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Norm Rice Subject Files, 1973-1992

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rice, Norman B.
Title
Norm Rice Subject Files
Dates
1973-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.8 cubic ft., (37 boxes)
Collection Number
4674-02
Summary
Records documenting Norm Rice's eleven years on the Seattle City Council, 1978-1989; included are correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to Rice's work on financial management, housing, public safety, and education, among 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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Norman B. Rice was born May 4, 1943 in Denver, Co. He received his college education at the University of Washington, earning a bachelor's degree in communications and a Masters of Public Administration. Rice holds honorary degrees from Seattle University, the University of Puget Sound, and Whitman College. Before entering City government, he worked as a reporter at KOMO-TV News and KIXI radio, served as Assistant Director of the Seattle Urban League, was Executive Assistant and Director of Government Services for the Puget Sound Council of Governments, and was employed as the Manager of Corporate Contributions and Social Policy at Rainier National Bank.

Beginning in 1978, Rice served eleven years on City Council, including a term as Council President; he also served as chair of the Energy and Finance and Budget Committees. Rice facilitated the development of more equitable cost allocation and rate design procedures for Seattle City Light as part of his work on the Energy Committee; his accomplishments on the Finance and Budget Committee included the passage of the Women and Minority Business Enterprise Ordinance and the elimination of City investments in firms doing business in South Africa. Rice also worked to improve public safety in Seattle and advocated for the use of local funds to improve conditions for disadvantaged Seattle citizens.

Rice was elected mayor of Seattle for the term beginning January 1, 1990, and served two full terms. He was the first African-American mayor in Seattle's history. An important issue in his first mayoral race was mandatory busing of schoolchildren to improve integration in schools; schools and education continued to be an important issue throughout his tenure as mayor, including support for the Families and Education Levy. Downtown revitalization was also a top priority during his tenure as mayor.

Rice ran for mayor a second time in 1993 and was re-elected; he also served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. After leaving office, Rice served as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle from 1998-2004; he then became vice-chair of Capital Access, LLC, and a visiting professor at the University of Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Included in the Norm Rice Subject Files are correspondence, memoranda, reports, and studies relating to Rice and his activities and interests on Seattle City Council. Files primarily concern financial management matters, public safety, housing, energy, education, and the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS). Also documented are issues relating to downtown space planning, solid waste, and Interstate 90. More detailed information about each subseries can be found below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Norm Rice Subject Files, Record Series 4674-02. 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.

Economic Development, 1983-1989Return to Top

Materials in the Economic Development subseries mainly cover the downtown business district and the Central Area. Issues relating to the building of the convention center are discussed, including funding, housing mitigation, and Freeway Park. Several files relate to the city's intervention in the Central Area Public Development Authority in 1986, whose board was seen as deadlocked and dysfunctional. Another set of materials documents the City Council's decision not to intervene in the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority after investigating complaints by the market's Daystall Tenant's Association about a rent increase and alleged mismanagement. Also included in the subseries are minutes, reports, and correspondence relating to the work of the Seattle-King County Economic Development Council, of which Rice was a member.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Central Area Program Plan
1989
½
Central Area Public Development Authority
1986
1/3
Central Area Public Development Authority
1985-1987
1/4
Central Area Public Development Authority: Administrative Policy Committee Reports
1985-1986
1/5
Central Square Development Association: Randolph Carter Industrial Workshop
1986
1/6
Industrial Retention
1987-1988
1/7
Pike Place Market: Daystall Tenants Association
1988
1/8
Pike Place Market: Daystall Tenants Association
1988
1/9
Pike Place Market: Daystall Tenants Association, Petition for Intervention re: Rental Rates
1988
1/10
Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority: Response to Daystall Tenants Association Petition for Intervention re: Rental Rates
1988
2/1
Seattle - King County Economic Development Council
1984-1985
2/2
Seattle / King County Economic Development Council
1986-1987
2/3
Seattle / King County Economic Development Council
1988
2/4
Seattle / King County Economic Development Council: Public Policy and Facilities Committee
1986-1987
2/5
South African Goods Shipped Through Port of Seattle
1986-1988
2/6
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
1985
2/7
Washington State Convention and Trade Center: Conditional Use Application
1983-1985
2/8
Washington State Convention and Trade Center: Issue Notebook (Folder One)
1983-1984
2/9
Washington State Convention and Trade Center: Issue Notebook (Folder Two)
1984

