On Nov. 8, 2016, Bellevue voters approved two ballot measures, a levy for fire facilities (Proposition 1) and a transportation-focused Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion levy (Proposition 2). The transportation measure was approved by 54.13 percent of Bellevue voters (31,407).
Revenue from the transportation levy will help the city address a backlog of neighborhood safety, connectivity, sidewalk, bicycle, technology, congestion relief and maintenance projects. The types of projects proposed are intended to better connect people to schools, parks, transit and other services, and to make the transportation system safer.
Through a public process in 2017, the City Council will consider specific projects that will be funded over the next two years through the levy, as an amendment to the Capital Investment Program (CIP) budget. In future years, the council will approve levy projects through the regular biennial budget process for the CIP.
Storyboards from three open houses in late June display the types of projects that could be funded through the ballot measure: