Laurelhurst Community Club
Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood
Public Hearing on the Draft EIS for Children’s Hospital
May 27, 2008
Department of Neighborhoods
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, Washington 98124-4649
RE: Follow Up on Public Records Request
Dear Ms. Greenawalt,
Thank you for your response to our May 7, 2008 public records request. The materials arrived in the mail on May 24th. Our request specifically asked for all exchanges and communications, including letters, email communications and telephone notes between Director Chao and DON staff and CAC members since initiation of the Children’s master planning process. The materials you provided are incomplete.
The materials provided include only five email messages from the CAC chair and vice chair in about a one-year period. There are references to conference calls involving the CAC officers, DON and a Children’s representative, but no telephone notes are included. There are two email messages from one CAC member, one from another and none from the many other members of the advisory committee. Some messages reference attachments which were not provided. Some handwritten notes were provided, but it is unclear who prepared the notes.
We find the materials provided insufficient to comply with the Public Records Act and the City’s commitment to an open and responsive process for public disclosure. The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees would appreciate your compliance with our public records request in a timely manner.
Liz Ogden, Vice President Jeannie Hale, President
5005 48th Avenue NE 3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE
Seattle, Washington 98105 Seattle, Washington 98105
206-517-5862 206-525-5135 / fax 206-525-9631
cc: Stella Chao, Steve Sheppard and Karen Gordon, DON; Councilmembers Sally Clark, Tim Burgess, Tom Rasmussen and Jean Godden, members of the Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee