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Council Roundup: First public hearing on 2019-20 budget

06/06/2018
Plus, new platform for viewing city codes and Environmental Services Commission and Convention Center Authority appointments
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Community invited to neighborhood area planning briefing

06/05/2018
Much-anticipated initiative is aimed at creating unique plans for each of the city’s 16 neighborhoods.
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Council Roundup: Transportation projects moving forward

05/16/2018
Plus, Creative Edge plan update, Environmental Stewardship Initiative progress and National Police Week proclamation
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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Council Roundup: Council Vision Priorities for 2018-20

05/09/2018
Plus, discussion on shelter Land Use Code Amendment, contracts awarded for bike lane projects
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Council Roundup: Shoreline Master Program update

04/18/2018
Plus, Puget Sound Energy electrical franchise briefing and 'Tree City USA' award
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The council accepts an award from the Housing Development Consortium.
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Council Roundup: Downtown bikeway demo gets nod

02/07/2018
Also, update on Human Services Needs Assessment and community emergency readiness
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Councilmember Wallace bids farewell

Council Roundup: Outgoing Councilmember Wallace commended

12/13/2017
Plus, Councilmembers sworn in, new Planning Commission appointment, Comprehensive Plan amendments ...
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Councilmember Ernie Simas accepts a commendation.

Council Roundup: Council approves mid-biennium budget

11/29/2017
Plus, Councilmember Ernie Simas commendation and Comprehensive Plan amendments
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Council Roundup: Development Services weighs fee update

11/09/2017
Plus, Puget Sound Regional Council interest statement and Arts Commission appointment
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Commendation for Chief Risen

Council Roundup: Hearing on injection site ban

09/28/2017
Also, homeless shelter regulations, communications update and fire chief commendation
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Council Roundup: Another look at Downtown Livability Initiative

09/20/2017
On Monday night, the City Council held its fifth study session on the Downtown Livability Initiative. The council discussed floor plate reductions when towers exceed the maximum height that is allowed by the existing code in the Downtown Mixed Use (DT-MU) District, tower setbacks from internal property lines and several other topics.
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Public hearings, related to homelessness, on Sept. 25

09/20/2017
On Monday, Sept. 25, the City Council will hold required public hearings on two temporary ordinances passed during the Aug. 7 meeting. 
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Council Roundup: Safe injection site ban approved

08/09/2017
Plus, Eastgate Land Use Code Amendment adopted and Environmental Stewardship initiative update
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Council bans safe injection sites in Bellevue

08/08/2017
Emergency ordinance passes in 6-0 vote in response to resident concerns
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Council honors Stroh

Council Roundup: Hearing on Land Use Code appeals process

07/20/2017
Plus, Downtown Livability, resident survey results and planning director recognized
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Council continues work on proposed shelter site

06/06/2017
Sites under consideration are county property in Eastgate and Sound Transit maintenance facility in BelRed
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Council Roundup: Sound Transit CEO says East Link construction about to “get more real”

05/10/2017
Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Rogoff briefed the City Council and encouraged residents and businesses to remember that “better days are ahead."
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City Council could act on proposed shelter siting Monday

04/12/2017
The City Council could take action to move forward with siting the proposed shelter at the Eastgate site during its April 17 meeting.
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White House names Bellevue TechHire community

12/07/2016
The city and Coding Dojo, a pioneer in the coding boot camp space, jointly announced today their collaboration in making technology training more accessible to residents.
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Council Roundup: City budget work continues

11/23/2016
Staff briefed the City Council Monday on details of the city's proposed 2017-18 Operating Budget and 2017-23 Capital Investment Program plan.
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Council Roundup: marijuana regulations adopted

11/09/2016
Plus, Human Services funding recommendations and winter weather preparedness
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Council Roundup: Fire, Transportation levies approved for November ballot

07/27/2016
The City Council on Monday voted 6-0 to place two measures focusing on Fire Facilities and Transportation Safety, Connectivity and Congestion improvements on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
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Council Roundup: Joint meeting with Planning Commission

11/10/2015
On Monday the Bellevue City Council held an informal joint workshop with the city's Planning Commission to discuss the upcoming review of downtown's incentive zoning system.
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Community collaborates to decrease school tardiness

09/01/2015
Coordinated by the Eastside Pathways organization, the city of Bellevue, Bellevue School District and several community partners are collaborating on a campaign to encourage children to attend school and discourage tardiness.
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City officials laud state transportation package

