Laurelhurst Community Club                                                     

Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood


February 7, 2008


Suzanne Petersen

Community, Government Affairs and Advocacy

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center

P.O. Box 5371

Seattle, WA 98105-0371


Peter Steinbrueck

1900 Seattle Tower Building

1218 Third Avenue

Seattle, WA  98101


RE:  Steinbrueck Employment at Children’s


Dear Suzanne and Peter,


            The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees has reviewed the letter submitted by former Councilmember Peter Steinbreuck to the Ethics and Elections Commission regarding the propriety of his employment at Children’s as a mediator, problem-solver and ombudsman working between the hospital and citizen and organizations on matters related to the Children’s master planning process.  We have also reviewed the advisory opinion issued by the Ethics and Elections Commission.


            Could you please provide us with copies of any employment contract or agreement, memorandum of understanding, correspondence relating to the employment or similar documents?   We would appreciate receiving these materials at your earliest convenience.  The letter submitted to the Ethics and Elections Commission does not indicate what, if any, involvement there would be with city agencies such as the Department of Planning and Development.  We would also appreciation clarification on this issue.


            Thank you for your cooperation.




Jeannie Hale, President

3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE

Seattle, Washington  98105

206-525-5135 / fax 206-525-9631