Homeless Shelter Good Neighbor Agreement; BAM Arts Fair – How to Get There; Youth Link Board Opening


Homeless Shelter Good Neighbor Agreement

The homeless shelter land use code amendment (LUCA) as adopted by Council on July 16th, includes provisions relating to a so-called Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) and Committee. The GNA process is designed to foster communication between the shelter operator and residents of the surrounding neighborhood.

Here’s a summary of who will participate:

  • Up to eight residents who reside within one mile of the shelter;
  • Up to two residents of the city at-large to represent citywide interests;
  • Up to one parent or guardian to represent the K-12 student perspective;
  • Up to three representatives from businesses located within one mile;
  • One shelter operator representative;
  • One shelter services provider representative;
  • One shelter funding organization representative;
  • Up to one human services organization representative.

For more information, see the City’s news release or read Ordinance 6419.

BAM Arts Fair – How to Get There

Long-time Bellevue residents will tell you it has only rained once on Arts Fair Weekend over the last forty years. Regardless, you’ll want to plan how to get in and out of Downtown Bellevue and where to park. Be aware of the following partial closures, Thursday – Sunday:

  • 100th Avenue NE SB, NE 10th to NE 8th, 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM;
  • 100th Avenue NE NB, NE 4th to NE 8th, Thursday, 7 AM – 3 PM and Sunday, 5-10 PM;
  • NE 10th WB, 106th & 108th avenues Thursday, 5-10 PM and Sunday, 5-10 PM;
  • 106th NE in both directions, NE 4th to NE 6th, 6 PM Thursday until 10 PM, Sunday;
  • NE 6th will in both directions, Bellevue Way to 106th NE, 6 PM, Thursday until 10 PM Sunday;
  • 102nd NE in both directions, NE 8th to NE 10th, 7 AM, Friday until 10 PM Sunday.

Parking will be available on the upper floors of the Bellevue Square garage; see BAM ARTS Fair map and driving directions here. Alternatively, skip the hassle and travel via Metro or Sound Transit.

Youth Link Board Opening

For nearly thirty years, Youth Link has been developing young leaders in our community. Now is your chance to support this partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks Department and Bellevue Public Schools, by joining the Youth Link Board.

The Board is split between adult and youth volunteers and meets once to a month to oversee implementation and funding of Youth Link’s action agenda. Examples of past projects include the Bellevue Skate Park, Youth Council and Youth Court.

Learn more or apply by August 3rd here.