Education, 1982-1989Return to Top

The small Education subseries contains materials relating to the anti-busing Initiative 34; the organization Private Initiatives in Public Education (PIPE), of which Rice was a member; a proposal from Superintendent William Kendrick, and various reports and studies.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
A Plan to Strengthen Education in the Seattle Public Schools: A Proposal to the Board of Education, by Superintendent William Kendrick.
1988
3/2
Falling Through the Cracks: A Study of Dropouts in the Seattle Public Schools
1989
3/3
General Issues in Education
1986-1988
3/4
Initiative 34 (Save Our Schools)
1989
3/5
Joint Advisory Commission on Education
1983-1985
3/6
Private Initiatives in Public Education
1982-1987

Energy: Electrical, 1979-1989Return to Top

The Energy subseries documents Rice's work relating to Seattle City Light, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the Washington Public Power Supply System. Most of the Seattle City Light material deals with rates, but issues such as a customer information system, cost allocation, and the Lake Union steam plant are represented as well. Other issues covered in the files include the electrical code, joint utility billing, and conservation.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/7
Bonneville Power Agreement, Commercial Incentives Program
1985
3/8
Bonneville Power Administration, Regional Issues
1986
3/9
Bonneville Power Administration, Regional Issues
1986-1987
3/10
Conservation Issues
1986
3/11
Conservation: Commercial Lighting Project, A Plan to Advance State-of-the-Art Lighting Design in Seattle
1986
3/12
Conservation: Governmental Authority to Lend Money for Conservation (House Joint Resolution No. 4223)
1979-1988
3/13
Electrical Code: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Conduit/Raceway
1987-1988
3/14
Electrical Code: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Conduit/Raceway
1988
3/15
Electrical Code: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Conduit/Raceway
1988
4/1
Electrical Code: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Conduit/Raceway
1988
4/2
Energy Code Issue Notebook (Folder One)
1985
4/3
Energy Code Issue Notebook (Folder Two)
1985
4/4
Energy Code Revision: Hale Versus City of Seattle, etc.
1986-1987
4/5
Joint Utility Billing Project: Electrical and Combined Utilities
1982-1986
4/6
Joint Utility Meter Reading
1989
4/7
Least Cost Electric Utility Planning in the Pacific Northwest: Speech - Energy Conference, European Community
1989
4/8
Seattle City Light: Cost Allocation Review
1986-1987
4/9
Seattle City Light: Customer Information System
1989
5/1
Seattle City Light: General Energy Issues
1981-1986
5/2
Seattle City Light: General Energy Issues
1984-1986
5/3
Seattle City Light: General Energy Issues
1988-1989
5/4
Seattle City Light: General Energy Issues
1989
5/5
Seattle City Light: Lake Union Steam Plant - PCB Contamination
1984-1985
5/6
Seattle City Light: Lucky Peak Power Project
1984
5/7
Seattle City Light: Peaking Analysis
1987
5/8
Seattle City Light: Rates
1984-1986
5/9
Seattle City Light: Rates - Building Owners and Managers Association of Seattle and King County
1988
5/10
Seattle City Light: Rates - Impact on Economic Activity
1986
5/11
Seattle City Light: Rates - Low Income Utility Rate Assistance
1988-1986
5/12
Seattle City Light: Rates Advisory Committee
1987-1988
5/13
Seattle City Light: Rates Advisory Committee
1988-1989
5/14
Seattle City Light: Rate Reduction
1985-1986
6/1
Seattle City Light: Rate Reduction - Proposed 1985
1984-1985
6/2
Seattle City Light: Rate Review
1989
6/3
Seattle City Light: Rate Review
1989
6/4
Seattle City Light: Revenue Requirements
1987
6/5
Seattle City Light: Third Alternating Current Line Between the Northwest and California
1987-1989
6/6
Washington Public Power Supply System
1976-1979
6/7
Washington Public Power Supply System
1980-1982
6/8
Washington Public Power Supply System
1983
6/9
Washington Public Power Supply System
1984-1985
6/10
Washington Public Power Supply System
1986
6/11
Washington Public Power Supply System: City Policy Statement on Projects 4 and 5
1981
6/12
Washington Public Power Supply System, Modified Settlement Analysis
1985
6/13
Washington Public Power Supply System, Newspaper Clippings
1979-1981

