Department of Neighborhoods City Neighborhood Council Records, 1987-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Department of Neighborhoods City Neighborhood Council Records
Dates
1987-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 cubic ft., (8 boxes)
Collection Number
5751-01
Summary
Agendas, minutes, and correspondence of meetings of the City Neighborhood Council. Records reflect important issues, including neighborhood planning, the role of the Council, the Neighborhood Matching Fund, and district boundaries.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program was established in 1988 with Resolution 27709, which was passed in 1987. The City Neighborhood Council (CNC) was created by the same Resolution, and part of its initial purpose was to implement the Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program. The initial responsibilities of CNC were to review and make recommendations regarding City budget issues and provide advice on policies necessary to the first year implementation of the Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program.

Composition of the CNC included two representatives from each District Council. The CNC was staffed by the Office of Neighborhoods, which was also established in 1988. Community Service Center areas were designated as the neighborhood districts from which the District Council members were chosen.

The resolution was amended in 1989 to add Downtown as a neighborhood district and to make District Council membership more flexible. The CNC's responsibilities included coordinating and reviewing the Neighborhood Matching Fund process, the Neighborhood Budget Process and Neighborhood Planning activities. It also provided a means for the discussion of common problems and their solutions. The CNC met monthly at locations rotated around the City.

In 1993, the role of the CNC was re-examined. Although disbanding the CNC was considered, the concept of using the District Chairs as the backbone of the CNC was approved. The resolution passed in 1994 designated the CNC representative to a single District Chair, opening the task force membership to all interested people. The functions of the CNC continued much the same and included reviewing Neighborhood Matching Fund awards and developing ways for neighborhood organizations to influence the City's budget and engage in neighborhood planning.

The CNC continues as a citizen-led advisory group, comprising elected members from each of the City’s thirteen Districts. Its purpose continues to be to provide city-wide coordination for the Neighborhood Matching Fund, Neighborhood Budget Prioritization, and Neighborhood Planning programs. The CNC also continues to provide a forum for a discussion of common neighborhood issues and is available for advice on policies necessary for the effective and equitable implementation of the Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the City Neighborhood Council (CNC) date from 1987 to 2002 and measure 4 cubic feet. Through CNC agendas, minutes, and committee correspondence, the CNC records reflect issues of importance to the CNC. These include matching fund grants, neighborhood street funds, district boundaries, the role of the CNC, and neighborhood planning. Skip Knox, Joan Bateman, Susie Groves, Suzie Burke, Jan Drago, Chris Leman and Brian Livingston are a few of the individuals active in the CNC and whose work is reflected in the records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Department of Neighborhoods City Neighborhood Council Records, Record Series 5751-01. 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.

Subseries I: Organization and Committees, 1987-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Organization and Procedural Information
1987-1998
1/2
Survey
1988
1/3
Representatives
1988-2001
1/4
District Councils
1988-1996
1/5
Correspondence
1988-1989
1/6
Correspondence
1990-1993
1/7
Meeting with Mayor Rice
1990
1/8
Committees - Budget
1989-1990
1/9
Committees - Budget
1991-1993
1/10
Committees - Budget
1994-1995
1/11
Budget Committee
1996
1/12
Budget Committee
1996
2/1
Budget Committee
1997
2/2
Committees - Budget
1998
2/3
Budget Committee
1999
2/4
Budget Committee
2000
2/5
Budget Committee
2001-2002
2/6
Committees - Budget Priorities Conference
2000
2/7
Committees - Bylaws
1994-1996
2/8
Committees - Nominating
1995-1998
2/9
Executive Committee
1999-2001
3/1
Committees - Implementation
1994
3/2
Committees - Neighborhood Matching Fund
1998-1992
3/3
Committees - Neighborhood Matching Fund
1993-1998
3/4
Neighborhood Matching Fund Committee / Citywide Review Team
1999-2001
3/5
Committees - Neighborhood Planning
1988-1990
3/6
Committees - Neighborhood Planning
1994-1995
3/7
Committees - Neighborhood Planning
1996
3/8
Committees - Neighborhood Planning
1997
3/9
Committees - Neighborhood Planning
1998
3/10
Neighborhood Planning Committee
1999
4/1
Neighborhood Planning Committee
2000
4/2
Neighborhood Planning Committee
2001
4/3
Executive Team
1995-1998
4/4
Committees - Operations
1988-1992
4/5
Resolutions Committee
1994
4/6
Committees - Retreat Planning
1993
4/7
Task Force on Representation
1988-1989
4/8
Task Force on Minority Interim Positions
1989

