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How to Share Your News on Patch

Have something to share with the world? Anyone can start a blog, post an announcement or an event.

Do you have news about your business, neighborhood, school or club that you want to share. Have issues that are important to you?

Anyone can start a blog, post an announcement or an event to share with the community.

Sharing events

Want to invite the public to your events? Post events and your items will show up in our Bellevue Events Calendar. If something changes, you always can edit your own event to reflect the latest information. Learn more: . You can also check out the video attached to this story for more information.

Announce yourself!

Did someone in your family, business or organization get an award? Is your organization giving away scholarships? Got more information that might be useful for the community to know? Try our announcements section.

Many of the announcements get chosen for featuring in our regular news column as well, so it's one of the easiest ways to spread your news.

You can also use announcements to call attention to your events. It's a good idea to post both an announcement and a calendar item to draw attention to your event, especially if it's something that needs pre-registration.

Post an announcement on Bellevue Patch.

Got more to say? Want to start a conversation? Post a blog!

You can post your own opinions with our blogging platform here on Patch. It's easy to start: just go to http://bellevue.patch.com/blog

Many blog posts are featured in the Local Voices section of Patch, for everyone in the community to find.

You can blog as often as you like. There's no need to "pitch" ideas before submitting posts. And you retain all rights to your work, so you can crosspost information from your own website or your previously written blog. You can load your own photos and video and it's easy to link to other websites, including news articles, blog posts or websites that you'd like to share.

Start a blog immediately or read more about our blogging guidelines and tips.

William J. Hirt February 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Dear Bellevue Patch The below letter explains that the proposed Changes to the Bellevue City Council permitting process regarding light rail require Sound Transit tunnel along the route into Bellevue. (The 2/09/13 Post on http://stopeastlinknow.blogspot.com contains more details) Bill Hirt The February 11th Staff Report to the Bellevue City Council contains the proposed modifications. Section V “Applicable Decision Criteria-Land Use Code Part 20.30J” states “The City Council may approve or approve with modifications an amendment to the text of the Land Use Code if: Sub Section A, The amendment is in accord with the Comprehensive Plan; and the proposed amendment is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, including the Land Use, economic Development, and Transportation policies listed below” The policies listed “below” included the following: TR-75.1. Develop a light rail system in collaboration with the regional transit provider that advances the City’s long-term transportation and land use objectives, minimizes environmental and neighborhood impacts, and balances regional system performance. No one can rationally argue that the current East Link route into Bellevue meets these requirements. East Link encroaches on the Mercer Slough part and devastates the neighborhoods along the route into Bellevue. The only way for light rail to meet these requirements is a tunnel into Bellevue.

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