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    Youth Link announces leadership award winners

    To celebrate Bellevue Youth Link’s 29th year of providing nationally recognized programs and services for Bellevue teens, Youth Link requested nominations of children and teens for their positive influence in the community. The following young people will be honored at the annual Community…
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    Council Roundup: Update on downtown bikeway projects

    At Monday’s extended study session, the City Council was briefed on ongoing efforts and possible next steps to make downtown’s bicycle network safer and more effective. The presentation focused on two downtown areas: Keeping 108th Avenue Bikeway Councilmembers agreed with the Transportation…
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    Council Roundup: Cross-cultural programming work advances

    At Monday’s study session, the City Council explored the results of a requested cross-cultural programming study. After the discussion, councilmembers approved moving forward with a study of physical spaces in the community that could support the ongoing and increasing demand.  The focus of the…
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    City aims to repave 40 miles of roadway in 2019

    Road construction season has kicked off in earnest, led by the city’s annual repaving effort. This year, approximately 40 lane miles of roadway are scheduled for resurfacing around the city, which includes work carried over from last year. The historical average is around 20 lane miles per year…
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    Council Roundup: Aquatic center feasibility study

    At Monday’s study session, the City Council received an update regarding an aquatic center feasibility study. The briefing included a status update on potential partnerships, future policy and financial decisions. Last spring, councilmembers agreed to spend up to $250,000 to study the feasibility,…

    Bellevue honored for data-driven services

    The City of Bellevue has been recognized for using data to improve its services, with Bloomberg Philanthropies putting the city on its honor roll of “What Works Cities.” In announcing the recognition this week, Bloomberg cited Bellevue for incorporating data into its budget process and maintaining…
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    State of the City 2019: Bellevue Bold

    On Tuesday, April 23, Mayor John Chelminiak gave the 2019 “State of the City” presentation to a 200-plus crowd at Meydenbauer Center. The annual event is hosted by the Bellevue Downtown Association. The address highlighted how Bellevue’s intentional planning, focus on creating community and bold…
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    Council Roundup: $100M in transportation projects

    On Monday, the City Council previewed what is anticipated to be a busy season for transportation construction; more than $100 million worth of projects expected to commence this year in Bellevue. The presentation was part of a broader look at the transportation portion of the city’s capital…

    Council Roundup: Progress on year-round shelter

    The City Council continued the discussion at Monday’s extended study session on options available to provide temporary year-round men’s shelter services at Lincoln Center. Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) indicated their desire to manage and privately fund necessary tenant improvements to…

    Volunteers to help with home maintenance

    Residents in need of outside home maintenance can apply for help from a team of volunteers who will tackle yard clean-ups or single-story exterior painting on some 20 Bellevue homes. The “Day of Sharing and Caring” – now in its 12th year – is a partnership of the City of Bellevue and Jubilee REACH…
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