Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.) Mayor's Office. Jeffrey M. Friedman Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Friedman, Jeffrey M., 1945-2007,
Title: Austin (Tex.) Mayor's Office. Jeffrey M. Friedman Records
Dates: 1968-1977
Dates (Bulk): 1973-1977
Abstract: Jeffrey M. Friedman was a two-term Austin City Council (Texas) member and mayor from 1971 to 1977. The campaign materials, constituent correspondence, photographs, speeches, press releases, and research/subject files in the collection document the issues facing the City of Austin in the 1970s during a time of growth and development in the city and the global energy crisis.
Identification: AR.O.011
Quantity: 12 linear feet (30 boxes)
Location: Mayor's Room
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative/Biographical Sketch

Jeffrey M. Friedman

Jeffrey M. Friedman was born on January 20, 1945 in New York to Sidney and Evalyn Friedman. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1967 with a B.A. in psychology and the University of Texas School of Law in 1970.While a student he worked as the legal advisor for the University Student Council on Voter Registration, organized the Student Legal Action Committee and was a staff worker for the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest. After graduation Friedman formed the law firm of Friedman, Burroughs & Hansen. Friedman was elected to Austin City Council Place 5 in 1971 in a run-off election and re-elected in 1973. He was subsequently elected mayor of the City of Austin in 1975, a position he held until 1977. While mayor he served on the U. S. Conference of Mayors Standing Committee on Transportation (1975-1976), the National League of Cities Public Safety Steering Committee (1976), and the Texas Municipal League Board of Directors (1975).

In his first campaign for Austin City Council Friedman emphasized a redirection of priorities, turning from "concrete" to "people" programs. During his first two terms on City Council he often found that the programs he wanted instituted would fail by a 6-1 or 5-2 vote and the amount of money spent on the library system, parks and recreation and health care services would be routinely cut from the budget. He ran for mayor on this same platform of prioritizing people oriented programs and planned growth that doesn't exclude "human development." Issues addressed during Friedman's administration included terminating the refund contract policy that reimbursed land developers 90% of their costs for water and sewer lines and street intersections; passing bills that promoted fair and open government such as lobby registration and financial disclosure for council members, municipal judges, department heads, and those board and commission members who exercise "sovereign power"; increasing the amount of money designated for social service programs by maximizing federal dollars and utilizing bond authority to augment programs; reorganization of the annual operating budget into a program related planning tool to ensure the funding of vital city services such as fire and police departments and social services; hiring of a new police chief, instituting field release citations to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and processing time for police officers and expanding the foot patrol program; initiated the building of four new neighborhood health clinics; promoted the Public Accommodations Ordinance, Equal Employment Ordinance and created a department to enforce Affirmative Action planning, recruitment and training for the City of Austin; sponsored the creation of an Economic Growth Commission to analyze the effects of growth in Austin; instituted a 7 percent electric decrease in utility bills by emphasizing conservation and more efficient operation of power production equipment; and provide senior citizens with neighborhood recreation centers that cater specifically to their needs, including hot lunch.

After leaving public service Friedman returned to his law career. He died on June 7, 2007.

City of Austin Government

The original government structure of the City of Austin was established by the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and stipulated that the governing body was to be made up of “one Mayor and eight Alderman, who shall constitute the City Council….” Austin was split geographical by ward with each alderman representing a ward and were voted in by the citizens of that ward with the mayor elected by the city in its entirety (except during Reconstruction when the mayor and alderman were appointed by the Governor of Texas). This Mayor/Alderman form of government held until 1909 although there were fluctuations in term lengths and the number of alderman serving at any given time. Because the city lacked individual departments the mayor and alderman exercised a variety of powers in the early years and formed standing committees such as finance, water and light, parks, fire, police, sanitation and sewage, and hospital.

The 1909 charter amendment changed the city’s governing form from that of Mayor/Alderman to Commission style. Replacing the alderman in this new government was a group of four commissioners who were all elected at-large. The elected commissioners, with the mayor, served as the council as well as individually serving as administrative heads of the city’s departments.