Finance and Budget, 1976-1989Return to Top

Approximately half of the materials in the Finance and Budget subseries document the Seattle 1-2-3 bond issue, which passed in 1984. The bonds financed improvements to parks, streets, and municipal facilities such as libraries and fire stations. Other files in the subseries relate to the city budget, South African divestment, data processing, and community development block grants.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Annual Budget 1979: Summary of Votes on Amendments
1978-1979
7/2
Annual Budget 1980: Budget Issue Papers
1979
7/3
Capital Improvement Program
1978-1979
7/4
Capital Preservation and Improvement Citizen Committee
1981-1982
7/5
Community Development Block Grants
1981
7/6
Comparative Financial Policies Review: Includes Public Hearing Sign-In Sheet (June 20)
1989
7/7
Debt Management
1976-1981
7/8
Financial Management, Data Processing System
1977
7/9
Financial Management, Data Processing System
1978-1979
7/10
Finance: General
1977-1981
7/11
South African Investments: Divestment Issue and Background
1982-1987
8/1
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1982-1983
8/2
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1983
8/3
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1983-1984
8/4
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1983-1984
8/5
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1984
8/6
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Correspondence and Proposal
1984
8/7
Seattle 1 - 2 - 3 Bonds: Leschi / 1 - 2 - 3, Lake Washington Boulevard Improvement Project
1988-1989

General Government: Departments, 1979-1986Return to Top

Much of the General Government: Departments subseries deals with space planning in various municipal facilities. Related files include the Seattle Maintenance and Renovation Survey, which was a comprehensive assessment of repair and renovation needs and a plan for maintenance activities. Other materials in the subseries include documentation of issues relating to the Human Rights Department, the Health Department, the Department of Administrative Services, and the Office of Policy Planning.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
Administrative Services, Department of. Reorganization: Internal Services
1980
9/2
Fire Fighters' Pension Board
1979-1980
9/3
Human Rights Department: General Issues
1981-1986
9/4
Human Rights Department: Women and Minority Business Enterprise
1983-1984
9/5
Human Rights Ordinance: Proposed Amendments
1984-1986
9/6
Department of Licenses and Consumer Affairs
1979-1983
9/7
Municipal Center Project Issue Binder
1986
9/8
Office of Policy Planning
1978
9/9
Office of Policy Planning: Executive Response to 1979 Budget Report - OPP J. Williams Proposal to Abolish Office
1978
9/10
Public Safety Civil Service Commission
1979-1980
9/11
Seattle / King County, Health Department Reorganization
1978-1980
9/12
Space Planning: Freeway Hall
1979-1980
9/13
Space Planning: Leases - General
1979-1982
9/14
Space Planning: Leases - Guidelines
1983
9/15
Space Planning: Long Range Facilities Planning
1983
10/1
Space Planning: Major Maintenance Study
1980-1981
10/2
Space Planning: Major Maintenance Study
1980-1981
10/3
Space Planning: Municipal Building
1979-1982
10/4
Space Planning: Mutual and Offsetting Benefit Leases (MOB)
1979-1981
10/5
Space Planning: Odessa Brown Clinic
1980-1981
10/6
Space Planning: Pacific Northwest Bell, City Property
1979-1980
10/7
Space Planning: Parking, Municipal Building
1978-1979
10/8
Space Planning: Parking, Seattle Parking Policies
1978-1980
10/9
Space Planning: Smith Tower, Long-Term Lease
1982
10/10
Space Planning: Yesler Building
1979-1982

General Government: Human Resources, 1976-1989Return to Top

The General Government: Human Resources subseries covers a variety of issues, including the combined charities campaign, minority contracts, cost of living increases, and discrimination allegations at City Light. Files document several high-level personnel searches and appointments, including Police Chief, Personnel Director, and City Light Superintendent. A file containing detailed discussions of the city's affirmative action plan may be of particular interest.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/11
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
1976-1979
10/12
Buildings Superintendent: Appointment of William Justen
1978
10/13
City Council: Board and Commission Appointments
1984-1985
10/14
City Light: Discrimination Concerns and Affirmative Action
1983-1986
11/1
City Light Superintendent Search, Robert Murray
1979-1980
11/2
City Productivity Initiative (includes Public Hearing Sign-In Sheet)
1989
11/3
Combined Charitable Campaign
1988
11/4
Cost of Living Increases: City Salary Review
1982
11/5
Dispute Resolution Center
1989
11/6
Domestic Partners Ordinance
1989
11/7
Finance Director: Charter Amendment
1982
11/8
Intermittent Workers
1989
11/9
Labor Policy Committee
1988
11/10
Management Compensation Study
1988-1989
11/11
Minority Contracts: City Council Reviews
1989
11/12
Office of Policy Planning Director: Confirmation of Carol Lewis
1979
11/13
Personnel Director Reappointment
1984
11/14
Police Chief Hiring, Patrick Fitzsimons
1978
11/15
Professional Development Proposal
1989
11/16
Vacation Pay for Intermittent Employees: Scannel Case
1989
12/1
Women and Minority Business Enterprise Ordinance
1983-1986

