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Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Policy and Administration Records, 1969-2004

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.) Ethics And Elections Commission
Title
Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Policy and Administration Records
Dates
1969-2004 (inclusive)
1992-2001 (bulk)
Quantity
10.0 cubic feet, (25 boxes)
Collection Number
2201-02
Summary
Records relating to policy development and administration of the Ethics and Elections Commission.
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

The Board of Ethics was established in 1971 to promote ethical behavior by City officials and employees, to provide advisory opinions regarding conflicts of interest, and to conduct hearings regarding violations of the Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics sets standards of conduct for City officials and employees in carrying out City business. The members of the Board of Ethics also served as the Fair Campaign Practices Commission, which heard cases of campaign violations, although the two entities maintained separate offices and staff. In 1991 the two entities were consolidated into the independent Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission. The Commission enforces campaign practices legislation, including financial disclosure requirements, and develops and enforces ethical standards for city officials and employees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, draft legislation, and rules related to the development and administration of the Ethics and Elections Commission and its predecessors, as well as material relating to campaign finance reform and development of the Fair Campaign Practices ordinance. Records reflect the histories and activities of the Board of Ethics and the Office of Elections Administration and their subsequent merger into the current office. Extensive files chart the development and changes to the enabling ordinances for the regulatory functions related to the Code of Ethics and campaign financing. Includes sample laws from other jurisdictions, comparison of proposed rules to state law, and analysis of the effect the proposed law would have had on recent elections.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Policy and Administration Records, Record Series 2201-02. 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.

I. Fair Campaign Practices CommissionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
An Analysis of Campaign Contributions in Closely Contested Seattle City Campaigns, 1975-1983
1984
1/2
Campaign Donation Controversy. Donald Horowitz
1978
1/3
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 1)
1973-1975
1/4
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 2)
1976
1/5
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 2)
1976
1/6
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 3)
1977
1/7
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 4)
1977
1/8
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 5.1)
1978
1/9
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 5.2)
1979
1/10
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 6)
1980-1982
1/11
Campaign Finance Ordinance. History (Vol. 7)
1983-1991
1/12
Campaign Finance Ordinance 106653 as Amended
1984
1/13
Campaign Finance Ordinance. Recommended Changes re SMC 2.04
1990
1/14
Campaign Finance Reporting. Political Campaign Reports. Instruction Manual
1972
1/15
Campaign Finance, Reporting, Advertising Rules
1991
2/1
Candidate Packet Materials
1991
2/2
Candidate Reporting Guidelines
1975-1977
2/3
Candidate Roster
1991
2/4
City Council Committee on Campaign Financing. Public Hearing
1978
2/5
Compliance Audit with Elections Law
1991
2/6
Education Issues. Political Office Funds
1989
2/7
Elections Administrator. Creation and Appointment
1978
2/8
Elections Administrator. Full-Time Elections Administrator Issue
1978
2/9
Elections Administrator. Interim Administrator Appointment
1991
2/10
Elections Administrator. Reappointment
1983
2/11
Elections Administrator. Reappointment
1987
2/12
Elections General Correspondence
1978
2/13
Elections General Correspondence
