Community engagement is well underway. Here are upcoming events:
♦ Community Discussions on the City's Vision November 12, 2013 and December 3, 2013
In the spring the city heard from the community its "best ideas" for Bellevue in the Best Ideas campaign. These ideas are now being used to help shape Bellevue's vision for the future. As the city sets its plan for the future it needs to continue to hear from neighborhoods how to address issues like transportation, housing and parks. Coffee and conversations are upcoming in smaller discussions among neighborhood leaders, residents and city planners. Families are welcome. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Michelle Luce email@example.com:
♦ November 12, 2013, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastgate Elementary
♦ December 3, 2013, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Interlake High School library
♦ Joint Commissions Forum: Environmental Stewardship and the Comprehensive Plan Update, Tuesday November 19, 2013
This joint meeting, to be held at Bellevue City Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., will facilitate a discussion among the city's boards and commissions about the Comprehensive Plan's environmental policies. It is an opportunity for board and commission members to discuss the latest environmental trends and how the Comprehensive Plan update process can address them. The meeting structure will include a combination of staff presentation, question and answer survey, and table discussion that will help determine staff's next steps moving forward. Input from board and commission members will help identify how to update the Environmental Element and other environment-related policies in the Comprehensive Plan.
Read about objectives, strategies, and tools presented to the City Council in May, 2013.
How can I take part in the Comprehensive Plan update, and who should I contact?
The city's boards and commissions are continuing to review city policies and the plan for the future. Get involved in this important update of the city's long-range plan. Ask to be put on the update email contacts list, and subscribe to page alerts. Send your thoughts and comments to:
• Paul Inghram AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 425 452-4070
• Nicholas Matz AICP, Senior Planner email@example.com 425 452-5371
• The Bellevue Planning Commission PlanningCommission@bellevuewa.gov
Milestones in Public Engagement
♦ Joint Boards and Commissions Forum, January 2013
♦ Community Forum hosted by the East Bellevue Community Council, January 2013
♦ Bellevue's Best Ideas campaign, May through July 2013
♦ Ongoing review by the Planning Commission and other city boards and commissions, 2012-2013
♦ Bellevue Chamber of Commerce December 12, 2012