Have a annual city hall race, walk to raise money to help pay for things like new bicycle lanes, bring indie music and film to the Eastside .Bring awareness to health and fitness for all. Try to raise money for a new dog park near Meydenbauer area.
Bellevue is one of the most highly educated communities in the nation, with 54 percent of adult residents having achieved a Bachelor's degree or higher. The city has changed dramatically in the past 20 years and today is distinguished by its rich and growing diversity. Currently, the city is 41% ethnically diverse with over 80 languages spoken in the city and one out of three Bellevue residents is foreign born. The older adult population has grown as well, now at 14 percent.
Bellevue is fast becoming an international world-class city, rich with multiple cultures and strong neighborhood communities. The city is home to several distinct public gathering spaces, community celebrations and an active resident population who serve to create the strong connections that make up Bellevue's vibrant community.
What is your BEST IDEA for strengthening Bellevue's sense of community?
Seattle International Film Festival is THE World renowned film festival, with over 400 movies shown from May to end of June.
Currently, movies are shown in Seattle, Kirkland and Renton. It would be great if the City works with SIFF and show movies in Bellevue.
Another idea, post the Festival, re-show top 5 to 10 movies that people rated, and show them in a Bellevue Theatre.
Redmond & Bellevue attract so many high tech workers and there are so many people that are not tech savvy; I would like to see a user fair, where new or odd uses of devices are shared, people's problems are addressed, sources of training are aired. I'm thinking of apps for handicapped, software for artists, robots for health, & games for education.
Base your park theme on the local demographic majority, themes engage the public and encourage use by sectors that may not be fully using the current park. Carefully selecting the theme can insure that the majority of community members can relate to it and thereby derive greater sense of community.
I wish the City has more indoor shopping centers for kids and families. It's hard to find a place to hang out during the long rainy season. That's one of the reasons why the Crossroads Shopping Center is so successful and the Bravern is not. I think more neighborhoods can benefit from the Crossroads' model.