In 1924 the citizens passed a charter amendment that would reshape Austin’s government as City Council/City Manager form. While the Commission style of governing had made no organizational distinction between the policy making and the administrative functions of government, Council/Manager government attempted to remove the council from administrative duties by instead placing those duties under the stewardship of a city manager. In the first election under this style of government in 1926 the City voted for five council members at-large and the council decided amongst themselves who would be mayor. Starting in 1971 the mayor was elected directly by voters. Through the years there were other changes such as the expansion of the council, term lengths and restrictions on numbers of terms. The next significant change to city council came in 2012 when voters approved (after 6 previously failed attempts beginning in 1973) a charter amendment to create single-member districts in a system referred to as 10-1 with 10 council members being elected by geographic district and the mayor still elected at-large.


Scope and Contents

The Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Office. Jeffrey M. Friedman Records offer insight into Friedman's tenure as a mayor and member of the Austin City Council from 1971 to 1977. The records include constituent correspondence, internal City memorandums, reports, newspaper clippings, speeches, newspaper clippings, black-and-white and color photographs, certificates, plaques, request for information responses, petitions, campaign ephemera and notes that document the concerns of the City Council and Mayor's Office during the mid-1970s.

The Administration series (1972-1977) includes an assortment of materials that document the issues and accomplishments of the Friedman administration, ideas for the State of the City address, lists of priorities of the administration, newspaper clippings about Friedman as the "radical mayor", letters of thanks written upon leaving office and a letter written to the candidates vying to succeed him. Also included are certificates and photocopies of plaques received by Friedman, as well as his city council badges and his mayoral name plate.

The Boards and Commission series (1975-1976) contains a small amount of materials concerning the appointment of citizens to various City of Austin boards and commissions as well as correspondence related to the work of the boards and commissions. The individual board and commission files contain correspondence in support of, and concerns regarding, the ordinances establishing the Commission on Aging, the Construction Advisory Commission, the Urban Transportation Commission and the Public Accommodations Ordinance.

The Campaign Materials series (1971-1976) includes materials related to each of Friedman's campaigns for city council and mayor, with the majority of the materials concerning his 1975 campaign for mayor. Talking points, advertisement buy paperwork, announcement literature originals, calendars, bumper stickers, postcards and other distributed information, his council voting record, issue briefs, candidate forum answers, newspaper clippings, radio scripts and "friendly" correspondence document the campaign process. The issue briefs and talking points address such issues as the city budget, high utility bills and the need for conservation, the environment, police, utility refunds for developers and Travis Heights and urbanization. Of particular interest are the candidate forum answers which provide insight into the concerns of Austin citizens in 1975 and how each candidate for city council and mayor planned to respond to these concerns.

The Correspondence series (1973-1977) contains letters to and from constituents, as well as other city, state and federal officials, dating from Friedman's last term as a council member and his tenure as mayor of the City of Austin. The Mayor's Office maintained two filing systems for copies of all of Friedman's correspondence, one in alphabetic order by last name of the recipient and one chronologically by the date the letter was sent from Friedman's' office. If the letter is in response to a letter received by the Mayor's Office that letter is attached to the copy of the response, sometimes located in the alphabetic arrangement and sometimes in the chronological arrangement. The majority of the correspondence is from Austin citizens with concerns about neighborhood issues and city government. Some of the most often addressed topics concerned the extension of MoPac and the opening of exits in West Austin, high utility bills, the poor condition of the Brook Elementary playground, support of arts, parks and recreation and social service organizations, Fire Arm Ordinance, union dues check-off (City employees have option to opt-in to paying union dues), high property taxes, treatment of citizens by the Police Department, renaming of 19th Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard, Pool Fence Ordinance, Leash Law, equal employment opportunities, allowing Southwest Airlines to serve Austin, location of the Senior Citizen Activity Center, Walnut Creek Park, purchase of Wild Basin Wilderness Park, boat races during Austin Aqua Fest, the closing of Fire Station #12, paving streets in East Austin, salary raises for City Council, South Texas Nuclear Project, bike lanes, and garbage pickup. In addition there are letters sent by Friedman thanking individuals and organizations for their support; requests and thank you letters for appearances at events; response to recommendations for new board and commission members and municipal judges; and requests for jobs. The Mayor's Office also maintained a separate file for congratulatory letters and letters from public officials.

