Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community Issues, 1991-2003

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community Issues
1991-2003 (inclusive)
0.8 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Newsletters detailing issues in neighborhoods across Seattle.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Neighborhoods was created in 1991 by consolidating staff from the Executive Department's Citizens Service Bureau and Office of Neighborhoods, the Community Service Centers of the Department of Human Resources, and the Neighborhood Assistance Division of the Department of Community Development. The Office of Urban Conservation, the City's historic preservation agency, was added in 1992. The following year, the department added a community development function by taking over projects in the Central Area, Southeast Seattle, and the Port of Seattle. In 1999, the Neighborhood Planning Office was abolished and its continuing functions were assumed by the Department of Neighborhoods. The Department's mission is to bring local government closer to the citizens by maintaining a responsive presence in Seattle neighborhoods, by responding to citizen concerns and complaints, and providing a communications link for neighborhoods on City issues that will have an impact on them. The department operates the Neighborhood Service Centers (Little City Halls), administers the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, staffs the Landmarks Preservation Board, and manages the P-Patch program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Monthly newsletters detailing neighborhood issues throughout the city. Neighborhood Service Center coordinators sent reports to the department director outlining issues in their districts. The director compiled the district reports into a single newsletter which was then sent to the mayor, city council members, and department directors. Highlighted topics include transportation issues and improvements, building projects, grand openings, elections, honors, announcements, visits by the mayor and city council members, meetings, new programs, accidents and crimes, events, and public hearings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Department of Neighborhoods Community Issues, Record Series 5750-06. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Records are arranged chronologically.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)