Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from this informational video: What is NEP?

Wilburton in project scoping/review phase

Wilburton residents, the project submission phase for NEP in the Wilburton area closed on May 19. City staff is evaluating the ideas residents submitted against NEP criteria. Eligible projects, which will be included on a ballot, will be presented at an open House, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16*, at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St.

* Meeting date subject to change, depending upon social distancing guidelines.

Crossroads in voting phase (en español)

Crossroads residents, eight projects are on your ballot. Now is the time to vote for your top three and return the POSTAGE PAID ballot that each household received in early June. Deadline for voting is Friday, July 24.  Voting is BY MAIL ONLY and limited to ONE BALLOT PER HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS.

A previously scheduled June 11 open house was canceled due to the "Stay Home" order.

A copy of the mailed voters pamphlet and individual project boards, with complete project descriptions, are available on the Crossroads Neighborhood Area web page.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program provides Bellevue residents with the opportunity to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
 
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