Laurelhurst Community Club                                                     

Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood


December 8, 2003

Councilmember Cynthia Sullivan

Chair, King County Council

1200 King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue

Seattle, Washington  98104-3272


Dear Council Chair Sullivan,


            The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees would like to thank you for your years of public service and your outstanding commitment to our community.  We will miss your leadership on the King County Council.


            Regardless of the project or issue, you have always been there for Laurelhurst.  We appreciate your assistance in helping to secure funding for neighborhood projects such as Blakeley Crescent Park—now nearing completion, and our highly successful pedestrian refuge island on Surber designed by Richard Haag.  When we needed an independent wetlands assessment of the Battelle wetlands, you understood the importance of preservation of this legacy for our neighbors.  These are only a few examples of your efforts to address the needs of your district.


            We also appreciate your efforts in the area of transportation.  Without your good work, we would have lost transit service in the neighborhood.  Your expertise on SR 520 issues has had a major difference on the TransLake Washington Study and Project and the current SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project.


            Finally, we appreciate your attendance at community meetings and participation in our annual Neighbor Appreciation Day reception.  These events and the wealth of information that you have provided to our community, as well as the regular attendance at monthly LCC trustee meetings by Andrew Schmid, have been invaluable and have enriched our community.


            Thank you again for all you have done for our community and the County as a whole. 



Jeannie Hale, President

3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE

Seattle, Washington  98105

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