683:12
Manual of Program Summaries for Assisting Community Improvement and Development 19683:13
Market Potential for an Improved Harbor 101 Project Area 19683:14
Parking Inventory 1968: Downtown and Outlying San Diego Business Areas 19683:15
1968 Traffic Flow Map, San Diego Metropolitan Area 19683:16
Citizens Advisory Committee General Plan 19683:17
San Diego 1968: View from the Core Conference 19683:18
Community Promotion Program Study Report 19683:19
Technical Support Documents, Regional General Plan, San Diego County 1990 c.19683:20
City of San Diego Points of Interest 1968-19693:21
Housing Program and Housing Element Memorandums 1968-19693:22
Horton Plaza Expansion and Redevelopment: Reports and Editorials 1968-19693:23
Off-Street Parking Organization, Financing and Development for Neighborhood and Community Business Districts 19693:24
Report on Small Park Acquisition by San Diego County Comprehensive Planning Organization 19693:25
San Diego Model Cities Program Submission II 19693:26
Off-Street Parking Organization, Financing and Development for Neighborhood and Community Business Districts 19693:27
Horton Plaza Parking Study for City of San Diego by National Garages, Inc. 19693:28
San Diego’s Offshore Area 19693:29
San Diego County Population and Housing Bulletin 1969-19713:30
Aspirations San Diego, 1970-2070 19703:31
Report on Multi-Problem Families 19703:32
San Diego’s Industry 1969-1990: A Planning Analysis 19703:33
Initial Housing Element 19704:1
San Diegans Inc Newsletter on Centre City Transportation 19704:2
Description and Location of the Disadvantaged-Handicapped Population: Grossmont Junior College District 19704:3
Map: Major Statistical Areas with Subregional Areas and 1970 Census Tracts 19704:4
Transit Development Plan & Program 19704:5
Preliminary Ocean Beach Implementation Plan 19704:6
San Diego County Planning Data 1970-19724:7
Population and Housing Estimating Systems 19714:8
Proposed Information System for Planning Vol I 19714:9
A Decent Home for Every San Diegan 19714:10
Special Study Profile: San Diego City 19724:11
Attitude Survey Summary Report 19724:12
1970 Census Sub Regional Area Datatables and Computer Maps 19724:13
Alternative Regional Growth Forecasts, Population and Employment 1975-1995 19724:14
1970 Census Tract Map 19724:15
Plan: Comprehensive Planning Organization of the San Diego Region 19744:16
Temporary Paradise? A Look at the Special Landscape of the San Diego Region 19744:17
Tri-City Hospital Master Plan Application 19744:18
San Diego City College Redevelopment Project Undated4:19

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 Series II: Community Plans 1958-1974

Mission Valley Plan 19584:20
Spring Valley Today & Tomorrow—Public Affairs Research Institute 19584:21
South Bay Industrial Study 19594:22
Solana Beach, 1959-Public Affairs Research Institute 19594:23
Report on Del Mar-Public Affairs Research Institute 19594:24
Preliminary Master Plan for Montgomery Field 19604:25
Public Facilities Plan for the Kearny Mesa Area 1960-19614:26
Preliminary Development Plan for Camp Elliott 19614:27
Ocean View Blvd.—47th St. Area Plan 19624:28
The Elliott Community Plan 19624:29
Frontier-Midway Area Plan 19624:30
Del Mar/Torrey Pines Community Plan 19624:31
Morena Area Plan 19634:32
Frontier-Midway Area Background Data Report II: Pilot Area Study Program 19634:33
Urban Design Manual of Goals: San Diego Border Area Program c.19634:34
Existing Conditions Mid-City 19644:35
Feasibility Study, Mid-City Project 19645:1
Mira Mesa Community Plan 1964-19655:2
San Diego State College Area Plan 19655:3
Mid-Century Development Plan 19655:4
La Jolla Shores Height Limit Zone 19655:5
Southeast San Diego: An Analysis of Construction and Demolition 1960-1965 19665:6
Rancho Bernardo Community Plan 19665:7
San Diego Old Town Study 19665:8
Economic Development Analysis of the Frontier-Midway Area 19665:9
Compendium of San Diego Community Plans 19675:10
La Jolla Community Plan 19675:11
Criteria, Old San Diego Architectural Control District 19675:12
San Ysidro Economic Potential 19685:13
Peninsula Community Plan 19685:14
Old San Diego Community Plan 196823:4
Revised East Mission Valley Area Plan 19685:15
Official Assessment Bond Prospectus, Del Mar Heights-East and West 19685:16
Community Planning Groups Information 1968-19695:17
Southeast San Diego Community Plan 19695:18
North Park Commercial Area Plan 19695:19
Industrial, Residential, and Commercial Analysis of West Mission Valley 19695:20
Midway Community Plan 19695:21
San Ysidro Community Plan 19705:22
University Community Master Plan (including map) 19705:23
Park North-East Community Plan 19705:24
Mission-Pacific Beach Community Plan 19705:25
Clairemont Mesa Community Plan 19705:26
Kearny Vista Community Plan 19705:27
Morena Area Precise Plan: Existing Conditions Report c.19705:28
City of Poway Incorporation Application and Report 1972-19745:29
Uptown Community Plan 19745:30
Precise Plan for Mission Beach 19745:31
Preliminary Lemon Grove Community Plan 19745:32