General Government: Intergovernmental Relations, 1983-1989Return to Top

The majority of the General Government: Intergovernmental Relations subseries relates to the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro). Some of the Metro documents detail the controversy surrounding Metro's purchase of South African granite for the downtown bus tunnel. The purchase violated the Metro Council's anti-apartheid policy and led to the resignation of Metro's executive director. Files in the subseries also document Initiative 28, which stated Seattle citizens' opposition to U.S. support of the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, and Initiative 30, which essentially rescinded Initiative 28 as well as a resolution declaring Seattle to be a city of refuge. Seattle's sister city program is also covered in the files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/2
City Council: Joint Meeting with Bellevue City Council
1985
12/3
Initiative 28, City of Refuge: Speech Material, Sanctuary
1983-1986
12/4
Initiative 28, City of Refuge: El Salvador, Central America, Letters
1983
12/5
Initiative 30, Central America
1984-1986
12/6
Metro: Audit Sub - Committee
1986-1988
12/7
Metro: Finance and Personnel Committee, Financial Policies
1988
12/8
Metro: Finance and Personnel Committee, Pending Issues
1988-1989
12/9
Metro Governance
1988-1989
12/10
Metro Governance
1988-1989
12/11
Metro: Granite Pavers Issue - South Africa
1989
12/12
Metro: Granite Pavers Issue - South Africa, Congressional Letter
1989
13/1
Metro: Granite Pavers Issue - South Africa, Urban Mass Transportation Administration
1989
13/2
Metro: King County Metro Merger
1989
13/3
Metro: Legal Procurement
1979-1989
13/4
Metro Management Audit
1988-1989
13/5
Metro: One Percent For Art Fund
1989
13/6
Metro: Water Quality Committee
1983-1986
13/7
Metro: Women / Minority Businesses
1984-1986
13/8
Sister City Program: Kaohsiung
1985-1986
13/9
Sister City Program: Managua
1983-1985
13/10
Sister City Program: Policy
1985

General Government: Regulatory Issues, 1983-1992Return to Top

The General Government: Regulatory Issues subseries contains materials on a variety of issues. Several files detail the struggle for a compromise between the City Council and the King County Council on regulating taxis. Documents relating to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include both an official report by a state commission recommending how the holiday should be observed in the future and the text of a speech given by Rice to commemorate King. The controversy over renaming Empire Way in honor of King is also represented. Of particular interest may be a file containing requirements and cost figures for a bid to host the 1992 Super Bowl.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/11
Animal Control
1985-1987
13/12
Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday, Holiday
1985-1986
13/13
Martin Luther King, Jr., Miscellaneous
1982-1985
13/14
Public Disclosure Request, Temporary Employees
1983-1984
14/1
Reparations Ordinance
1984
14/2
Smoking: No Smoking in Public Buildings Policy
1988-1989
14/4
Superbowl 1992: Local Government Services
1989-1992
14/5
Taxicab Regulation: Ad Hoc Taxi Task Force
1986
14/6
Taxicab Regulation: Correspondence, Background, Articles, Editorials
1984-1985
14/7
Taxicab Regulation: Ordinance
1983-1985
14/8
Taxicab Regulation Ordinance
1984-1986

Housing, 1973-1989Return to Top

Much of the Housing subseries relates to issues of low-income housing and human services. After a Housing Preservation Ordinance regulating demolition and change of use of housing units was struck down by the state Supreme Court, the city imposed a temporary moratorium on demolition of residential housing. Other files document the Council's investigation of mother-in-law apartments as a way to increase housing units in the city. Downtown housing needs, fair housing, and a bond issue for housing for low-income elderly are also represented in the subseries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/9
Ad Hoc Committee for Fair and Open Housing
1983-1984
14/10
Downtown Housing Advisory Task Force
1985-
14/11
Downtown Housing in Seattle
1973-1980
14/12
Emergency Rental Housing
1984-
14/13
Housing and Human Services
1988-
14/14
Housing and Human Services
1988-
14/15
Housing Bonds
1985-1986
15/1
Housing Demolition Moratorium
1988-
15/2
Housing, General
1989-
15/3
Housing Preservation Ordinance
1983-1985
15/4
Housing Preservation Ordinance
1983-1985
15/5
Housing Preservation Ordinance: Public Hearing Sign-In Sheets (July 1)
1985
15/6
Housing Proposals
1986-1988
15/7
Low Income Housing: 517 18th Avenue, Proposed Use As Low Income Housing, Letters
1983
15/8
Low Income Housing Moratorium, Matching Funds
1989
15/9
Mother-in-Law Apartments (Add-a-Rental)
1979-1981
15/10
Mother-in-Law Apartments (Add-a-Rental): Letters
1981-1982
15/11
Multi-Family Housing
1979-1981
15/12
Public Accommodations, Human Rights
1984
16/1
Seattle Housing Authority: Eviction Procedures
1979-1986
16/2
Vacant Structures, Mother-in-Law Apartments
1978-1979

