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

Bellevue’s State of the City Paints Urbanist Vision But Misses the Mark

Early Tuesday morning, over 150 people packed into a fourth floor ballroom of Meydenbauer Center to attend Bellevue's annual State of the City address -- in-person for the first time in three years. The...
A large tree in front of a single family home.

Safety and Canopy Concerns Prompt Bellevue Interim Tree Protections

As reported last week, Kirkland's recent updates to its tree codes have led to a lawsuit from the Master Builders' Association of King and Snohomish Counties, who claim the new ordinance will be too...

Bellevue’s Main Street Bridge to Close for Five Months to Allow I-405 Widening

People getting around Downtown Bellevue will have to reckon with some road closures in the near future. Main Street bridge will be closed to all road users starting as early as Monday, June 13,...
an aerial view of Kirkland showing the downtown near the waterfront and some close by residential neighborhoods.

Master Builders’ Association Files Lawsuit Against New Kirkland Tree Codes

On the Eastside, cities are grappling with the often competing desires to grow housing capacity and preserve tree canopy in urban areas. Tension between these goals is coming to a head in Kirkland, where...
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Bellevue Leaders Hear First Public Testimony on City Budget, Weigh Further Restrictions to Supportive...

Work from Bellevue's Planning Commission will face additional deliberation from City Council, as some members seek to add further restrictions to the siting of supportive housing in single-family neighborhoods. Additionally, city leaders heard members...