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 Series III: Economic Development 1949-1975

San Diego Business Survey 1949-19705:33
Economic Survey of the San Diego Downtown Area 19585:34
Planning for New Growth-New Jobs 19625:35
Housing Market Analysis for Centre City Area, San Diego 19625:36
Market Analysis, South of Broadway Area, Centre City, San Diego 19625:37
San Diego Metropolitan Area, Bank of America Municipal Bond Department 19635:38
San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Reports 19645:39
General Economic Analysis of Future Land-Use Markets, South San Diego Border Area 19646:1
Centre City Hotel Market and Location Analysis, San Diego 19646:2
Focus on San Diego County: An Economic Study of the San Diego Metropolitan Area 19656:3
San Diego City in Motion: Viewpoints of the Nation’s Leading Financiers 19656:4
Supplement, San Diego Manpower Resources Survey 1960-1965 19656:5
Industrial Data, San Diego County c.19656:6
Results: Industrial Climate Audit c.19656:7
San Diego Economic Development Research Program: Summaries and Recommendations 19666:8
Guide for Economic Development Programs 19666:9
Provisional Overall Economic Development Program for the City and County of San Diego 19666:10
City of San Diego Industrial Park c.19666:11
Drafts: Summary and Suggestions on the San Diego Economic Development Research Project c.19666:12
Community Guide to San Diego County 19676:13
Annual Review of San Diego Business Activity 1967-19696:14
San Diego Market Analysis 1967-19696:15
San Diego Economic Bulletin 1967-19716:16
Union-Tribune Index: San Diego Business Activity Monthly Summary 1967-19736:17
Annual State of the City Address 1967-19736:18
Monthly Summary of Business Conditions in Southern California 1967-19756:19
Digest of Insurable Loans 19686:20
Parking Industry Operating Cost Survey 19686:21
Economic Development Research Program: An Updating of the Original 1966 Study 19696:22
Input-Output Seminar on Structure of San Diego Economy 19696:23
San Diego Economic Development Research Program: An Updating of the Original 1966 Study 19696:24
Industrial Development Map of San Diego County c.196921:2
Comprehensive Planning Organization Initial Employment Survey 19706:25
Annual Review of San Diego Business Activity 1970-19726:26
Alternative Regional Growth Policies: Population/Employment Survey 19706:27
Annual Review of San Diego Business Activity 1971-19736:28
This is Your Economic Opportunity Commission: Special Report 19726:29
San Diego Overall Economic Development Program 19736:30
A Look at Economic Development Corporation and the Economic Growth of San Diego County 19736:31

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 Series IV: City of San Diego Finances 1934-1979

