Catch-up and talk with neighbors at Tully’s on the first Saturday of each month, 8:30am onwards
Thank you to everyone who attended – we had just over 50 people present and robust discussion as always. Minutes from the SDCC AGM are published at http://surreydowns.cc/sd/sdcc-board The presentation slides are available Annual Meeting 2017 If you would like to leave a comment or continue the discussion, please send mail to register.
SDCC Secretary attended, about 100 present. Mayor Stokes opened with a rather long vision speech (downtown plus neighborhoods) as Bellevue grows into the Innovation hub of the state (GIX, REI HQ, etc.) with the Grand Connection joining east and west Bellevue. Demographics have changed significantly (30% foreign born), what makes Bellevue different is that it is a City of Neighborhoods, it was planned this way. But the neighborhood plan has not been updated for a long time; so going forward this effort is to update area plan.
Chief of Police also spoke praising community engagement. Introduced concept of Sector Captains (SD is West Sector under Captain Lisa Patricelli, firstname.lastname@example.org 425-452-7921. More detail at http://www.bellevuewa.gov/contact-police.htm
Other hot topics (PSE, ST, traffic) were parked; will be interesting to be how these are considered and addressed.
Responsible for updating the neighborhood area plan will be Nicholas Matz, early in 2017. Council will dictate the pace and focus.
Of note: Council Budget meeting 2018 budget review on Nov 21st – SD Park should be in this budget. See http://www.bellevuewa.gov/budget-public-involvement.htmif you want to attend and ensure budget is allocated.
Two upcoming events may be of interest to you:
Its happening now, better hurry down!
|This year, as last, we will gather in the lovely social hall at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 3030 Bellevue Way NE, north on Bellevue Way, less than two miles from Surrey Downs, on Bellevue Way, before the SR 520 junction.
Friday, December 11th, 6 to 8pm
SDCC will provide two roasted turkeys, two baked hams, mashed potatoes and gravy. There will be activities for children and plenty of time to mingle with old and new friends while enjoying delicious food. If the last number of your address is:
Please contact Scott Lampe SDCC President with any questions
Event information and map
The Surrey Downs East Link Committee (SDEC) will hold an informational meeting for Surrey Downs homeowners on Wednesday November 18th at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (10420 SE 11th St, on Bellevue Way next to Bellevue Nursery).