Contained in the Photographs series (circa 1970s) are 188 black-and-white and 1 color photographs of Friedman conducting official council duties. Included are photographs of council members on the dais, group shots of the entire city council, Friedman at community and social events and handing out awards and proclamations.

The Speeches and Press Releases series (1973-1977) includes materials from his last term in City Council and from his term as mayor. As a councilman he addressed local organizations such as the Texas Association of State and County Office Employees, Optimist Club, League of Women Voters and Crockett High School Senior Prom; visiting convention groups including the Building Trades Convention, AFL-CIO Convention, Carpenter's Union; and the City Council addressing such issues as lowering utility bills and the perils of unplanned growth. Press releases address such issues as a proposed agreement between the City of Austin and the University of Texas Board of Regents concerning the Municipal Golf Course (MUNY), the announcement of rescinding the height requirements for police applicants to allow for a more diverse police force, and Friedman's position regarding Austin's participation in the South Texas Nuclear Power Project. As mayor he addressed similar local organizations and visiting convention groups such as the Humane Society, VFW Post 8787, Texas Arson Seminar and the International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics. In addition he traveled to conferences such as the Conference on Food Systems in the Cities, American Public Transit Association to represent the City of Austin. In his statements to the citizens of Austin, boards and commissions and city council he sought to promote and prioritize agenda items such as creating the Economic Growth Commission and keeping Brackenridge Hospital viable. Press statements addressed the awards of grants from the Urban Mass Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation and federal assistance to operate the Equal Employment Opportunity office; motions filed and hearings with the Texas Railroad Commission concerning utility rates; new ordinances, programs and procedures such as the 2 A. M. jail release, field release for misdemeanor marijuana arrests, used paper recycling program, truth in selling and affirmative action program; bond ratings and bond elections and the proposed "payment in lieu of taxes" program for Texas cities with significant amount of state and local municipal buildings that are under a tax-exempt shelter and the Capital Improvements Program budget. Most of the speeches and press releases are the final version although there are several that have hand edits.

The Working Papers/Subject Files series (1965-1977) makes up the bulk of the collection and contains requests for information responses, correspondence, reports, petitions, newspaper clippings, notes and memorandum that document concerns of City Council and the Mayor's Office during the mid-1970s. Some of the more well documented issues represented are the long term viability of Brackenridge Hospital as the only hospital offering care to Austin residents of all socio-economic groups; reports on an investigation of the Building Inspection Department; capital improvement projects (CIP) including a bond election; charter revisions including the recommendation to change the method of electing City Council members to single-member districts; exploring ways to lower electric rates such as deep-mined bituminous coal, conservation, renegotiating with LoVaca Gathering Company, nuclear power, solar and other alternative source; managing growth; environmental issues; women's health including providing low-income individuals with comprehensive family planning services through Texas Department of Human Resources Title XX program and the need for affordable childcare; federal funding for Model Cities and the Community Development Program to provide social services; implementations of a "Comprehensive Human Services Policy Development and Planning Project"; Equal Opportunity Ordinance including a City-wide employment analysis by ethnic group; issues involving the police department including a review previous and present practices in dealing with Police Community Relations; refund contracts to developers; taxation clarity; long term planning in regard to transportation in Austin and Travis County including neighborhood concern about MoPac, bike lanes and the bus system; and the Water and Wastewater Department 1976 bond program.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into seven series:


  1. Administration
  2. Boards and Commissions
  3. Campaign Materials
  4. Correspondence
  5. Photographs
  6. Speeches and Press Releases
  7. Working Papers/Subject Files

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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

