City Charter Revision Project Records, 1974-1985

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
City Charter Revision Project Records
1974-1985 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet
Collection Number
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The City Clerk maintains the City's legislative records, official filings, and the Seattle Municipal Archives; keeps the minutes of City Council meetings; and provides information services to City agencies and the public. Seattle's first City Charter allowed for a Clerk of the Common Council to be elected by the Council. In 1875 the position of City Clerk became elective and remained so until 1896 when the new Charter designated the Comptroller ex-officio City Clerk. The Comptroller served as City Clerk through 1992. A 1991 City Charter amendment transferred the Comptroller's function to the Department of Finance and the City Clerk's Office became a division of the Legislative Department effective in 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reference materials collected by Comptroller for basis of proposing City Charter revisions. Includes City Charters, correspondence, reports, and discussion papers. Some copies from the Board of Freeholders records. Project was never completed.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], City Charter Revision Project, Record Series 1801-15 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)