Reagan, as Governor of California, initiated a project
to restructure local government. A woman named, K.
Maureen Heaton in a book titled Impossible Dream,
documented her activism in opposition to what she called
‘big government takeover’ – consolidation of city and
county governments. Through that activism, she managed
to get a copy of a report titled, “The Politics of
Change in Local Government Reform”.
This report included case studies on experiences of
local government consolidation attempts as well as the
conditions under which changes could be made and the
requirements for when the change-enabling event