Subjects (Persons)
Friedman, Jeffrey M., 1945-2007.
Dryden, Bud.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Austin (Tex.). Building Inspection Department.
Austin (Tex.). City Council.
Austin (Tex.). Human Rights Commission.
Austin (Tex.). Mayor's Office.
Austin (Tex.). Parks and Recreation Department.
Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Department.
Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Department.
Brackenridge Hospital.
LoVaca Gathering Company.
Texas. Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Texas Municipal League.
United States Conference of Mayors.
Subjects
Affirmative action programs--Government policy.
Annexation (Municipal government).
Campaign literature.
Child care services.
City council members--Texas--Austin.
City planning--Texas--Austin
Electric utilities--Rates.
Environmental protection--Texas--Austin.
Express highways--Texas--Austin.
Jews--Texas--Austin.
Labor unions--Texas--Austin.
Municipal government--Texas--Austin.
Mayors--Texas--Austin.
Ordinances, Municipal--Texas--Austin.
Police-community relations--Texas--Austin.
Political campaigns--Texas--Austin.
Public welfare--Texas--Austin.
Public utilities--Texas--Austin.
Social reformers--Texas--Austin.
South Texas Nuclear Project.
Traffic flow--Texas--Austin
Transportation--Texas--Austin.
Women's health services--Government policy.
Women--Texas--Austin
Zoning--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Race relations.
Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government.
MoPac (Highway: Austin, Tex.)
Municipal Golf Course Club (Austin, Tex.).
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs.
Clippings.
Color photographs.
Correspondence.
Fliers.
Notes.
Printed ephemera.
Project files.
Reports.
Writings.

Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Jeffrey Mark Friedman
  • AF Subject - City Council 1970-1979 C4030 (11)


Separated Material

General Collection


  • Austin Chamber of Commerce. Austin: The Good Life in Texas. 1975
  • Domestic Council, Executive Office of the President. White House Public Forum on Domestic Policy: Austin Texas. 1975.
  • Domestic Council, Executive Office of the President. White House Public Forum on Domestic Policy: Summary of Findings. 1975.
  • Hale and Associates, Inc. Proposed Williamson County Municipal Utility District. 1973.
  • Community Council of Austin and Travis County Dental Task Force. Improving Dental Health in Austin and Travis County. 1976.
  • City of Austin. Zoning Ordinance Chapter 45, Austin City Code. November 1972.
  • Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill. Study Design: MoPac Corridor, Austin, Texas. November 1975.
  • Austin (Tex.). Traffic & Transportation Department. Railroad At-grade Crossing Study. 1969.
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Rate Application, Austin, Texas. August 1974.
  • Trolleys for Austin: Review and Comments by the East Sixth Street Conservation Society Regarding the Report Prepared by the Department of Urban Transportation, City of Austin. May 1974.

Deaccessioned-Multiple Copies in Collection


  • Dirvin, Joseph I. Mrs. Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity. 1975.
  • City of Austin. Final Report: Mayor's Commission on Electric Rates. 1976.
  • City of Austin Power and Light. Electric Generating Plan for the City of Austin, 1973-1982. 1973.
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Relations Commission. 2nd Annual Report: Human Relations Commission. 1969.
  • City of Austin. Environmental Policy Implementation Plan Annual Report. 1973.
  • Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill. MoPac Environmental Design Study, City of Austin. November 1976.
  • City of Austin. Austin Transit System: Procedures for the Special Transit Services Program. July 1976.
  • Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Department. Eighth Street Closing Study. August 1975.
  • City of Austin. Proposed Austin Bicycle Plan. 1972.
  • Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Department. Proposed 1976-79 Bond Program. October 7, 1976.

Deaccessioned-Out of Scope


  • Austin College Bulletin. 1974.
  • Palecek, Vladimir. Rat Protiv Gladi.1976.
  • American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. '76 U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds. 1976.
  • National Association Police Community Relations Officers. Get the Ball Rolling: A Guide to Police Community Relations Programs.
  • Missouri Law Enforcement Assistance Council Region 5. Police Community Relations Conference. 1972.
  • City of Dallas Civil Service Board. Code of Rules and Regulations. 1971.
  • Institute of Human Relations Press. The Police on the Urban Frontier: A Guide to Community Understanding. 1968.
  • Teen-age Parent Council. What To Do and Where To Go. 1972.
  • Resumes with personal identifying information of people seeking placement on a board or commission.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the creator.

