Atlas and Morrison Hotels Project Records, 1973-1984

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Budget
Atlas and Morrison Hotels Project Records
1973-1984 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet
Collection Number
Records relating to the rehabilitation of the Atlas and Morrison Hotels.
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

In 1967 the Washington State Legislature amended Title 35 of the Revised Code of Washington to give the executive branch of government, in cities with population over 300,000, the responsibility for budget preparation and execution. Prior to this, these powers were vested in the legislative branch. Pursuant to this legislation, the City of Seattle created the Budget Office as a part of the Executive Department.

In May 1971, the office was expanded in scope and responsibility and retitled the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The creation of OMB represented an attempt by the Mayor to establish a separate professional organization to allocate and oversee the management of City resources. The agency was organized into four areas of responsibility: program budget, revenue estimating and analysis, grants management and management systems.

The office served in this capacity until 1995, when it was merged with the Planning Department to become the Office of Management and Planning (OMP). In early 1998, the Mayor divided the OMP , with the budget function going into the newly-formed City Budget Office (CBO), located in the Executive Services Department. After a 2001 reorganization, the newly created Department of Finance (DOF) directed the city budgeting process. In May 2002, the existing DOF was reorganized to create two separate departments: Department of Finance and Department of Executive Administration. DOF focused closely on financial management and was responsible for budget development and monitoring.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, issue papers, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and presentational material concerning the rehabilitation of the Atlas and Morrison Hotels. Files are arranged alphabetically.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Atlas-Morrison Hotels Project Records, Record Series 5015-02 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 Atlas Hotel 1979
1 2 Morrison Hotel, Elliott Bay Foundation 1982
1 3 Morrison Hotel, Financial 1982-1983
1 4 Morrison Hotel, General 1973-1984
1 5 Morrison Hotel, Morrison Hotel Study 1977-1981
1 6 Morrison Hotel, Renovation 1974-1984
1 7 Morrison Hotel, Shelter 1974-1981
1 8 Morrison Hotel, Syndication 1982
1 9 Morrison Hotel, Vacancy Study 1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Housing rehabilitation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Morrison Hotel (Seattle, Wash.)

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Management and Budget
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Policy Planning
  • Seattle Housing Authority

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)