The November issue of the City of Bellevue’s Neighborhood News is out and there’s a great article in it about the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Mini City Hall located in Crossroads Mall. Also, please take a minute to review the last page which lists a calendar of city meetings for the month of November including the East Bellevue Community Council meeting this coming Tuesday, November 4th – 6:30pm at the Lake Hills Clubhouse. The council will have a representative from the Washington State Department of Transportation talking about possible new tolling and HOV lanes on 405 through Bellevue. Should be an interesting meeting!
Puget Sound Energy is currently working on Energize Eastside – a project to build a new electric substation and higher capacity transmission lines to serve homes and businesses on the Eastside. This effort will upgrade the existing transmission system and provide more dependable power for all Eastside communities for many years to come.
A sizeable project such as this doesn’t come without some controversy and at least questions from concerned residents and businesses whose property may be affected by new or changing power lines. Puget Sound Energy has been hosting Community Advisory Group Meetings the past few months and has another planned in Bellevue on Wednesday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue. Please consider attending this meeting to learn more and get involved.
The Bridle Trails neighborhood is one that could potentially be affected by this project. They will be discussing the project at their community meeting this Thursday evening, October 2nd at Cherry Crest Elementary beginning at 7pm.
Please take a minute to review the Puget Sound Energy Energize Eastside website to learn more about the project. The site includes good information about the growth and energy needs in our area as well as potential routes for these new transmission lines and even photo simulations.