Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center Records, 1968-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center Records
Dates
1968-2009 (inclusive)
1988-2009 (bulk)
Quantity
5.4 cubic feet, (14 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-08
Summary
Records documenting the activities of the Capitol Hill 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

Records of the East District/Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center coordinators, including subject files and monthly reports. Topics include east district events, neighborhood planning, and community associations such as the Broadway Business Improvement Association, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, East Neighborhoods District Council and First Hill Improvement Association. Also included are records of the Capitol Hill Community Council.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center Records , Record Series 5752-08. 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.

Subject files, 1987-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
15th and 19th Avenue Discussion group
1996
1/2
Adelant Con Latinas y Latinos
1996
1/3
Agreements, Leases
1989-1992
1/4
AIDS resources
1992
1/5
Airplane Noise
1990
1/6
Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program
2009
1/7
Alcohol Impact Area
2004-2007
1/8
Arboretum Heights
1990
1/9
Arts
1990
1/10
Belmont Neighbors
1989-1990
1/11
Broadway Action Team
2006-2007
1/12
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1989-1992
1/13
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1990
1/14
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1991
1/15
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1992
1/16
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1991-1993
2/1
Broadway Business Improvement Association (BIA)
1995-1998
2/2
Broadway Business Improvement Association
2004-2006
2/3
Broadway Business Improvement Association - Broadway Spring Sweep
2007
2/4
Broadway Farmers Market
2004-2007
2/5
Broadway Revitalization Summit
2003
2/6
Broadway Business Committee Notes
1990
2/7
Broadway Business Committee Report
1990
2/8
Bylaws, Neighborhood District Councils
1988-1993
2/9
Cal Anderson Park
2005-2007
2/10
Capitol Hill Association for Parity (CHAP)
1991-1992
2/11
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
1987-1990
2/12
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
1990-1991
2/13
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Dinner
1991
2/14
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
1992-1993
2/15
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Dinner
1992
3/1
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
1995-1998
3/2
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
2004-2006
3/3
Capitol Hill Investment Guide
1991
3/4
Capitol Hill Neighborhood Plan Stewardship Council
2004-2008
3/5
Capitol Hill Promotion
2003-2004
3/6
Car Smart Safe
1998
3/7
Caring Neighbors
1992
3/8
Caring Neighbors
1993
3/9
Caring Neighbors
1994-1996
3/10
Census
1993
3/11
City Events, etc
1992-1996
3/12
City Light
1989-1992
3/13
Clean and Green
2004-2007
3/14
Clean Seattle
2003
3/15
Co-Locator Committee
1992
3/16
Common Ground
1996
3/17
Commons, Seattle
1992-1993
3/18
Community Contact lists
1992-1993
4/1
Comprehensive Plan
1992-1993
4/2
Cumulative Reserve Fund Applications
2005
4/3
Cumulative Reserve Fund / Neighborhood Street Fund
2005-2009
4/4
Crime
1988-1992
4/5
Crime Prevention
1992-1996
4/6
Crime Prevention
1997-2000
4/7
Dept. of Neighborhoods Monthly Review - July
2007
4/8
Dept. of Neighborhoods Retreat
2007-2008
4/9
Drugs, Alcohol Complaints
2003
4/10
Dumpster-Free Initiative
2007
4/11
East Madison
2004-2007
4/12
East Neighborhood Fact Sheet
2007
