Magic Season in Bellevue Street Closures; King County Charter Review; Human Services Commission Open


Magic Season in Bellevue Street Closures & Traffic Map

The Holidays have arrived and with them, Magic Season in Downtown Bellevue. Whether you plan to experience the Snowflake Lane At The Bellevue Collection, take a turn on the ice rink in Downtown Park, experience the beauty of Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden or take a quiet stroll on Main Street, be sure to consider your travel and parking destinations ahead of time.

  • In general, be prepared for the following nightly closures during the Snowflake Lane show, which begins at 7:00pm on Bellevue Way NE, from NE 4th Street to NE 8th from 6:45 – 7:45 PM;
  • NE 6th Street, from 105th Avenue NE to Bellevue Way NE, will be closed 6-7:45 PM.

And be sure to consult with the City’s interactive, live traffic map before you begin your trip.

King County Charter Review

Local government experts know that King County is one of only seven with home rule charters, allowing them to adopt their own form of government that may depart from the commission form prescribed by state law.

Back in 1968, a Board of Freeholders proposed a county charter which was adopted by the voters and every ten years since then, a commission has been formed to review the county charter and propose amendments to the voters.

Members of the general public have a chance to weigh-in on possible changes to the charter on any number of topics including the perennial favorite, whether we should have a separately elected office of county sheriff.

Learn more about the charter review process and take a survey here.

Human Services Commission Opening

One of the best ways to get involved in public life, is to serve as a member of a municipal government board or commission. The City of Bellevue is now seeking applicants for a vacant position on its Human Services Commission. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the City Council concerning human services planning and funding, including regional service integration strategies.

If you’d like to be considered for this opening, fill out and return a paper or online application no later than December 7th, 2018. Learn more at the Commission’s webpage.