Newspaper Clippings on San Diego Zoo and City Administrative Cut 1934-19786:32
City of San Diego Manager’s Reports 1940-19506:33
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1948-19536:34
City of San Diego Proposed Pay and Position Classification Plan 19517:1
Critical Community Facility Deficiencies 19517:2
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1954-19587:3
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1955-19567:4
Brochures on Tax Dollars and Local Government 1955-19677:5
Capital Improvements Program 5 Year Projection Reports 1957-19607:6
San Diego Police Department Annual Reports 1958-19627:7
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1959-19607:8
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1959-19627:9
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1960-19617:10
San Diego Civil Service Commission Annual Reports 1960-19647:11
Metropolitan San Diego Salary Survey 19617:12
Case for Better Utilization of Fire Manpower 19617:13
Compensation Plan for the City of San Diego 19617:14
City of San Diego Annual Report 1961-19627:15
City of San Diego Operations Report 1961-19627:16
Capital Improvements Program Reports 1961-19647:17
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1962-19637:18
Annual Metropolitan San Diego Salary Survey 1962-19667:19
Salable City Owned Property Reports c.1962-19777:20
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1963-19647:21
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1963-19667:22
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1964-19658:1
Final Status Report, Capital Improvements Program 1964-19718:2
City Manager’s Comments to Mayor and City Council on Revenue Report, Municipal Services, Inter-Governmental Relations 19658:3
Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance: Revenues 19658:4
Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance: Inter-Governmental Relations 19658:5
Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance: Municipal Services 19658:6
Centre City: An Analysis of Tax Assessments 1960-1965 c.19658:7
Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance: Summary Report 1965-19668:8
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1965-19668:9
Progress Report for Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance 1965-19668:10
Capital Improvements Program Reports 1965-19678:11
San Diego City Civil Service Commission Schematic Classification Outline 1965-19708:12
City of San Diego Executive Salary Review 19668:13
Port of San Diego Annual Report 19668:14
Capital Improvement Authorizations 1956-57 through 1965-66 (maps) 19668:15
Memorandum and Notes on City’s Finances 19668:16
Report on Implementation of Recommendations of the Mayor’s Committee on Municipal Finance c.19668:17
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1966-19678:18
November 1967 City Election Data 196722:1
City of San Diego Budget Preparation Manual 19678:19
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1967-19688:20
San Diego Unified Port District Annual Report 1967-19728:21
Budget Estimates for Regions of San Diego 19688:22
Capital Improvement Needs 1968-69 through 1988-89, Working Draft 19688:23
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1968-19699:1
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1968-19709:2
Capital Improvements Program Reports 1968-19709:3
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1969-19709:4
City of San Diego Water Utilities Department Annual Financial Reports 1969-19729:5
San Diego Stadium Authority Annual Financial Report 1969-19729:6
City of San Diego Capital Improvements & General Fund – Unallocated Reserve 19709:7
City of San Diego 1970-1971 Salary Ordinance 19709:8
Long-Term Leases of City Land, $1 or Less 19709:9
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1970-19719:10
City of San Diego Annual Financial Reports 1971-19729:11
City of San Diego Annual Budget 1971-19729:12
Capital Improvements Program Reports 1971-19729:13
Planetarium Authority Annual Financial Report 19729:14
City of San Diego Preliminary Budget 1972-19739:15
Capital Improvements Program Reports 19739:16
City of San Diego Preliminary Budget 1973-197410:1
Report: Financing of City and School District Facilities in Developing Areas (Mira Mesa) c.197410:2
City of San Diego Preliminary Budget Vol. I 1974-197510:3
City of San Diego Preliminary Budget Vol. II 1974-197510:4
City of San Diego Fiscal Data 197910:5

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 Series V: County of San Diego Finances 1949-1978

City-County Fiscal Relationships in San Diego County, California report 194910:6
Synopsis of a Report Entitled: An Analysis of the Benefits from Selected Services of San Diego County 195310:7
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 1965-196710:8
Statistics and Data on San Diego City and County 1969-197810:9
County of San Diego Annual Report 197110:10
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 197210:11
San Diego County Grant Inventory 197210:12
Annual Budget Report, City of Chula Vista 1972-197310:13
Annual Budget Report, City of La Mesa 1973-197410:14
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 197410:15
Final Budget, County of San Diego 197510:16
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 197510:17
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 197610:18
County of San Diego: Property Valuations, Tax Rates, Useful Information for Taxpayers 197810:19

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 Series VI: Urban Observatory 1969-1976

