08/01/2014

City of Bellevue Seeks Input on Search for New Fire Chief

Bellevue Firetruck

Following the recent retirement of Bellevue’s fire chief, city officials want to hear from the community as they prepare to launch a nationwide search for a new chief. Residents and anyone else interested in the fire chief recruitment process, are invited to a public meeting to provide input. The event will be 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7, at […]

Bellevue Police State Continues to Grow: Council Approves More Traffic Cameras

red light camera

When the Bellevue City Council first approved a couple of traffic cameras in school zones several years ago, they claimed that it was for “the safety of the children”.  While nobody could rightfully argue they don’t want children to be safe – the council’s action was clearly a play to raise more revenues to pay […]

July 18 deadline to apply for Bellevue Essentials course

City of Bellevue logo

People who live or work in Bellevue and are interested in delving deeper into the structure and operations of city government have until July 18 to apply for the second annual Bellevue Essentials class. The course is an opportunity for participants to learn from key staff, neighborhood leaders, decision makers, elected officials and community leaders. […]

Businesses Gain Job Prospects with MRSC Rosters

MRSC Rosters logo

In a time when competition for work is high, it is important for businesses to learn about as many job opportunities as possible. One area of work that construction and consulting businesses sometimes overlook is government public works contracting. The MRSC Rosters service makes becoming aware of small government projects convenient through a free online […]

Washington / Puget Sound Region Named as One of First 12 Manufacturing Communities Through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program

Puget Sound Regional Council

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities as part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies that help communities attract […]

Bellevue City Council Boosts Prospects for Performing Arts Center Eastside / Tateuchi Center

Tateuchi Center Bellevue

City officials this week provided a big boost in the long-running endeavor to build a major performing arts center in Bellevue. The City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) to advance public and private efforts in support of the proposed Tateuchi Center. Earlier this year the council […]

Free File Alliance & IRS Sign Agreement to Continue Free File Program Through 2015

Free File

The Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS, recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the IRS to continue offering online tax preparation and e-filing services at no cost. The memorandum of understanding between the Free File Alliance and the IRS continues the Free File program through the 2015 […]

Bellevue’s Growth Sparks Council Dialogue on Electricity Needs

City of Bellevue logo

The Bellevue City Council continued its focus on Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project, hearing from both city staff and PSE on the status of the project and the role of the city, PSE and community in determining the route of new, higher-capacity (230 kilovolt) transmission lines proposed through the Eastside. Over the past several months, […]

Tolls on 520 Bridge to Be Hiked AGAIN

Good to Go sticker

According to an email today from “Good to Go” and the Washington State Department of Transportation, tolls on the 520 Lake Washington floating bridge will be increased once again.  This is the 3rd rate hike since WDOT started the tolls to pay to replace the old and failing bridge. This is just another way our extremely […]

World Champion Seattle Seahawks at the White House Today to Meet President Obama

Seattle Seahawks Americas Team

The World Champion Seattle Seahawks, who have taken over the title of America’s Team, are at the White House in Washington DC today to meet the President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama.  The entire championship team from the 2013 season are on hand – including those no longer on the Seahawks roster. […]