07/16/2015
City officials say the state transportation and capital budgets recently approved by the state Legislature and signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee will have a tremendous positive impact for Bellevue.
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Council Roundup: ST3 interest statement adopted

07/15/2015
The City Council on Monday adopted an interest statement and a comment letter on the topic of Sound Transit Phase 3 (ST3). The letter will be sent to the Sound Transit Board.
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Council offers financial help to build Tateuchi Center

05/06/2015
The City Council on Monday offered to provide up to $20 million towards construction of the Tateuchi Center, a proposed 2,000-seat performing arts center in downtown Bellevue.
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03/17/2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The City of Bellevue has earned national recognition for adopting a plan to support and take advantage of its growing diversity.
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Council Roundup: Tateuchi Center feasibility

02/12/2015
The City Council on Monday previewed a feasibility study for the Tateuchi Center, a proposed 2,000-seat performing arts center in downtown Bellevue.
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City invites questions, comments on Energize Eastside

01/30/2015
The City of Bellevue has hired a consultant to conduct an independent technical analysis of the Energize Eastside project and is inviting input from the public
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Leadership meeting topic Oct. 7: Neighborhood character

10/01/2014
Mayor Claudia Balducci will share her perspective on preserving neighborhood character in an environment of rapid change as part of a conversation at the neighborhood leadership gathering on Tuesday, October 7.
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Council bolsters prospects for performing arts center

05/23/2014
City officials this week provided a big boost in the long-running endeavor to build a major performing arts center in Bellevue.
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New vision for city

05/12/2014
Bellevue is ready to leap ahead.
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Lake to Lake show: A whole new ballgame

04/06/2014
"Bannerwood Park was sitting right here, right across the bridge from us," said Donny Harrel, Seattle University baseball coach.
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Vacancies on four commissions

03/31/2014
The City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on Bellevue's Arts, Planning, Environmental Services and Human Services commissions.
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Nan Campbell celebration Jan. 24

01/16/2014
A celebration of the life of former mayor Nan Campbell will be on Friday, January 24, at Youth Eastside Services, 999 164th Ave. NE, 1-3 p.m.
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Balducci elected mayor

01/06/2014
Bellevue's City Council rang in the new year with an election for mayor and deputy mayor.
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Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing

11/13/2013
A top construction firm in China intends to open an office in Bellevue as a result of an agreement signed today in Beijing by Mayor Conrad Lee and the company's chairman.
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Council Roundup Support for interim zoning ordinance

11/06/2013
Two dozen speakers, a mix of homeowners in neighborhoods near Bellevue College, along with some students, spoke at a public hearing Monday on an interim zoning ordinance.
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Community celebrates West Lake Samm project

10/11/2013
More than 100 community members and project staff came out Thursday to celebrate the completion of improvements on West Lake Sammamish Parkway at a "Phase 1 is Done!" event, hosted by the SAMBICA Camp and Conference Center.
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Council chooses light rail cost saving options

04/23/2013
Decision comes after a multi-year public process; Sound Transit to consider later this week
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Public hearings Monday on light rail, medical marijuana

04/11/2013
The City Council will hold two public hearings on Monday, April 15. One hearing is on cost savings options for the East Link light rail project; the other is on interim zoning to regulate medical marijuana.
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Council Roundup: East Link cost savings considered

04/03/2013
Councilmembers on Monday resumed study of options for lowering costs on segments of the East Link light rail project that run through Bellevue.
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City Council approves code changes for light rail

02/26/2013
The City Council late Monday night unanimously approved changes to the city's land use code that will govern permitting processes, development standards and design guidelines related to the future East Link light rail project.
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Council Roundup: Comments on light rail code changes

02/12/2013
Residents who live near the future East Link light rail line in Bellevue, along with other interested speakers, weighed in Monday on proposed land use code amendments under consideration by the City Council.
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Council to hold hearing on code changes regarding light rail

02/07/2013
The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 11, to take comments on proposed amendments to Bellevue's land use code that will govern permitting, development standards and design guidelines related to the future East Link light rail project.
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Council Roundup: Foul called on roosters

01/29/2013
At the request of some residents troubled by a noisy rooster, the City Council Monday asked staff to draft a proposal limiting ownership of them and peacocks and peahens, noted for their alarming screams.
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Council Roundup: Federal grant for 120th widening

01/08/2013
A plan to widen and improve 120th Avenue Northeast got a boost Monday, with the City Council's acceptance of a federal $1.1 million grant.
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