The Upcoming City of Bellevue City Fall Election Cycle:
This year there are three City Council positions open. The incumbents are Lynne Robinson, Jared Nieuwenhuis and Conrad Lee. The challengers are Gina Johnson, Ruth Lipscomb and Dexter Borbe. The MBNA had planned to hold a Candidate Forum in October as we have for the last 13 years when there have been City Council elections. Our event was scheduled on October 14th at the Overlake Golf Club.
However, due to the increase in COVID cases and the Delta Variant, we have decided to cancel this in-person event. We have made arrangements with three other Neighborhood Associations for our MBNA members to attend ZOOM Candidate Forum events which are as follows:
Lake Hills: Thursday, October 7th, 7:00 p.m. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4254665345. All questions will be moderated through chat.
Newport Hills: Tuesday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m. The Zoom link will be published the week before the event on the Newport Hills website and Facebook page. (See links below.) No chat available, but the organizers will accept written questions sent to: email@example.com by October 10th.
Facebook: (20+) Newport Hills Community Club | Facebook
Bridle Trails: Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. / Further information to come.
Oct 13 - 6:30 PM East Link update with Lochleven, Vuecrest & Meydenbauer:
The Lochleven Community Association has confirmed the following meeting with Sound Transit. This is important that your voice is heard. The meeting will include a review and examination of the upcoming changes to transit once light rail is running from downtown Bellevue. This is a input pivotal meeting before routes are finalized. If you are wondering on the impact to getting to downtown Seattle, the International District, UW or Seattle Center to watch the Krakens, you should attend. Major changes are coming to multiple routes including the 271, 550 and others. With these change, bus routes are shifting and will terminate at South Bellevue P&R or Mercer Island, requiring a transfer to the light rail. Attend to share your concerns and suggestions. Time: Oct 13, 2021 06:30-7:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87385057969
Meydenbauer Bay Park Update:
This summer we had good traffic at Meydenbauer Bay Park. The REI Kayak and Paddleboard Rental Program was very popular. The increase in security hours was successful, with both Park Ranger and Security Services enforcing park hours, and the lifeguards were excellent.
MBNA Board Members have been meeting with the City of Bellevue Park Department officials on the planning for Phase 11 was delayed due to COVID restrictions and the inability to conduct in-person meetings. It is expected that this will start with design work in mid 2022.
Milfoil treatment took place in mid-July with the City of Bellevue, the various condos around the Bay, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, and 35 single-family residents around the Bay participating. As usual, the Mercer Island Marine Patrol who patrol the Bay under contract with the City of Bellevue did an excellent job.
Thank you for your support.
Rod Bindon, President
Meydenbauer Bay Neighbors Association
The MBNA is a 501C3 Non-Profit Corporation. Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of Meydenbauer Bay. As we approach the planning, design, and eventual construction of Phase II of the park, it is anticipated that we will be hiring consultants in the areas of Traffic, Parking, Design, and Legal. Donations can be made using Paypal or mail check to:
1100 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 8A
Bellevue, WA 98004