Subseries II: City Neighborhood Council Agendas and Minutes, 1988-2008Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/9
Agendas and Minutes - 7/21/1988 Subject: Organizational Issues Location: Seattle Community College
1988
4/10
Agendas and Minutes - 8/17/1988 Loc.: Greenwood Senior Center
1988
4/11
Agendas and Minutes - 9/22/1988* Subject Operations and Purpose Loc.: Lake City Community Center
1988
4/12
Agendas and Minutes - 10/19/1988* Southwest Community Center
1988
4/13
Agendas and Minutes - 11/16/1988* Loc.: Fremont Baptist Church
1988
4/14
Agendas and Minutes - 12/15/1988 Loc.: Queen Anne Community Center
1988
4/15
Agendas and Minutes - 1/18/1989 Loc.: Central Area Motivation Program
1989
5/1
Agendas and Minutes - 2/15/1989* Subject: Jan Drago / Downtown Loc.: Rainier Beach Community Club
1989
5/2
Agendas and Minutes - 3/15/1989* Subject Neighborhood Matching Fund Guidelines Loc.: Washington Park Arboretum
1989
5/3
Agendas and Minutes - 4/20/1989* Loc.,: Arctic Building
1989
5/4
Agendas and Minutes - 5/17/1989 Loc.: Georgetown City Hall
1989
5/5
Agendas and Minutes - 6/21/1989* Subject: Neighborhood Planning Guidelines Loc.: Ballard Community Center
1989
5/6
Agendas and Minutes - 8/16/1989 Loc.: South Seattle Community College
1989
5/7
Agendas and Minutes - 9/20/1989 Loc. Seattle Central Community College
1989
5/8
Agendas and Minutes - 10/18/1989* Loc.: Greenlake Community Center
1989
5/9
Agendas and Minutes - 11/15/1989 Loc.: Lake City Christian Church
1989
5/10
Agendas and Minutes - 2/21/1990 Subject: Tim Hill on Regional Government Loc.: South Seattle Community College
1990
5/11
Agenda and Minutes - 3/31/1990 CNC's Future Role
1990
5/12
Agendas and Minutes - 4/18/1990* Subject: Future Role of CNC Loc.: Magnolia Community Center
1990
5/13
Agendas and Minutes - 7/18/1990* Loc.: Central Area Motivation Program
1990
5/14
Agendas and Minutes - 10/17/1990* Loc.: Central Area Motivation Program
1990
5/15
Agendas and Minutes - 2/20/1991 Loc.: Ballard Community Center
1991
5/16
Agendas and Minutes - 4/17/1991* Loc.: South Seattle Community College
1991
5/17
Agendas and Minutes - 7/31/1991* Loc.: Jefferson Community Center
1991
5/18
Agendas and Minutes - 10/16/1991* Subject: Boundary Review Loc.: University Lutheran Church
1991
5/19
Agendas and Minutes - 10/23/1991* Loc.: Seattle Central Community College
1991
5/20
Agendas and Minutes - 12/5/1991 Subject: Joint Use of Public Facilities Loc.: Pacific Medical Center
1991
5/21
Agendas and Minutes - 1/15/1992 Loc.: Pacific Medical Center
1992
5/22
Agendas and Minutes - 4/14/1992* Subject: Martha Choe / Priorities Loc.: Pacific Medical Center
1992
6/1
Agendas and Minutes - 7/15/1992* Subject: Margaret Pageler / Priorities
1992
6/2
Agendas and Minutes - 8/5/1992* Subject: Neighborhood Matching Fund Loc.: South Seattle Community College
1992
6/3
Agendas and Minutes - 10/21/1992* Subject: Housing and Human Services Loc.: Seattle Central Community College
1992
6/4
Agendas and Minutes - 11/18/1992 Subject: Matching Fund Evaluation Loc.: Seattle Central Community College
1992
6/5
Agendas and Minutes - 1/13/1993* Subject : West Seattle / Delridge Boundary Loc.: Seattle Central Community College
1993
6/6
Agendas and Minutes - 4/21/1993* Loc: Seattle University
1993
6/7
Agendas and Minutes - 7/21/1993* Subject: Library Comprehensive Plan Loc.": Jefferson Community Center
1993
6/8
Agendas and Minutes - 10/20/1993* Subject: Retreat Report Loc.: Seattle Central Community College
1993
6/9
Agendas and Minutes - 3/16/1994 Loc.: Pacific Medical Center
1994
6/10
Agendas and Minutes - July - Sep 1994
1994
6/11
Agendas
1994-1998
6/12
Agendas
1999-2001
6/13
Minutes
1994
6/14
Minutes
1995
6/15
Minutes
1996
6/16
Minutes
1997
6/17
Minutes
1998
6/18
Minutes
1999
6/19
Minutes
2000-2001
8/1
Minutes and Agenda
2005-2008

Subseries III: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1994-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Correspondence
1994-1995
7/2
Correspondence
1996
7/3
Correspondence
1997-1998
7/4
Correspondence
1999
7/5
Correspondence
2000-2001
8/2
Correspondence
2004-2006
8/3
Correspondence
2007
8/4
Community Council Bylaws
2005
8/5
Cumulative Reserve Fund / Neighborhood Street Fund
2005-2009
7/6
District Council Bylaws
1988-1996
7/7
District Council Chairs Information
1990-1994
7/8
Neighborhood Planning Reviews
1997
7/9
Parks
2000
7/10
West Seattle / Delridge Boundaries
1991-1993

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Citizens' advisory committees--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • City Neighborhood Council (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Neighborhoods
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Agendas
  • Minutes