Laurelhurst Community Club                                                     

Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood


                                                                                    December 20, 2005



Tom Carr

Seattle City Attorney

600 Fourth Avenue, 4th Floor

P.O. Box 94769

Seattle, Washington  98124-4769


RE:  Possible New Project


Dear Mr. Carr:


            The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees recommends that your office implement an “Ask the Attorney” project similar to what has been done in the city of Edmonds.  The “Ask the Attorney” feature on the city of Edmonds web site gives citizens the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about local issues from its city attorney.  We believe a similar program in Seattle would be a great service to our citizens.


            The column on the Edmonds city attorney’s web site provides general information about concerns of citizens.  The column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship with any particular citizen, rather to educate citizens about city ordinances and local issues.  Questions regarding specific permits in process, claims against the City or other fact-specific situations do not receive a response.  The column provides short answers to questions or may direct the writer to whom in city government can assist or to other resources.  The column can be found at


            We hope you will explore the possibility of implementing a similar project in Seattle.  Thank you for considering our request.




Jeannie Hale, President

3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE

Seattle, Washington  98105

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


cc:  Councilmember Nick Licata