|Repository||Dallas Municipal Archives|
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
|Creator||City of Dallas|
|Title||Report of the Dallas Citizens Council Privatization Task Force|
|Quantity||0.50 linear inches|
|Abstract||Report from the Dallas Citizens Council on the expansion of the City's privatization efforts.|
|Language||Records are in English|
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a bound copy of a report from the Dallas Citizens Council on the expansion of the city's privatization efforts.
Founded in 1937, the Dallas Citizens Council is an organization composed of local business leaders whose mission is to develop a favorable climate for business in Dallas and a good quality of life for its citizens. Membership in this invitation-only group has grown from 22 at its inception to more than 200. Though they have no official power, their status in the community provides them with influence over municipal and civic affairs.
In 1987, the City of Dallas faced 54-million-dollar budget shortfall caused by a decline in sales and property taxes. To offset this deficit, the City embarked on a privatization plan. A trend adopted by the federal government under the Reagan administration, privatization involved contracting with the private sector to provide public services. In 1987, the City of Dallas began privatizing such city services as solid waste collection, janitorial services, and city property appraisal.
The report from the Dallas Citizens Council Privatization Task Force examines the possible expansion of privatization efforts for fiscal year 1988-1989 into the areas of wastewater treatment, fleet management and maintenance, information systems, and debt management.
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.
Report of the Dallas Citizens Council Privatization Task Force, 1988 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Index TermsDallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas Citizens Council (Dallas, Tex.)
|1||1||Privatization Task Force Report, 1988|