Budget Director's Records, 1970-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Finance
Title
Budget Director's Records
Dates
1970-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.6 cubic reet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
2701-01
Summary
Budget Director's records, concerning City of Seattle finance, budgets, taxes, capital projects and other issues.
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

In 1991, Mayor Norm Rice convened a blue ribbon commission to review the City's financial management functions. That group proposed the formation of a Finance Department under the executive branch of government, to replace the existing elected offices of Comptroller and Treasurer. A City Charter amendment to that effect was referred to the voters at the November 1991 general election. The amendment passed and the details of the reorganization were laid out in Ordinance 115766. Preparations proceeded the following year to determine the organizational structure, responsibilities, and budget of the new department, which was inaugurated in January 1993.

The department was organized into four divisions to reflect the main functions of treasury, accounting services, data processing system services, and Finance Department administration. In July 1994, the department's responsibilities were further broadened through a merger with the Department of Licenses and Consumer Affairs. This merger created one central location for obtaining licenses, making utility payments, and getting other types of financial services. The department also became responsible also for the city's animal shelter.

On January 1, 1997, the Finance Department was reorganized into the Executive Services Department. It became known as the Finance Division, and continued essentially the same services performed prior to consolidation.

The new Department of Finance, headed by a Director of Finance, was created in 2001 based on another reorganization outlined in Ordinance 120181. In May 2002 the Department was reorganized again to create two separate departments: the Department of Finance, which focused closely on financial management, and the Department of Executive Administration, which handled the operational and administrative tasks performed by the previous larger department. Finance was responsible for budget development and monitoring, debt management, financial policies, financial planning, performance measurement, and overall financial controls for the City of Seattle. The department also oversaw policy on city taxes, investments, accounting, and related activities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, subject files, studies, notes of the Director of Management and Budget, including the Management Systems Office, 1970-1976. Files concern budgets, revenues, taxes, City Council committees and data management systems. Series also includes correspondence, project files, and subject files of the Director of Management and Planning, Judy Bunnell, 1994-1998, concerning use of the Sand Point Naval Station, the Seattle Financial Management System, storm damage, capital projects and revenues.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Budget Director's Records, Record Series 2701-01. 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.

:  Office of Management and Budget, Management System Office Records, 1970-1973Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
BARS - Equipment Rental Accounting (Washington Auditor Advisory committee On Equipment Rental And Revolving Funds
1972
1/2
File Management Systems
1972-1973
1/3
Integrated Accounting / Payroll Systems - Evaluation Notes
1973
1/4
Manpower Reports
1973-1974
1/5
Parking Meter Study
1970
1/6
Position Information System
1973
1/7
Program Budget System
1973
1/8
Program Budget System
1972-1973
1/9
Public Documents (Seattle Municipal Code)
1972-1973
1/10
Seattle Center Property Management System, Flow Process
1971-1973

Office of Management and Budget Director's Records, 1972-1976Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/11
Budget Memos
1976
1/12
Budget Requests
1973-1975
1/13
Cost Accounting System Manual
1973-1974
1/14
City Council Correspondence
1975-1976
1/15
City Council Correspondence
1975
2/1
Committees - Data Processing Advisory
1972-1975
2/2
Committees - Council Budget
1976
2/3
Committees - Council Finance
1976
2/4
Committees - Council Human Resources And Judiciary
1976
2/5
Committees - Council Intergovernmental Relations
1976
2/6
Committees - Council Planning And Urban Development
1976
2/7
Committees - Council Public Safety And Health
1976
2/8
Committees - Council Transportation
1976
2/9
Contracts - Impound Towing
1976
2/10
Head Start Grant Application
1975
2/11
Interdepartmental Correspondence
1975
2/12
Interdepartmental Correspondence
1975
2/13
Internal Memos
1976
2/14
Policy And Procedure System Monthly Report
1976
2/15
Revenue - Building Department Fees
1974
2/16
Revenue - Estimates
1975
2/17
Revenue - Expenditure Forecasting And Depiction System
1976
2/18
Revenue - General
1976
2/19
Revenue - General Obligation Bonds (Comptroller)
1973-1974
2/20
Revenue - Parking Tax
1974
2/21
Revenue - Revenue Sharing
1975-1976
2/22
Tax Reform
1970
2/23
Taxation
1971-1976
2/24
Taxes - Business And Occupation
1975-1976
2/25
Taxes - Gasoline
1975
2/26
Taxes - Property
1975-1976
2/27
Taxes - Sales
1975-1976

Office of Management and Planning Directors Records, 1994-1998,   (bulk 1997) Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Brownfields Pilot
1997
3/2
Budget Instructions, 1998
1997
3/3
Budget, 1999-2000
1997
3/4
Capital Cabinet
1997
3/5
Capital Spending In Neighborhood Areas, 1995-1997
1997
3/6
Concert Hall (Benaroya Hall)
1997
3/7
Correspondence
1997
3/8
EMS (Emergency Management Section) Levy
1997
3/9
IT Board Meeting
1997
3/10
Library Capital Project
1997
3/11
Parking / Equity Capital
1997
3/12
Police Vacancy
1997
3/13
Sand Point Naval Station Reuse
1997
3/14
Sand Point Naval Station Reuse
1994-1997
3/15
Sand Point Naval Station Reuse
1994
4/1
Seattle Financial Management System Redevelopment Project
1997
4/2
Seattle Financial Management System Redevelopment Project
1997
4/3
Seattle Financial Management System Redevelopment Project Briefing Packet
1997
4/4
Shoreline Utility Business And Occupation Tax
1997
4/5
Sidewalk And Related Storm Damage, Statement Of Legislative Intent
1997
4/6
Storms
1997
4/7
Storms / Sides
1997-1998
4/8
Transportation Bond
1997
4/9
Transportation Bond
1997
4/10
Water Rates
1996-1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bonds--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Budget--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Naval Station Puget Sound (Wash.)
  • Taxation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Bunnell, Judy
  • Hundley, Walter R.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Finance
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Budget
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Planning
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government