White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Local Governments (LG)
Local Governments (4 l.ft.; boxes 1-11)
This primary subject category contains material relating to general national urban policy; the discussion, drafts and final copy of the Reagan administration’s official urban policy issued in 1984 & 1988; contact and comments from groups like the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the US Conference of Mayors, Neighborhood Reinvestment, the Heritage Foundation/American Enterprise Institute’s National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, the National Conference of Black Mayors, National Association of Regional Counties, National Council of Democratic Mayors, and the National Association of Towns and Townships; White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs standard correspondence with local officials; policy initiatives on private sector actions to revitalize urban areas; urban free enterprise zones; municipal liability insurance crisis; editing and comments of the HUD annual publication – the President’s Urban Policy Review; and citizen’s complaints about various local projects and developments.
This subject category also contains material relating to local city, counties, and regional government correspondence containing complaints about particular federal regulations, especially the Environmental Protection Agency, and federal cutbacks in aid; reports and information about local projects and functions; requests for federal assistance for local projects, especially private/public consortium; numerous localities declaring themselves “nuclear-free zones;” support for the President’s urban policies; and requests for assistance in obtaining federal monies through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG). Certain cities and issues involved repeated correspondence with the White House. Topics covered include:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research