Charter Amendment Petitions and Requests, 1966-1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Charter Amendment Petitions and Requests
Dates
1966-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-N3
Summary
Documents related to proposed amendments to the Seattle City Charter.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The City Clerk maintains the City's legislative records, official filings, and the Seattle Municipal Archives; keeps the minutes of City Council meetings; and provides information services to City agencies and the public. Seattle's first City Charter allowed for a Clerk of the Common Council to be elected by the Council. In 1875 the position of City Clerk became elective and remained so until 1896 when the new Charter designated the Comptroller ex-officio City Clerk. The Comptroller served as City Clerk through 1992. A 1991 City Charter amendment transferred the Comptroller's function to the Department of Finance and the City Clerk's Office became a division of the Legislative Department effective in 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Documents pertaining to proposed amendments to the Seattle City Charter, including correspondence between residents of Seattle and city officials, copies of petitions circulated to garner support for the amendments, and drafts of the proposed amendments. Subjects covered in the proposed amendments vary in nature, and include (but are not limited to) the reduction of public transportation fares for senior citizens, the establishment of term limits for elected officials, and removal of the age restriction on those running for public office.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Charter Amendment Petitions and Requests, Record Series 1802-N2. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Petition for amendment to change the Park Board-Park Dept. Struture 1966
1 1 Recommendation for amendments to be placed on November 7, 1967 municipal election ballot 1967
1 1 Petition for Charter Amendment to provide reduced transit fares for senior citizens 1967
1 1 Petition for Amendment of City Charter Article XVI 1967
1 1 Report regarding proposed Charter Amendment to include non-professional library employees under the Civil Service System 1967
1 1 Communication of Seattle Chamber of Commerce regarding placing proposed Charter Amendments on the November, 1967 ballot 1967
1 1 Protest of proposed Charter Amendments to be placed on November, 1967 ballot 1967
1 1 Petition for a Charter Amendment providing Civil Service for non-professional Library Employees to be placed on the November, 1967 ballot 1967
1 1 Communication regarding Charter Amendment to place non-professional library employees of the Library under Civil Service 1967
1 1 Petition for Council hearings to consider certain proposed Charter Amendments for placing on the General Municipal Election Ballot 1969
1 1 Recommendations for certain City Charter Amendments for submission at the November 1969 General Election 1969
1 2 Proposal for a Charter Amendment to allow non-citizens to be eligible for Seattle Civil Service Examinations 1970
1 2 Petition supporting a proposed Charter Amendment to put Seattle Transit System under authority of the Mayor and City Council 1970
1 2 Proposal for adoption of amendments of Charter Article XVI, Sections 1 and 9 1970
1 2 Petition for amendment of City Charter Article XXIII 1970
1 3 Report of City Comptroller on check for sufficiency of valid signatures on C. F. #268147 1971
1 3 Recommendation of Seattle Charter Review Committee for charter amendment re the Corporation Counsel position and the law department to be submitted to voters at the November, 1971 election 1971
1 3 Proposal of Seattle Charter Review Committee for a charter amendment providing for 11 members on the council 1971
1 3 Proposal of Seattle Charter Review Committee for a charter amendment to establish a permanent Charter Review Committee 1971
1 3 Communication of Council Member Lamphere proposing amendment of City Charter Article XIV, to establish the Department of Community Development, etc. 1971
1 3 Proposal of Council Member Jeanette Williams for amendment of City Charter Article XVIII to repeal Sections 4 and 5 and substitute a new Section 4, re campaign contributions and expenditure reporting 1971
1 3 Proposal of Judiciary & Personnel Committee for amendment of City Charter Article IV, Section 1. B, re initiative petitions 1971
1 3 Proposal of Mayor for amendment of City Charter Article VII, Section 21, relating to contractor's performance bonds; and for amendment of Ordinance No. 90047 re certain other surety bonds and approval thereof. 1971
1 3 Proposal of Citizens for amendment of City Charter Article VII re functions of the Board of Public Works, etc. 1971
1 3 Proposal of Council Member Jeanette Williams for amendment of City Charter Article VII, Section 10, re duties of Supt. of Buildings in management and control of parking facilities 1971
1 3 Communication of Mayor re amendment of City Charter Article VII, Section 15, which requires contractors on public improvements to use materials, etc., manufactured or produced within Washington State, etc. 1971
1 3 Communication of Seattle Charter Review Committee re its recommendation for a Charter Amendment to delete from the Charter reference to the "City Official Newspaper". 1971
1 3 Petition of COMET, INC., for a City Charter Amendment on the November, 1971 Ballot, to place the Seattle Transit System under the Light Department as a predominantly electrical system 1971
1 3 Recommendation of Corporation Counsel for amendment of City Charter, Article IV, Section 24, to conform the claim filing period with state statute, provide for payment of certain claims pursuant to general ordinance, and exclude from referendum process ordinances for payment of claims 1971
1 4 Communication of Councilman Chapman and Miller proposing adoption of an amendment of City Charter Article XIX, Section 3, to limit city elected officers to two terms 1972
