• Hot Topics and Initiatives

    The city is dedicated to providing essential services to residents, but it focuses attention on certain issues of major importance. Hot topics include projects with or by other agencies in Bellevue that have an impact on residents.

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    The city is building its 2021-22 budget. The process includes multiple opportunities for public involvement. Learn more
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    To sustain Bellevue's livability and economic vitality, the city has developed an affordable housing strategy. Learn more about the affordable housing strategy.

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    Following the tragic death of George Floyd, citizens across the nation and here locally have been moved to address the continued reality of systemic racism. Mayor Lynne Robinson, with the support of the City Council, has pledged to review police use of force in Bellevue to identify whether any reforms are needed. Read more on the Council Pledge page.
    In concert with county and state public health officials, the city is taking actions and making recommendations to help protect residents from the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more on our COVID-19 information page. For a running list of daily updates on the virus view our updates page. For business assistance, access our business resources page. For vaccine information and to sign up for updates, view our COVID-19 vaccine page.
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    An effort to ensure the city provides equitable services to a population that has seen dramatic shifts in age, race and place of birth. Learn more about the Diversity Advantage.

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    Integrating the East Link light rail station under construction at the intersection of Main Street and 112th Avenue with the surrounding neighborhoods, including developing a transit-oriented district. Learn more about the East Main Transit-Oriented District.

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    Representing the interests of Bellevue residents and businesses as Sound Transit's East Link light rail line comes through our city. Learn more about East Link.

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    Planning for electrical facilities to meet growing demand, while protecting residents' interests. Learn more about electrical facilities planning.

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    Since 2006, the city has worked to protect the environment in Bellevue through policies and programs that facilitate conservation and minimize pollution. Learn more about Environmental Stewardship

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    The city is building a new fire station to better serve residents in the Northwest Bellevue, downtown and BelRed areas. Fire Station 10 will improve response times for fire and medical emergencies.
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    Establishing a vision for a non-motorized corridor through downtown that will create new opportunities for connectivity and community identity. Learn more about the Grand connection.

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    Collaborating with residents, the city is drafting new long-range plans for each neighborhood area to ensure they can adapt to changing needs while retaining their distinct character. Learn more about Great Neighborhoods. Please participate in the effort at EngagingBellevue.

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    With the number of unsheltered people on the Eastside growing steadily, the city is engaged in multiple efforts to address homelessness, including siting a men's shelter. Learn more about homelessness in Bellevue.

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    Efforts to make Bellevue easier and safer for people walking and riding bicycles, including adding sidewalks, bike lanes and trails. Learn more about walking and biking improvements.

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    Using technology to deliver better, more efficient services, developing a dashboard, advanced water meters and expansion of intelligent transportation systems. Learn more about Smart City.

    A consent degree governing "tent cities" on property owned by religious organizations will expire in January 2020. Before then, the city is working to amend its land use code regarding temporary encampments.
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    Efforts by the city to preserve and maintain the tree canopy in this "city in a park." Learn more about trees and our city.