Scorecard 2019

One Bellevue Scorecard

With a booming economy and hot real estate market, Bellevue is facing challenges such as traffic woes, lack of affordable housing, increasing property taxes, and prolific development activity without sufficient infrastructure improvements. We need strong leadership to make Bellevue a great place to live for all our residents.

One of the goals of One Bellevue is to educate the Bellevue voters about the candidates and their position on local issues of importance. This November, the Bellevue citizens will vote on four of the seven council positions. Councilmembers serve a term of four years. We are not endorsing candidates; however, by sharing known data and facts we hope to encourage the voters to do their own research and vote this November.  

Ballots mailed

Wednesday, October 16th

Deadline to register or update your registration online or by mail.

Monday, October 28th

Election day: Ballots by mail postmarked

Tuesday, November 5th

Election day: Ballots drop off by ballot box

Tuesday, November 5th by 8pm

 

Position 1

Position 3

Position 5

Position 7

John Stokes

John Stokes

Holly Zhang

Holly Zhang

Jeremy Barksdale

Jeremy Barksdale

Stephanie Walter

Stephanie Walter

Janice Zahn

Janice Zahn

JD Yu

JD Yu

Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

James Bible

James Bible

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s overall growth?

No Response

Mandate affordable housing

Affordable housing fee

Upzone benefits public

No Response

Represent neighborhood when balancing with business

Include seniors in city vision

Help people stay in affordable housing

Housing easier to build

Variety of housing choices

Affordable housing fee

More transit oriented development

Upzone benefits public

Multi-family tax exemption for affordable housing

Grow where supported by infrastructure

Affordable housing fee

More transit oriented development

Upzone benefits public 

Which strategies would you support to develop Bellevue’s economic growth? 

No Response

Diversity first

Expand “tech startups” program

Increase minimum wage

No Response

No unnecessary tax increases

No income tax, no head tax

Outstanding service for lower cost

Support innovation & growth: artists, entrepreneurs, businesses

Invest, grow, and “made in” Bellevue 

Grow existing businesses first

Balance job sectors

Expand “tech startups” program

Business development

Consistent Eastside regulations

Encourage family-wage jobs

Diversity first

Fill workforce gaps

Increase minimum wage

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s residential growth?

No Response

 

Complete neighborhood planning Increase Affordable Housing Goal

Allow Backyard Rental Units 

No Response

Advocate for affordable housing

See above

Complete neighborhood planning

Lower code standards

Housing innovations

Complete neighborhood planning

Maintain our growth corridors

Neighborhoods decide on DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Increase Affordable Housing Goal

Lower code standards

Duplexes/triplexes in Single Family

Which changes do you support to improve Bellevue’s neighborhood character & livability?

No Response

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Allow rooming houses citywide

More upzones

No Response

Fund first responders: highest level of service

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

More “Mother-in-law” units

More shopping center re-development

Allow rooming houses citywide

Encourage ownership

Increase residential in growth corridors to keep neighborhoods stable

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Allow rooming houses citywide

More upzones

Which strategies do you support to reach Bellevue’s tree canopy goal?

No Response

Plant in new suburban

Tax cuts for trees

Plant in new urban

No Response

No Response

Planting partnerships

Trees giveaways

Higher cutting fines

Planting partnerships

Tax cuts for trees

Plant in new urban

Planting partnerships

Trees giveaways

Buy open space

Planting partnerships

Tax cuts for trees

Buy open space

What projects will you support using the 2020-2025 King County parks levy ($4.4m for Bellevue, with $200m in available grants)?

No Response

High use parks

Grand Connection

Neighborhood parks

No Response

Protect, preserve, and maintain existing

Regional aquatic center

Grand Connection

Cultural Center

Cultural center

High use parks

Neighborhood parks

Regional aquatic center

Open space

Cultural center

Cultural center

Open space

Regional aquatic center

How would you reduce traffic congestion?

