Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson Media Mentions

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

Bellevue Patch
Bellevue Begins Mobile Vaccination Efforts At Adult Family Homes

The Bellevue Fire Department's mobile vaccination is making good progress in reaching residents and staff of adult family homes, having administered first doses to more than 100 people in just a few days. The Bellevue City council received an update on the team's work during a meeting earlier in the week. … Read More

Press Release
Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson to Run for Re-Election to City Council

Robinson touts record on affordable housing, economy, and community priorities; pledges continued action on pandemic response

Bellevue – Today, Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson announced that she will seek a third term on the Bellevue City Council.

“I’m proud of my record as Mayor and on the City Council,” said Robinson. “In good times and through the challenges of the past year, we’ve come together to deliver real progress on community priorities and keep our city on a cutting-edge path toward a prosperous future. I’m running for reelection to ensure proven leadership during the pandemic and to continue serving Bellevue neighbors when this crisis ends and beyond.”

Elected by her peers on the city council to serve as Bellevue’s mayor since 2020, Robinson has led the city’s COVID-19 response – connecting communities with needed resources; coordinating support for local businesses, including special attention for small, minority-owned businesses; and protecting needed services while passing a balanced budget.

“As we combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges of a growing region, I will continue to put our community first and bring thoughtful, collaborative, and forward thinking leadership to our city,” said Robinson. “By creating new jobs, more affordable housing, implementing transportation solutions to address congestion, and protecting our parks and green spaces, Bellevue can remain a shining example for our region as a thriving and welcoming city.”

On the city council, Robinson has spearheaded efforts to tackle the region’s affordability crisis, helping to develop and implement the city’s affordable housing plan. In her third term, Robinson looks to continue bringing stakeholders together to build and preserve affordable housing, provide services and shelter for the homeless, and protect neighborhood character, parks, and open spaces.

A longtime Bellevue resident, Robinson listens to local needs and has a proven track record of delivering for the community, including advocating for a new multicultural center, local workforce development, environmental stewardship and safe routes to school while ensuring an accountable, responsive municipal government. Robinson additionally serves as a co-chair of the League of Minority Voters.

This record of local action, along with her collaborative approach, has earned her broad support and endorsements from local elected and community leaders. Robinson enters the race with the backing of fellow councilmembers John Stokes, Jennifer Robertson, and Jared Nieuwenhuis. She is also endorsed by Executive Dow Constantine, County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, State Senator Patty Kuderer, State Representatives Tana Senn and Amy Walen, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, and Mercer Island Mayor Benson Wong.

“We’ve been able to bridge political differences and accomplish great things in Bellevue by coming together, developing comprehensive solutions, and putting into action policies that are right for our city’s students, seniors, workers, and businesses,” said Robinson. “I’m grateful for the support of my council colleagues and other local partners – I know by working together across our city and region, we will keep Bellevue moving forward.” … Read More

Podcast: JCooperTravels and Mayor Lynne Robinson

Jacqui Cooper (JCooperTravels) chats with Dr. Lynne Robinson, Mayor of Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue is known for its wonderful trails to hike, its comfortable lifestyle, its business innovation & its cultural activities. Dr. Robinson speaks about how Bellevue is known for its accessible playgrounds & parks to welcome all visitors. … Read More

Amazon bringing 10,000 more jobs, new buildings to Bellevue

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson welcomed the news of thousands of additional Amazon jobs and $1 million grant.

"I want to thank the company for their generous support of critical services during this time of economic recovery," she said. "The city looks forward to expanding our partnership with Amazon and creating new opportunities for all Bellevue residents." … Read More

425 Business
Bellevue Poised to Emerge Stronger from Pandemic, Leaders Say

Robinson and Nieuwenhuis highlighted some of the City’s responses to the pandemic, including from the BDA and Bellevue Chamber, such as posting critical information on websites, distributing personal protection equipment, navigating loan programs, deferring local small-business taxes, suspending water shutoffs, permitting expanded outdoor dining, and distributing postcards and flyers with key information in multiple languages. … Read More