Back to School Safety; Neighborhood Leadership Gathering; Bellevue Network on Aging


Back to School Safety

With K-12 students returning to the classroom last week, now is always a good time to be extra careful while driving in school zones!

When yellow lights are flashing, that means the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH. Just as important, when you see flashing red lights or a school bus with a stop sign deployed, do not attempt to pass and bring your vehicle to complete stop.

And for the first time in close to 50 years, there is a completely new elementary school in town. Please slow down and watch for pedestrians, as you approach the new Wilburton Elementary at the corner of NE 1st and 124th NE, near the Bellevue Botanical Garden and Wilburton Hill Park.

Be sure your own children know the rules of the road and if you would like to learn more about how you can help reduce congestion around school zones, take a look at the Bellevue School Pool program, now in its third year.

Enjoy the September sunshine and be careful in school zones!

Neighborhood Leadership Gathering

Twice a year, neighborhood leaders from across the city gather to exchange information and ideas and learn how services are delivered. The next gathering is just around the corner and the focus will be on all things relating to Bellevue Public Utilities. Unlike other city departments, Utilities is operated as an enterprise fund, meaning all its operating and capital costs must be covered by ratepayers.

Here’s your chance to become an expert on surface water management and storm water retention, sewer collection and treatment, as well as recycling and conservation. You’ll also learn about how Bellevue Utilities plans for future capital needs and just maybe, information about the new smart meter system, scheduled to come online in 2019.

Mark your calendar for the Neighborhood Leadership Gathering on Thursday, Sept. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Bellevue Service Center, 2901 115th Ave. NE. Learn more or register here.

Bellevue Network on Aging

According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day and as they age, are likely to increase as a share of Bellevue’s population. The City is seeking two new members for the Bellevue Network on Aging, which serves the needs of seniors who choose to age in place in our community. The mission of the group is to advise the Department of Parks and Community Services, which delivers all Aging Services programming.