No Response

Improve I-405

More sidewalks

Charge developers more

No Response

Leverage technology

Innovative & creative solutions

 

Coordinate multimodal plans

Mitigation during transportation construction 

Build a robust multimodal system

More car lanes

Charge developers more

Improve I-405

Improve I-90

Improve & increase mobility for ALL modes

Improve I-405

More bike lanes

Charge developers more

How should we address the backlog of motor vehicle congestion projects?

No Response

Construction fees

Loans

Grants

No Response

No Response

Evaluate increasing funding to accelerate congestion relief projects

Get feedback from communities

Grants

Bonds

Construction fees

State & Federal grants

Construction fees

Increase property tax

Grants

What would you change to help people out of homelessness more quickly?

No Response

Housing First

Employment First

More housing

No Response

No Response

Partner with Eastside cities

Partner to increase services

Partner for strategies for services resistant individuals

Evaluate providers

Expert studies

Realtime data analysis

Provide shelter, drug/alcohol treatment

Provide job, mental health, housing assistance

Housing First

Employment First

 

How should the city ensure the safety of both the people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community when an individual refuses services or is banned from a shelter?

No Response

On-site behavior management

Enforce laws

Police plan

No Response

Bellevue parks: no camping or substance abuse

Work with social services agencies, law enforcement & professionals with experience working with the services-resistant individuals on protocol & strategies

Enforce laws

Shelter resistant reports

Shelter security

Enforce laws

On-site behavior management

Police plan

Enforce laws

On-site behavior management

City emergency service group

 

 

 

Position 1

John Stokes

John Stokes

Holly Zhang

Holly Zhang

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s overall growth?

No Response

Mandate affordable housing

Affordable housing fee

Upzone benefits public

Which strategies would you support to develop Bellevue’s economic growth? 

No Response

Diversity first

Expand “tech startups” program

Increase minimum wage

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s residential growth?

No Response

 

Complete neighborhood planning Increase Affordable Housing Goal

Allow Backyard Rental Units 

Which changes do you support to improve Bellevue’s neighborhood character & livability?

No Response

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Allow rooming houses citywide

More upzones

Which strategies do you support to reach Bellevue’s tree canopy goal?

No Response

Plant in new suburban

Tax cuts for trees

Plant in new urban

What projects will you support using the 2020-2025 King County parks levy ($4.4m for Bellevue, with $200m in available grants)?

No Response

High use parks

Grand Connection

Neighborhood parks

How would you reduce traffic congestion?

No Response

Improve I-405

More sidewalks

Charge developers more

How should we address the backlog of motor vehicle congestion projects?

No Response

Construction fees

Loans

Grants

What would you change to help people out of homelessness more quickly?

No Response

Housing First

Employment First

More housing

How should the city ensure the safety of both the people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community when an individual refuses services or is banned from a shelter?

No Response

On-site behavior management

Enforce laws

Police plan

 

Position 3

Jeremy Barksdale

Jeremy Barksdale

Stephanie Walter

Stephanie Walter

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s overall growth?

No Response

Represent neighborhood when balancing with business

Include seniors in city vision

Which strategies would you support to develop Bellevue’s economic growth? 

No Response

No unnecessary tax increases

No income tax, no head tax

Outstanding service for lower cost

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s residential growth?

No Response

Advocate for affordable housing

Which changes do you support to improve Bellevue’s neighborhood character & livability?

No Response

Fund first responders: highest level of service

Which strategies do you support to reach Bellevue’s tree canopy goal?

No Response

No Response

What projects will you support using the 2020-2025 King County parks levy ($4.4m for Bellevue, with $200m in available grants)?

No Response

Protect, preserve, and maintain existing

How would you reduce traffic congestion?

No Response

Leverage technology

Innovative & creative solutions

 

How should we address the backlog of motor vehicle congestion projects?

No Response

No Response

What would you change to help people out of homelessness more quickly?

No Response

No Response

How should the city ensure the safety of both the people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community when an individual refuses services or is banned from a shelter?

