The City Council will welcome Bellevue's newest residents and show its appreciation for a successful annexation effort with a reception on Monday, June 18. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
On June 1, the unincorporated communities of Eastgate, Tamara Hills and Horizon View officially became part of Bellevue, following citizen-led efforts to persuade neighbors of the benefits of annexation and to obtain the required number of property owner petitions.
"We are delighted to welcome the Eastgate, Tamara Hills and Horizon View communities into the city of Bellevue," said Mayor Conrad Lee. "This day has taken a long time to arrive, but now the city feels whole. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible."
Lee will read a proclamation recognizing citizen contributions to the annexation effort during the council's regular meeting, which begins at 8 p.m. In addition, the city is taking the following steps to receive new residents:
- A welcome letter sent from the council, along with a list of frequently requested numbers; and an information packet distributed door to door by workers hired to conduct the annexation area census;
- Drop-in meetings, from 10 a.m. to noon on June 19, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on June 20, at Newport Way Library; and from 10 a.m. to noon, June 21, at the South Bellevue Community Center; and
- Community celebration, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 26 at the South Bellevue Community Center. It will include free classes and kids' activities, refreshments, prizes, entertainment and information about city services.
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