National Urban Observatory Conferences 1969-197011:1
San Diego Urban Observatory Reports and Agreements 1969-197211:2
Citizen Attitude Survey 197011:3
The Indianapolis Police Fleet Plan 197011:4
Measuring the Effectiveness of Local Government Services: Recreation and Solid Waste Collection 1970-197111:5
Urban Observatory Annual Reports 1970-197311:6
Citizen Attitudes in San Diego Report 197111:7
City Taxes and Services: Citizens Speak Out Publication 197111:8
Citizen Participation Groups in San Diego Report 197111:9
Community Leadership Development Program Report 197111:10
A Study of Problems and Methods of Police Recruitment from Disadvantaged Minorities 197111:11
Up-Grading Education for Minority Police Officers 197111:12
Framework for the Measurement of Programmatic Effectiveness 197111:13
A Study of the Social Service Delivery System in Poverty Areas of San Diego 197111:14
Options for Improving the Care of Neglected and Dependent Children 197111:15
Introduction to Sample Surveys for Government Managers 197111:16
Home Management Training Program 1971-197211:17
Opportunities for Volunteer Service in the City and County Government-Case Study: San Diego 197211:18
Citizen Power report 197211:19
A Study of Drinking Drivers in San Diego County 197211:20
The Dimensions of Juvenile Arson and False Fire Alarms for the Urban Areas of San Diego 197211:21
Consumer Counseling Manual for Homeownership 197211:22
A Study of Local Government Finance in San Diego SMSA 197211:23
Training Program for Community Development and Personnel in Model Cities 197211:24
Toward a Social Report for the City of San Diego 197211:25
Paying for Public Schools, Issues of School Finance in California 197211:26
User’s Guide to Profiles of Change Information Package 197211:27
Executive Training Institute Grant Memo (Urban Observatory) 197211:28
Measuring the Effectiveness of Local Government Services: Transportation c.197211:29
Urban Observatory Quarterly Reports 1972-197311:30
Fire Protection Capabilities and Problems in San Diego County, California 197311:31
Shifting Public Functions and the Distribution of Tax Burden by Economic Class: A Model and Empirical Observation 197311:32
A Study of San Diego City Charter Amendments 197311:33
The Quality of Life in San Diego: Selected Indicators of Urban Conditions and Trends 197311:34
Future Planning for Change in the Human Services: A Continuing Education Program for the San Diego Region 197311:35
San Diego Citizens’ Needs in Transportation, Recreation, and Housing 197311:36
Policewomen on Patrol 197311:37
Balanced Community Policy: An Evaluation of the Concept, Its Feasibility and Administrative Requirements for the City of San Diego 1973-197411:38
San Diego Manpower Study Project: An Assessment of San Diego Manpower Programming and Its Future Directions 1973-197612:1
San Diego: An Economic Analysis Volume I-II 197412:2
San Diego: An Economic Analysis Volume III-IV 197412:3
A Purchasing Management Audit of the City of La Mesa 197412:4
Emerging Issues in Local Government Law 197412:5
Recasting the Budgetary Process 197412:6
The Quality of Life in San Diego: Selected Indicators of Urban Conditions and Trends 197412:7
Legal and Effective Control Over Containers 197512:8
Status of Women: Quality of Life in San Diego 197512:9
Energy Consumption in Urban Transportation: Future Alternatives 197612:10
Local Government Attitudes Survey- County Summary 197612:11
A Fire Training Simulator 197612:12
Directory of San Diego Area Public Administrators 197612:13
San Diego Technology Action Center (SANDTAC) Twelve Month Report 197612:14

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 Series VII: Water Resources & Flood Control 1949-1978

San Dieguito and San Diego Rivers Investigation 194912:15
Operation and Maintenance Manual, San Diego River and Mission Bay Project, Pacific Ocean to Mission Valley 195512:16
Flood Control Report on San Diego River in Mission Valley (photo, map) 195712:17
Flood Control Report on San Dieguito River 196012:18
Flood Control Report on Otay River 196012:19
Report of the Flood Control Advisory Committee 196212:20
The San Diego Water Supply c.196212:21
City of San Diego Council Policy on Water and Sewer Facilities in Previously Developed Areas 196612:22
San Diego County Regional General Plan, Public Facilities c.196612:23
Master Water Plan 196712:24
Guidelines for the Use of San Diego’s Floodplains 196712:25
Tijuana River Flood Plain, Correspondence and Maps 1968-197312:26
Peñasquitos Sewer District, 1970 Sewer Bonds, Series A 197012:27
Drainage and Flood Control Background and Policy Study (map) 197012:28
Tijuana River Valley Land Use and Flood Control Alternatives Report 197312:29
San Diego River Mission Valley Flood Control Task Force Report 197312:30
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 189, Waste Water Reclamation 197312:31
Newspaper Articles on Water Issues 1973-197712:32
New Perspective on Flood Control Solutions: The San Diego Experience 197412:33
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 160-74, The California Water Plan Outlook in 1974 197412:34
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 200, California State Water Project 197412:35
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 80-5, Reclamation of Water from Wastes in Southern California 197512:36
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 198, Water Conservation in California 197612:37
Water in the San Diego Region 197712:38
California Department of Water Resources Bulletin No. 202-76, Water Conditions and Flood Events in California, Water Year 1975-1976 197712:39
Water Resources Committee, Meeting Transcripts and Correspondence 197812:40

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 Series VIII: Sports Facilities 1964-1971

Economic Feasibility of the Proposed All-American Stadium for San Diego 196413:1
San Diego All-American Stadium—Phase 2 Report 196413:2
Preliminary Financing Report, All-American Outdoor Stadium for the City of San Diego 196513:3
Official Statement, San Diego Stadium Authority 196613:4
San Diego Stadium Authority, Annual Financial Report 1966-196713:5
San Diego Stadium Dedication Booklet 196713:6
Program, San Diego Chargers vs. Detroit Lions 196713:7
San Diego International Sports Arena Brochure 196713:8
San Diego Stadium Authority, Annual Financial Report 197113:9

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 Series IX: Parks and Recreation Facilities 1955-1973