No Response

Bellevue parks: no camping or substance abuse

 

Position 5

Janice Zahn

Janice Zahn

JD Yu

JD Yu

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s overall growth?

Help people stay in affordable housing

Housing easier to build

Variety of housing choices

Affordable housing fee

More transit oriented development

Upzone benefits public

Which strategies would you support to develop Bellevue’s economic growth? 

Support innovation & growth: artists, entrepreneurs, businesses

Invest, grow, and “made in” Bellevue 

Grow existing businesses first

Balance job sectors

Expand “tech startups” program

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s residential growth?

See above

Complete neighborhood planning

Lower code standards

Housing innovations

Which changes do you support to improve Bellevue’s neighborhood character & livability?

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

More “Mother-in-law” units

More shopping center re-development

Allow rooming houses citywide

Encourage ownership

Which strategies do you support to reach Bellevue’s tree canopy goal?

Planting partnerships

Trees giveaways

Higher cutting fines

Planting partnerships

Tax cuts for trees

Plant in new urban

What projects will you support using the 2020-2025 King County parks levy ($4.4m for Bellevue, with $200m in available grants)?

Regional aquatic center

Grand Connection

Cultural Center

Cultural center

High use parks

Neighborhood parks

How would you reduce traffic congestion?

Coordinate multimodal plans

Mitigation during transportation construction 

Build a robust multimodal system

More car lanes

Charge developers more

How should we address the backlog of motor vehicle congestion projects?

Evaluate increasing funding to accelerate congestion relief projects

Get feedback from communities

Grants

Bonds

Construction fees

What would you change to help people out of homelessness more quickly?

Partner with Eastside cities

Partner to increase services

Partner for strategies for services resistant individuals

Evaluate providers

Expert studies

Realtime data analysis

How should the city ensure the safety of both the people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community when an individual refuses services or is banned from a shelter?

Work with social services agencies, law enforcement & professionals with experience working with the services-resistant individuals on protocol & strategies

Enforce laws

Shelter resistant reports

Shelter security

 

Position 7

Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

James Bible

James Bible

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s overall growth?

Multi-family tax exemption for affordable housing

Grow where supported by infrastructure

Affordable housing fee

More transit oriented development

Upzone benefits public 

Which strategies would you support to develop Bellevue’s economic growth? 

Business development

Consistent Eastside regulations

Encourage family-wage jobs

Diversity first

Fill workforce gaps

Increase minimum wage

Which strategies do you support to accommodate Bellevue’s residential growth?

Complete neighborhood planning

Maintain our growth corridors

Neighborhoods decide on DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Increase Affordable Housing Goal

Lower code standards

Duplexes/triplexes in Single Family

Which changes do you support to improve Bellevue’s neighborhood character & livability?

Increase residential in growth corridors to keep neighborhoods stable

Allow DADUs: “backyard cottages”

Allow rooming houses citywide

More upzones

Which strategies do you support to reach Bellevue’s tree canopy goal?

Planting partnerships

Trees giveaways

Buy open space

Planting partnerships

Tax cuts for trees

Buy open space

What projects will you support using the 2020-2025 King County parks levy ($4.4m for Bellevue, with $200m in available grants)?

Regional aquatic center

Open space

Cultural center

Cultural center

Open space

Regional aquatic center

How would you reduce traffic congestion?

Improve I-405

Improve I-90

Improve & increase mobility for ALL modes

Improve I-405

More bike lanes

Charge developers more

How should we address the backlog of motor vehicle congestion projects?

State & Federal grants

Construction fees

Increase property tax

Grants

What would you change to help people out of homelessness more quickly?

Provide shelter, drug/alcohol treatment

Provide job, mental health, housing assistance

Housing First

Employment First

 

How should the city ensure the safety of both the people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding community when an individual refuses services or is banned from a shelter?

Enforce laws

On-site behavior management

Police plan

Enforce laws

On-site behavior management

City emergency service group

Responses are not in priority order. Some candidates did not complete the questionnaire.