Joint Committee for December Storm Response Records, 2007

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Legislative Dept.
Joint Committee for December Storm Response Records
0.2 cubic feet, (1 box)
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 Legislative Department is comprised of the City Council, Office of the City Clerk, and Central Staff (policy analysts and budget support). The City Council is responsible for setting City-wide policy through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions, overseeing the Executive's implementation of policies and programs, and passing the City budget. The first City Charter, in 1869, established a seven-member Common Council. In 1890, the new City Charter created a bicameral legislative branch with a nine-member Board of Aldermen and 16-member House of Delegates. The 1896 Charter returned to a single body of 13 members elected from 11 wards and two at-large. As the number of wards increased, the number of Council members grew to 18 in 1907. A City Charter Amendment in 1910 reduced the number to nine, all elected at large, and made elections non-partisan. In 1946 Councilmember terms were increased from two years to four years. The Office of the City Clerk and the Office of the City Auditor became part of the Legislative Department in 1993. In 1999 the Office of the City Auditor became an independent department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Meeting agendas, correspondence, reports, and power point presentations related to the massive wind and rain storm of December 14, 2006. This special committee was composed of the members of the City Council's Environment, Emergency Management and Utilities Committee (EEMU) and the Energy and Technology Committee (ETC). Among the reports included in the records are: December 14, 2006 Windstorm After-Action Report compiled by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management; the consultant's report, Seattle City Light: December 2006 Wind Storm Report; and December 2006 Windstorm Response After Action Report: A Statewide Report to the Governor by the Washington State Military Department. The records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Joint Committee for December Storm Response, Record Series 4610-01 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Meeting 03/02/2007 2007
1 2 Meeting 04/06/2007 2007
1 3 Meeting 05/04/2007 2007
1 4 Meeting 06/14/2007 2007
1 5 Meeting 06/27/2007 2007
1 6 Meeting 07/11/2007 2007
1 7 Windstorm Response After Action Report, March 2007 2007

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Drainage--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Emergency medical services--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public Utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Storms--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Legislative Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)