John Works for You
Bellevue welcomes the world.† Our diversity is our strength.
We embrace the future while respecting
was proud to author this vision statement on behalf of the Bellevue City
Council. It captured the essence of many days of hard work by seven councilmembers
and we all share in the vision.
Making that vision a reality is why Iím
running for re-election to the Bellevue City Council.
The last four years have been both a
challenge and a success. Weíve come out of the recession and we see a
vibrant economy rising again. We never swayed from our commitment to the
environment and parks projects continue to move forward. We are getting
ready to finally complete the jewel in the system, the Downtown Park. We
hired more police and firefighters to keep our city safe 24/7. In short,
Bellevue is on track for a great future.
As I look toward another four years on the
Council, a lot remains to be done;
We continue to need smart investments in
transportation, transit, and to guide light rail construction through the
city with exceptional mitigation.
Itís time to help our neighborhoods by
re-implementing the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Residents can make
the best choices about whatís right for them.
We are implementing a 21st century economic
development strategy that creates good jobs and requires excellent
We canít forget those who are down on their
luck. We need to find a permanent home for the Eastside Winter Shelter. And
we need more tools, like the multi-family tax exemption, to provide
incentives for affordable housing.
Over the next four years, I will continue
to focus on the three Eís, economy, environment, and
education. The city will invest wisely in projects that help
create jobs, improve where we live, and bring out the human potential in
all of us.
Iíve recovered from the bear attack in
September of 2010. But Iíve never forgotten what I learned; the importance
of family, faith, and community. It should come as no surprise; Iím bullish, not bearish, on the future of this great city. .