The Influence of the Division of Planning Coordination on Regional Council Development in Texas

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This study focuses on the role of the Texas Governor's Office in the development of regional councils of governments in Texas. The study, divided into six chapters, emphasizes three important points: first, that Governor Connally conceived the idea of a "Division of Planning Coordination" due to his desire to be a strong chief executive; second, that the staff he hired largely to fulfill this desire in turn convinced the Governor that regional councils of governments should be an element of the statewide planning and development system and should receive strong financial and policy support from the Governor; and third, that ... continued below

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vi, 110 leaves: map

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Golden, Jerry Wayne May 1974.

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This study focuses on the role of the Texas Governor's Office in the development of regional councils of governments in Texas. The study, divided into six chapters, emphasizes three important points: first, that Governor Connally conceived the idea of a "Division of Planning Coordination" due to his desire to be a strong chief executive; second, that the staff he hired largely to fulfill this desire in turn convinced the Governor that regional councils of governments should be an element of the statewide planning and development system and should receive strong financial and policy support from the Governor; and third, that from January 1969 to January 1973, the statewide regional council network was completed and Texas became a recognized national leader in the use of the regional council concept.

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Golden, Jerry Wayne. The Influence of the Division of Planning Coordination on Regional Council Development in Texas, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663681/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .