Citizen participation in local government a survey of experience in the San Francisco Bay area by Kenneth C. Hamma

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Published by Dept. of Public Affairs, Association of Bay Area Governments in Berkeley, Calif .

Written in English

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  • California,
  • San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Local government -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.,
  • Political participation -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.

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Bibliography: p. 11.

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Statementby Kenneth C. Hamma ; edited by Douglas Detling, Cathryn Hilliard, Lizette Weiss.
ContributionsAssociation of Bay Area Governments. Dept. of Public Affairs.
LC ClassificationsJS1447.A2 H35
The Physical Object
Pagination42 p. :
Number of Pages42
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Open LibraryOL4179270M
LC Control Number80457020

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