Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers Reports, 1994-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers Reports
Dates
1994-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.4 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-02
Summary
Reports regarding neighborhood offices where citizens can transact certain types of city business, also known as "Little City Halls."
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

Objectives reports and monthly reports of the Service Centers and a 2002 “State of the Districts” report.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers Reports, Record Series 5752-02. 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.

Neighborhood Service Centers Reports , 1994-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Objectives, December
2001
1/2
Objectives, November
2001
1/3
Objectives, October
2001
1/4
Objectives, September
2001
1/5
Objectives, August
2001
1/6
Objectives, July
2001
1/7
Objectives, June
2001
1/8
Objectives, May
2001
1/9
Objectives, March
2001
1/10
Objectives, February
2001
1/11
Objectives, January
2001
1/12
Objectives, December
2000
1/13
Objectives, September
2000
1/14
Objectives, August
2000
1/15
Objectives, July
2000
1/16
Objectives, June
2000
1/17
Objectives, April
2000
1/18
Objectives, March
2000
1/19
Objectives, February
2000
1/20
Objectives, January
2000
1/21
Objectives, December
1999
1/22
Objectives, October
1999
1/23
Objectives, September
1999
1/24
Objectives, August
1999
1/25
Objectives, July
1999
1/26
Objectives, June
1999
1/27
Objectives, May
1999
1/28
Objectives, April
1999
1/29
Objectives, March
1999
1/30
Objectives December
1998
1/31
Objectives
1998
1/32
Objectives
1998
1/33
Objectives
1998
1/34
Objectives
1998
1/35
Objectives
1998
1/36
Objectives
1998
1/37
Objectives
1998
1/38
Objectives
1998
1/39
Objectives
1998
1/40
Objectives
1998
1/41
Objectives January
1998
1/42
Objectives, December
1997
1/43
Objectives, November
1997
1/44
Objectives, October
1997
1/45
Objectives, September
1997
1/46
Objectives, August
1997
1/47
Objectives, July
1997
1/48
Objectives, June
1997
1/49
Objectives, May
1997
1/50
Objectives, April
1997
1/51
Objectives, March
1997
2/1
Objectives, February
1997
2/2
Objectives, January
1997
2/3
Objectives, December
1996
2/4
Objectives, November
1996
2/5
Objectives, October
1996
2/6
Objectives, September
1996
2/7
Objectives, August
1996
2/8
Objectives, July
1996
2/9
Objectives, June
1996
2/10
Objectives, May
1996
2/11
Objectives, April
1996
2/12
Objectives, March
1996
2/13
Objectives, February
1996
2/14
Objectives, January
1996
2/15
Objectives, December
1995
2/16
Objectives, November
1995
2/17
Objectives, October
1995
2/18
Objectives, September
1995
2/19
Objectives, August
1995
2/20
Objectives, July
1995
2/21
Objectives, June
1995
2/22
Objectives, May
1995
2/23
Objectives, April
1995
2/24
Objectives, March
1995
2/25
Objectives, February
1995
2/26
Objectives, January
1995
3/1
Objectives
1994
3/2
Objectives
1992
3/3
Objectives
1992
3/4
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
2001
3/5
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
2000
3/6
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
2000
3/7
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
2000
3/8
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1999
3/9
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1999
3/10
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1999
3/11
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1999
3/12
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1999
4/1
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1996
4/2
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1995
4/3
Neighborhood Service Centers Monthly Narratives
1994-1995
4/4
State of the District
2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Neighborhood government--Washington--Seattle
  • Neighborhoods--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)