Land Use, 1979-1989Return to Top

A major topic in the Land Use subseries is the Westlake Center project and the related closure of Pine Street as a pedestrian mall. After the state Supreme Court prohibited the city from completing the Westlake project as originally planned, the land was sold to developers who created a shopping mall, office tower, and public square. Several files document 1979 discussions about the annexation of the South Park industrial area. Studies were done but annexation did not take place at that time. Files on noise deal with issues ranging from trains and float planes to concerts in parks. Other subjects represented in the subseries include zoning, greenbelts, and the waterfront.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/3
Abandoned Houses
1985
16/4
Adult Entertainment: Zoning Issue (includes DCLU Director's Report)
1989
16/5
Airport Height District Amendment (includes DCLU Director's Report)
1987-1989
16/6
Annexation (Folder One)
1979
16/7
Annexation (Folder Two)
1979
16/8
Annexation (Folder Three)
1979
17/1
Citizens' Alternative Plan (CAP Initiative): Downtown Zoning
1988-1989
17/2
Department of Construction and Land Use: Permit Review Process
1980-1988
17/3
Floodplain Development Ordinance Proposal (includes DCLU Director's Report)
1989
17/4
Greenbelt Overlay Districts: Allingham versus City of Seattle
1988
17/5
Greenbelt Overlay Districts: Proposed Ordinance
1983-1984
17/6
Harborfront
1987-1988
17/7
Harborfront
1987-1988
17/8
High Rise Buildings
1981
17/9
Interim Zoning
1988
17/10
Land Use Committee
1987-1988
17/11
Land Use, General
1989
17/12
Mobile Homes
1988
18/1
Multi-Family Land Use Policies
1989
18/2
Multi Family Land Use Policies, Citizens Alternative Two
1989
18/3
Neighborhood Commercial Area
1983-1985
18/4
Neighborhood Commercial Area, Down Zoning
1984
18/5
Neighborhood Commercial Area Policies
1982-1986
18/6
Neighborhood Commercial Area Policies
1983-1986
18/7
Noise
1986
18/8
Noise Advisory Committee
1985-1986
18/9
Noise: General
1979-1980
18/10
Noise in Parks
1984-1985
18/11
Pier 62 and Pier 63
1989
19/1
Pine Street Closure
1988-1989
19/2
Pine Street Closure
1989
19/3
Seattle Environmental Policies Act Ordinance, Letters
1988-1989
19/4
Shoreline Annexation
1989
19/5
South Lake Union Special Committee (Notebook, Folder One)
1985
19/6
Swedish Hospital
1983-1988
19/7
Urban Redevelopment Committee
1988-1989
19/8
Waterfront
n.d.
19/9
Westlake Mall / Center
1978-1980
19/10
Westlake Mall / Center
1980-1988
19/11
Westlake Mall / Center: Correspondence
1982-1984
19/12
Westlake Mall (Issue Binder, Folder One)
1983
20/1
Westlake Mall (Issue Binder, Folder Two)
1983
20/2
Zoning, Major Institutions
1989

Parks, Recreation, and Culture, 1978-1989Return to Top

The majority of the Parks, Recreation, and Culture subseries covers issues related to the Seattle Center. Related files include discussion of the Walt Disney Company's proposal to take over the Center site, as well as the debate over building a new arena for the Sonics in the late 1980s. Materials from the Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission, which was established to study the Center's management structure and recommend improvements, are also included. Other topics covered in the subseries include Kubota Gardens, Carkeek Park, conservation easements, and the debate over whether to save historic buildings at Fort Lawton as the city took over the site.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20/3
Carkeek Park
1983-1984
20/4
Chinese Garden
1986-1988
20/5
Conservation Easements
1989
20/6
Fort Lawton / Discovery Park
1988
20/7
Fort Lawton / Discovery Park
1988
20/8
Kubota Gardens
1982-1988
20/9
Maritime Museum
1988
20/10
Parks Development
1988-1989
20/11
Pro-Parks, Preliminary Report, etc.
1981-1982
20/12
Ravenna Park
1988-1989
20/13
Seattle Center Advisory Commission
1986-1987
20/14
Seattle Center Contracts
1978-1982
20/15
Seattle Center Correspondence
1983
20/16
Seattle Center: Disney
1987-1988
21/1
Seattle Center: Disney Proposal
1988
21/2
Seattle Center: General Issues
1983
21/3
Seattle Center: General Issues
1988-1989
21/4
Seattle Center: General Issues
1988-1989
21/5
Seattle Center Financial Management Review
1982
21/6
Seattle Center Financial Picture
1988
21/7
Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission (1)
1986-1987
21/8
Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission (2)
1986-1987
21/9
Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission (3)
1986-1987
22/1
Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission (4)
1986-1987
22/2
Seattle Center Management Plan
1986-1989
22/3
Seattle Center: Public Development Authority
1986-1988
22/4
Seattle Center: Space Needle, Proposed Addition
1961-1978
22/5
Seattle Sonics (Professional Basketball Team)
1986-1987
22/6
Seattle Sonics Arena (Professional Basketball Team)
1988-1989
22/7
Senior Recreation Specialist Positions: Supporting Correspondence
1988
22/8
Stimson Center, Bumbershoot
1985
22/9
Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo Bonds
1985

