Seattle City Light Millennium Legacy Lighting Project Records, 1997-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Millennium Legacy Lighting Project Records
Dates
1997-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.1 cubic feet, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
1206-16
Summary
Planning files for a Seattle celebration of the Millennium.
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

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, design documents, renderings, photographs, slides, video tape, reports, notes and fund-raising files for a project to light several Seattle bridges as part of the Seattle Millennium Project to observe the new millennium.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Millennium Legacy Lighting Project Records , Record Series 1201-16 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.

1206-16:  Millennium Legacy Lighting Project Records, 1997-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
General Information Packets
1998-1999
1/2
Seattle Millennium Project - Ruckelshaus Briefing
1998
1/3
Ambassador's Packet
undated
1/4
Millennium Lighting Project Planning - Marya Castillano
1998
1/5
Stakeholders' Briefing
1998
1/6
Core Group meetings
1998-1999
1/7
Lighting Group
1998-1999
1/8
Legacy Committee
1998
1/9
Mayor's Meetings
1998-1999
1/10
Letters For Mayor's Signature
1999
1/11
Correspondence
1998-1999
1/12
Environmental Review / Permitting - US Army Corps of Engineers
1999
1/13
Environmental Review / Permitting - Checklist
1999
1/14
Environmental Review / Permitting
1999-2000
1/15
Environmental Review / Permitting
1999
1/16
Engineer's Opinion of Probable Cost
1999
1/17
Budget and Misc
1998-1999
1/18
Cost Estimates
1998-1999
1/19
Financial Records
1999-2000
1/20
CIP 4th Quarter
1999
1/21
Status Reports
1998-1999
1/22
CIP Liaison Meetings
1999
1/23
CIP Liaison Meetings
1999
1/24
Notes
undated
1/25
Notebooks
1999-2000
1/26
Notebooks
undated
2/1
Gas Work Park
1999
2/2
Solar on Ballard, LEDs at Gasworks
1999
2/3
Floating Homes / Marilyn Perry
1999
2/4
Mock-Up Event
1998
2/5
Millennium Sign-In Sheet
undated
2/6
Community Connections
1998
2/7
Community Feedback
1998
2/8
Community Ideas / Feedback
1998
2/9
Public Process / Input
1998-1999
2/10
Information From Queen Anne Community Council and Fremont Neighborhood Council
2000
2/11
Information From Council Briefing
1999
2/12
Handouts From Co-Chairs
1998
2/13
Seattle Design Commission Review
1999
2/14
Landmarks Approval
1999
2/15
Design Selection Meeting
1999
2/16
Vulcan Northwest
1999
2/17
Filipino Community Outreach / Fundraising
1999
2/18
Fremont Fundraising (Hale's Ales)
1999
2/19
Jeanne Muir - Fremont Event
1998
2/20
Fundraising
1999-2000
2/21
Mayor's Calls
1999
2/22
Contributor Thank You's
1999
2/23
RH Contact Calls
1999
2/24
Letters To Potential Donors
1999
2/25
Meetings / Communications
1998-1999
2/26
Mayor's Updates
1999
2/27
Sponsorship Opportunities
1999
2/28
Electrical Engineer
1999
2/29
Test Boring For Pole And Dolphin
1999
2/30
Poles, Lamps and Misc. Equipment
1999
2/31
Property Owners
1999
3/1
The City's Millennium
1998
3/2
BEGA Fixtures
1999
3/3
Installation Issues
1999
3/4
Concepts / Master Plan Info
1998
3/5
Lighting Plan
1998
3/6
Jose Rizal Lighting Event (Includes Photographs)
1999
3/7
Design Concept Slides
1997-1999
3/8
Renderings
undated
3/9
Videotape - Seattle Millennium Project Public Service Announcement
undated
4/1
Design Document (Includes Drawings)
1999
4/2
Design Work - Jose Rizal and Aurora Bridges
1999
4/3
Drawings, etc
1999
4/4
George Washington Memorial Bridge Lighting Plan
1999
4/5
Jose Rizal Bridge Lighting Plans
1999
4/6
Engineering Drawings
1999
4/7
Engineering Drawings and Wind Calculations
1999
4/8
WSDOT Aurora Retrofit Plans
1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bridges Lighting--Washington--Seattle
  • Millennium 2000
  • Millennium celebrations (Year 2000)--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Design drawings
  • Renderings
  • Slides