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    A message from the chief regarding new laws and policing

    Dear Bellevue Community,  Recent mandated police reforms passed by the Legislature in Washington state reflect changing societal expectations on the role of law enforcement and focus on reducing…
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    Neighborhood Walks hit the streets (and screens)

    After a year of virtual programming, the city's Neighborhood Walks program will again be in person throughout Bellevue neighborhoods in 2021. Bellevue's Leadership Team (including the city manager,…
    City Manager Brad Miyake speaks at a Neighborhood Walk.

    Council Roundup: Eastside Men’s Shelter and other housing projects funding approved

    Plus, Human Services recommendations, Environmental Stewardship progress report, and code amendment for East Bellevue parking minimums  On Monday evening the City Council unanimously approved…
    Illustration of Eastgate Men's Shelter

    Shirley appointed interim police chief

    City Manager Brad Miyake has appointed Wendell J. Shirley to lead the Bellevue Police Department, while the city begins the process of looking for a permanent replacement. Shirley, hired as assistant…
    City Manager Brad Miyake with interim Police Chief Wendell Shirley

    Permit center reopens

    Virtual permit center appointments also available Beginning Monday, July 19, the Bellevue Permit Center at City Hall will reopen for in-person services weekdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Development Services…

    Communities of Color Coordinating Team selected

    Welcome event July 21 for team driving equity initiative The community is invited to take part in the launch of the Bellevue Centers Communities of Color Initiative and meet the team of community…
    Illustration of colorful silhouettes for Bellevue Centers Communities of Color Initiative

    Free movies return to Downtown, Crossroads parks

    Movies in the Park are back at Downtown Park on Tuesday, Aug. 10 and 17, and Crossroads Park on Thursday, Aug. 12 and 19, with seating starting at 7:30 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk. A 40-foot…
    A crowd is at Downtown Park to watch a summer movie.

    Applications due soon for '21 Bellevue Essentials

    Apply by July 23 for civic engagement course  If you have a passion for learning more about your local city and how its government operates and want to connect with others interested in civic…
    A park ranger meets with the Bellevue Essentials class of 2019 at Lewis Creek Park.

    Council Roundup: Affordable housing capital funding approved

    Plus, transportation projects update, support for Best Starts for Kids Levy, and Interim Official Controls enacted On Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to use $8 million in existing city…
    Illustration of Eastgate Men's Shelter

    Bellevue among top cities using data to improve services

    City achieves What Works Cities certification Bellevue has been recognized with the 2021 What Works Cities certification, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. Bellevue…
    Bellevue's Leadership Team poses at City Hall with the What Works Cities plaque.
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