Cougar Mountain/Lakemont NEP now in voting phase through Oct 24
Cougar Mountain/Lakemont residents - 13 projects are on your ballot. Now’s the time to vote for your top three projects and return the POSTAGE PAID ballot that each household received in early September to determine which projects will be funded with the $377,000 budget allocated for your neighborhood area.
Deadline for voting is Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Voting is BY MAIL ONLY and limited to ONE BALLOT PER HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS.
The voter’s pamphlet and project boards for each of the 13 proposed projects can be found on the Cougar Mountain/Lakemont Neighborhood Area page on the link found on the left column of this page or by clicking: Cougar Mountain/Lakemont | City of Bellevue (bellevuewa.gov)
Eastgate/Factoria NEP votes are in
Eastgate/Factoria residents –Watch for your Project Announcement Newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in mid-September. Thanks to those residents who participated in the voting to determine how the $370,000 NEP funding would be spent in your neighborhood area.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the NEP process. Please return the postage paid evaluation card included with your Announcement Newsletter or submit your comments online using the Evaluation link located in the left column on this page. Deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 26.
The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 14 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $7 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.
Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from the video "What is NEP?"
When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence.
- Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
- Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
- Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
- Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
- Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.