Seattle Downtown Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1982-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Seattle Downtown Neighborhood Service Center Records
Dates
1982-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.4 cubic feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-04
Summary
Records documenting the activities of the Downtown Neighborhood Service Center.
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

Seattle has a network of Neighborhood Service Centers located throughout the city to provide citizens with information about Seattle services and programs. The customer service representatives assist more than 225,000 residents each year to obtain pet licences, pay City Light and Combined Utility bills, pay traffic tickets, apply for U.S. passports, and find information about city jobs. District coordinators are involved in neighborhood planning processes, serve as staff to the neighborhood district councils, and provide a wide range of information services to the community.

Seven Community Service Centers were established in 1973 under the direction of the Citizens Service Bureau to provide decentralized local government services to Seattle’s neighborhoods. The program was inspired by Boston’s successful “Little City Halls” concept, but budget constraints made it impossible to create as comprehensive a system. The original sites of the community centers were in the neighborhoods served by the Model City Program.

In 1974, the service center program was transferred to the Department of Human Resources (DHR). Under DHR, the service centers continued to provide decentralized City services, but also expanded into community-based social service delivery. In 1978, four of the centers were designated collection centers where citizens could pay utility bills and resolve billing issues. In addition, senior services, voter registration, animal licensing, and low income energy program assistance were instituted at the centers. During the 1980s and 1990s, the various service centers offered neighborhood legal clinics, IRS tax assistance, health and nutrition services, and a wide variety of other services.

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) was created in 1991 and jurisdiction over community service centers was transferred from DHR. The Community Service Center Division was created within DON; in 1992 the division name was changed to the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) Division. In 1999, the Neighborhood Matching Fund and P-Patch Programs were merged with the NSC to create the Community Building Division. From the 1990s through 2010, the NSC program included staff in thirteen centers, including seven collection centers. Budget cuts forced the closing of six service centers in early 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Downtown Neighborhood Service Center (DSC) records include correspondence, reports, and other materials documenting the activities of the DSC staff and its interaction with residents of the Central Business District, neighborhood associations, downtown businesses, and the Downtown District Council. The majority of records relate to Belltown, the Denny Triangle neighborhood, Pioneer Square, and the International District. Series includes meeting materials of the Downtown District Council.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Downtown Neighborhood Service Center Records, Record Series 5752-04. 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.

