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Fireworks and much, much more at Family 4th

Preview of the 2019 edition of Bellevue's Family 4th celebration
A band plays at the 2018 Family 4th.

NE Eighth lane closures for pipe installation

Lanes on Northeast Eighth Street near 132nd Avenue will be closed for two to three weeks starting April 22, so the city can replace a sewer pipe under the street. Last year the city replaced the failing Kelsey Creek culvert under Northeast Eighth Street. The eight-inch sewer pipe installed as…

Council Roundup: Development Services update

At Monday’s extended study session, the City Council received an update on Bellevue’s development activity, including office, residential, health-care and light rail construction. Development Services staff also highlighted major city infrastructure projects. The work is occurring primarily in the…
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Council Roundup: Assessing accessibility

The City Council learned Monday about a comprehensive effort to assess the accessibility of the city’s facilities and programs. While the Self-evaluation and Transition plan are federal mandates, councilmembers praised the effort for extending beyond just compliance to help make Bellevue an even…
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Council Roundup: City prepares for 5G infrastructure

During its first study session of 2019, the City Council considered updates to city code and processes to deploy small cell in Bellevue rights of way. The draft code and policy discussions were in response to new Federal Communication Commission (FCC) requirements. Small cells are communication…
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High wind warning prompts ice rink closure

With a high wind warning from the National Weather Service in effect, the Downtown Ice Rink is closed today (Thursday). The rink will reopen Friday at 3 pm.  The Weather Service issued the warning Wednesday for Washington, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. In King County, the stiffest winds were expected in…

Council Roundup: Budget moves toward adoption

On Monday, councilmembers had their sixth discussion on the budget. The council provided final direction on the proposed 2019-2020 Operating Budget and 2019-2025 Capital Investment Program (CIP) plan prior to anticipated adoption on Monday, Dec. 3. The draft 2019-2020 biennial budget totals $1.7…

Take a hike with BTV

On the latest episode of Lake to Lake, park rangers take us on a tour of the Coal Creek Natural Area. Also featured on the show are the many benefits of licensing your pet and an exciting new city partnership with the University of Washington. Lake to Lake is produced by Bellevue Television.…
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Bellevue recognized as top ‘digital city’

The City of Bellevue took first place in the 2018 Digital Cities Survey after launching technology innovations this year that included a “smart city” dashboard for tracking performance, predictive analytics to prevent pipe failures and transmission of patient information to hospitals from…
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