Municipal Archives


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

​Collection 1995-019

​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 Files from Chair Ray Hutchison
Dates1989-1995
Quantity5.5 linear feet
AbstractCharter amendments.
Identification1995-019
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 by subject matter.

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 Files from Chair Ray Hutchison, 1989-1995 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

Collection 2002-005—Charter Review Commission 2002
Collection 1991-109—Dallas Citizens Charter Review Commission, 1985-1989

Index Terms

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

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Transfer of collection from Ray Hutchison to the City Archives, February 2, 1995
 2Resolution 89-2050 creating the Dallas Citizens Charter Review Commission, includes other supporting documentation [2 copies], 1989
 3Decision Guide, 1989
 4Order of Procedure for first meeting, 1989
 5Preliminary Draft - Order of Procedure, 1989
 6Legal Committee Charter drafts, 1989
 7Draft Minutes 3/15/89 through 4/13/89, 1989
 8Draft Minutes and Procedural Forms, 1989
 9Final Report of Minority Report, 1989
 10Alternative Plans for Horizontal Aligned Single Member Districts, 1989
 11Alternate Plans, 1989
21Dallas Together, 1989
 2Charter Propositions for August 12 Ballot, 1989
 3James P. Turner, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, 1989
 4Position paper - City of Dallas re: Voting Rights - pre-clearance of changes in Election Practices, 10-4-1 (3 copies), 1989
 5Position paper - City of Dallas re: Voting Rights - pre-clearance of changes in Election Practices, 10-4-1 (2 copies), 1989
 6Supplemental Emergency Application for a Stay, 1989
 710-4-1 Maps and Census Data, 1989
 8Complaint of Judicial Misconduct Against U. S. Court Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer, 1989
 9Comparison of Governmental Systems, 1989
 10Comparison of Governmental Systems, 1989
 11Minutes and Certification Pending the passage of a resolution, Dallas Housing Authority, 1989
 12"Elite News We Are Everywhere," 1989
 13Dallas Citizens Council, Board of Directors, March 11, 1991
 14Southern Dallas Marketing Program and a letter to Ray Hutchison from Mayor Annette Strauss requesting his participation, 1989
 15Title 28: Judicial Administration Chapter I - Part 51 Subpart B Section 22: Procedures of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Procedure for Submission to the Attorney General, undated
 16City of Dallas Budget in Brief 1988-89, 1989
 17Dallas 1990 - population projections by Tony Badillo, 1990
 18Proposed Constitutional Amendment, 1990
 19Stationery Design, 1989
 20Contact Log, 1989
31Status of Charter Amendments 10-4-1, 1991
 2U. S. Department of Justice - letter to City Attorney Analeslie Muncy from Assistant Attorney General John R. Dune, re: 10-4-1, 5/6/91
 3"Dallas and Its Suburbs...," by Robert Firestine, Bernard Weinstein, and Linda Lake, October 1976
 4Charter review studies, undated
 5Alternate Voting Systems, University of Texas at Arlington Institute of Urban Studies, undated
 6Background Paper "Six Crises in Governance for Greater Dallas," by Royce Hanson, undated
 7"The Invisible Dictators," by Judge Clifford E. Sanders, 1977
 8"The Negroes in a Soviet America," by James W. Ford and James S. Allen, undated
 9San Jose salary survey, undated
 10Phoenix, Arizona: State of the City and Budget Message, 1988
 11To Dallas Citizens Council - Local Governance Committee, from Tom Luce, April 26, 1989
 12"Analysis of the Alamagordo, New Mexico Experience," by Richard Cole, Ph.D. and Delbert A. Taebel, Ph.D., July 1988
41Address List, 1989
 2Questionnaires, including responses, 1989
 3Proposed questionnaire, 1989
 4Questionnaires - Public Groups, 1989
 5Questionnaires - Public Groups, 1989
 6Requests for Opinions, 1989
 7Requests for Opinions, 1989
 8Questionnaires to Organization development notes, 1989
 9Questionnaires to Former Mayors and City Council Members, March 28, 1989
 10Correspondence File I, 1989-1991
 11Correspondence File I, 1989-1991
51Correspondence File I, 1989-1991
 2Correspondence File II, 1989-1991
 3Correspondence File III, 1989-1991
 4Correspondence, 1989-1991
 5Correspondence, 1989-1991
 6Correspondence, 1989-1991
 7Correspondence, 1989-1991
 8Correspondence, 1989-1991
61Correspondence, 1989-1991
 2Correspondence, 1989-1991
 3Correspondence, 1989-1991
 4Correspondence, 1989-1991
 5Correspondence, Statements and Citizen Presentations, 1989
 6Correspondence, Statements and Citizen Presentations, 1989
 7Correspondence, Statements and Citizen Presentations, 1989
71Vote Yes For Dallas promotional materials, 1989
 2Vote Yes For Dallas promotional materials, 1989
 3Vote Yes For Dallas promotional materials, 1989
 4Vote Yes For Dallas promotional materials, 1989
81Photocopies of newspaper clippings, June 1989
 2Photocopies of newspaper clippings, May 1989
 3Photocopies of newspaper clippings, April 1989
 4Photocopies of newspaper clippings, March 1989
 5Photocopies of newspaper clippings, February 1989
 6Photocopies of newspaper clippings, January 1989
 7Newspaper clippings, 1989
 8Newspaper clippings, 1989
 9Newspaper clippings, 1989
91Newspaper clippings, 1989
101Newspaper clippings, 1989
111Newspaper clippings, 1989