Public Safety, 1974-1989Return to Top

The Public Safety subseries is the largest in Rice's subject files. One topic covered in detail is the numerous investigations undertaken after the 1984 stabbing death of a police officer, followed by the shooting of the assailant (Robert Baldwin) by Seattle police after a lengthy standoff. Files also document the development of an ordinance governing the police department's intelligence operations. This ordinance, meant to protect citizens from unlawful police spying, passed in 1979. Another subject discussed in the subseries is strategies to combat graffiti. An ordinance that would have banned the sale of aerosol paint to minors was eventually defeated. The "rockhouse" files cover citizen concerns about drug abuse and crack houses. Numerous other public safety issues are represented in the subseries, including domestic violence, pull tabs, public defenders, curfews, and parking meters.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
22/10
Adult Entertainment
1988-1989
22/11
Alki Point Cruising Petition
1984
23/1
Anti-Crime Team
1986-1987
23/2
Anti-Crime Team
1988
23/3
Anti-Crime Team: South Seattle - Sgt. Charles Pillon Case
1977-1987
23/4
Assault Weapons
1989
23/5
Baldwin (Robert) Incident
1984-1985
23/6
Baldwin (Robert) Incident
1984-1985
23/7
Baldwin (Robert) Incident
1984-1986
23/8
Baldwin (Robert) Incident: City Council Review of Police Department Policy re: Deadly Force Situations
1984
23/9
Baldwin (Robert) Incident: Firearms Review Board Report, Operations Critique and Recommendations
1984
23/10
Baldwin (Robert) Incident: Police Policy Revisions
1985-1986
23/11
Baldwin (Robert) Incident: Police Response to Recommendations
1985
23/12
Baldwin (Robert) Incident: Report of the Special Panel
1984
24/1
Bascomb (Erdman "Eddie") Shooting
1988
24/2
Business and Occupation Tax for Police Funding
1989
24/3
Correspondence "Red Alert"
1985-1986
24/4
Crime Prevention Survey
1986
24/5
Criminal Intent Legislation
1987-1988
24/6
Cruising Ordinance, Correspondence
1988
24/7
Curfew
1986
24/8
Curfew
1986
24/9
Domestic Violence
1984-1986
24/10
Domestic Violence
1985
24/11
Domestic Violence Meeting with Treatment Providers
1985
24/12
Downtown Police Support
1987
24/13
Downtown Street Team
1984
24/14
Drugs and Drug Abuse
1986
25/1
Drunk Driving Roadblocks
1983-1984
25/2
Felony Stop Procedures
1989
25/3
Fingerprint Identification System
1986
25/4
Fire Code Correspondence
1981-1988
25/5
Fireboat Duwamish: Preservation Project
1979-1986
25/6
Fire Department
1988-1989
25/7
Fire Fighters Local 27: Arbitration
1989
25/8
Fire Fighters Local 27: Issues Overview
1986
25/9
First Avenue Association Public Safety Plan
1988-1989
25/10
Foot Patrols: Seattle Police Department
1986
25/11
Foot Patrols: Seattle Police Department - Additional Patrols
1988-1989
25/12
Graffiti: Aerosol Paint Ban, Letters of Opposition
1989
25/13
Graffiti: Anti-Graffiti Ordinance, Issues and Memos
1986-1989
25/14
Graffiti Busters Program Proposal
1987-1989
25/15
Graffiti Information
1986-1989
26/1
Graffiti Information
1987-1989
26/2
King County Jail Study
1988-1989
26/3
Lake City Aid Car
1978-1980
26/4
Law and Justice Planning Project
1985-1986
26/5
Law and Justice Planning Project
1986
26/6
Law and Justice Planning Project
1986-1987
26/7
Law and Justice Planning Project
1986-1987
26/8
Madison Park Community Council Crime Meetings
1988-1989
26/9
Metro Tunnel Traffic Control
1989
26/10
Mobile Patrol: Seattle Police Department
1986
26/11
Municipal Court
1989
26/12
Municipal Court: Domestic Violence Reports
1985
26/13
Neighborhood Crime Center
1988-1989
26/14
Neighborhood Violence
1978-1980
26/15
Neighbors Against Drugs
1988
27/1
Operational Emergency Center
1988
27/2
Parking Meters
1974-1981
27/3
Parking Meters: Overtime Fees
1977
27/4
Pedestrian Interference
1989
27/5
Pioneer Square, Summit
1988-1989
27/6
Police Intelligence Activities
1978-1979
27/7
Police Intelligence Correspondence
1980-1982
27/8
Police Intelligence Ordinance
1979-1982
27/9
Police Intelligence Ordinance: Investigations Ordinance
1981-1982
27/10
Police Intelligence Ordinance: LEIU / WSIW Memo, Audit
1982
27/11
Police Precincts: Central Area
1980-1983
27/12
Report: East Central Police Precinct
1980-1984
28/1
Public Defender Program
1980-1983
28/2
Public Defender Program
1983-1988
28/3
Public Defender Program
1988
28/4
Public Safety Related Correspondence
1986
28/5
Public Safety Related Correspondence
1986-1987
28/6
Residency Rules, Public Safety Personnel
1989
28/7
Rockhouses
1986-1988
28/8
Rockhouses: Meeting of 37th and 43rd Democratic Districts, October 28, 1987
1987-1988
28/9
Rockhouses: Prentice Street Meeting
1987-1988
28/10
Rockhouses: Task Force and Meetings
1987
28/11
Seattle/King County Inter Jurisdictional Task Force
1986
28/12
Seattle Police Department: Correspondence
1978-1988
29/1
Seattle Police Department: Correspondence
1984-1987
29/2
Seattle Police Department: Correspondence
1987-1989
29/3
Seattle Police Department: Correspondence, Sycamore Avenue
1987
29/4
Seattle Police Department: General Information
1979
29/5
Seattle Police Department: Internal Investigation Request for Proposal
1987-1989
29/6
Seattle Police Department: Management Study
1989
29/7
Seattle Police Department: Management Study
n.d.
29/8
Seattle Police Department: Response to Citizen Complaints
1987-1988
29/9
Seattle Police Department: Training
1988-1989
29/10
Seattle Police Department: Training Memorandum
1988
30/1
Seattle Police Department: Training - Officers
1988
30/2
Taxicab Complaints
1982-1989
30/3
Taxicab Moratorium
1989
30/4
Teen Dance Halls
1987-1988
30/5
Teen Seattle
1986-1988
30/6
Vice: Pull Tabs
1986
30/7
Vice: Pull Tabs and Punchboards
1988

