Letters to the Editor

Bellevue mayor should apologize | Letter

The comments from Bellevue Mayor John Stokes in the June 30 edition of the Bellevue Reporter contained no apology. Stokes definitely needs to make some.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Bellevue mayor responds to public outrage over his comment | Letter

Editor’s note: In response to the issue regarding Mayor John Stokes’ comment at the June 13 meeting, the mayor made the following statement during the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Bellevue Council, mayor should be ashamed of themselves | Letter

At a recent regularly scheduled public meeting of the Bellevue City Council, the council took public comment from concerned citizens regarding their criticisms of Puget… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

City of Bellevue has unclear vision on homelessness | Letter

The Eastside men’s low barrier shelter project is going to struggle to succeed because it doesn’t have a clear vision on homelessness. Bellevue has supported… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Wish Reporter covered arts programs as thoroughly as sports | Letter

What a pleasant read about the Bellevue High School orchestra. All the Bellevue schools have robust music programs. The city and school district should be… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Residents have until July 6 to comment on Energize Eastside EIS | Letter

Eastsiders, expect your electric rates to increase unnecessarily if Puget Sound Energy’s “Energize Eastside” is approved. This proposed 18 mile, 230,000-volt transmission line running through… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

‘Sparc’ of inspiration for homeless issue | Letter

The Reporter’s recent cover story of the official christening ceremony of the opening and development of the Sparc Apartments brought up thoughts regarding the status… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Sound Transit has done nothing to address parking crisis | Letter

Before retiring, I was a regular bus rider to downtown Seattle for many years and parked in the now infamous South Bellevue Park and Ride.… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Defensive walking: Help drivers see you | Letter

Have you seen or even acted as a driver who looks attentively at cars coming from the left side while totally ignores pedestrians on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Elements of housing strategy | Letter

The City Council was going to vote on May 22 regarding improving the available housing strategies. Hopefully we have several options to offer our residents.… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Get the job done, legislators | Letter

I don’t understand why we taxpayers are having to pay for the state Legislature to go into overtime sessions, especially a second session, to pass… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Solution to Park and Ride walk-offs? | Letter

I often park at the Eastgate Park and Ride and see many people walking from their cars toward Bellevue College. I can understand the impulse… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Tackling writer’s misbeliefs over agriculture | Letter

The April 21 Reporter letter writer of “Your diet can impact the environment” has taken United Nations statistics and implies they are reflective of U.S.… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Defender of the Constitution? | Letter

As reported by The Guardian on April 30, President Donald Trump described the U.S. Constitution as “archaic” and that our constitutional checks and balances are… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Defender of the Constitution? | Letter

As reported by The Guardian on April 30, President Donald Trump described the U.S. Constitution as “archaic” and that our constitutional checks and balances are… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Student assessments ensure students gain needed skills | Letter

One of the strongest trends I’ve witnessed in business over the past decade-plus has been the increased emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving at… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Don’t believe all the lies you are taught | Letter

Martin Ulstein’s letter “It takes smarts to know when you’re being lied to” is right on! Sadly, the majority of Americans, especially our young people… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Numbers don’t add up on homeless shelter | Letter

Can any one on the city council do math? They are asking us for $20 million to build 100-bed housing for 50 men. That equals… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Planned Parenthood action favors religion | Letter

I wish someone will explain to me how providing tax dollars, which we are all required to pay otherwise face imprisonment, is not in essence… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Proposed land use change removes important safeguards in development process | Letter

While many Bellevue residents were enjoying spring break, the Bellevue City Council began considering a change to the city’s Land Use Code that would remove… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017