4/13
East District Neighborhood Council
1998-2003
4/14
East Neighborhoods District Council
2004-2006
4/15
East Neighborhoods District Council
2007-2008
5/1
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
2006-2008
5/2
Emerald City Bank
1993
5/3
Engineering department
1990
5/4
Ethics, Elections
1997-1998
5/5
First Hill, Capitol Hill, Madison Park District Council
1991
5/6
First Hill, Capitol Hill, Madison Park District Council
1992
5/7
First Hill Community Council
1992
5/8
First Hill Community Council
1993-2004
5/9
First Hill Improvement Association
1989-1991
5/10
First Hill Improvement Association
1992
5/11
First Hill Improvement Association
1993
5/12
First Hill Improvement Association
2003-2005
5/13
First Hill Improvement Association
2006-2008
5/14
First Hill Outdoor Meal Program Advisory Council (Seattle First Presbyterian Church)
2005-2006
5/15
Freeway Park Neighborhood Association
2004-2007
6/1
Gay and Lesbian Issues
1993
6/2
Greater Seattle Business Association
1991
6/3
Greater Seattle Business Association
1992
6/4
Groundswell
1996-1997
6/5
Group Health
1988
6/6
Hate Crime Town Meeting
1991-1992
6/7
Health Care Initiative 141
1991-1992
6/8
Henry Library
1999
6/9
Holy Names, Neighbors of
1989
6/10
Homeless Issue, Planning Committee
1990
6/11
Homeless Issue, Resource lists
1990-1991
6/12
Homeless Issue, Rosters, Mailing Lists
1990
6/13
Homeless Issue, St. Marks Meeting
1990
6/14
Homeless, Congregational Response
1989-1990
6/15
I-90 Access Ramps
1989
6/16
Items For Mayor's Attention
2004-2008
6/17
James Street Signal Project
1989
6/18
Lake Union Action Team
1999
6/19
Latino City Employees
2007
6/20
Liveability Issues, Pedestrians
2003-2004
7/1
Lowell School
1992-1999
7/2
Lowell School
2007
7/3
Madison and Denny Community Action Program
2005-2006
7/4
Madison - Miller Community
2003
7/5
Madison Park Community Council
1989
7/6
Madison Park Community Council
1992
7/7
Madison Valley Citizen's Group
1988
7/8
Mayor's First Hill Tour
2005
7/9
Mayor's Office
1990-1992
7/10
Mayor's Walking Tour of Broadway / Olive
2006
7/11
Mayors Walking Tour, Capitol Hill
1993-1996
7/12
Mayor's Walking Tour of Madison
2006
7/13
Mayor's Walking Tour of Yesler Terrace
2007
7/14
Merchants of Pike Pine (MOPP) Images
1998-1999
7/15
Merchants of Pike Pine (MOPP) Surveys
1998
7/16
Miller Community Center
1994
7/17
Miller Community Center Advisory Council
2004-2007
7/18
Miller Park Neighborhood Association
2007-2008
7/18
Miller Park Neighborhood Association
1989-1992
7/19
Miller Park Neighborhood Association
1992
7/20
Miller Park Neighborhood Association
1993
8/1
Monthly Narrative - Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center
2004-2005
8/2
Monthly Narrative - Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center
2006-2007
8/3
Monthly Narrative - Capitol Hill Neighborhood Service Center
2008-2009
8/4
Monthly Objectives Reports
2005-2009
8/5
Monthly Reports
1991-1992
8/6
MOST Community Oversight Group
1996
8/7
Multi-Family Code
1989
8/8
Neighborhood Business Council
1988-1992
8/9
Neighborhood Clean- up
1990-1995
8/10
Neighborhood District Council
1990-1995
8/11
Neighborhood Events and Meetings
1996
8/12
Neighborhood Plan Implementation
2004-2008
8/13
Neighborhood Plan Implementation Priority Report - East Sector
2004
8/14
Neighborhood Planning - East District
2004-2006
9/1
Neighborhood Planning Guidelines
1989-1991
9/2
Neighborhood Street Fund
1997
9/3
Neighboring Neighborhoods
2003
9/4
Neighbors USA Conference, Seattle
1989
9/5
North Anchor District (Keystone)
1998
9/6
Off-Leash Pilot Program
1996
9/7
Open Space
2003-2003
9/8
Peace For the Streets by Kids From the Streets
2005-2006
9/9
Pike / Pine Clean Up
2005
9/10
Pike Pine Crime Prevention Task Force
1991
9/11
Pike Pine Human Service Council
