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.
The Bellevue Aquatic Center has been closed for a few weeks for some annual TLC. They are celebrating their Grand Re-Opening this coming Saturday, Sept 20th with a FREE SWIMMING DAY! Take this opportunity to check out this great facility located right in the East Bellevue Community! Please note the schedule of activities as follows:
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
8–12:30pm FREE lap swim in the Blue Lagoon pool
12:30-2:30pm FREE open swim in the Blue Lagoon pool
8–9am FREE therapy rehab in the Warm Springs pool
9–2:30pm FREE open and therapy swim in the Warm Springs pool
12:30-2:30pm safety demonstrations
Check out the City of Bellevue’s September Issue of Neighborhood News. There are a few great stories about some upcoming events in our area including the Lake Hills Blueberry Festival on Septemeber 6th at Lake Hills Elementary, the Neighborhood Fair at Church of the Resurrection also on September 6th as well as a couple other events coming a bit later in the month!
Choose Your Way Bellevue is a great city run blog full of information to help us get out of our cars and explore more environmentally friendly ways to commute. Solo commuting Bellevue residents can even sign up for the Choose Your Way Bellevue Commute Challenge and win some great prizes! Please take a minute to check out their blog by clicking here – Choose Your Way Bellevue