Seattle Engineering Department Strategic Action Plan Task Force Records, 1995-1996

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Seattle Engineering Department Strategic Action Plan Task Force Records
1995-1996 (inclusive)
.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
Records of a planning task force.
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.

Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890.

In 1931, the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities, and in 1936, it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of a major planning effort undertaken by an interdepartmental team from the Engineering Department. The team worked on a strategic business plan to cope with the loss of Street Utility revenue and reorganization issues.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Engineering Department Strategic Action Plan Task Force Records, Record Series 2600-08. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Administrative agencies Reorganization
  • Business planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Strategic planning--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)