1979
2/14
Elections General Correspondence
1980
2/15
Elections General Correspondence
1981-1982
2/16
Elections General Correspondence
1983
2/17
Elections General Correspondence
1984
2/18
Elections General Correspondence
1988
2/19
Elections Rules and Regulations
1977
2/20
Elections Rules and Regulations
1978-1983
2/21
Elections Rules and Regulations
1980-1981
2/22
Elections Rules and Regulations
1984
3/1
Elections Rules and Regulations
1984-1989
3/2
Elections Rules and Regulations
1991
3/3
Elections Rules and Regulations. Proposed Changes to Administrative Rules
1979
3/4
Elections Rules and Regulations. Administrative Rules for Ordinances 106653 and 107772
1979
3/5
An Evaluation of the Campaign Financing Provisions of Ordinance 106653 for the Purposes of Determining if the Council's Stated Objectives for that Legislation have been Met
1982
3/6
How the Municipal League Rates Candidates
1981
3/7
History of Election Laws
1972-1974
3/8
The Initiative Process
1986
3/9
Matching Funds
1991-1992
3/10
Matching Funds History. Check-Off Program
1983-1984
3/11
Matching Funds History. Check-Off Program
1985
3/12
Matching Funds History. Check-Off Program
1986-1991
3/13
Ordinance 100241 History. Political Committees
1972-1976
3/14
Political Signs Ordinance History
1977-1984
3/15
Public Disclosure Commission. Rules and Regulations
1974-1975
3/16
Public Financing
1990
3/17
Public Meeting. Public Disclosure Commission and Fair Campaign Practices Commission re Initiative 276 and Ordinance 100241
1975

II. Board of EthicsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/18
Adoption of administrative rules
1990
3/19
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Chairmanship nominees
1978
3/20
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: General
1977-1989
3/21
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Members - Theodore L. Choi
1978-1984
3/22
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Members - Walter W. Fleury
1974-1976
4/1
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Members - Judith Hine
1979-1983
4/2
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Members - Donald J. Horowitz
1978
4/3
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Members - Dennis E. Kenny
1978
4/4
Board of Ethics Fair Campaign Practices Commission: Resignations
1975-1976
4/5
Board of Ethics Manual
1989
4/6
Campaign disclosure
1990-1991
4/7
Code of Ethics Brochure
1981-1991
4/8
Code of Ethics Citizen's Guide
1981-1983
4/9
Code of Ethics development file
1969-1976
4/10
Education and Training Guidelines
1991
4/11
Employee Activity re Charities and Serving on Boards
1976-1990
4/12
Ethics General Correspondence
1973-1974
4/13
Ethics General Correspondence
1978-1983
5/1
Ethics General Correspondence
1984
5/2
Ethics General Correspondence
1988
5/3
Ethics General Correspondence: Seattle Arts Commission
1988
5/4
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1977
5/5
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1981
5/6
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1983
5/7
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1984
5/8
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1985
5/9
Ethics Rules and Regulations
1990
5/10
Ethics Rules and Regulations: Amendments
1982-1983
5/11
Ethics Rules and Regulations: Proposed Changes
1989-1990
5/12
Ethics Rules and Regulations: Statements of Economic Interests
1981
5/13
Financial statements code of ethics
1978-1991
5/14
Ordinance History. Public Hearing (July 16) and Transcript, Conflict of Interest Rules
1974
5/15
Ordinance 100435 History. Part-Time Consultants. Section 9, Board / Commission Revisions
1971-1972
5/16
Ordinance 100435 History
1971-1972
5/17
Ordinance 100435 History. Section 7, Conflict of Interest
1974-1976
5/18
Ordinance 100435 History. Sections 7-9 Amendments
1975
5/19
Ordinance 100435 History. Conflict of Interest
1975-1976
5/20
Ordinance 100435 History. Section 8, Financial Statement Forms
1976-1979
5/21
Ordinance 100435 History. Ethics Material Research. Conflict of Interest
1977
6/1
Ordinance 100435 History. Code of Ethics Revision
1977
6/2
Ordinance 100435 History. Non-Salaried Financial Statement Forms
1977-1978
6/3
