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PSE's Energize Eastside project would result in industrial blighting of Bellevue and the other four cities the project would cut through and it does not preserve neighborhood character as is the policy of our city and our currently elected officials. And the project may be completely unnecessary.
Community Events, November 2014
As a resident and a physician, I am very concerned about PSE's Energize Eastside program. What started as a far-sighted request to upgrade an aging infrastructure and plan for future growth, has been hijacked into an oversized project that benefits a foreign-owned private corporation (PSE) as it prepares to divest in 2017.
Noticing more panhandlers and property crime in your residential Bellevue neighborhood? We all want to help the homeless population find shelter, but local homeless advocates are making irresponsible decisions, placing shelters in quiet residential communities when they should be in urban, transit-friendly locations near the agencies that provide homeless services.
It is happening now. New Puget Sound Energy 100 foot poles and wires appearing on NE 24th and 156 Avenue Northeast and next, up to 80 foot poles along NE 8th and along 148th Avenue for a total of 2.5 miles.
At the Neighborhood Leadership Gathering hosted by the city of Bellevue in October, more than 92 neighborhood leaders identified PSE’s Energize Eastside proposal as the “greatest threat to neighborhood character.”