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San Diego, Miscellaneous City Issues and Problems, 1953-1956

 File — Box: 136, Folder: 6
Identifier: Folder 6

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters, memos, news clippings, telegrams & government reports. Examples are: Stapled packet of corresp. (July-Sept. 1956) from Robert W. Burgess (Dir., Bureau of Census), Congressman Wilson, Harry M. Livingston (Disbursing Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives) & attached copies of Current Population Reports Special Censuses (Series P-28, Nos. 436, 437, 502, 533, & 873) re/ Wilson’s request for exact population total for his district—Coronado, San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon & Chula Vista in Special Census records; 1 copy of Economic Research Bureau, San Diego Bulletin (Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1956); 1 large packet containing a letter (12/14/55) from John Smith (Mayor, City of Chula Vista) & Wilson’s reply (12/16/55) & attached copies of a “Resolution Unanimously Approved By Disfranchized Citizens and Homeowners of Imperial Beach-Palm City” (Witnessed 12/1/55) (7 pp.) & news clippings—“Plan Probe Is Sought” & “Board Asks Probe of Bay Annexation,” The San Diego Union (12/14/55) re/ “Chula Vista City Council, in regular session December 13, 1955, voted unanimously to transmit the enclosed resolution to your office . . . . [The San Diego City Council’s annexation decision] is not only undemocratic but threatens the autonomy of the entire South Bay area;” 1 news clipping “Our Reader’s Write- - - Macaulay Gives Views On Recent ‘Answers’” & “Self Government Group Files Additional Protests” (Vol. XXV, No. 51, 11/24/55), San Ysidro, CA; 1 small packet containing letters & a Western Union telegram (June-July 1955) from R.T. Blair, Jr. (Executive Asst., S.D. City), Congressman Wilson, John Wiggin (Acting Program Manager, U.S. Information Agency), constituent Ilow C. Limb, Alan B. McGrew (Dir. of Publicity, S.D. Chamber of Commerce) & Gardner E. Morse, Jr. (Publicity Dir., S.D. Convention and Tourist Bureau) re/ Mr. Limb’s “suggestion for the program director of the Voice of America’s operations as pertains to the release of material to French Radio Stations;” 1 letter (6/27/55) from J. L. Haugh, Wilson’s reply (7/7/55) & attached copy of “San Diego Transit System President J. L. Haugh Discusses Facts About the Proposed Fare Increase . . . a reprint . . . appearing in the May-June issue of Transit Topics” – In 1955 the transit system was “carrying about the same number of people as we did in 1940 when San Diego was less than half as big as it is today;” 1 small packet containing a letter (n.d.) from R. E. Hazard (Hazard Contracting Co.), Wilson Admin. Asst. E. F. Terrar Jr.’s reply (4/29/55), attached copies of a letter (11/19/54) from Charles C. Porter (Everts and Esenoff, CPA’s) & exhibits (1947-1954) showing “Funds Provided By the City of San Diego Water Department . . .,” “Excess Tax Levies . . . General Fund Purposes,” “Computation of Cost of Colorado River Water . . . .,” “Comparison of Costs of Operating City Managers Departments,” “Schedule of Administrative Analysts and Assistants,” “Contracts With Special Consultants,” & “Water Department Land Acquisitions” re/ Mr. Hazard’s requests “to hold down the [City] Manager’s spending spree;” 1 report of CA Assemblyman Charles J. Conrad (57th Dist.) re/ “Population Trends—1950-1954” (3 pp.)—a trend continued of “the shift from north to south and from inland mountain regions & the San Joaquin Valley to the coastal area;” 1 letter (10/30/53) from Stanley Grove (General Manager, S.D. Chamber of Commerece) & E. F. Terrar, Jr.’s reply (11/10/53) re/ a copy enclosed of the first Bulletin of the Economic Research Bureau of San Diego (Oct. 1953); “Memo To: Jas. B. Utt and Bob Wilson Re Public Housing . . . .” from R.E. Hazard (6/3/53) re/ property owners, the federal government, postwar rentals & other investement issues in the Midway area of San Diego.


  • created: 1953-1956


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From the Collection: 0.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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