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Staff Biography

Christopher Randels

Junior Reporter

Chris is a University of Washington Environmental Sciences graduate who moved to Bellevue in 2015. When he’s not busy being an urbanist fox on the internet, he’s working on the Eastside to support efforts reducing greenhouse gas emissions and going to city council meetings to denounce the hegemony of automobile infrastructure. Follow him on Twitter at @Deutski1.

Recent Articles

Divided Between Progressives and Conservatives, Bellevue Mayoral Vote May Decide City’s Direction

Article update: On January 3rd, 2022, Lynne Robinson was reelected as Mayor and Jared Nieuwenhuis as Deputy Mayor of Bellevue. It's been nearly two months since Election Day delivered a mixed bag of results...

New Zoning of East Main Site in Bellevue May Create 1,500 Homes Near Light...

Last week, Bellevue City Council approved a Land Use Code Amendment (LUCA) to allow for increased building density on a 60-acre site to the east of the future East Main light rail station. The...
A crosswalk in Downtown Bellevue.

Bellevue Seeks Public Input for its Multimodal Future

Bellevue's reputation as our region's most car-dominated metropolis is well-established and, to my chagrin, well-founded. Guided in part by the desires of our city's wealthy landowners, our elected officials have historically made policy choices...

Photo Tour of Sound Transit’s New Operations and Maintenance Facility East

Excitement has long been building for Sound Transit's many system expansions that are due over the next few years. With the agency's extension of light rail service to Downtown Redmond beginning in 2024, Downtown...

East Bellevue Community Council Blocks Necessary Parking Reform

The move embroiled the City of Bellevue in a costly legal fight. Already on the hook for $40,000 in legal fees, the City could be in for much more as the battle against a...