Ordinance Amendments History
1977-1983
6/4
Ordinance Revision History. Private Use / Public Interest
1978-1984
6/5
Ordinance 108882 History. Code of Ethics Revision
1978
6/6
Ordinance 108882 History. Code of Ethics Revision
1979
6/7
Ordinance 108882 History. Code of Ethics Revision
1980-1981
6/8
Ordinance 108882 History. Amendments
1980-1981
6/9
Ordinance 108882 History. Amendments
1985-1991
6/10
Ordinance 108882 History. Amendments. Ethics Retreat
1989
6/11
Training Managers and Staff
1990-1992
6/12
Transcript of Board of Ethics and Fair Campaign Practices re Public Meetings
1975
6/13
Whistleblower Ordinance
1991

III. Ethics and Elections CommissionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Advisory opinions, dismissals and agreements involving use of facilities
1992-1994
7/2
Board role and relationship with Mayor's Office
1989
7/3
Board rosters
1977-1990
7/4
Campaign correspondence
1995-1996
7/5
Campaign documents
1997
7/6
Campaign issues
1995
7/7
Campaign reform - other jurisdictions
1993-1995
7/8
Campaign year issue
1992
7/9
Candidate and public office information - King County records
1990-1992
7/10
Candidate materials provided by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission
1992-1993
7/11
Candidate workshops
1993
7/12
Civil Service Commission election rules issues
1993
7/13
Commission information
1994-1997
7/14
Compliance audit with election laws
1992
7/15
Correspondence - miscellaneous
1993-1995
7/16
Election code administrative rules
1995
7/17
Elections materials
1994-1995
7/18
Employee activity re: charities and serving on boards
1992
7/19
Freedom Socialist Party financial disclosure advisory opinion
1992
7/20
General background information
1976-1978
7/21
Hearing procedures and requirements
1992
7/22
Interoffice memoranda
1983-1991
7/23
Investigator cutback
1995
7/24
Joint meeting of Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and Public Disclosure Commission
1993
8/1
King County advisory opinions
1993
8/2
Library bond levy
1994
8/3
Lobby disclosure, volume 2
1996
8/4
Lobby disclosure, volume 2
1997
8/5
Lobby disclosure, volume 2
1997
8/6
Money and Politics
1996
8/7
News release
1995-1996
8/8
Office of Management and Budget memoranda
1991-1996
8/9
Ordinance history - proposed changes
1992
8/10
Ordinance history - reorganization and establishment
1991
8/11
Ordinance history - revisions
1992
8/12
Political activity by employees
1992-1997
8/13
Political Committee guide
1996
8/14
Proposed elections rules revisions
1997
8/15
Proposed research topics in campaign finance data
1992
8/16
Public Development Authority - general
1994
9/1
Public Development Authority - survey
1994
9/2
Public Development Authority - survey
1994
9/3
Regulation of public office funds
1992-1993
9/4
Request of Public Disclosure Commission
1996
9/5
Retreat
1992
9/6
Rules and regulations
1992
9/7
Sanction - Regena Bell
1996
9/8
Sanction - Alfred Lee Johnson
1996
9/9
Seattle Arts Commission - policy on site visits for grant applicants
1992
9/10
Seattle Housing Authority
1992
9/11
Seattle Human Rights Commission
1997
9/12
Short Cressman and Burgess
1996
9/13
Sign code
1993-1995
9/14
Sign code activity
1993
9/15
Washington State Bar Association Public Relations Committee
1995-1996
9/16
Whistleblower code revisions
1992-1994
10/1
Whistleblower law - transfer of authority to receive complaints to Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission
1992-1993
10/2
Whistleblower law issues - Kiefer request
1993
10/3
Advisory Committee guidelines
1995-1998
10/4
Budget information
1996-1998
10/5
Chronological file
1998
10/6
City elections law - state and charter
1998
10/7
City legislation
1998
10/8
Correspondence - miscellaneous
1998
10/9
Correspondence - miscellaneous
1998
10/10
Correspondence - personnel
1998
10/11
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - conference file
1997-1998
10/12
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - planning
1998
10/13
Department head memoranda
1997-1998
10/14
Department head memoranda
1998
11/1
Disclosure
1997-1998
11/2
Housing and Urban Development investigation
1998
11/3
International ethics conference
1997-1998
11/4
Leadership Tomorrow
1998
11/5
