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Seattle Mayor's Office Central Files, 1979-2002

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Mayor
Title
Seattle Mayor's Office Central Files
Dates
1979-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 cubic feet, (30 boxes)
Collection Number
5200-07
Summary
Central file created and maintained by the Office of the Mayor.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City with responsibilities for appointing executive department heads, directing and controlling all subordinate officers and agencies, preparing and executing the City budget, ensuring that the laws of the City are enforced, and maintaining the peace and order in the City. The legal roles and responsibilities of the Mayor are prescribed by the City Charter, state statutes, and municipal ordinances. A candidate for the position must be a citizen of the United States, a qualified elector of the State of Washington, and a registered voter of the City of Seattle at the time of filing his/her declaration of candidacy.

Seattle was incorporated by an act of the Territorial Legislature on December 2, 1869, and the City’s first mayor, Henry A. Atkins, was appointed by the Legislature pending the first City election scheduled for July 1870. The City Charter, granted by the Legislature, set the Mayor’s term of office at one year. Under this first Charter, the Mayor served as ex-officio President of the Common Council. A Charter amendment in 1875 gave the Mayor a vote on Council, but that provision was amended in 1886 to provide for a tie-breaking vote only.

The City's first Freeholders’ Charter (1890) completely separated the Executive and Legislative branches and changed the term of office for the Mayor to two years. Through the first decade of the 20th century, elected offices in Seattle were partisan. A Charter Amendment passed by the voters on March 8, 1910, established non-partisan nominations and elections for all City elective offices. A new Freeholders Charter in 1946 changed the term of the Mayor to four years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, reports, memos, and other records retained in the Office of the Mayor. Rather than being filed with a particular Mayor's subject correspondence, these records were kept for reference purposes, often into succeeding mayoral administrations. Topics covered include ongoing concerns such as homelessness, neighborhoods, and the arts, as well as specific projects such as the sculpture park and the Seattle Commons. The series includes records documenting the city's involvement with the Seattle Mariners baseball team through the 1980s and 1990s, including issues surrounding the sale of the team in 1992. Also included are records relating to domestic partnerships, housing, Sand Point, transit, Weed and Seed, telecommunications, KeyArena, and the Pang warehouse fire.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Mayor's Office Central Files, Record Series 5200-07. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5200-07:  Seattle Mayor's Office Central Files, 1979-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Admissions Tax
1996
1/3
Adobe
1996
1/5
Affirmative Action
1993-1996
23/1
African American Heritage Museum
2000
23/2
Aging and Disability
1998-2000
23/3
Aging - African Americans
1994-1999
1/1
Alcoholic Beverages. Banning 40 Ounce Drinks
1993-1994
1/2
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
1992-1997
1/6
Apprenticeship Program
1995-1997
1/7
Aquarium
1997
23/4
Aquarium
1998
1/8
Art
1992-1998
23/5
Artist Housing
1998-2000
23/6
Arts Education
1998-2000
23/7
Arts Facilities
1999
23/8
Arts Funding and Support
1996-1999
23/9
Arts Resource Center
1998-1999
23/10
Asian Pacific Islanders
1998
1/9
Automated Fingerprint Identification System
1995
23/11
Ballfield Lighting
2002
23/12
Belltown
2002
23/13
Belltown P-Patch
1993
1/10
Billboards
1996
23/14
