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Opportunity for All!

Affordable Housing: Ensuring those who work and provide services in Bellevue can afford to live here, preventing displacement of seniors and young families, and addressing homelessness through a regional response.

  • Create a comprehensive housing plan with diverse housing types and price ranges.

  • Promote density near transit centers and fostering mixed-use development.

  • Engage with developers to drive the expansion of affordable housing units.

  • Advocate for state and federal funding to support affordable housing initiatives.

  • Work regionally to combat homelessness with holistic solutions.

  • Back measures to prevent the displacement of seniors and young families.

  • Enhance and streamline the permitting process for housing projects.

Safe and Healthy Communities: Improving public safety through targeted investments in proven solutions and connecting vulnerable individuals and communities with essential resources and support.

  • Increase funding for public safety, prioritizing law enforcement hiring, training and retention.

  • Allocate resources to effective community policing and crime reduction methods.

  • Strengthen emergency response and disaster preparedness services.

  • Expand mental health and substance use treatment programs.

  • Support neighborhood and community organizations focused on crime prevention and violence reduction.

  • Partner with nonprofits to provide crucial resources to vulnerable individuals and communities.

A Sustainable Bellevue: Taking urgent local action to mitigate climate change, improving transportation, and reducing congestion.

  • Enhance road capacity through responsible expansion to reduce congestion and idle vehicle emissions.

  • Support public transportation initiatives and expand pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

  • Encourage carpooling, ride-sharing, and the integration of technologies like autonomous driving and smart parking.

  • Advocate for renewable energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Implement green building and energy efficiency standards while leveraging state funding for investment-grade energy audits in public buildings.

  • Promote sustainable urban planning and green spaces. Enhance the tree canopy through both preservation and the addition of new trees.

Education and Workforce Development: Collaborating with local employers, schools, educational institutes, and unions to provide comprehensive training programs that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to secure high-paying jobs that align with the dynamic demands of the modern workforce.

  • Cultivate collaborations among Bellevue schools, Bellevue College, local employers, and community organizations.

  • Develop training initiatives tailored to the requirements of local businesses.

  • Facilitate apprenticeship programs and vocational training.

  • Guarantee access to quality education and career pathways for all residents.

 

Community Engagement: Embodying Bellevue’s motto “our diversity is our strength” in tangible and measurable ways; ensuring our city is welcoming to all, inclusive, and equitable.

  • Increase community investment and engagement by actively involving residents, community members, and workers in discussions about the future of our neighborhoods.

  • Keeping the public informed, involved, and inspired about the place they call home.

  • Create opportunities for neighborhoods to participate in decision-making, ensuring their voices are heard.

  • Provide dedicated funding for arts and cultural programs that reflect the rich diversity of our community, celebrating our heritage and fostering creativity.

  • Extend support to community-based organizations that work to promote diversity and inclusion, building a stronger Bellevue.

  • Foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Effective Budgetary Oversight: Utilizing data and operational efficiencies to make the most effective use of Bellevue Tax Dollars.

  • Establish a transparent budget process with regular hearings for resident input.

  • Prioritize essential services and allocate resources efficiently.

  • Utilize data and performance metrics to monitor effective spending.

  • Conduct routine audits of city finances and operations.

  • Identify and eliminate wasteful spending through data-driven analysis.

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