Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson Media Mentions

A Note from Lynne Robinson
My Civic Record

Last week, Bellevue was awarded a National America Cities Award, one of only 10 cities in the country, for our resilience and equity demonstrated during 2020. During a pandemic, when local government became a 24/7 job as emerging needs revealed themselves by the hour, council’s first action was to allocate over $1,000,000 of our council … Continued
Council Roundup: Eastside Men’s Shelter and other housing projects funding approved

On Monday evening the City Council unanimously approved funding for three housing efforts in Bellevue, including the Eastside Men’s Shelter, Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing and the acquisition of Illahee Apartments to preserve those affordable housing units. Funding from Bellevue of $3.6 million to support cost increases on the men’s shelter construction at the Eastgate Master Development was approved on the consent calendar. … Read More

Downtown Bellevue Network
Facebook Expands Footprint in Bellevue’s Spring District with Fourth Building Lease

According to a representative for Wright Runstad & Company and Shorenstein Properties, Facebook has signed a pre-lease for its planned 330,000 square foot Block 5 project in the Spring District. This is the fourth building in the Spring District to be leased by Facebook. Block 5, located in the transit-oriented and sustainable neighborhood, will be 11 stories and 345,000 square feet in size. It is a part of Phase 3 of the Spring District’s build-out. The address is 1615 123rd Avenue Northeast. … Read More

Seattle Foundation
2021 East King County Community Fund Grants

Mayor Lynne Robinson was proud to work alongside the Seattle Foundation and a coalition of East King County philanthropists and community leaders to establish the East King County Community Fund. Seattle Foundation grants $550,000 to community-based organizations with offices and services in East King County that are helping individuals and families navigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. … Read More
Council Roundup: 2020 budget performance better than expected

On Monday, the City Council unanimously voted to accept federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed by Congress to address the impacts of COVID-19. The approval was part of a larger budget briefing that included an update on the city’s finances. … Read More

Travel and Leisure
50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. – #10 Bellevue

Niche ranked the best places to live in the U.S. according to their overall livability, considering factors like quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities.
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425 Business
Bellevue Mayor, Deputy Mayor Share Progress in State of City Talk

Asked about top-of-mind challenges from the pandemic and looking forward, Robinson said,“I think the biggest challenge is going to be working with the families and the businesses that were struggling before COVID,” which exacerbated those challenges. ... Robinson said the city is working hard on incentivizing more affordable housing. “There is a tremendous need for affordable housing in Bellevue,” she said. Only 10 percent of the city’s housing is affordable to a family of four earning $80,000 a year or less, “so that’s a lot of people who work in Bellevue that can’t afford to live here,” she said.   … Read More