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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Meeting Minutes and Backup Materials, 1993-2012

Annual Reports and Work Plans, 1999-2009

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Airport Advisory Commission Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Austin Airport Advisory Commission
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Airport Advisory Commission Records
Dates: 1993-2012
Abstract: The Austin Airport Advisory Commission (AAAC) review and make recommendations to the City Council on aviation projects that the Department of Aviation proposes for the capital improvements program, proposed aviation grants, aviation contracts, annual operating budget and quality of services at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). The meeting agendas and minutes, recommendations for council actions, Director's Reports, aviation activity sheets, financial records and other back-up materials in this collection document the activities of the AAAC from November 1993 to December 2012.
Identification: AR.2011.011
Quantity: 3.6 linear feet (10 boxes)
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 and provide citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process and lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider. They are created by the City Council as the need arises and dissolved if the need for the particular board or commission ends or if the purpose of the board/commission needs to be altered. As early as the 1920s there was a Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee that regularly presented ideas and recommendations to City Council. In 1953 the City of Austin created their own Aviation Committee to "study the present and probable future needs of commercial and private aircraft for local aircraft facilities...."

Since then, various iterations of an aviation/airport board or commission have existed when the City Council has deemed it necessary. The Airport Advisory Board was created (Ordinance No. 841213-0) at a December 13, 1984 Austin City Council meeting when Councilmember Rose introduced the idea. The Board was intended to review and analyze policies relating to aviation activities and construction at Robert Mueller Municipal Airport and any future airports developed by the City of Austin, and to make recommendations to the City Council on such matters.

A new ordinance (001109-45) was passed in November of 2000 to take effect on January 15, 2001, that created the Austin Airport Advisory Commission. On the effective date of the new ordinance the former Airport Advisory Board was abolished and the terms of its members expired. The Austin Airport Advisory Commission (AAAC) review and make recommendations to the City Council on aviation projects that the Department of Aviation proposes for the capital improvements program, proposed aviation grants, aviation contracts, annual operating budget and quality of services at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). In 2014, a new ordinance (20141211-204) changed the name from Austin Airport Advisory Commission to Airport Advisory Commission and increased the board from seven members to eleven members, who are appointed by City Council for up to four year terms.

See Section 2-1-105 of the City Code for additional duties as well as any updates to the stated duties of the Commission.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of meeting agendas and minutes, recommendations for council action, Director's Reports, aviation activity sheets (number of flights and passengers leaving and arriving), financial reports, sub-committee reports and other back-up materials for all meetings held by the Austin Airport Advisory Commission (formally the Airport Advisory Board) from November 1993 through December 2012. The records of this time period concern both the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).

In addition to the records related to the regular day-to-day operations of the City of Austin airports, the records dated 1995 through 2000 contain a significant amount of materials concerning the construction of the "new" Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and the future reuse of the Mueller Airport. Topics such as contracts for all aspects of the airport construction from building the terminal to the paving of the runways; Art in Public Places Project; airport hotel renovations; integration of advertising into the new terminal; landscaping; signage; the telecommunications strategy; and request for proposals (RFPs) for the various services to be available at the airport such as parking, rental cars and concessions are addressed in the meeting minutes and in the New Airport Project Team status reports.

More recent agendas and meeting minutes are available on the City of Austin Boards and Commissions Information Center website: http://www.austintexas.gov/aaac

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Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin (Tex.). Airport Advisory Board.
Austin (Tex.). Austin Airport Advisory Commission.
Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (Austin, Tex.).
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Austin, Tex.).
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Subjects
Airports--Texas--Austin.
Municipal government--Texas--Austin.
Executive advisory bodies--Texas--Austin.
Document Types
Agendas.
Minutes.
Reports.
Notes.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


General Collection


  • A 387.7362 Gr Greiner, Inc., FAR Part 150 Noise Study: Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Plan : Prepared for City of Austin. 1994.
  • A 387.7362 Ai, Airport Advisory Board. .
  • A 387.736 MA, Master Plan for the New City of Austin Municipal Airport, C.I.P. #817825: Technical Report. 1989.
  • A 387.736 PU Public Art Planning and Management Services, Nature and Character Program Master Plan for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: Proposal. 1998.
  • A 387.7362 AUAU7C Austin (Tex.). Office of the City Auditor, New Airport Project: Construction Progress, Labor Issues, and Readiness for Year 2000. 1998.
  • A 333.71 CA Camp, Dresser & McKee, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, Austin, Texas. 1996.

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - Municipal Airport M8600

ATX/Channel 6 Recordings Collection


  • Meeting recordings dated 1995-2000

Periodicals


  • Austin Airport Watch
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) News
  • Austin's Airport is on the Move!
  • Bergstrom Airport Conversion Bulletin
  • Flight Guide
  • FlyAustin
  • Move It To Bergstrom
  • New Airport News
  • Old Airport News
  • Plane Truth, The

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Separated Material

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study Update (2007 March 9) was moved to the General Collection.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Records maintained by the City of Austin Department of Aviation.

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Airport Advisory Commission Records (AR.2011.011). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: COA transfer

Donation Date: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2011. Updated by Kelly Hanus/2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Meeting Minutes and Backup Materials, 1993-2012

Box Folder
7 1-3 Minutes and backup materials, November 1993-November 1994
4 Minutes and backup materials, January-December 1995
5 Minutes and backup materials, Febuary-August 1996
Box Folder
1 1-11 Minutes and backup materials, July 1995-November 1996
Box Folder
2 1-8 Minutes and backup materials, January 1997-March 1998
Box Folder
3 1-11 Minutes and backup materials, April 1998-December 2001
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4 1-11 Minutes and backup materials, February 2002-December 2005
Box Folder
5 1-13 Minutes and backup materials, January 2006-April 2008
Box Folder
6 1-6 Minutes and backup materials, May 2008-December 2008
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8 1-7 Minutes and backup materials, January 2009-September 2010
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9 1-7 Minutes and backup materials, October 2010-May 2012
Box Folder
10 1-3 Minutes and backup materials, June 2012-December 2012

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Annual Reports and Work Plans, 1999-2009

Box Folder
6 7 Annual reports & work plans, 1999-2009

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