Legislative session
1997-1998
11/6
March 10 Council business meeting re: lobbying
1996-1998
11/7
Non profit organizations community issues
1998
11/8
Primary purpose rule
1996-1998
11/9
Public Disclosure Commission correspondence
1997-1998
11/10
Rules review
1998
11/11
Rules review
1998
11/12
Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission election information
1998
11/13
Small department meeting
1998
11/14
Soft money study
1998
11/15
Special election - 1998
1997
11/16
Voters' pamphlet rules
1997-1998
12/1
Annotated index of advisory opinions by subject, 1974 to December 1999
1999
12/2
Application for continuing legal education and continuing professional education audits
1999
12/3
Boards and commissions new appointments
1999
12/4
Boards and commissions new appointments
1999
12/5
Chronological file
1999
12/6
Chronological file
1999
12/7
Chronological file
1999
12/8
Chronological file
1999
12/9
Chronological file
1999
12/10
Chronological file
1999
12/11
Citizens' Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board meeting
1999
13/1
Correspondence
1998-1999
13/2
Correspondence
1999
13/3
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - general
1999
13/4
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - general
1998-1999
13/5
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - general
1998-1999
13/6
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - general
1998-1999
13/7
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - general
1998
13/8
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - site selection survey responses
1999
14/1
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - site selection survey responses
1999
14/2
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - technology
1999
14/3
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - technology
1999-2000
14/4
Electronic filing
1993-1997
14/5
Electronic filing
1998-1999
14/6
End of cycle report
1999-2000
14/7
Frequently Asked Questions for Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission - draft review
1999
14/8
Frequently Asked Questions for Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission - draft review
1999
14/9
Frequently Asked Questions for Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission - other Washington cities' codes of ethics
1995-1996
14/10
German Marshall fund
1998-1999
14/11
Informal advice
1999
14/12
Internet issues
1996-1999
15/1
Legislative session
1998-1999
15/2
Legislative session
1999
15/3
Legislative session
1999
15/4
Nick Licata
1999
15/5
Mayor's issues
1999
15/6
New contracting rules
1999-2000
15/7
Public Development Authority ethics
1999
15/8
Public Development Authority ethics
1999
15/9
Public Development Authority survey responses
1999
15/10
Public Disclosure Commission correspondence
1999
15/11
Public financing
1994-1999
15/12
Rules review
1999
15/13
Sanction - Mamie D. Hill
1999
15/14
Sanction - Michael L. Williams
1999
15/15
Union concerns
1998-1999
16/1
Voters' pamphlet rules
1996-1999
16/2
Washington Education Association case
1999
16/3
Washington State Ethics conference
1998-1999
16/4
Washington State Ethics conference
1999
16/5
Washington State Ethics conference
1999
16/6
Washington State Ethics conference evaluations
1999
16/7
World Trade Organization press releases
1999
16/8
AHA International
2000
16/9
Budget information - 2000
1999
16/10
Chronological file
2000
16/11
Chronological file
2000
16/12
Chronological file
2000
16/13
Chronological file
2000
16/14
Chronological file
2000
16/15
Chronological file
2000
17/1
Chronological file
2000
17/2
Chronological file
2000
17/3
City Attorney
2000
17/4
Code of Campaign Conduct
2000
17/5
Correspondence - miscellaneous
1999-2000
17/6
Correspondence - miscellaneous
2000
17/7
Correspondence - miscellaneous
2000
17/8
Correspondence - personnel
2000
17/9
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - publications
2000
17/10
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - Steering Committee conference call
2000
17/11
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - Technology Committee
2000
17/12
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - Technology Committee project files
2000
17/13