Social and Human Services, 1977-1989Return to Top

One set of files in the Social and Human Services subseries covers youth programs, some supported by the Seattle-King County Private Industry Council. The PIC mainly focused on youth employment and job training. Also represented is the Coalition for Survival Services, which worked to support food banks, community health clinics, and emergency shelters in the city. Other materials document Project Share, in which the Department of Human Services served as screener and distributor of funds contributed to help low-income City Light customers pay their bills. Additional subjects represented in the subseries include domestic partners, AIDS, and Head Start.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
30/8
Adult Learning Disabled
1988
30/9
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
1983-1984
30/10
Child Care / Day Care
1988-1989
30/11
Children / Youth At-Risk
1988
30/12
Department of Human Resources, Project Share
1983-1984
30/13
Department of Human Resources, Project Share
1983-1984
30/14
Domestic Partners
1989
30/15
Downtown Human Services Advisory Task Force
1988
30/16
Emergency Feeding Program
1987-1988
30/17
English Plus
1988-1989
31/1
Head Start Program
1989
31/2
Home Sharing Program
1989
31/3
Homeless / Shelter
1986-1988
31/4
Human Services
1984-1985
31/5
Kids Place
1984-1985
31/6
Kids Place
1984-1985
31/7
Mental Health
1988
31/8
Mount Baker / Central Youth Services
1988-1989
31/9
Plan for At-Risk Youth
1985-1986
31/10
Seattle Citizens' Summit
1988
31/11
Seattle Displacement Coalition
1988
31/12
Seattle Indian Center
1988
31/13
Sea-Mar Community Health Center
1977-1988
31/14
Survival Services
1983-1985
31/15
Survival Services
1983-1985
32/1
Survival Services Fund, Coalition Request for 1985
1983-1984
32/2
Youth Employment
1988
32/3
Youth Programs
1979
32/4
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council
1987-1988
32/5
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council
1987-1988
32/6
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council (March 8 Meeting)
1988
32/7
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council (April 12 Meeting)
1988
32/8
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council (February - March Meetings)
1989
32/9
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council (May - July Meetings)
1989
33/1
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council (October - November Meetings)
1989
33/2
Youth Programs: Private Industry Council - Homeless, Youth at Risk, Literacy Issues
1989

