In November 1967, following the “long, hot summer” riots in the inner cities of Detroit, Newark, and several other cities, HUD Secretary Robert Weaver proposed a plan to subsidize part of the operating cost of transportation to ghetto residents to jobs outside the inner city.”

This PDF file contains the reaction from the rest of the Johnson Administration to the proposal. Included are responses from:

The Bureau of the Budget (opposed)

The Department of Transportation (opposed)

The Department of Labor (supported)

The White House Office of Economic Opportunity (supported)

The Department of Commerce (supported)

We don’t have the original HUD document (we were searching for something else in White House files and copied this by accident) but the Budget document in particular gives it a fair summary.

Source: Office files of James Gaither, Box 48, Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, Texas.