Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities Records
Inclusive Dates: 2000-2009
Abstract: The Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities was established in 1987 as an advisory body to the Austin City Council and city manager regarding problems affecting persons with disabilities in the Austin, Texas area. The collection consists of work plans and annual reports dating from 2000 to 2009.
Identification: AR.2015.003
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
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, 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.

The Mayor's Committee for Disabled Persons (name changed to Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities in 1991 and then to the current name Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities in 2008) was established in 1987 as part of Ordinance No. 19870319-J that amended the Code of the City of Austin by adding an article to "prohibit discrimination against disabled persons; to assure that no qualified disabled person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity operated or contracted for by the City of Austin." The Committee's purpose is to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City, achieve maximum personal independence, become gainfully employed, and use and enjoy fully and use all public and private facilities available within the community.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains work plans and annual reports dated 2000 to 2009 that were filed with the City of Austin Office of the City Clerk as required by Austin City Code 2-1-46. These materials document the significant projects accomplished by the Committee as well as set goals for the future. Attachments to the work plans include resolutions and proclamations; flyers, press releases, and programs for events sponsored by the Committee; copies of news articles written about the Committee and its work; copies of letters written to government officials and organizations to encourage supporting the Committee's initiatives; and budgets.

For more information and links to agendas, approved minutes and supporting documents (2009-present) see the Austin Office of the City Clerk's Boards and Commissions Information Center, Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities website.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged in chronological order.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Austin (Tex.). Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities.
Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities.
Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Committee for Disabled Persons.
Austin (Tex.). Human Resources Department.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Subjects:
Developmentally disabled--Texas--Austin.
Executive advisory bodies--Texas--Austin.
Handicapped--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Annual reports.
Work plans.

Related Material

ATXN/Channel 6 Collection - video recording of the Committee meetings dated 10/1995 and 1998 to present.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities Records (AR.2015.003). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Materials transferred to the Austin History Center per the City of Austin Records Control Schedule.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Work Plans and Annual Reports, 2000-2009

Box Folder
1 1 Work Plan 1999-2000, 2000
2 Work Plan 2000-2001, 2001
3 Work Plan 2001-2002, 2002
4 Work Plan 2001-2002, 2002
5 Annual Report FY 2003-2004 and Work Plan FY 2004-2005, 2004
6 Annual Report FY 2004-2005 and Work Plan FY 2005-2006, 2005
7 Annual Report FY 2005-2006 and Work Plan FY 2006-2007, 2006
8 Annual Report FY 2006-2007 and Work Plan FY 2007-2008, 2007
5 Annual Report 2007-2008 and Work Plan 2008-2009, 2009