Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Renaissance Market Commission Records
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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, but most result from the passage of ordinances. Boards and commissions address a multitude of topics, including planning, zoning, transportation, parks, libraries, and the airport. The influence and value of boards and commissions is significant because, by offering citizens an opportunity to participate in the city's governmental process, they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the city council to consider. A full list of the current City of Austin boards and commissions is available on the City of Austin website.
In 1972, the city council established as the People’s Renaissance Market an area on 23d St. between Guadalupe and San Antonio Streets that was being used as a place of business fore some local artisans. In 1976, the city council established, pursuant to city ordinance no. 760513-F, the Vending Commission to regulate vendors in the People’s Renaissance Market Area. In 1983, the City Council, pursuant to city ordinance no. 83 1013-1, changed the name of the commission to the Market Renaissance Commission. In 2010, the city council, pursuant to city ordinance no. 20101209-003, dissolved the commission.
Ordinance no. 760513-F, establishing the Vending Commission-- http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=33926 (accessed on April 3, 2014)
Ordinance no. 83 1013-I, changing the name to the Renaissance Market Commission-- http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=17361 (accessed on April 3, 2014)
Ordinance no. 20101209-003, dissolving the Renaissance Market Commission-- http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/edims/document.cfm?id=146297 (accessed on April 3, 2014)
The collection is comprised of one series, Administrative Records (2001-2003), which contains annual reports.
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Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Renaissance Market Commission Records (AR.2014.014). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Transferred to the Austin History Center in accordance with the City of Austin Records Control Schedule.
Processing, finding aid, and encoding by Roger Simon, April 2014.
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