File #: 2015-0445    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/23/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14466
Title: A MOTION relating to the centennial of the dedication of the King County Courthouse.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Courthouse, King County
Attachments: 1. Motion 14466.pdf, 2. 2015-0445_SR_Courthouse Centennial Motion.docx
Staff: Doss, Greg
A MOTION relating to the centennial of the dedication of the King County Courthouse.
WHEREAS, the King County Courthouse has served a vital role in city and county government for the past one hundred years, and
WHEREAS, the seat of King County was located on the Maynard, Boren and Denny Land Claim in 1853, and
WHEREAS, the voters of King County first approved funding for the construction of the courthouse in 1911, and
WHEREAS, the city of Seattle also provided funding when the courthouse was originally built, and occupied a portion of the courthouse between 1916 and 1962, and
WHEREAS, the original courthouse was built by local architect Augustus Warren Gould employing locally obtained and manufactured material, and
WHEREAS, the courthouse was dedicated on May 4, 1916, and
WHEREAS, the courthouse was expanded and remodeled in 1931 to add additional floors, and was remodeled again in 1967, and
WHEREAS, in 1976, the Pioneer Square National Historic District was extended to include the courthouse, and in 1987, the courthouse was registered as a King County landmark, and
WHEREAS, the King County Courthouse has served admirably for a century as a forum for justice and the seat of government in King County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The council requests that the executive establish a centennial planning committee and transmit a plan to celebrate the King County Courthouse centennial. The centennial plan should be developed in consultation with the city of Seattle, 4Culture, the King County landmarks commission, the Historic Society of Seattle and other preservation and historical organizations. The centennial plan should include, but not be limited to:
1. A description of the centennial planning committee;
2. A summary of the centennial planning committee's meetings and accomplishments to date and milestones needed to prepare for the celebration;
3. A proposed date for a centenni...

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