Municipal Archives

Proposed Dis-annexation of Oak Cliff, 1990-1991

Collection 1994-050


Repository​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Public Information Office 
TitleProposed Dis-annexation of Oak Cliff 
Quantity.50 linear inches
AbstractDocuments relating to a proposed dis-annexation of the Oak Cliff area of Dallas.
LanguageRecords are in English​

Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents relating to the proposed dis-annexation of Oak Cliff, a part of the City of Dallas

First settled in the 1840s, Oak Cliff is situated across the Trinity River from the original settlement of Dallas, and was incorporated as the City of Oak Cliff in 1890.  However, the financially burdened city voted in favor of annexation to the City of Dallas in 1903.  In 1990, claiming misallocation of resources, the Greater Oak Cliff Citizens' Council proposed the dis-annexation of Oak Cliff from the City of Dallas.  The organization argued that by becoming an independent municipal entity, the citizens of Oak Cliff would receive​ more fully the services they felt the City of Dallas had denied them.  Following public discussion and study, the Greater Oak Cliff Citizens' Council did not pursue the matter further. 

The collection includes dis-annexation studies commissioned by the City of Dallas, a "blue sky" report from the City of Dallas outlining areas of immediate concern to the citizens of Oak Cliff, a City Service Action Plan to improve and enhance the quality of life in Oak Cliff, and the first Oak Cliff Strategic Agenda Monthly Progress Report




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Proposed Dis-annexation of Oak Cliff, 1990-1991 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Oak Cliff (Dallas, Tex.)
Oak Cliff (Dallas, Tex.) -- History

Container List 

BoxFolder​​Title, Date
11Dis-annexation  of Oak Cliff, 1990-1991