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.) Mayor's Office. Jeffrey Friedman Records. Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1977/050

Donation Date: 1977

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2017.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Administration, 1972-1977

Box Folder
28 11 Certificates, 1972-1976
10 "State of the City" and Friedman's administration accomplishments, 1975-1977
13 Badges and name plate, 1971, 1975, undated



Boards and Commissions, 1975-1976

Box Folder
28 2 List of citizen requests of appointment to various boards and commissions, undated
3 Lists, ordinances, correspondence regarding appointments, 1975-1976
4 Correspondence, 1975-1976
5 Commission on the Aging, 1976
6 Construction Advisory Commission, 1976
7 Human Relations Commission, 1976
8 Urban Transportation Commission, 1976



Campaign Materials, 1971-1976

Box Folder
29 5 Announcement literature originals, 1973-1975
6 Bud Dryden campaign literature, 1975
7 Calendars, 1973
8 1973 campaign, 1973
9 Campaign ephemera, circa 1971-1975
10 Campaign news clippings, 1971
Box Folder
30 1 Campaign news clippings, 1973
2 Candidate forum answers and campaign contribution and expenditure statement, 1975-1976
3 City Council voting record, 1971-1974
4 Distributed information-originals, 1975
5 Friendly correspondence, 1973-1975
6 Issue briefs, 1973-1975
7 Memos on campaign strategy, 1971-1974, undated
8 Radio scripts (youth and general audience), circa 1975
9 Talking points-city budget, 1974-1975
10 Talking points-Energy Conservation Commission, 1975
11 Talking points-environment, 1974
12 Talking points-police, 1975, undated
13 Talking points-rebate contracts (utility refunds for developers), 1974-1975
14 Talking points-Travis Heights and urbanization, circa 1975



Committees, Commissions, and Conferences, 1974-1977

Box Folder
25 1-2 Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies, 1975-1977
3 Conference on the Food System in the City, 1976
4 Governor's Conference on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, 1974-1977
5 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, 1977
6 Public Safety Steering Committee, 1975-1976, undated
Box Folder
26 1-3 Texas Municipal League, 1975-1977
4 Texas Municipal League-consortium, 1975-1976
5 Texas Municipal League-Social Services Assistance Program, 1975-1976
Box Folder
27 1-2 United States Conference of Mayors, 1975-1977



Correspondence, 1973-1977

City Council, 1973-1975
Box Folder
24 1 Chronological, 1973 July-December
2 Chronological, 1974 January-May
3 Chronological, 1974 June-August
4 Chronological, 1974 August-December
5 Chronological, 1975 January-March
6 Chronological, 1975 April
7 Chronological, 1975 May
Mayoral, 1975-1977
Box Folder
17 1 Alphabetical-A, 1975-1977
2-3 Alphabetical-B, 1975-1977
4-5 Alphabetical-C, 1975-1976
Box Folder
18 1 Alphabetical-D, 1975-1977
2 Alphabetical-E, 1975-1977
3 Alphabetical-F, 1975-1977
4 Alphabetical-G, 1975-1977
5-6 Alphabetical-H, 1975-1977
7 Alphabetical-I, 1975-1976
Box Folder
19 1 Alphabetical-J, 1975-1977
2 Alphabetical-K, 1975-1977
3 Alphabetical-L, 1975-1977
4-5 Alphabetical-M, 1975-1977
6 Alphabetical-Mc, 1975-1977
7 Alphabetical-N, 1975-1977
8 Alphabetical-O, 1975-1977
9-10 Alphabetical-P, 1975-1977
Box Folder
20 1 Alphabetical-Q, 1975
2-3 Alphabetical-R, 1975-1977
4-5 Alphabetical-S, 1975-1977
6 Alphabetical-T, 1975-1977
7 Alphabetical-U, 1976-1977
8 Alphabetical-V, 1975-1977
9-10 Alphabetical-W, 1975-1977
Box Folder
21 1 Alphabetical-XYZ, 1975-1977
2 Chronological, 1975 May
3 Chronological, 1975 June
4 Chronological, 1975 July-August
Box Folder
22 1 Chronological, 1975 September-October
2 Chronological, 1975 November-December
3 Chronological, 1976 January-February
4 Chronological, 1976 March
5 Chronological, 1976 April
6 Chronological, 1976 October-December
Box Folder
23 1 Chronological, 1977 January-March
2 Chronological, 1977 April-May
3 Chronological, 1977 June-July
4 Chronological, 1977 August-September
5 Congratulatory, 1975
6 Public officials, 1975-1977