1992
9/12
Pike Pine Neighborhood
1992
9/13
Pike Pine Project
1988-1989
9/14
Pike Pine Survey
1988-1989
9/15
Pike Pine Neighborhood Coalition, Convention Center Expansion and Vacation Hearing Decision
1998-1999
9/16
Pike / Pine Urban Neighborhood Council
2006-2007
10/1
Planning and Development
2005
10/2
POWHat Neighborhood Association
2004-2007
10/4
QFC
1988-1991
10/5
Regional Transit Program
1990-1991
10/6
Regional Transit Program
1992-1993
10/7
Resources
1997
10/8
Seattle Central Community College
1991-1999
10/9
Seattle Citizen Summit
1988
10/10
Seattle Mental Health Institute (SMHI) Education project
1991
10/11
Seattle Neighborhood Group
1993
10/12
Seattle Public Schools
1988-1990
10/13
Seattle Public Schools
1992-1993
10/14
Seattle University
1989-1991
10/15
Senior Center, Proposed
1989-1990
10/16
Senior Issues
1989-1992
11/1
Senior Self-Help Project, Group Health
1991
11/2
Services-Related Information
2000-2007
11/3
Siting, Human Services
1988-1990
11/4
Siting, Policies
1988-1990
11/5
Small Sparks Project
2007-2009
11/6
Social Services Issues
2003
11/7
Sound Transit
2004-2007
11/8
Special Events
2006-2009
11/9
Spruce Park Neighbors
1990-1991
11/10
SR 520
1988-1990
11/11
Stormwater Code Revisions
2009
11/12
Street Market, Capitol Hill
1993
11/13
Surveys
2003
11/14
Town Meeting, Proposed
1990-1995
12/1
Transmission Towers
1987-1988
12/2
Transportation Issues, Buses
2003
12/3
Transportation Projects
1988-1991
12/4
Trees
1989-1991
12/5
Urban Trust
1996
12/6
Volunteer Park
1992
12/7
Volunteer Park, Conservatory
1990-1992
12/8
Volunteer Park, Play Yard Project
1988-1991
12/9
Walking Tours and Town Hall Meetings
1996-1997
12/10
Weed and Seed
1992
12/11
Wintonia Hotel Project
1992
12/12
Women In Trades Fair
1992
12/13
Work Plans
1992-1993
12/14
Yesler Terrace Community Council
1990-1991
12/15
Yesler Terrace Community Council
1992
12/16
Youth
1988-1991
12/17
Youth, Ad Hoc Committee, Asian Pacific Islander
1993-1994
12/18
Zoning, Planning, Design
2003

Capitol Hill Community Council Records, 1968-2008Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/1
Capitol Hill Community Council, Comprehensive Neighborhood Survey
1968-1998
13/2
Capitol Hill Community Council
1989
13/3
Capitol Hill Community Council
1990
13/4
Capitol Hill Community Council
1991
13/5
Capitol Hill Community Council
1988-1992
13/6
Capitol Hill Community Council
1994-1996
13/7
Capitol Hill Community Council
1996
13/8
Capitol Hill Community Council
1996
13/9
Capitol Hill Community Council
1998
13/10
Capitol Hill Community Council,
2007-2008
13/11
Capitol Hill Community Council, Department of Construction and Land Use (DCLU)
1997
13/12
Capitol Hill Community Council, Dance On Capitol Hill
1997
13/13
Capitol Hill Community Council, Drugs Crime Public Safety
1997-1998
13/14
Capitol Hill Community Council, Housing
1997
14/1
Capitol Hill Community Council, Letters By President
1997
14/2
Capitol Hill Community Council, Library Issues
1998
14/3
Capitol Hill Community Council, Neighborhood Planning
1996
14/4
Capitol Hill Community Council, Off- Leash Areas
1996-1997
14/5
Capitol Hill Community Council, Park Beautification Project
1997
14/6
Capitol Hill Community Council, Parks Issues
1998
14/7
Capitol Hill Community Council, Safeway On 15th
1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Broadway (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Capitol Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
  • First Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Neighborhood planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Broadway Business Improvement Association (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Capitol Hill Community Council (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)