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Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Community Development Commission Records

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Community Development Commission
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Community Development Commission Records
Dates: 1995-2007
Abstract: This collection contains meeting minutes and agendas, administrative records, and video and audio recordings of the Community Development Commission of the City of Austin (Tex.). The Commission advises the council in the development and implementation of programs designed to serve the poor and the community at large with emphasis on federally funded programs.
Identification: AR.2008.009
Quantity: 1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Archives stacks, Recordings Collection
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Boards and commissions are an established feature of Austin's municipal government. State, federal and Charter provisions establish several of the City's boards and commissions, while most result from the passage of ordinances. Boards and commissions address a multitude of topics including planning, zoning, transportation, parks, libraries and the airport. Their influence and value are significant because they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider, by offering citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process. A full list of the current City of Austin boards and commissions is available on the City of Austin website.

Coordinating appointments to City of Austin boards and commissions are overseen by the City of Austin Office of the City Clerk. The City Clerk website is also a clearinghouse for disseminating information about boards and commissions to the public. However, each board and commission has an advising representative from a relevant corresponding city department.

The Community Development Commission advises the council in the development and implementation of programs designed to serve the poor and the community at large with emphasis on federally funded programs. Section 2-1-127 of the City Code. The commission was established under the authority of Ordinance No. 20071129-011 (Chapter 374, Texas Local Government Code).


Scope and Contents

The Community Development Commission records consist of two series, Minutes and Agendas, 2004-2006 and Subcommittees, 1999-2006. The Minutes and Agendas series contains the records of Community Development Commission meetings from January 2004 through July 2006, including minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence and other supporting materials. The Subcommittees series contains records pertaining to the Housing Subcommittee and the East Austin Community Preservation & Revitalization Zone Subcommittee of the Community Development Commission. The Housing Subcommittee subseries includes textual administrative records from November of 1999 through August of 2000. Also included are audiotapes of the Housing Subcommittee minutes from November 1999 through April of 2004. No written transcripts are available. Additionally there are video tapes of various meetings and events associated with the Housing Subcommittee. The majority of the video tapes are of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation Board meetings from 1998-2007. Also included are the first public hearing on the Consolidated Plan on May 11, 2000, a Planning Commission special meeting called on May 16, 2006 and a Community Land Trust presentation on May 4, 2006. The East Austin Community Preservation & Revitalization Zone Subcommittee subseries contains a small amount of material reflecting two meeting dates.


 

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into 2 series:
I. Minutes and Agendas, 2004-2006
II. Subcommittees, 1999-2006

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Austin Housing Finance Corporation.
Austin (Tex.). Community Development Commission.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Subjects:
City planning--Texas--Austin.
Community development--Texas--Austin.
Housing--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Video recordings.
Correspondence.
Audio cassette recordings.
Administrative records.

Related Material

Austin Files - AntiPoverty Program - Community Development Commission A4600 (9)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Community Development Commission Records (AR.2008.009). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1987/014

Donation Date: 2008

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2009. Revised by Ashley Adair/2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Minutes and Agendas, 2004-2006

Box Folder
1 1-2 2004 January 13
3 2004 February 10
4 2004 March 9
5 2004 April 13
6 2004 May 11
7 2004 May 12
8 2004 June 9
9 2004 July 13
10 2004 August 10
11 2004 September 14
12 2004 October 30
13 2004 December 14
14 2005 January 11
15 2006 March 29
Box Folder
2 1 2006 May 9
2 2006 May 24
3 2006 June 13
4 2006 July 18



 

Subcommittees,

Housing Subcommittee, 1995-2007
Textual materials, 1999-2000
Box Folder
2 5 Administrative records, 1999-2000
6-8 Agendas and notes, 1999-2000
Video and sound recordings, 1995-2007
Location RoomG22
Recordings Archives Collection Austin Housing Finance Corporation board meetings (videotapes), 1998-2007
Archives Collection Assorted meetings, 1995, 2000-2006
Archives Collection Housing Subcommittee minutes (audiocassettes), 1999-2004
Archives Collection ARC Meetings (audiocassettes), 1999-2000
East Austin Community Preservation & Revitalization Zone Subcommittee, 2004-2005
Box Folder
2 9 Subcommittee Meeting, 2004 November 23
10 Subcommittee Meeting, 2005 January 19