Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson Media Mentions

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

425 Magazine
Bellevue Ranked 2021’s Best 425 City

"Wow! When we asked readers to vote online to choose the Best of 425, we received thousands of votes. It was great to see many new businesses make this year’s stellar Best of 425 list, as well as repeat winners that definitely should be proud of repeat recognition. Thank you for taking the time to vote, and congrats to everyone who won. The competition was fierce!" … Read More
Bellevue Mayor Robinson statement on verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Today as jurors reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicting him of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 2020 death of George Floyd while in police custody, Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson released the following statement:

The murder of George Floyd was a grave injustice. I hope that moving forward, this tragedy gives us each the motivation to strive for real, positive change in our society and in our existing and future systems. It is critical that all levels of government are more aware of the tremendously important responsibility we have in protecting the lives and wellbeing of all community members. Bellevue stands in solidarity against prejudice, bias, hate and social inequity.

Since the death of George Floyd, the City of Bellevue has enhanced its dedication to making sure everyone who lives, works, or visits the Bellevue community feels safe and is treated with dignity and respect. The City Council signed a pledge in 2020 to review the city’s own police use of force policies. I am proud of the Bellevue Police Department’s ongoing dedication to continuous improvement and their efforts to effectively serve our diverse community.

I am confident we can help advance meaningful change by coming together as neighbors, having tough conversations and building on our common values of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is what makes Bellevue, and our country, so special.Read More

Bellevue Patch
Bellevue Unveils Plan To Curb Serious Injury, Fatal Accidents

"The completion of our Vision Zero strategic plan is a milestone in our effort to make Bellevue streets safer for everyone, no matter how they choose to get around," Mayor Lynne Robinson said in a news release. "I'm looking forward to its implementation because doing so will help our community avoid the pain and loss caused by preventable traffic crashes. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the plan." … Read More

King 5
Bellevue launches ‘Hate has no home here’ campaign

"We are fortunate to all be a part of such a diverse community where neighbors care and support each other. I strongly encourage residents to show their support and report any targeted hate incidents. Let us be clear: hate has no home here," said Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson.
Robinson said the campaign asks people to proclaim, participate and prepare. The city has listed additional resources, including information about how to report a crime on its website.
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425 Business
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Segment Opens in Bellevue

“This project is the first step in completing the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail through Bellevue,” Mayor Lynne Robinson said in a statement. “It will make travel safer for everyone who uses it. It’s also a major milestone in our effort to create a comprehensive and connected pedestrian-bicycle network in our city, for both commuter and recreational use. As a frequent bicycle rider, I’m delighted and look forward to finishing the remaining segments.” … Read More