Re-Evaluation of Standards and Criteria for Budgeting Playground Services (report) c.1955-195613:10
A Master Plan of Parks and Recreation 195613:11
Proposed Fortuna Mountain-Mission Gorge Metropolitan Park Report 196013:12
California Public Outdoor Recreation Plan, Parts I and II 196013:13
Maintenance Program for Beach Facilities 196013:14
California Recreation Statutes by City and County 196013:15
San Diego County Regional Plan, Objectives and Policies: Part 4, Recreation 196113:16
City of San Diego Council Policies, Recreation Related 1962-197213:17
Park and Recreation Citizens Study Committee Final Report 196313:18
Park and Recreation Citizens Study Committee Final Report (2nd copy) 196313:19
Park and Recreation Related Publications and Directories 1963-196713:20
Transcript of Hearing on the Subject of Neighborhood Parks and Open Space in Subdivisions 196413:21
Southern California Regional Recreation Area Study 196413:22
Trails for San Diego (report) 196613:23
San Diego Recreation Councils 196613:24
Recreational Use Surveys and Statistics 1966-196713:25
City of San Diego Urban Beautification Program 1966-196713:26
Legislation for Administration of Tideland and Submerged Land Trusts (includes map) 1966-196713:27
San Diego Area Recreation Survey 196713:28
Open Space in California: Issues and Options c.196713:29
Open Space for San Diego (report) 196813:30
City of San Diego Park Inventory 197013:31
Los Peñasquitos Regional Park Land Acquisition Report 197023:5
A Plan for the Preservation of Natural Parks for San Diego 197313:32
A Plan for the Acquisition of Park Reserve Lands 197313:33

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 Series X: Mission Bay 1934-1976 and undated

