Bellevue operates under a City Council/City Manager form of government. An elected council sets the general policies of the city, which the city manager and staff implement. Staff assigned to different departments (see "departments" under City Hall for a complete list) provide essential services to residents.
Seven residents serve part-time as members of the City Council. Elected at-large, they serve staggered four-year terms. The council members, in turn, select a mayor and deputy mayor from among themselves. The council meets weekly. Council Meetings
As the city’s chief executive officer, the city manager reports to the council and oversees all city operations.
Several boards and commissions, with volunteer members appointed by council, provide detailed study and recommendations on important policy matters.
Bellevue's Government Organization