1 4 Recommendation of Council Member Jeanette Williams for a Charter Amendment to set a time period in which an initiative can be circulated for signatures 1972
1 4 Petition of Seattle Fire Fighters Union Local #27 for amendment of City Charter Article XVI, Section 12, re suspension of employees for 30 days or less without pay 1972
1 4 Recommendation of Council Member Jeanette Williams for amendment of the City Charter to permit submission of proposed charter amendments at primary and special elections. 1972
1 4 Request of Council Members Phyllis Lamphere and Sam Smith to amend Article VI, Section 5 First of the City Charter to permit management responsibility for the City prison to be removed from the Chief of Police. 1972
1 5 Proposal of Council Member Jeanette Williams to amend City Charter Article XVII, Section 5 relating to reporting of campaign contributions 1973
1 5 Communication of John M. Darrah, the public defender, suggesting Article VI, Section 5 of the City Charter be amended to remove the police chief from responsibiilty for the operation of the city jail. 1973
1 5 Recommendation of Councilman John R. Miller to amend Article VII, Section 10 of the City Charter to include the provision that decisions of the Supt. of Buildings RE Zoning matters be subject to appeal to the Hearing Examiner. 1973
1 5 Petition of Seattle Chamber of Commerce for amendment of the City Charter RE placing on the ballot referendum or initiative measures which affect Capital Improvement Projects 1973
1 5 Petition of Professional & Technical Engineers Ass'n Local #17 for a Charter Amendment to establish an Employee Bill of Rights 1973
1 5 Proposal of Council Member Phyllis Lamphere for amendment of Charter Article VI, Section 5, to permit management responsibility for the City prison to be removed from the Chief of Police 1973
1 5 Proposal of Council Member Phyllis Lamphere for amendment of Charter Article VII, Section 12, to provie for review by a Board of Appeals of the rulings and interpretations by Supt. of Buildings RE ordinances he is required to enforce 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilman John R. Miller for a City Charter Amendment to establish the Office of Auditor for the City of Seattle 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilman George E. Godley for amendment of Charter Article XIX, Section 3, to limit City elective officers to three elective terms 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilmen Bruce K. Chapman and John R. Miller for a Charter Amendment to provide a 6-year term for Mayor, and that no Mayor may serve more than one term 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilmen Bruce K. Chapman and John R. Miller for a Charter Amendment providing no elective official of the City other than the Mayor shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. 1973
1 5 Proposal of Council Member Phyllis Lamphere for a Charter Amendment relating to election of various City Officials, and to prescribe duties of the President of the City Council 1973
1 5 Petition of Seattle Civil Service League for amendment of Charter Article XVI, Section 6, RE examinations for Civil Service positions 1973
1 5 Petition of Seattle Civil Service League for amendment of Charter Article XVI, Section 9, RE appointments to Civil Service positions 1973
1 5 Petition of Seattle Civil Service League for amendment of Charter Article XVI, Section 12, RE tenure in Classified Civil Service, etc. 1973
1 5 Petition of Seattle Civil Service league for amendment of Charter Article XVI, Section 27, RE exception to Preferences in appointment to Civil Service positions 1973
1 5 Proposal of City Engineer for amendment of Charter Article XVI, Section 4, to eliminate City of Seattle residency as a factor in determining order of layoffs 1973
1 5 Proposal of City Engineer for amendment of City Charter, Article XVI, Section 11, RE officers and employees not in classified civil service 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilman Bruce K. Chapman and John r. Miller for establishment of a Committee of Financial Advisors to provide independent advice to the Council RE issuance of bonds, etc. 1973
1 5 Proposal of Councilman Bruce K. Chapman and John R. Miller for establishment of a Committee of Financial Advisors to provie independent advice to the Council RE issuance of bonds, etc. 1973
1 5 Proposal of Council Members Tim Hill and Jeanette Williams for repeal of City Charter Article XIX, Section 10. 1973
1 5 Petition of Eric G. Huffman for a Council hearing on the question of allowing young peopel under 18 years of age to be candidates for City elective offices, and for amendment of the City Charter to permit the same. 1973
1 5 Proposal of Board of Public Works for amendment of Charter Article VII, Sections 5 and 10, re city Engineer and Supt. of Buildings. 1973
1 6 Proposed Charter Amendments to be presented to the voters at the November 8, 1977 General Municipal Election 1977
1 6 Recommendations of Public Service League to amend the City Charter, RE Article XVI, Sections 1 and 15, and Article V, Section 11 1977
1 7 PROPOSAL to amend the CHARTER of The City of Seattle, for the purpose of establishing the CITY LIGHT DEPARTMENT as a publicly owned non-profit utility to be managed, directed and operated under the legislative and administrative control of a specific three member, elected utility board 1984
1 7 Revised PROPOSAL to amend the CHARTER of The City of Seattle, for the purpose of establishing the CITY LIGHT DEPARTMENT as a publicly owned non-profit utility to be managed, directed and operated under the legislative and administrative control of a specific three member, elected utility board 1984
1 7 DOCUMENTS relating to the proposals to amend ARTICLE VIII of the CITY CHARTER re to the DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE 1986
1 7 PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE CITY CHARTER to provide for a SEVEN-MEMBER CITY COUNCIL with one member elected at large and six by district 1986