Published October 29 2021
To meet the great need for affordable housing here, the city is implementing its strategy to add more units. That effort is explored in a front-page story in the October issue of It’s Your City, going to more than 66,000 residential and business addresses in Bellevue this week. Highlights include:
- D’Lights are back on: To cut through the gloom, we announce the return of Garden d’Lights to the Bellevue Botanical Garden, along with the Bellevue Downtown Association’s ice rink and other Season of Cheer activities.
- Eviction prevention and rental assistance: With state moratoria on evictions and utility shut-offs ending, the city is helping people stay housed through rental assistance, mediation between landlords and tenants, and emergency assistance for past-due water bills.
- How to stay safe from COVID-19: With the late summer surge among unvaccinated people and even some who received vaccines, we remind residents of mask/vaccine mandates, along with availability of booster shots.
For the Council Corner column, Councilmember Jennifer Robertson discusses the transportation improvements – from light rail to neighborhood bike lanes to new highway on-ramps – that will conveniently connect Bellevue residents and workers to their destinations.
The next issue of It’s Your City will come out in February.