Billboards
1992-1993
1/16
Blue Angels
1995-1996
2/1
Blue Angels
1995-1996
1/11
Bradner Playfield
1996
1/12
Bradner Playfield
1995-1996
1/13
Budget
1995
1/14
Bumbershoot Festival
1993-1994
2/2
Burke Gilman Trail
1996-1997
2/3
Burke Gilman Trail
1996-1997
1/15
Bus Shelters
1995
2/4
Cable Television
1992-1994
4/3
Cammermeyer, Colonel Margarethe
1992-1996
23/15
Capitol Hill
2001-2002
2/5
Casey Foundation
1995-1998
2/6
Central Area
1994-1997
23/16
Central Area Community Development / Promenade 23
1992-1994
24/1
Central Area PDA
1993-1994
24/2
Cesar Chavez Park
2002
4/1
City Campus
1990-1998
24/3
City Light - Deregulation / Restructuring
1997
24/4
Combined Charities
1993-1995
2/7
Community College
1991-1996
2/9
Community Redevelopment Financing (CRF)
1993-1994
24/5
Comprehensive Plan
1993-1995
3/1
Concert Hall
1988-1996
3/2
Concert Hall
1988-1996
3/3
Construction and Land Use
1995-1997
3/4
Convention Center
1994-1996
3/5
Cornish College Expansion
1995
4/2
Courthouse Expansion-King County / Federal
1991-1997
4/4
Denny Regrade
2000
4/5
Design Commission
1998
4/10
Domestic Partnerships: Sick Leave
1989
4/11
Domestic Partnerships: Sick Leave
1989
4/12
Domestic Partnerships: General File
1989-1993
4/13
Domestic Partnerships: Policy Revisions
1991
4/14
Domestic Partnerships: Policy Revisions
1991
4/15
Domestic Partnerships: Registration
1991-1994
4/6
Downtown
1993-1997
4/8
Downtown Public Development Authority
1994
24/6
Downtown Seatle Association
1999
4/7
Downtown Seattle Association
1993-1997
24/7
Drug Traffic Loitering
1990-1997
4/9
Duwamish
1995
5/1
Eagles
1993
5/2
Economic Development
1992-1997
5/3
Education
1990-2000
24/8
El Centro de la Raza
1987-1996
24/9
Elections
1992-1995
25/1
Emergency Management
1992-1995
25/2
Emergency Management
1995-1997
5/8
Enterprise Community
1993-1994
25/3
Ethics
1984-1991
25/4
Ethics
1991-1996
5/9
Experience Music Project
1995
5/4
Facilities
1993-1994
5/10
Facilities
1994-1996
5/5
Facilities: City Light
1993-1996
5/6
Facilities: Key Arena
1993-1995
5/7
Facilities: Key Arena
1990-1993
6/9
Facilities: Key Arena
1992-1993
6/1
Facilities: Key Tower
1995
7/1
Facilities: Key Tower
1995-1997
6/2
Facilities: Library
1994-1997
6/3
Facilities: Mayor's Office
1993
6/5
Facilities: Public Safety
1993-1996
6/4
Facilities. Real Estate Advisory Services. Proposal
1997
6/6
Federal Courthouse
1995-1997
6/13
Fiberoptics
1990-1996
6/7
Film
1996-1998
6/8
Fire
1994-1997
6/11
Fire Chief Search
1985-1997
6/12
Fire Chief Search
1985-1997
6/10
Firearm Destruction
1989-1990
25/5
Flag Policy
1993
25/6
Frederick and Nelson
1994
7/2
Golf Development Issues
1993-1997
7/3
Graffiti
1995-1996
7/5
Greater Harbor 2000
1995
25/7
Greenwood / Phinney
2002
7/4
Growth Management
1995-1997
7/9
Hammering Man. Seattle Art Museum
1995
8/1
Harassment Guildling
1991-1994
7/10
Hate Crimes
1990
7/11
Health
1996-1997
8/6
Health
1995-1996
8/7
Health
1988-1995
7/8
Health Care for City Employees
1998
25/8
Helipads
1992-1993
8/8
Historic Preservation
1992-1996
8/9
Historic Theaters
1993
8/3
Holidays-city Policies
1992-1993
25/9
Holly Park
1993-1997
8/10
Homelessness
1993-1996
26/1
Homelessness
1998
26/2
Homelessness
1998
26/3
Homelessness - U.S. Conference of Mayors
1998
8/11
Housing
1995-1997
8/2
Housing / Strand Helpers
1997
9/1
Housing Levy
1995-1996
8/4
Housing: Accessory Housing
1994-1996
8/5
Housing: Affordable Housing
1993-1997
8/12
Housing: Just Cause Eviction
1995
7/6
Hygiene Issues
1996-1997
7/7
Hygiene Issues
1996-1997
9/4
Immunex
1994-1996
9/8
Information Highway
1994-1995
9/5
Initiative 164
1990-1995
9/6
Initiative 164
1990-1995
26/4
Initiative 2000 / Affirmative Action
1998-1999
9/7
Innovations Project
1994
9/3
Interaction / Transition
1995-1997
9/2
Interbay Recreational Development
1994-1997
9/9
Interstate-90 (I-90): General
1994-1995
26/5
Jail
1992-1997
9/10
Jewish Federal Conference
1996
26/6
Jimi Hendrix Museum / Experience Music Project
1994
26/7
Judicial Appointments
