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Seattle City Council Blogs

Archives Find of the Month: Alice Doesn’t Day

The City Council issued this news release in 1975: ‘”Alice Doesn’t Day” Gains Council Support City Councilwoman Jeanette Williams today received full Council support for a resolution supporting “Alice Doesn’t Have Equal Rights” day, set for October 29. The resolution was passed by the Council in recognition of the contribution made by female employees to […]

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Archives Find of the Month: Grand Opera House Fire, 1917

On January 20, 1917, the Grand Opera House’s janitor, George Matsu, discovered a fire burning in the middle of the theatre’s balcony and called in a fire alarm. The fire spread quickly and engulfed the entire building, collapsing the dome less than 45 minutes after the blaze was discovered. Battalion Chief Fred Gilham was killed […]

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Archives Find of the Month: Preventing watershed pollution, 1906

In 1906, three sanitary engineers gave a report to the mayor, city council, Washington State Board of Health, King County Medical Society, and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad on “the advisability of permitting the construction and operation of a railroad in Cedar Valley.” Concerned about Seattle’s city water supply in the Cedar River […]

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Archives Find of the Month, September: Complaint about hippies, 1970

In September 1970, Mayor Wes Uhlman received the following letter from an anonymous writer. The original was written in all caps with copious underlining. ‘Seattle Mayor. Dear Sir: Seattle got so bad with hippies, I just had to get out of that city. I couldn’t take it. That Pike Place Market is a rat’s nest […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on December 8, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124662 C.B. 118269 AN ORDINANCE relating to 14th Avenue NW; transferring partial jurisdiction over a portion of 14th Avenue NW between NW 59th Street and NW 61st Street from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Department of Parks and […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on December 1, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124657 C.B. 118216 AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Public Utilities; declaring certain real property rights relating to sewer facilities within property commonly known as 1620 Lake Washington Boulevard surplus to City utility needs; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on November 24, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124626 C.B. 118227 AN ORDINANCE relating to the Department of Finance and Administrative Services; creating a fund for depositing revenues related to the management of the FileLocal Agency. Ord. 124627 C.B. 118228 AN ORDINANCE relating to the Office of Arts […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on November 17, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124625 C.B. 118265 AN ORDINANCE appropriating money to pay certain audited claims and ordering the payment thereof. Res. 31555 A RESOLUTION creating an Arts & Cultural Districts program and implementation plan for Seattle, and designating Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine/12th Avenue neighborhood […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on November 10, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124624 C.B. 118258 AN ORDINANCE appropriating money to pay certain audited claims and ordering the payment thereof. Res. 31556 A RESOLUTION setting the public hearing on the petition of Inhabit Eastlake, LLC for the vacation of a subterranean portion of […]

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Legislation approved by the Seattle City Council on November 3, 2014, and filed with the City Clerk

Scanned copies of the signed legislation are available in the database records linked below: Ord. 124621 C.B. 118240 AN ORDINANCE relating to City employment and the 2014 Adopted Budget; authorizing Memoranda of Agreement between the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Management Association; authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Seattle and […]

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