Transportation, 1978-1989Return to Top

Much of the Transportation subseries relates to Interstate 90. Construction of the final portion of I-90 over Lake Washington and through the Mount Baker neighborhood was put on hold by the courts after a group of citizens sued to stop the project. The court lifted its injunction in 1979 and the freeway was eventually completed. Another major topic is the West Seattle Bridge, where materials document the discussions about location and design and include a fair amount of citizen input. Files also cover the Jefferson bus barn, the monorail and mass transit, and the First Avenue South Bridge.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
33/3
Bus Tunnel: Pine Street Closure
1989
33/4
Current Transportation Issues
1988
33/5
Elderly / Seniors Transportation Programs
1978-1980
33/6
First Avenue South Bridge
1988
33/7
Interstate-90
1978-1980
33/8
Interstate-90
1982
33/9
Interstate-90
1982
33/10
Interstate-90
1982
33/11
Interstate-90
1982
33/12
Interstate-90
1983
33/13
Interstate-90
1985-1988
34/1
Interstate-90: Access between Lake Washington and Downtown Seattle, Petition
1986
34/2
Interstate-90: Housing Relocation
1979
34/3
Interstate-90: Transit Access
1979-1980
34/4
Jefferson Bus Barn
1988
34/5
Jefferson Bus Barn
1988-1989
34/6
Major Maintenance Needs: Transportation. Plans, and Financial Recommendations 1988-1994
1988
34/7
Martin Luther King Way
1982-1985
34/8
Mass Transit / Transportation
1986-1988
34/9
Metro Commuter Rail Demonstration Project
1987
34/10
Monorail
1985
34/11
United Airlines, Seattle to Tokyo
1987-1988
34/12
Waterfront Streetcar
1980-1983
34/13
West Seattle Bridge
1978-1979
35/1
West Seattle Bridge
1979
35/2
West Seattle Bridge: Low-Level Bridge
1981-1987
35/3
West Seattle Bridge. Low-Level Bridge
1988
35/4
West Seattle Freeway: Phase One - High-Level Bridge, Financial Management Plans
1979-1983

Utilities, 1978-1989Return to Top

One significant topic in the Utilities subseries is Metro's West Point Sewage Treatment Plant. The siting of this plant was a subject of great debate in Seattle, with arguments about choosing the lowest-cost alternative versus protecting Discovery Park and the shoreline. Solid waste issues are also discussed at length, including issues surrounding a proposal to build a mass burn incinerator. Another topic covered in the files is cable television, including problems with the company awarded the Central Area franchise. Other subjects include the Cedar River Watershed and garbage collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
35/5
Cable Television
1987
35/6
Cable Television: Central District Cable Franchise
1979-1982
35/7
Cable Television: Central District Cable Franchise, Parks and Community Resources Committee Decision
1982
36/1
Cable Television: Highline District
1987-1988
36/2
Cable Television: SEACOM Franchise (Folder One)
1987
36/3
Cable Television: SEACOM Franchise (Folder Two)
1987
36/4
Cedar River Watershed
1989
36/5
Garbage Collection
1981-1983
36/6
Landfill Closures: One Party Consent
1987
36/7
Metro: Water Quality
1988-1989
36/8
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant
1985-1988
36/9
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant
1986-1987
36/10
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant
1987-1988
36/11
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant
1988
37/1
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant - Favorable Correspondence and Petition
1988
37/2
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant - Mitigation
1986-1988
37/3
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant - Secondary Treatment
1988
37/4
Metro: West Point Sewage Treatment Plant - Secondary Treatment - Oversight Sub-Committee
1989
37/5
Metropolitan Water Pollution Abatement Advisory Committee, Recommendations on High Tech Sludge Decision
1989
37/6
Sewer Utility Rate Study, Draft, etc.
1981
37/7
Solid Waste
1988
37/8
Solid Waste
1988-1989
37/9
Solid Waste
1989
37/10
Solid Waste: Contract
1981
37/11
Solid Waste: Decisions in Seattle
n.d.
37/12
Solid Waste Fund
1978-1981
37/13
Solid Waste Management
1989
37/14
Solid Waste Rates: Draft Report, Memos
1981
37/15
Solid Waste: Styrofoam cups, etc.
1988