1994-1997
10/1
Kingdome
1993-1997
15/9
Kingdome
1993-1997
10/2
Kingdome / North Kingdome
1997
10/3
Kobe Task Force. Sister Cities
1995
26/8
Lake City
1993-2002
10/4
Landmarks
1997
26/9
Landslides
1996-1997
27/1
Landslides
1997
10/5
Legislation 1997
1996
10/6
Library
1996-1997
10/10
Magnolia Pool
1994-1996
10/9
Major Institutions
1995-1997
10/11
Major Institutions
1995-1997
27/2
Mariners
1985-1987
27/3
Mariners
1985-1987
27/4
Mariners
1990-1991
27/5
Mariners
1991-1992
27/6
Mariners
1993-1997
10/8
Mariners Ball Park
1996-1997
27/7
Mariners - Resolution and Lease
1996
10/12
Media Coverage and Correspondence
2000
10/7
Memorial Stadium Proposal
1994
10/13
Monorail: Seattle Center
1993-1994
10/14
Municipal Court
1991-1999
10/15
Municipal Court Security
1995
28/1
National Trailer Park
1994-1995
28/2
Neighborhood Action Agendas
1998
28/3
Neighborhood Arts
1999
11/1
Neighborhood Planning
1994-1997
28/4
Neighborhoods
1999
28/5
New Citizen Initiative
1998
11/2
Nike
1995
11/3
Northgate Mall
1995-1996
28/6
Northwest Bookfest
1998-1999
11/4
Nuisance
1982-1992
11/6
Office of Housing NOFA Funding (Notice of funding Availability))
2001
11/5
Off-Leash
1995-1996
11/7
Open Space
1995-1999
11/8
Pacific Medical Center
1990-1996
15/5
Pang Fire
1995-1997
15/6
Pang Fire
1996-1997
15/7
Pang Fire
1995
15/8
Pang Fire
1995
28/7
Pang fire
1995
11/9
Paramount Theater
1992-1996
11/10
Parks
1992-1996
28/8
Parks Department
1999
12/6
Parks. John Walker
1995-1997
28/9
People's Lodge / Indian Cultural Center
1998-1999
28/10
Percent for Art
1997-2000
28/11
Percent for Art
1999-2000
12/7
Personnel Harassment
1990-1995
12/8
Piers One and Two
1995-1997
13/6
Pike Place Market
1983-1996
15/2
Pike Place Market
1983-1996
11/11
Pine Street
1994-1996
11/12
Pine Street
1994-1995
12/5
Pine Street
1995-1997
15/3
Pine Street
1996
15/4
Pine Street. East Sidewalk
1998
28/12
Pioneer Square
1998
28/13
Planning Commission
1979-1994
12/2
Police
1995-1997
12/3
Police Chief Search
1992-1993
12/4
Police Chief Search
1993-1994
14/1
Police Chief Search
1993-1994
12/1
Police. Encampment on City Streets
1995
14/3
Port of Seattle
1992-1996
14/2
Port of Seattle. Central Waterfront
1989-1996
14/4
Post Office
1995-1996
28/14
Public / Private Partnerships
1999
14/5
Public Development Authority's (PDA's)
1994-1996
16/1
Public Disclosure
1995
16/2
Public Disclosure
1993-1994
14/8
Public Disclosure Act. Sample Letters and Billing
2000
14/9
Public Disclosure Act. Pending Requests
2001
14/7
Public Disclosure Commission / Training
1994
14/6
Public Disclosure for Department
1993-1996
13/1
Public Disclosures
2001
13/2
Public Disclosures
2001
13/3
Public Disclosures
2000
13/4
Public Disclosures
2000
13/5
Public Disclosures
1996
14/10
Public Disclosures
2000-2001
14/11
Public Disclosures
2000
16/3
Public Safety / Americorps
1995-1997
15/1
Public Stadium Authority
1998
16/5
Real Estate Asset Management Program
1997
29/1
Real Estate Asset Management
1990-1996
16/4
Real Estate Excise Tax 1 (REET 1)-Capital Facilities Bonds
1991-1994
16/6
Recycling
1998
16/7
Regional Financing
1995
16/10
Regional Transit Authority
1998
16/11
Regional Transit Authority
1992-1997
17/1
Regional Transit Authority
2000
16/8
Regulatory Reform
1993-1995
16/9
Risk Management
1994-1995
17/3
Rodney King: Seattle Response
1992-1997
17/2
Russian Consulate
1992-1994
29/2
Safe Futures / Juvenile Justice
1998-1999
29/3
Safe Futures / Juvenile Justice
1998-2000
17/5
SAMIS Foundation
1995
29/4
Sand Point
1992-1993
29/5
Sand Point
1993-1996
29/6
Sand Point
1996-1997
30/1
Sand Point
1996-1997
30/2
Sand Point Blue Ribbon Committee
1998-1999
17/6
Schell (Mayor). Department Responses to November Letter Concerning Challenges Facing the City of Seattle
1997
19/5
School Programs Involving Community Elders (SPICE)
1997
17/7
Schools
1995-1996
17/8
Schools
1991-1996
30/3
Sculpture Park
1999
17/9
SEAFAIR
1993-1997
19/1
Seattle Center
1989-1997
30/4
Seattle Commons
1993
2/8
Seattle Commons.