Mission Bay Development—Correspondence 1934-194513:35
Mission Bay Dredging 1935-194621:3
Preliminary Landscape Plan of North Easterly Portion of Mission Bay State Park, Blueprint (map) 193513:35
Preliminary Landscape Plan of North Easterly Portion of Mission Bay State Park, Map (map) 193513:36
Flood and Silt Conditions in Mission Bay 193513:37
Memo and Blueprint of Mission Bay State Parks—Works Progress Administration (includes map) 193713:38
Tentative Development Plan—Mission Bay State Park 193913:39
Report on Cooperative Beach Erosion Study Mission Beach, California 194213:40
Correspondence and Memoranda 1944-197614:1
Landscaping Plans on Adjacent to State Park Loans (includes maps) 194522:2
Preliminary Report on Suggested Sluicing of Mission Bay Flood Control Channel 194514:2
Mission Bay—Property Acquisition 194621:4
Landscape Improvement of Mission Bay—Preliminary Layout, Santa Clara Point (map) 194614:3
Master Ditto Copies—Miscellaneous 1946-195014:4
City Planning Department, Mission Bay Improvements: Cost Allocation-Salaries 1946-195121:5
Improvement of Mission Bay—Preliminary Layout, Santa Clara Point—Before Parking Lot Revisions (map) 194714:5
Mission Bay Recreational Park—Guest Housing Survey 194814:6
Improvement of Mission Bay—General Plan (map) 194814:7
Improvement of Mission Bay—Preliminary Layout of Lunch and Dining Terraces, Santa Clara Point (landscape plan) 194814:8
Proposed Expenditures—Mission Bay Bonds 194914:9
Permits for Work in Navigable Waters 194914:10
Bids for Mission Bay Development Projects (Dredging, Demolition, Bridge Construction) 1949-195114:11
De Anza Point Project on Mission Bay (Stabilization of Dredged Fill) 195014:12
The Corps of Engineers in California 195014:13
Report of Mission Bay Development 1952-196314:14
Articles about Mission Bay in Periodicals and other Publications 1952-196314:15
Mission Bay Park—Plans for Development 1952-195314:16
Mission Bay Park—Plans for Development (map) 1952-195322:3
Mission Bay Park Dredging—Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings 1952-195514:17
San Diego Reports—Mission Bay Progress Report 195314:18
Report on Mission Bay—Recreation, Navigation, Flood Control 195414:19
Review of the Effects of the Mission Bay Jetties upon Sand Migration 195414:20
Schematic Survey for the Progressive Development of Mission Bay Park 195514:21
Mission Bay Master Plan & Development—De Anza Cove (includes maps) 1955-195922:4
Mission Bay Recreation Area—Proposed Master Plan 195614:22
The Potential of San Diego Bay—A Feasibility Survey 195614:23
Mission Bay Recreation Area Master Plan Map 195621:6
Mission Bay Recreation Area Master Plan Map—Land Area Uses 195621:7
A Survey of the Mission Bay Administration 195614:24
Mission Bay Master Plan & Development File #1 1956-195714:25
Detailed Study of Santa Clara Point 195714:26
Mission Bay Small Craft Harbor (Preliminary Draft) 195714:27
History and Development of Mission Bay 195714:28
History and Development of Mission Bay (2nd copy) 195714:29
Mission Bay Recreation Area Master Plan Map 195714:30
Oneonta Lagoon, Small Craft Harbor, San Diego County 195714:31
Marine Advisors: Excerpts from Mission Bay Development: An Evaluation of Pertinent Oceanographic Factors 195714:32
Marine Advisors: Mission Bay Development: An Evaluation of Pertinent Oceanographic Factors 195714:33
Mission Bay Park Organization and Operations Manual 1957-195814:34
Master Plan of Mission Bay Park—Quivira Basin 1957-195814:35
Quivira Basin (includes maps) 1957-195914:36
Mission Bay Master Plan & Development File #2 195815:1
Special Meeting of the City Planning Commission 195815:2
Land Use Survey, Mission Bay Recreational Park 195815:3
Mission Bay Recreation Area—Some of the Basic Design Factors 195815:4
Mission Bay Recreation Area—Planning Director’s Report and File 195815:5
Mission Bay Recreation Area Master Plan Map (includes map) 195815:6
Mission Bay Land and Water Use Map 195821:8
Report of Soil Investigation, Mission Bay 195815:7
Specifications for Mission Bay Dredging and Revetment 195815:8
Organization and Operation of Mission Bay 196015:9
Report of Total Number of People on the Beaches and in the Swimming Areas of the South District of the Cities Beaches 196115:10
Mission Bay Park Events and Promotion: Summary Research and Specific Recommendations 196115:11
San Diego Marine Park at Mission Bay-Cost Estimate and Summary 196215:12
Signs—Mission Bay Park 196315:13
Mission Bay Park—Design Principals 196315:14
The Modern Marina: A Guidebook for the Community and Private Investor Interested in Marina Development 196315:15
Mission Bay Park Operating Rules and Regulations 196315:16
Oceanside Small Craft Harbor Dedication, Official Souvenir Program 196315:17
Water Resources Development in California 196315:18
Final Report-Part I: Harbor Island 196415:19
California Small Craft Harbors and Facilities Plan—Comprehensive Report 196415:20
Articles about Mission Bay in Periodicals and Other Publications 1964-197415:21
Mission Bay Park—Planning, Engineering, Finance, 1965-1965 196515:22
Mission Bay Brochures, Guides, Ephemera 1965-196915:23
Dana Point Harbor—Interior Design 196615:24
Instructions to Lessees Covering Preparation and Submission of Construction Plans 196615:25
History and Development of Mission Bay Aquatic Park 1967-197015:26
Mission Bay Park Map 196815:27
Master Plan Recommendations for Mission Bay Aquatic Park 196923:6
Water-Based Recreation: Supply and Demand Considerations: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography 197015:28
Mission Bay Small-Boat Harbor and Marine Park-Review and Recommendations 197015:29
Mission Bay Park “Mystic Maze”—Traffic Conditions 197015:30
Water-Based Recreation: Supply and Demand Considerations: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography 197115:31
Mission Bay Park Map 197215:32
Maps—Rowing (includes architectural drawings) 1973-197415:33
Sail Bay: Master Plan for Improvements 197815:34
Proposed Mission Bay Park Master Plan for Land and Water Use 197815:35
Engineering Report—Fiesta Island Bridge and Street Improvements—Mission Bay 197815:36
Mission Bay—Preliminary Sketches and Clippings Undated15:37
Brief on Mission Bay Park Undated16:1
Report on Proposed New Mission Beach Amusement Park Undated16:2
The New Mission Beach Amusement Park Undated16:3
Mission Bay (grid map) Undated16:4
Structural Drawing of Bridget and Retaining Walls Undated16:5
Boat House and Snack Bar—Bonita Bay (blueprint) Undated16:6
Proposed Plan—Santa Clara Point-Recreation Area-First Layout (map) Undated16:7
Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, California Undated16:8
Marinas—Rules and Regulations Undated16:9
Mission Bay Pamphlets, Brochures and Leaflets Undated16:10
Mission Bay Park & Recreation Area—Index of Drawings Undated21:9

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 Series XI: Balboa Park 1930-1975 and undated

