Municipal Archives


​Dallas Citizens Charter Review Commission, 1985-1989

​Collection 1991-109

Overview

Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorDallas Citizens Charter Review Commission
TitleDallas Citizens Charter Review Commission
Dates1985-1989
Quantity5.5 linear feet
AbstractCharter amendments.
Identification1991-109
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Dallas City Charter Chapter II, Section 3 requires that the charter be reviewed by a charter review commission every ten years.  In 1988, the Dallas City Council adopted a resolution that established a Charter Review Commission and appointed 16 commissioners.  Charter amendments must be approved by the citizens in an election.  The election was held August 12, 1989.

The City Council, City Manager, City Secretary, City Auditor, City Attorney, City departments, and the public are invited to submit suggested amendments to the charter.  Local, state, and national experts provide information on redistricting in other jurisdictions, and citizens testify about changes to improve the processes.  Technical amendments to the charter are recommended to conform to state law and the city code and to correct terms and spelling and cross-references. 

Records of the commission were compiled and maintained by its chair, Ray Hutchison.

Organization

The collection is arranged chronologically by date and format.

Access

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Citation

Dallas Citizens Charter Review Commission, 1985-1989 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

Collection 2002-005—Charter Review Commission, 2002-2003

Collection 1995-019—Dallas Citizens Charter Review Commission Files from Chair Ray Hutchison, 1989-1995

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.) Charter, City of Dallas, Texas

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Collection notes and preliminary inventories by the City of Dallas Records Management Officer
 2Decision Guide
 3Draft report-minority and dissenting views, 6/26/89
 4Documents listed under A: from tabs 3/21/89-6/27/89
 5Documents listed under B: Correspondence Files I and II
21Memo to Robert Sloan, City Secretary re: Video tape inventory list
 2Member lists and Draft Order of Procedure
 3Dallas Together-Report of Political Participation Committee
 4Background Paper-"Six Crisis In Governance For Greater Dallas," by Royce Hanson
 5Lecture Paper-"The American City: Learning to Think Strategically," by Neal R. Peirce
 6"Council-Manager Government in Dallas," League of Women Voters
 7"Substantial Equality," League of Women Voters
 8Articles from magazines:
a. YES-by Dennis Holder
b. NO-by Dan S. Petty and George Schrader
 9Address to the commission representing Hispanic interests, 2/28/89
 10Study of Alamogordo, New Mexico by Richard L. Cole, Ph.D. and Delbert A. Taebel, Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington Institute of Urban Studies, July 1988.
 11Distribution List
 12Materials from 3/21/89
 13Questionnaire
 14Materials from 4/4/89
 15Materials from 4/11/89
 16Materials from 4/13/89
 17Materials from 4/24/89
 18Materials from 4/27/89
 19Materials from 5/2/89
 20Materials from 5/4/89
 21Materials from 5/5/89 (no contents, noted by Records Management Officer)
 22Materials from 5/9/89
 23Materials from 5/11/89
31Materials from 5/15/89
  2Materials from 5/18/89
  3Materials from 5/27/89
  4Other Statements
  5Materials from 6/13/89
  6Materials from 6/15/89
  7Materials from 6/16/89
  8Materials from 6/21/89
  9Materials from 6/26/89
 10Materials from 6/27/89
 11Final Report
 12Final Report
 13Final Report
41Written Testimony-List 4/13/89-5/16/89
 2Written Testimony-4/13/89
 3Written Testimony-4/24/89
 4Written Testimony-4/27/89
 5Written Testimony-5/2/89
 6Written Testimony-5/4/89
 7Written Testimony-5/9/89
 8Written Testimony-5/11/89
 9Written Testimony-5/16/89
 10Written Testimony-5/18/89
 11Written Testimony-other statements
 12"Alternative Voting System," remarks prepared for delivery to Dallas Citizens Charter Review Committee, University of Texas at Arlington Institute of Urban Studies, 4/4/89
 13"A Citizens Guide to Home Rule Charter in Texas Cities," University of Texas at Arlington, 1985
 14"Local Government Election Systems," University of Texas (Austin)
 15Decision Guide, University of Texas at Dallas
51Letter to the Committee from Chair Ray Hutchison, re: appointment to the commission, 3/9/89
 2Meeting Materials from 3/21/89, includes draft of "Request for Opinion" questionnaire
 3Sample Former Council Letter, includes mailing lists and other materials, dated 3/28/89
 4Memo to the Committee from Ray Hutchison re: "Miscellaneous Committee Matters", includes copies of mailing lists, 3/30/89
 5Meeting materials from 4/4/89, includes Dallas Morning News article by Carolyn Berta, 4/3/89, and presentation items from Royce Hanson.
 6Meeting materials from 4/11/89
 7Meeting materials from 4/13/89
 8Meeting materials from 4/25/89
 9Meeting materials from 4/27/89
 10Meeting materials from 5/2/89
 11Meeting materials from 5/4/89
 12Meeting materials from 5/9/89
 13Memos from Ray Hutchison 5/8/89 and 6/5/89
 14Notes and Summaries
 15Meeting materials from 8/18/89, includes attendance reports
 16Correspondence, photocopies
 17Responses from former council members: William Blackburn, J. M. Haggar, Jr., and Adlene Harrison
 18Address to the Committee by LULAC, 4/27/89
61Photocopies of newspaper articles
 2Photocopies of newspaper articles
 3Photocopies of newspaper articles
 4Photocopies of newspaper articles
 5Photocopies of newspaper articles
 6Photocopies of newspaper articles
  Unboxed
  Two loose leaf three ring binders-intact binder tabs containing materials from the meetings.  May contain duplicate of individual folders in boxes 1-6.
  Video tapes
 
1First Generation Video tape 4/4/89-5/4/89
 
2First Generation Video tape 5/9/89-5/23/89
 
3First Generation Video tape 5/23/89-6/15/89
 
4First Generation Video tape 6/16/89-6/27/89
 5Second Generation Duplicate Video tape 4/4/89-5/4/89
 6Second Generation Duplicate Video tape 5/9/89-5/23/89
 7Second Generation Duplicate Video tape 5/23/89-6/15/89
 8Second Generation Duplicate Video tape 6/16/89-6/27/89
  Audio tapes
 1First Generation Audio Cassette 3/15/89-4/13/89
 2First Generation Audio Cassette 4/25/89-5/11/89
 3First Generation Audio Cassette 5/11/89-5/22/89
 4First Generation Audio Cassette 5/22/89-5/26/89
 5First Generation Audio Cassette 5/26/89-6/15/89
 6First Generation Audio Cassette 6/15/89-6/27/89
 7Second Generation Audio Cassette 3/15/89-4/13/89
 8Second Generation Audio Cassette 4/25/89-5/11/89
 9Second Generation Audio Cassette 5/11/89-5/22/89
 10Second Generation Audio Cassette 5/22/89-5/26/89
 11Second Generation Audio Cassette 5/26/89-6/15/89
 12Second Generation Audio Cassette 6/15/89-6/27/89
 13Reel to Reel tapes 4/27/89-5/2/89; 5/3/89; 5/4/89
Audio Cassette tapes-5/18/89 (3 tapes)