Seattle City Light Accountability Reports, 1996-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Accountability Reports
Dates
1996-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.2 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
1200-17
Summary
Reports to the Superintendent from branches and divisions of City Light
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

Quarterly reports from branches and divisions to the Superintendent regarding work plans, goals, priorities, projects, actions and accomplishments. Reports include budgets, staffing information, and performance data. Also included are meeting files and accountability agreements.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Accountability Reports , Record Series 1200-17. 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.

1200-17:  Accountability Reports, 1996-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Accountability
1996-1997
1/2
Accountability
1996-1997
1/3
Accountability Agreement Work Programs
1997
1/4
Accountability Reports
2000
1/5
Power Management Division Accountability Meetings
2000
1/6
Branch Accountability Meetings
2000-2001
1/7
Accountability and Accomplishments
1996
2/1
Customer Services
1996
2/2
Customer Services
1996
2/3
Customer Services
1997
2/4
Customer Services
1997
2/5
Customer Services
1998
3/1
Customer Services
2000
3/2
Customer Services
2001
3/3
Distribution Branch
2000-2001
3/4
Electric Service Branch
undated
3/5
Energy Management Services
1997-1998
3/6
Environment and Safety Division
2000-2001
3/7
Executive Branch - Human Resources
2001-2002
3/8
Executive Branch - Human Resources
2003
3/9
Finance and Administration
2000-2003
4/1
Generation Branch
2000
4/2
Generation Branch
2001
4/3
Human Resources Division
1999
4/4
Power Management Branch
2000
4/5
Power Management Branch
2001-2003
4/6
Accountability Report Information
2001

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Electric power--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Electric utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle City Light (creator)