Photographs, 1974-1977, undated

Box Folder
30 15 City Council (#001-018), circa 1970s
16 Community events (#019-061), circa 1970s
17 Social events (#062-092), circa 1970s
18 Awards, proclamations and other ceremonies (#135-189), circa 1970s



Speeches and Press Releases, 1973-1977

City Council, 1973-1975
Box Folder
27 3 Speeches and press releases, 1973-1975
Mayoral, 1975-1977
Box Folder
27 4-5 Speeches and press releases, 1975-1976
Box Folder
28 1 Speeches and press releases, 19751977



Working/Subject Files, 1965-1977

Box Folder
1 1 The Activist, 1974-1976
2 Airport, 1975-1976
3 Annexation policy, 1974-1977
4 Approach to Main Policy, 1976, undated
5 Austin Citizen's League, 1975-1976
6 Austin Independent School District desegregation, 1976
7 Austin Transportation Study, 1976
8 Bonds, 1975-1976, undated
9 Brackenridge Hospital-general, 1972-1977
10 Brackenridge Hospital-Central Texas Medical Foundation, 1974-1977
Box Folder
2 1 Brackenridge Hospital-malpractice, 1976
2 Brackenridge Hospital-proposition for district hospitals, 1965-1976
3 Brackenridge Hospital-Psychiatric Center, 1976
4 Brackenridge Hospital-social services, 1973-1976
5-7 Budget, 1974-1977
8 Building Inspection Department-general, 1974-1976
9 Building Inspection Department-building code, undated
10 Building Inspection Department-wrecker ordinance,
11 Building Trades Council, 1975
Box Folder
3 1-3 Capital Improvement Programs, 1972-1977
4 Capitol Cable Company, 1974
5 Capitol City Young Democrats Club, 1975
Box Folder
29 1 Chamber of Commerce Report of Activities, 1975
2 Chamber of Commerce "Report to the City"-Economic Development, 1975
3 Chamber of Commerce "Report to the City"-Conventions, 1975
4 Chamber of Commerce "Report to the City"-Tourism, 1975
Box Folder
3 6 Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1976
7-8 Charter revisions, 1971-1976
9 City/county jail, 1976
10 City Manager reports, 1975-1976
Box Folder
4 1 Community education, 1975
2 Consumer protection, 1973-1976
3 Countercyclical Public Works Bill, 1976
4 County Commission/City Council-Metro, 1975-1976
5 Creek ordinance, 1974
6 Criminal justice-planning unit, 1976
7 Democratic National Committee, circa 1976
8 Door locks, 1973
9 Downtown renovation, 1974, undated
10 Drag vendors, 1973-1976
11 Drainage problems-individual, 1975-1976
12 Electric Department, 1973-1976
Box Folder
5 1 Elderly services, 1976, undated
2 Electric-coal, 1975-1976
3 Electric-conservation, 1973-1975, undated
4 Electric-Lovaca/coastal states, 1976
5 Electric rates, 1974-1976
Box Folder
6 1 Electric rates, 1975-1976
2 Electric-solar and alternative sources, 1973-1977
3 Electric-South Texas project, 1972-1976
4 Emergency medical service, 1975-1976
5 Engineering consultant procedures, 1971-1976
6 Environmental impact-general, 1973-1975, undated
7 Environmental impact-air pollution, 1973
8 Environmental impact-noise, 1973-1977
Box Folder
7 1 Environmental impact-recycling, 1973-1976
2 Ethics, financial disclosure, lobby registration, 1976, undated
3 Farmers market, 1976
4 Federal grants-City of Austin, 1971-1976, undated
5 Firearms, undated
6 Fire Department-Hancock Fire Station closure, 1977
7 Flood insurance, 1971, 1974
8 Glue sniffing and bounty program, 1971-1973, 1975
9 Growth, 1975-1976
10 Health Department-general, 1974-1976
Box Folder
8 1 Health Department-HMOs-group insurance, 1974-1976
2 Health Department-women's-Jackee Cox, circa 1976
3 Health Department-women's, 1974-1976
4 Health Department-women's-Title XX, 1976
5 Historic zoning ordinance, 1974, 1976
6 Hospitals, 1976, undated
7 Housing, 1976-1977
8 Human Services-general, 1975-1976, 1971