5752-04:  Seattle Downtown Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1982-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Alaskan Way Viaduct
2006
1/2
Alaskan Way Viaduct Matrix
-
1/3
Alaskan Way Viaduct Workshop (July)
2006
1/4
Alcohol Impact Areas Good Neighbor Agreement
2000-2001
1/5
Alcohol Impact Areas Good Neighbor Agreement
2000-2005
1/6
Belltown Business Association
2010
1/7
Belltown Citizens on Patrol (BCOP) Program
2009
1/8
Belltown Community Council
2009-2010
1/9
Belltown Community Public Safety Planning Meetings
2008-2009
1/10
Belltown Housing and Land Use Subcommittee (BHLUS)
2009-2010
1/11
Belltown Neighborhood Planning
1999
1/12
Belltown Neighborhood Planning
2005-2009
1/13
Belltown. Seattle Founders Day
2010
1/14
Bias Crimes and Incidents in Seattle
2000-2005
1/15
Capitol Improvement Program. Proposals by District
2006
1/16
Center City Construction Coordination
2009
1/17
Center City Public Realm IDT
2010
1/18
Central Waterfront Projects/Plan
2003-2006
2/1
Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area
2009
2/2
Commercial Core Neighborhood Planning
1999
2/3
Community Service Centers History
1987
2/4
Danny Woo Garden
1996-1997
2/5
Denny Regrade Community Council
1988-1992
2/6
Denny Regrade. Problem Solving Partnership
1997
2/7
Denny Triangle Neighborhood Association
2000-2003
2/8
Denny Triangle Neighborhood Association
2010
2/9
Denny Triangle Neighborhood Planning
1999
2/10
Denny Triangle/Westlake
2009
2/11
Downtown Demographics
2000
2/12
Downtown District Council Formation
-
2/13
Downtown District Council Meetings
1999
2/14
Downtown District Council Meetings
2000
2/15
Downtown District Council Meetings
2001
2/16
Downtown District Council Meetings
2002
2/17
Downtown District Council Meetings
2003
2/18
Downtown District Council Meetings
2004
2/19
Downtown District Council Meetings
2005
3/1
Downtown District Council Meetings
2008-2009
3/2
Downtown District Council Meetings
2010
3/3
Downtown District Council Miscellaneous Materials
1999-2003
3/4
Downtown Housing Services Advocacy Task Force
2000
3/5
Downtown Human Services Council
2004-2005
3/6
Downtown Parks Committee
2000-2004
3/7
Downtown Seattle Association. Committee Agendas
2009
3/8
Downtown Seattle Residents Council
2001-2004
3/9
Downtown Summer Streets Program
2009
3/10
Downtown Urban Center Neighborhood Planning
1999
3/11
Downtown Urban Center Planning Group (DUCPG)
1997-1998
3/12
Dumpster Free Alley Project
2000-2004
3/13
First Hill Street Car
2010
3/14
Fortson Square
2000-2009
3/15
Friends of Bell Street Park
2010
3/16
International District Neighborhood Planning
1999
3/17
King Street Task Force
2008-2010
4/1
Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
2001
4/2
Mayor’s Walking Tour. Seattle Chinatown/International District
2010
4/3
Mayor's Walking Tour. Central Waterfront
1995
4/4
Neighborhood District Coordinator
2010
4/5
Neighborhood District Coordinator. North Team
2010
4/6
Neighborhood District Coordinators. Joint Labor Management Committee Meeting
2009
4/7
Neighborhood Matching Fund. Large Project Fund
2010
4/8
Neighborhood Needs Assessment Info
-
4/9
Neighborhood Plan Implementation Priorities
2004
4/10
Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program
1987-1988
4/11
Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program
1987-1988
4/12
Neighborhood Planning Implementation. West Sector Team
1999-2000
4/13
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund
2001-2003
4/14
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund
2002
4/15
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund
2004
5/1
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund
2005
5/2
Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund
2010
5/3
NPF Surveys
2009
5/4
Office of Neighborhoods
1988-1990
5/5
Pike Place Market
1982
5/6
Pioneer Square
1985-1989
5/7
Pioneer Square
1988-1993
5/8
Pioneer Square Action Agenda
2009
5/9
Pioneer Square. Clean and Green Initiative
2009-2010
5/10
Pioneer Square Commercial Revitalization
2010
5/11
Pioneer Square Community Association
2001-2002
5/12
Pioneer Square Community Association. Economic Development Committee By- Laws
2002
5/13
Pioneer Square Community Council
1989-1993
5/14
Pioneer Square Community Council Reports
1991-1993
5/15
Pioneer Square. Economic Development Strategy
2003-2005
5/16
Pioneer Square. First Thursday Gallery Walk/Vendors
2003
6/1
Pioneer Square/International District Community PDA (PSIDCPDA)
2009-2010
6/2
Pioneer Square. Mardi Gras
2002
6/3
Pioneer Square. Neighborhood Planning
1999-
6/4
Pioneer Square Plan
1998
6/5
Pioneer Square. Public Safety Meeting
2009
6/6
Pioneer Square. Stadium, First and Goal
1997
6/7
Pioneer Square Summit
1989-1990
6/8
Pioneer Square Summit. Human Services
1989-1990
6/9
Pioneer Square Summit Status Reports
1990
6/10
Pioneer Square. Trails to Treasure Development Concept Plan
2009
6/11
Seattle Chinatown International District Projects
2000
6/12
Seattle Chinatown/International District PDA
1993
6/13
Seattle Chinatown/International District Urban Design Plan
2001-2003
6/14
Seattle Chinatown/International District. Vision 2030
2006
6/15
Seawall and Waterfront
2010
6/16
Special Events Committee
2010
6/17
Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness
2006
6/18
Traffic Signalization Control Box Artwork
2008
6/19
Voluntary Community Good Neighbor Agreement Resource Books
2000
6/20
Westlake. Friends of Westlake Park
2009-2010

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Citizens’ associations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Municipal services--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood government--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Downtown District Council (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)