ERIC Number: ED055708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Revitalizing Rural Washington: Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Rural Affairs.
Governor's Task Force on Rural Affairs, Olympia, WA.
Recognizing that urban and rural problems are interconnected, the Governor's Advisory Council on Urban Affairs (State of Washington), made a recommendation that led to formation (in 1970) of the Task Force on Rural Affairs. The report of that task force identifies the continuing technological revolution in agriculture as an important cause of (1) the migration of rural people to the cities as agricultural jobs decline and (2) the consequent loss of population, service jobs, and services in rural areas of Washington. In encouraging development of a sound balance between urban and rural areas, the task force report gives 12 principal recommendations covering 4 areas: rural-urban population shifts; governmental sturcture; health and housing; and public services. Recommendations include (1) decentralizing industrial development, (2) requiring counties and cities to enact land-use regulations, (3) creating a state housing corporation, and (4) developing standards to measure the quality of education throughout the state. An appendix includes results of surveys of 3 rural towns, 124 Lincoln County college students, and 49 migrant workers; these surveys provided information in terms of rural-urban population shifts, attitudes and aspirations of college students resulting from residence in a small town, and socioeconomic influences as related to migrant workers. (BO)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Board of Education Role, Communication Problems, Community Study, Community Surveys, Economic Factors, Educational Strategies, Governmental Structure, Mexican Americans, Migrants, Population Trends, Problems, Program Proposals, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Environment, Rural Population, Rural Resettlement, State Action, Welfare
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Task Force on Rural Affairs, Olympia, WA.