Natural History Museum: Handouts on Activities and Scientific Data 1930-195916:11
A Report on the Natural History Museum 194916:12
Sub-Committee Reports, Balboa Park Citizens Study Group 195716:13
Balboa Park Citizens Study Committee Final Report 195716:14
Planetarium of the Hall of Science c.195723:7
Services and Loans Catalog, Department of Activities, Natural History Museum 1957-195916:15
Natural History Museum, Report to George Bean c.195816:16
Alternate Uses of Buildings in the Prado and Palisades Areas, A Part of the Master Plan for Balboa Park 195916:17
Preliminary Draft, Alternate Uses of Buildings in the Prado and Palisades Areas, A Part of the Master Plan for Balboa Park 195916:18
Correspondence, Ford Building Remodel 1959-196016:19
Preliminary Draft, Alternate Uses of Buildings in the Prado and Palisades Areas, A Part of the Master Plan for Balboa Park with Diagrams Illustrating Draft of Balboa Park Master Plan 196016:20
Master Plan for Balboa Park 196016:21
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: Programs and Annual Report 1962-196316:22
Balboa Park Activity Center Map 196616:23
House of Pacific Relations Flier 196716:24
Spanish Village Art Center Overview c.197516:25
Museum of Man: History and Architecture Undated16:26

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 Series XII: San Diego Miscellanea 1935-1981 and undated

Tourist Guide Books to San Diego and Attractions 1935-194716:27
City Manager Government in San Diego 193916:28
Tourist Maps of San Diego and Attractions c.1940s16:29
Spanish Village Art Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 1 194116:30
City of San Diego Year Books 1944-194916:31
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club booklet c.194516:32
Your City Grows: The San Diego Story 194916:33
Booklets on Historic Places of San Diego 1949-196716:34
Organization Charts of the City of San Diego 195216:35
City of San Diego Informational Publications 1952-197316:36
San Diego Today 195316:37
San Diego Unified School District Statistical Reports 1954-196716:38
Library Service and Performance Standards for the City of San Diego 195616:39
Your Career with the City of San Diego 195616:40
UCLA Master’s Thesis: The Old Globe Theater at San Diego 195717:1
An Airport for Southwest United States-Mexico c.195917:2
San Diego County Agencies Emergency Phone Numbers c.196017:3
U.S. Naval Air Station Miramar c.196017:4
San Diego Tourist Brochures c.1960s17:5
City of San Diego Telephone Directories 1960-196817:6
Southern California Salutes Your Navy in San Diego 196217:7
Study Guide for Botanical Garden Project 196217:8
Annual Banquet of the Golden Plate of the Academy of Achievement 196217:9
San Diego County Operations Center booklet 196317:10
California Review, 2 Issues 1963-196417:11
City of San Diego Boards and Commissions c.1963-196417:12
San Diego City and County Guide Map—First National Bank 196417:13
Franklin Roosevelt’s Fourth Term Acceptance Speech 196417:14
The Western Explorer, Journal of the Cabrillo Historical Association 1964-196717:15
Fortune, March 1965 196517:16
Nine Three Nine Coast Promotional Brochure (Apartment Building) 196521:10
City of San Diego Civil Service Commission 50th Anniversary 1915-1965 196517:17
San Diego Promotional Booklets c.1965-197617:18
Boy’s Clubs of San Diego 1965-196617:19
San Diego Planetarium 1965-197117:20
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies Promotional Book c.196617:21
San Diego Facts Book 196617:22
A Coordinated Data System for Metropolitan San Diego 196617:23
Employee Relations and Personnel Administration 196617:24
Navy and Marines Public Affairs materials 1966-196817:25
Fishery-Oceanography Center, La Jolla 196717:26
General Atomics Programs and Brochures 196717:27
Index Cards Used for Tours with Facts about San Diego Businesses and Locations 1967-197017:28
San Diego Unified School District Statistical Report 1967-196817:29
Employment Practices, City of San Diego 1968-196917:30
Article on Early History of San Diego 196817:31
Ethnic Distribution Report 196917:32
San Diego County 200th Anniversary Map and Guide 196917:33
National Publications with San Diego as Feature Subject 196917:34
City of San Diego Telephone Directories 1969-197417:35
Beginnings: San Diego Public Library History 1882-1970 197017:36
San Diegans Inc Newsletter, Spring 1970 197017:37
Correspondence Regarding Visit of Mayor of Westminster, England 197017:38
A Community Guide to San Diego County 197117:39
Notes for Speeches About City Employees and Issues c.197117:40
Convair Aerospace Division of General Dynamics—50th Anniversary 197323:8
Management Plans for Cabrillo National Monument 197417:41
Resident Facility Classification Program Directory, County of San Diego 197417:42
Newspaper Clippings about San Diego History 1978-198117:43
Index Cards with Addresses of San Diego Organizations Undated17:44
Inventory of Source of San Diego Statistical Material Undated21:11

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 Series XIII: State of California 1957-1972 and undated

