Strategic Target Area: High-Performance Government
Bellevue is characterized by high-performance government. Our residents live in a safe, clean city that promotes healthy living. The perception of safety contributes to the success of businesses and neighborhoods. Police, fire and emergency personnel are seen by citizens every day, and we ensure that these services reflect high standards and pride.
People are attracted to live here because they see that city government is well-managed. Our high quality of customer service ensures that residents realize a direct link between their tax dollar investments and the services they receive. We make public investments wisely, assuring taxpayers that we are living within our means, but also ensuring that we have superb infrastructure to support growing businesses and desirable residential opportunities. We have beautiful public buildings that residents point to with pride. Government plays its role in supporting the careful balance of neighborhoods, commercial and retail growth, diverse residential living opportunities and amenities that characterize Bellevue. City leadership fosters careful long-term planning, responsible financial policy, and thoughtful partnerships with businesses, the nonprofit sector and the region.
We support public engagement and connectivity. Our boards, commissions and other citizen advisory groups assist the City Council in providing superior leadership by representing the diverse interests of the city and providing thoughtful and creative ideas that assure sound policy direction and decisions.
Our residents care for Bellevue. They speak up and collectively work to address our mutual needs. In Bellevue, our residents know that their local government listens, cares about and responds to them.
Council’s Two-Year Priorities for High-Performance Government
- Complete implementation of hearing accessibility within the public meeting areas in the city;
- Develop and implement proactive communication strategies for council engagement with the community, including holding council meetings in the community;
- Identify and implement technologies that improve the city's customer service;
- Establish a long-range financial strategy that includes options that respond to the future operating and capital needs of the city