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Durham City-County Charter Commission Records

Title: Durham City-County Charter Commission Records
Inclusive Dates: 1969-1974
Extent of Materials: 2 boxes
Location: NC 2nd floor storage room, Shelf 50
Date of Accession: Sept. 1996
Donor: E. K. Powe
Subject Headings: Durham and Durham County. Charter.
Durham (N.C.) — Politics and government.
Durham County (N.C.) — Politics and government.
Durham (N.C.) — Executive departments — Reorganization.
Durham County (N.C.) — Executive departments — Reorganization.
Scope and Content: This collection contains records and related materials describing the work of the Durham City-County Charter Commission, 1971-1974.
The DCCCC was established in September 1971 for the purpose of drafting a charter which, if approved by the voters, would serve as the legal basis for the consolidation of the governments of the City of Durham and Durham County. The Commission sought the help and advice of the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and of Public Research and Management, Inc., a consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The Charter was published in May of 1974 and was submitted to the voters in a referendum on September 10, 1974. The proposition was defeated.
Related Materials: Durham City-County Unification Records 1960-1961
Container List: Box 1
1. Various studies of consolidation efforts
2. Reports to the Local Government Task Force, Durham Chamber of Commerce, July-August 1970
3. DCCCC organization
4. DCCCC Executive Committee
5. Administration and Regulatory Functions Committee
6. DCCCC memos and notices
7. Public Research and Management, Inc.
8. DCCCC minutes Sept. 1971 – Nov. 1972
9. Institute of Government studies and advisory material
10. Institute of Government studies
11. Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare
12. Committee on Planning of…Physical Environment Committee on Public Works
13. Committee on Public Safety
14. Government Structure and Representation Committee, Jan.-Apr. 1972
15. Government Structure and Representation Committee, May-Aug. 1972
Publication: The Government of the City of Durham: An Organization and Management Review—1969. Public Administration Service, 1969.
Box 2
16. N.C. General Assembly Bills
17. Annotations on Proposed Charter, Jake Wicker, Institute of Government, 1972
18. Clippings Jan. 22, 1971 – May 24, 1972
19. Clippings June 7, 1972 – Dec. 29, 1972
20. Clippings 1973
21. Clippings Jan. 6, 1974 – Aug. 21, 1974
22. Clippings Aug. 22, 1974 – Sept. 5, 1974
First draft, Aug. 10, 1972
Annotations on Proposed Charter, from Jake Wicker, Institute of Government, UNC-CH, Aug. 30k 1972
Second draft with annotations, Dec. 15, 1972
Third draft, Jan. 21, 1974
Proposed Charter, May 1, 1974, with and explanatory report. Entitled One Government for Durham.
Publication: One Government for Durham: Report of the Durham City-County Charter Commission, 1974.