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Record Group 5000
Office of Management and Budget

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.


5001-01
Subject Files

1973-1991
4.4 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and press releases pertaining to the Mayor's Reorganization Project, capital improvement projects, and energy programs. Included are files relating to METRO and METRO Transition, Seattle Economic Development Commission, the US Navy homeport, King County Jail, and PDAs.

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5001-02
Departmental Correspondence

1976-1984
2.2 cubic feet

Correspondence, legislation, reports, and speeches organized by City department. Includes materials on the Mayor's Reorganization Project, energy legislation, conservation programs, and the activities of city council committees. Includes one folder of speeches by Mayor Charles Royer.

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5001-03
Director's Records

1974-1993 (bulk 1992-1993)
6.6 cubic feet

Departmental correspondence, subject files, committee files and related material of the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Files concern city budgets, finance, personnel and administrative issues, as well as OMB staffing and re-organization.

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5005-01
Mayor's Reorganization Project Records

1972-1980
4.0 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, issues papers, newspaper clippings, and presentation materials relating to Mayor Royer's departmental reorganization proposals in 1978-1979. Target areas included the Executive Department, transportation planning, utilities, land use, energy, internal or general services, and housing. Arranged into 14 sub-series by issue area and record type.

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5005-02
Working Files

1977-1989
3.8 cubic feet

Correspondence, reports, articles, and other working papers relating to issues and projects studied by OMB. Included are long range land use planning, the project to develop a new city hall plan, the failed waterfront levy of 1989, and the Westlake Mall.

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5010-01
Law and Justice Planning Manager's Records

1978-1981
2.4 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, issues papers, newspaper clippings, and presentation materials relating to the operation of the Law and Justice Planning Office. Areas of concentration were projects concerning various criminal justice matters including arson, burglary, victim/witness advocacy, and prostitution. Arranged alphabetically.

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5010-02
Law and Justice Planning Project Records

1978-1982
3.8 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, issues papers, newspaper clippings, and presentation materials relating to the operation of projects by the Law and Justice Planning Office. Projects included sting operations, crime analysis, dispute settlement, justice program evaluations, and victim/witness advocacy. Arranged alphabetically by project.

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5015-01
Housing and Community Development Subject Files

1971-1985
4.0 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, personal notes, legislation, issue papers and presentation material on projects concerning housing in Seattle. Broad subjects covered are urban housing and revitalization. These records were generated by the Office of Policy Planning. Arranged alphabetically by subject or project.

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5015-02
Atlas and Morrison Hotels Project Records

1973-1984
0.4 cubic foot

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.

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5020-01
Health Clinic Records

1983-1989
0.8 cubic foot

The series contains correspondence, ordinances, reports, and other material related to the proposal, development, funding, and design of the Leschi Center and the Southeast Seattle Community Health Center. The Leschi Center opened in 1988 and consolidated all outpatient services provided by the Seattle Indian Health Board. The bulk of the records reflect the colocation of the Columbia Health Center (CHC) and the Rainier Vista Community Health Clinic (RVCHC) into the Southeast Seattle Health Clinic. In 1984 the Seattle City Council directed the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to develop a long-range facility plan for the CHC and to consider colocating it with the RVCHC. Over the next six years, DAS worked with various City departments, other organizations, and citizens to design the clinic and create funding for it. While DAS was responsible for the bulk of the work on the clinic, the Office of Management and Budget was responsible for financial oversight, and these records were maintained by that department.

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5020-02
Anti-Violence Project Records

1993-1995
1.0 cubic foot

The Anti-Violence Project was created in 1993 by Mayor Norm Rice and the City Council in order to address the increase of violent crimes in Seattle. The Project sought to create a community-wide, anti-violence coalition by identifying, developing, and collaborating with neighborhood groups and other organizations and compiling a directory of existing anti-violence programs. This series contains correspondence and memoranda establishing relationships with persons and organizations, compiling information for the directory, completed directories, and reports on the Project.

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5025-01
Families and Education Levy Interdepartmental Team Records

1990-1997
0.8 cubic foot

Reports, budgets, memos, agendas, briefing and evaluation materials concerning the appropriation for and review of levy-funded programs. The purpose of the Families and Education Levy was to help families and schools address the needs of children, foster learning and improve educational outcomes for students of Seattle Public Schools.

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