Box Folder
9 1 Human Services-community development program, 1973-1976
2 Human Services-manpower service council, 1975
3 Human Services-social services master plan, 1975-1976
4 Humane Society, 1975-1976
5 Insurance liability for elected officials, 1976
6 Joint City-Legislative Committee, 1975-1976
7 KTBC Advisory Board, 1975
8 Library, 1975-1976
9 Municipal Utility Districts, 1971-1974
10 Mental health-mental retardation, 1975-1976
11 Mailing costs, 1976
12 Minority Economic Development-Office of, 1975
Box Folder
10 1 Municipal court, 1973, 1975-1977
2 National League of Cities, 1971, 1975-1976
3 Neighborhood groups, 1975-1977, undated
4 Oil and gas deregulation, 1976
Box Folder
28 9 Operating budget, 1974-1976
Box Folder
10 5 Parks and Recreation-general, 1972, 1976, undated
6 Parks and Recreation-legislative passes, 1977
7 Parks and Recreation-Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) park, 1976
8 Parks and Recreation-municipal golf, 1972-1976
9 Parks and Recreation-recreation centers, 1970-1971, 1976
10 Personnel Department-general,
11 Personnel Department-affirmative action, 1971-1976
12 Personnel Department-fire, 1974, 1976-1977
13 Personnel Department-personnel policies and handbook, 1969-1977
Box Folder
11 1 Personnel Department-police, 1974, undated
2 Planning Department-general, 1973-1976, undated
3 Planning Department-Lake Austin, 1974-1976
4 Planning Department-new master plan, 1975-1976
5 Planning Department-ongoing goals assembly, 1961, 1973-1974, undated
6 Planning/Zoning-general, 1969, 1974-1977, undated
7 Planning/Zoning-subdivision ordinances, 1976, undated
8 Police Department-general, 1972-1976
9 Police Department-community relations, 1969-1977
Box Folder
12 1 Police Department-administrative office, 1974-1975
2 Police Department-new police chief, 1976
3 Population estimates, 1974-1975
4-5 Productivity bargaining/labor management relations, 1971-1975, undated
6 Property Management-general, 1974
7 Public information, 1976
8 Public Works-general, 1972-1976
9 Public Works-street problems (individual), 1972-1976
10 Public Works-trash collection, 1973
11 Purchasing and contracting policy, 1974-1975
12 Refund contracts, 1971-1975, undated
Box Folder
13 1 Revenue sharing, 1970-1974
2 Shoal Creek Medical Center, 1975
3 Single-member districts,
4 Southern Union Gas, 1973-1974, 1976
5 State Manpower Services Council, 1974-1975
6 Street lighting, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975
7 Swimming pools, 1971-1976, undated
8 Taxation-alternative sources of revenue, 1976-1977, undated
9 Taxation-bond financing, 1975-1976
Box Folder
14 1 Tax Department-property tax, 1972-1977
2 Tax Department-property tax, 1976
3 Tax Department-homestead exemptions, 1974, 1976
4 Tax Department-Truth in Selling Ordinance, 1976
5 Telephone rate increase, 1973-1976
6 Texas Public Utilities Commission, 1976
7 Tree Ordinance, 1974, undated
8 Union for city employees, 1975
9 University of Texas/City Council, 1976, undated
10 Urban renewal, 1972
Box Folder
15 1-2 Urban Transportation Department, 1971-1976
3 Urban Transportation Department-bike lanes, 1975-1976
4 Urban Transportation Department-bus system/mobility impaired, 1975-1976
5 Urban Transportation Department-MoPac, 1975-1977
6 Urban Transportation Department-transit system, 1972-1976
Box Folder
16 1 Urban Transportation Department-Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1976
2 Utility Customers Advocate Program, undated
3 Voting Rights Act, 1975
4 Water and Wastewater Department, 1973-1977
5-7 Water and Wastewater Department-Bond program, 1976
8 Wilding Development, 1974