About Jennifer Accomplishments
Jennifer Robertson took office as a Bellevue City Council Member in 2009. Jennifer is proud of her accomplishments in serving the people of Bellevue and surrounding communities during her first 6 years in office.
Re-Elected for second term
Part of three-member City Council Leadership Negotiation Team that negotiated the Memorandum of Understanding with Sound Transit for the Downtown Light Rail Tunnel. The Agreement passed the City Council unanimously.
For the third year in a row, did not raise property taxes.
Unanimously elected Deputy Mayor.
Opened the Bellevue Braids Project connecting I-405 and SR 520.
Part of three-member City Council Leadership Negotiation Team that negotiated Cost Savings and Final Alignment for Eastlink Light Rail throughout 2012 and into 2013.
Approved next phase of the City’s intelligent traffic light system and accelerated the installation schedule for full City implementation.
City of Bellevue wins "Green City" Award.
Part of the team that was Awarded “Deal of Year” by the Bellevue Downtown Association for Light Rail Tunnel MOU with Sound Transit.
Facilitated City Council celebration of Girl Scout Centennial.
For the fourth year in a row, did not raise property taxes.
Adopted a budget that funded important neighborhood priorities, including W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, Sidewalk Projects, additional police resources, park projects and major arterial improvements to reduce congestion.
Continued serving City as Deputy Mayor.
Funded design work for Inspiration Playground – a playground where people of all abilities can play together in the Downtown Park.
As Council Liaison to the Bellevue Sister Cities, led a delegation to visit our Sister Cities in Europe, visiting Liepaja, Latvia and Kladno, Czech Republic to continue building our relations and collaborations with our sister cities overseas.
Passed first Ethics Code for the Council and the City’s Boards and Commissions.
Launched Transit Master Plan Update to assist Bellevue in identifying the most critical transit connections and improving transit service in and to our city.
Adopted Land Use Code for Light Rail, including doing a significant portion of the code drafting for this chapter.
Helped launch first Bellevue Essentials Class to train neighborhood leaders in Bellevue.
Launched 20-year update of Bellevue’s Diversity Plan.
Final alignment for Eastlink approved by both Council and Sound Transit Board.
Authorized public-private partnership for Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center and Bellevue Youth Theater.
For the fifth year in a row, did not raise property taxes.
Authorized public-private partnership for Bellevue Boys and Girls Club Hidden Valley Community Center and Sports Fields to leverage taxpayer dollars.
Co-Authored City Council's 20-year Vision and Priorities.
Facilitated the installation of signage for Newport Hills Shopping Center at neighborhood’s request.
Voted against continuation and expansion of Red Light Cameras.
Opened Affordable Housing Project at S. Kirkland Park and Ride.
Opened new Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor's Center.
Represented City Council in advocating against locating Rail Yard in Bel-Red to Sound Transit Board.
Directed City to engage independent consultant on issues relating to Energize Eastside to review the need and appropriateness of the project as proposed.
Obtained unanimous support for the City budget and for funding the Newport Way Sidewalk Project, Phase 2 of W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, restoring the Neighborhood Enhancement Program, funding the Meydenbauer Beach Park (Phase 1),and completion of the Downtown Park. Additionally, we increased police services and restored fire cuts made during the recession to keep our City safe.
Re-elected to a third term receiving over 82 percent of the vote in the general election
Council accepts the National League of Cities award for the Bellevue Diversity Initiative
Bellevue Youth Theater project opens
Jennifer is Awarded the Doris Bronson Morrill Award for distinguished service
Jennifer is Rated Outstanding by Municipal League for 2015 re-election
Jennifer is Endorsed by Seattle Times for 2015 re-election
Bellevue rated #2 of best places to live in the US by Livability.com
Bellevue named Top 25 city for millennials by Niche.com
Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is announced in Bellevue. READ MORE >>
Bellevue helps Kids Quest Children’s museum in Downtown become a reality
Served on Bellevue Transportation Levy "Pro" Committee
Lead the City in commencing a study to bring paid parental leave to the City of Bellevue employees
Raised 12th Man Flag over Downtown Park in Bellevue Seahawk's rally
GIX (Global Innovation Exchange) opens its doors to students in Bellevue
Authored article on education as a core value in Bellevue in "It's Your City" READ MORE>>
REI announces its Headquarters are moving to Bellevue READ MORE>>
Partnered with King County Housing Authority and the State to save Highland Village Apartments as affordable housing for Bellevue residents
Bellevue rated #2 in the nation for livability for small to midsize cities
Bellevue ranked top 10 among places to live in US cities by Niche
Bellevue ranked the fifth happiest place to live in the US by zippia.com
Bellevue Downtown ranked in Top 10 US downtowns by Livability.com
Transportation Levy and Public Safety Facilities Levy both pass
Bellevue becomes one of the most diverse cities in the state and a "majority-minority" city
Leads the Council to Ban Drug Consumption Sites
Helped craft King County strategic plan for the 911 system
Lead a delegation to visit Bellevue Sister Cities of Hualien, Taiwan and Yao, Japan
Drove completion of Downtown Bellevue land use update
Smart traffic signal project (adaptive technology) completed citywide
Named a “Dynamic Eastside Leader” by 425 Business Magazine READ MORE>>
Downtown Park “complete the circle” project and Inspiration Playground completed
Wilburton Area Land Use/Transportation Planning commences
>Leading the Council to make temporary winter shelter into a year-round facility.
Leading the Council in laying the foundation for bringing a regional aquatics facility to Bellevue
Continuing to lead the Council on the issue of bringing an aquatics facility to Bellevue
Helped shape Medic One replacement levy
Represented Bellevue on PSRC Transportation Policy Board
Co-Authored an Op Ed in the Bellevue Reporter regarding heroin injection sites
Bellevue named a Top 10 most livable city by Livability.com
First Phase of Meydenbauer Beach Park is completed
Authorizes start of Neighborhood Area Planning process
Opened the new park and recreation facilities developed in partnership with Bellevue Boys & Girls Club at Hidden Valley Park