Disclosure
2000
17/14
Electronic/digital signature information
2000
17/15
Ethics penalties
2000
18/1
Internet issues
1999-2000
18/2
Legislative session - 2000
1999
18/3
Legislative session - 2000
2000
18/4
Policy assistance
1995-2000
18/5
Post employment
2000
18/6
Public Development Authority survey report
2000
18/7
Retreat
1999-2000
18/8
Washington State legislative session
2000
18/9
APEX/SAM
2000-2001
18/10
Appointment letters
2000-2001
19/1
Appointment letters
2001
19/2
Appointment letters
2001
19/3
Appointment letters
2001
19/4
Piero Bugoni
2001
19/5
Candidate Committee brochure
1999-2001
19/6
Chronological file
2001
19/7
Chronological file
2001
19/8
Chronological file
2001
19/9
Chronological file
2001
19/10
Chronological file
2001
20/1
Chronological file
2001
20/2
Chronological file
2001
20/3
Chronological file - administration
2001
20/4
Chronological file - administration
2001
20/5
Chronological file - administration
2001
20/6
City Attorney
2001
20/7
City surveys
1996-1997
20/8
City surveys
1999-2001
20/9
Contractor research
2001
20/10
Correspondence - miscellaneous
2001
20/11
Correspondence - personnel
2001
20/12
Council appointments to Commission
2000-2001
20/13
Data collection form
2001
20/14
Elections Code rules
2001
20/15
Elections counsel
2001
20/16
Elevated Transportation Company discussion
2001
21/1
Entity contribution ban
1999-2000
21/2
Entity contribution ban
2000-2001
21/3
Friends of the Monorail
2001
21/4
General guide statements
2001
21/5
Indexing limits
2001-2002
21/6
Legal counsel survey
2000-2001
21/7
Legislature
2001
21/8
Mayor issues
1999-2001
21/9
Outside counsel
2001
21/10
Public Integrity article
1996-2000
21/11
Puget Sound Ethics Network
2001
21/12
Retreat
1997-2001
21/13
Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission organization chart
2001
21/14
Survey
2000
21/15
Survey
2001
22/1
Survey
2001-2002
22/2
Union concerns
1999-2001
22/3
Voters' pamphlet research
1999-2001
22/4
Website assessment
2001
22/5
Accounting memoranda
2002
22/6
Appointment letters
2002
22/7
Authorized signatory responsibilities
2002
22/8
Chronological file
2002
22/9
Chronological file
2002
22/10
Chronological file
2002
22/11
Chronological file
2002
22/12
Chronological file
2002
22/13
City Auditors - audit of consultant contracts
2001-2002
22/14
Collection reports and information
2002
22/15
Contribution adjustments - cash contribution limit
2002
23/1
Correspondence - miscellaneous
2002
23/2
Correspondence - personnel
2002
23/3
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - 2002 conference site selection
1999
23/4
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws - 2002 conference site selection
1999-2001
23/5
Disclosures
2002
23/6
Economic Opportunity Institute
2002
23/7
Election Code revision
2002
23/8
Election Code rules revision
2000-2002
23/9
Elevated Transit Company advertisement
2002
23/10
Executive Director search
2002
23/11
Housing levy
2002
23/12
June 3 Council briefing
2002
23/13
Legal action - Ruby Dell Harris
2001-2002
23/14
Legislative session
2001-2002
23/15
National Civic League web survey
2002
23/16
New Mayor
2001-2002
23/17
Payroll/personnel information
2002
23/18
Quarterly reports
1999-2000
24/1
Quarterly reports
2000-2001
24/2
Quarterly reports
2001-2002
24/3
Tracking performance
1999-2002
24/4
Zoo employees exemption
2002
24/5
Board and Commission appointment letters
2003
24/6
Board and Commission appointment letters
2003
24/7
Chronological file
2003
24/8
Chronological file
2003
24/9
Chronological file
2003
24/10
Chronological file
2003
24/11
Chronological file
2003
25/1
Chronological file
2003
25/2
Collection reports and information
2003
25/3
Correspondence - miscellaneous
2003
25/4
Correspondence - personnel
2003
25/5
Dispositions
2003
25/6
Election handouts
2002-2003
25/7
New appointments letters and returned forms
2003
25/8
New legislation
2003
25/9
Non-filing Boards and Commissions
2003
25/10
Video Voters Guide agreement responses
2003
25/11
Voters' pamphlet, Video Voters Guide and election code rules for review
2003
25/12
Voters' pamphlet administrative rules
2003-2004
25/13
Voters' pamphlet contract
2002-2004
25/14
Voters' pamphlet information and procedures
2002-2004