1993-1996
3/6
Seattle Commons.
1993-1996
18/1
Seattle Jobs Initiative
1996-1997
18/2
Seattle Times
1995-1996
18/3
Seattle Times
1995-1996
18/4
Seattle Times
1995-1996
30/5
September 11 Commemoration
2002
18/5
Small Business
1995-1996
19/8
Sodo Building
1995
17/10
Sound Transit. Executive Committee Meeting Agenda / Report
2000-2001
18/6
Sound Transit. Executive Committee Meeting Agenda / Reports
2000
18/7
Sound Transit. Executive Committee Meeting Agenda / Reports
2000-2001
18/8
Sound Transit. LINC
1994
19/2
South Africa
1993
30/6
South Beacon Reservoir
2002
30/7
South Downtown
1998
19/3
South Lake Union Plan
1998-1999
19/4
Special Event Policy
1996
19/6
Sports
1996
22/11
State Proposed Budget
2000
19/9
State Route 520
1994-1997
19/10
Steel Lake Little League
1995-1996
19/7
Stream Plant
1992-1993
30/8
Street Utility Fund
1994-1996
19/11
String of Parks
1994
19/12
Taxes
1993-1996
30/9
Taxis
1992-1996
19/13
Telecommunications
1991-1996
19/14
Telecommunications
1991-1996
19/15
Telecommunications. Radio Communications-800 MHZ
1995-1997
19/16
Telecommunications. Cable TV
1993-1996
20/1
Telecommunications. Cable TV
1993-1995
20/2
Telecommunications. Public Access Network (PAN) Telecom
1994-1996
20/3
Telecommunications. US West Communications
1993-1997
30/10
Tenant Relocation
1994
20/5
Tent Village. Homelessness.
2000
20/4
Toilets
1993-1995
20/6
Towing
1995
20/7
Trade Shows
1992-1994
20/8
Transition Memos
1997
30/11
Transit-Oriented Development
1998
20/9
Transportation
1992-1997
20/10
Transportation
1998
20/12
Transportation. Multi-Modal Transportation
1992
20/11
Travel Resolutions
1992-1996
21/1
United Indians of All Tribes Foundations (UIATF)
1997
30/12
University District
2002
21/2
US Conference of Mayors
1994-1996
21/4
Utilities. City Light
1995-1999
21/5
Utilities. City Light
1995-1999
21/3
Utilities. Solid waste
1995-1997
21/6
Violence
1992-1999
21/7
Violence. Anti-Violence Retreat
1995
21/8
Violence. Hand Gun Control / Legislation
1985-1995
30/13
Wallingford
1997-1998
22/3
Water Issues
1994-1998
21/9
Weed and Seed Program
1995-1996
21/10
Weed and Seed Program
1992-1993
21/11
Weed and Seed Program
1991-1992
22/1
Weed and Seed Program
1992
30/14
West Seattle
1997
22/2
West Seattle Secession Study
1995
22/4
Whistleblower Act
1992-1995
17/4
Widening Nebraska Street / Georgetown
1998
22/5
Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE)
1989-1997
22/6
Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE)
1989-1997
22/7
Work Force
1992
22/8
World Trade Organization (WTO)
2001
22/9
Yesler-Atlantic Redevelopment
1993
22/10
Zoo
1994