DIVISION OF PLANNING COORDINATION, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
DIVISION OF PLANNING COORDINATION, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE. The Division of Planning Coordination, Governor's Office, was established by the Sixtieth Texas Legislature in 1967. The act designated the governor as the state's chief planning officer and specified the division as the focal point for coordination of state agency and regional planning activities. Among its responsibilities the division reviewed grant applications and state plans that required federal assistance, developed coordination of statewide transportation, identified Texas manpower needs, and was responsible for the Coastal Resources Management Program, which was a part of a total natural-resources program. The Interagency Councils, set up by the same legislation in 1967, were given staff support by the division. The division and the Interagency Councils replaced the Planning Agency Council.
The Division of Planning Coordination was also responsible for providing financial assistance and technical support to the twenty-four Texas regional councils of governments and also served as liaison between the state agencies and these regional councils. The division provided the coordination required between each state agency and the governor's office and also the administration of the Goals for Texas program. In addition, the Division of Planning Coordination worked with any special program or project that responded to state and federal legislation calling for the governor to take a more active role in Texas government. In 1976 the Division of Planning Coordination and the Governor's Budget Office were merged to form the Governor's Budget and Planning Office.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."DIVISION OF PLANNING COORDINATION, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mddan), accessed December 10, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.