Tax Digest 195717:45
Special Districts in California 196017:46
Census of Governments, Government in California 196217:47
Reclamation of Land for Public Use—San Jose City Planning Commission 196217:48
California Statutes Relating to Public Acquisition of Off-Street Parking Facilities 196317:49
University of California, San Diego Academic Master Plan 196317:50
Highway Tax Structure in California c.1963-196518:1
California Statewide Information System Study 196518:2
California Statistical Abstract 196518:3
Statistical Supplement to Eighteenth Annual Report to the Governor of California by the Director of Public Works 196518:4
Focus on Orange County 196518:5
State of California Information System Study: City-State Information Flow 196518:6
California Crime Rate 1952-1964 Up 76%–Why? c.196518:7
California Tax Study Part II, Property Taxes 196618:8
Guide to California Special Assessment Acts 196618:9
California Official Highway Map 196618:10
California Tourism Industry—Trends and Investment Opportunities 196718:11
1967 Improvement Report, Los Angeles 196718:12
Recommended Roles for California State Government in Federal Urban Programs 196718:13
The Mexican “Amparo” as a Supplemental Remedy for the Redress of Citizen Grievances in California 196718:14
Summary of Remarks: Prospective Dimensions of Growth Problems in California 196718:15
Monthly Report of Building Permit Activity in the Cities and Counties of California 196918:16
Pollution: Air, Water, Land, Noise 196918:17
The Southern California Report: A Study of Growth and Economic Stature 197018:18
University of California, San Diego Financial Report 1970-197118:19
California Journal, Vol II, No 4 197118:20
California Roster 1971-1972: State, County, City and Township Officials 1971-197218:21
Developing Community Service and Continuing Education Programs in California Higher Education Institutions 197218:22
Assembly Bill 1971: Redistricting of California Undated18:23

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 Series XIV: Miscellaneous Publications 1904-1976

Drinks as They Are Mixed by Leading Bartenders 190418:24
Anna Lois Brown Master’s Thesis: “An Analysis of an Employee Attitude Survey” 195618:25
Forms of Metropolitan Governments 195818:26
Regional Markets of the United States, A Study of the West Against Nationals Backgrounds 196118:27
The West: Studies Against Regional and National Backgrounds 1961-196318:28
Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities 196318:29
US Department of Commerce: City Government Finances 1963-196418:30
Urban Mass Transportation Legislation 196418:31
Public Works Re-evaluation: Consultants—Expanding or Declining Role 196418:32
Plight of Home Rule 196418:33
Cluster Development 196418:34
Institute of Governmental Affairs, Occasional Paper Series No. 1-3 196418:35
The Negro in the West 196418:36
Planning, Administration, and Maintenance of Community Amenities 196518:37
Fundamentals of Information Processing and Computers for State and Local Government 196518:38
The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations 1965-196618:39
Boston Redevelopment Authority Annual Report 196618:40
Metropolitan Data Center Project 196618:41
EDP Systems & Programming Standards Manual 196618:42
US Navy Promotional Pamphlets c.196618:43
Modernizing State Government 196718:44
Community Action for Balanced Development—Bank of America 196718:45
Governing Urban Society: New Scientific Approaches 196718:46
Tenant’s Rights: Legal Tools for Better Housing 196718:47
Community Leader’s Guide—Bank of America 196719:1
Guidelines for Organization and Operation of Community Action Programs 196719:2
Historic Preservation, Vol 19, Nos. 3-4 196719:3
Municipal Finance, Volume XXXIX, No. 3: National Conference on Local Government Fiscal Policy 196719:4
Article: Empirical Evidence of the Changing Pattern of Personal Income Taxes Paid by Income Classes, 1951-1962 196719:5
Business Week: How the Rules on Antitrust are Changing 196719:6
United States International University booklet 1967-196919:7
Metropolitan Surveys 196819:8
Business Amid Urban Crisis 196819:9
Mayors Evaluate Business Action on Urban Problems 196819:10
Urban Data Service: Housing Needs 196919:11
Census Use Study: User Manual, Reports 1-5 1969-197019:12
Census Use Study: Reports 6-14 1969-197119:13
City Management and Model Cities c.197019:14
Student-Originated Studies: Guide for Preparation of Proposals and Operation of Projects 197019:15
Technology for the Cities 197119:16
A Design for Action to Improve State and Local Programs for the Aging 197120:1
Revenue Sharing: Reform Renewal for the 1970s 197120:2
National Municipal Policy, National League of Cities 1971-197220:3
Community Development Evaluation Series No. 6, Annual Arrangements Phase I 197220:4
The Federal Budget and the Cities 197320:5
Transportation Perspectives, Vol. I, No. 1 197620:6

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