Bellevue Hires New City Attorney; Neighborhood Transportation Levy Update


Bellevue Hires New City Attorney

Late last year, longtime Bellevue City Attorney Lori Riordan retired from public service. Now the City has announced her successor, Kathy Gerla. After decades of experience practicing law in our state, including stints as an assistant state attorney general and deputy county prosecutor, Kathy will join the City of Bellevue’s leadership team.

A native of Eastern Washington, Kathy now resides in the Newport Hills neighborhood of Bellevue. If you see her at City Hall or out in the community, please give Kathy a warm welcome.

Neighborhood Transportation Levy Update

For many Chamber members and their employees, simply getting to and from work each day can be a challenge on congested local arterials. In 2016, the Chamber strongly supported Bellevue Proposition Two – otherwise known as the Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Relief levy.

Now is your chance to find out how the City has spent levy proceeds so far and help shape future project selection. Mark your calendar for one of the following open houses:

  • Open House: Study of 156th Ave SE All-way Stop Intersections, Jan. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Lake Hills Library, 15590 Lake Hills Blvd (Details in mailer)
  • Open House: SE 8th Street and Lake Hills Connector Intersection Studies, Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street.
  • Open House: Lakemont Blvd SE at Forest Drive SE and at SE Newport Way, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center. (Details in mailer)