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The purpose of this report is to provide historical perspective to the work and recommendations of the Commission. In most cases the issues studied by the Commission are identified and historical analysis is provided. The primary contributors to this work were Pat Ooley, graduate student of Public History at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Amanda Meeker, graduate student at California State University, Sacramento. As archive researchers for the Secretary of State's California State Archives, they made a substantial contribution to the understanding of the history of the many issues faced by the Commission. Their work was greatly appreciated. Two additional papers have been included: one deals with the fiscal system and the major changes that took place in 1933 and the other deals with the troubled history of the place of cities in California government structure.

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