Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee Records, 1983-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee Records
Dates
1983-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
9569-01
Summary
Records from a committee formed to provide comments and recommendations to Seattle City Light regarding electric rate increases.
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

An independent Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee was established in July 1978 by Resolution 25852. The Committee, comprised of individuals with a particular interest and knowledge of electrical rates, was responsible for providing review, comment, and recommendations to the Superintendent of City Light regarding the work of the department's Rate Preparation Team and consultants hired to assist in the rate review and increase process. The Committee also was responsible for issuing comments and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on all final products produced by City Light related to rate review. The Committee was staffed by City Light.

The Committee was not a standing or ongoing entity. It was established to serve only through the rate review cycle. Meetings usually occurred over the course of one year. City Light conducted rate reviews every two years during the 1980s. A new committee was formed during the year preceding the anticipated year of rate change and was established by passage a new City Council Resolution. The size and membership requirements of the committee changed with each new iteration.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records in this series are for the Committee formed in 1983 to consider the rate review and increase in 1984, as well as for the Committee looking at issues related to the 1987-1988 rate review. Records include Committee minutes, copies of Resolutions related to rate review procedures, a membership roster, the charter for the Committee, the work program schedule, reference materials gathered by the Committee, and recommendations of the Committee to the City Council, Mayor, and Superintendent of City Light.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee Records, Record Series 9569-01. 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.

9569-01:  Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee Records, 1983-1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Electric Rate Review Procedures Resolutions
1983
1/2
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Roster
1983
1/3
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Charter
1983
1/4
Electric Rate Work Program Schedule (Approximate)
1983-1984
1/5
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Recommendations
1983
1/6
Customer Classification Study Phase I: Objectives. Executive Summary and Recommendations.
1983
1/7
Treatment of Growth in Electric Rates Memoranda
1983
1/8
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Minutes (April - June)
1983
1/9
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Minutes (July - September)
1983
1/10
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Minutes (October - January)
1983-1984
1/11
Citizen's Rate Review Committee Synopses, Agendas, Other Material
1987-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Citizens’ advisory committees--Rates--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Electric power--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Electric utilities--Rates--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Citizens' Rate Advisory Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle City Light
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)