source: appointed city council records
The City Council, in collaboration with the National Archives, has digitized and made available the regulations and resolutions passed between 1967 and 1974. Click link to see the digitized material on the Council's website.
The first appointed council began in 1967, replacing a presidentially-appointed commissioner system and moving the city closer to home rule. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the nine council members.
The appointed council members are pictured above. Standing from left to right: Stanley J. Anderson, John A. Nevius, Philip J. Daugherty, William S. Thompson and Joseph P. Yeldell. Seated from left to right: Margaret A. Haywood, John W. Hechinger (Chair), Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy (Vice-Chair) and Polly Shackleton.
Some of the issues discussed and resolved include:
vaccination of dogs
higher wages for school cafeteria workers
acquisition of land for Shaw JHS site
joining United Nation's call for 1968 as Human Rights Year
Board of Education compensation rates
solid waste disposal
Photo source: Star Photo Archives, DCPL, November 1967