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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

New Sound Transit CEO Supports Exploring Eastside-only Light Rail, Shares Thoughts on Fare-Free Transit

Although she's only been on the job for six weeks, newly-hired Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm already has been put in the spotlight for her opinions on our region's transit system. At a Tuesday...

Draft Bellevue Budget Includes Growth in Revenues, Transportation, Police, and More

Fall is here, and though the days getting shorter, the city council meetings are getting longer as chief executives from local jurisdictions each put forward their draft budgets. For the City of Bellevue, that...
A cottage in a leafy backyard in the fall.

Bellevue Poll Findings Show Broad Support for Bold Housing Action

Two and a half weeks after the Bellevue Housing Research Coalition unveiled initial poll results showing broad dissatisfaction with the Bellevue housing market, the group has released a new batch of findings related to...

Eastside Cities Consider Tenant Protections — with Varying Outcomes for Residents

On Tuesday evening, residents, advocates, and rental housing groups packed into the physical and virtual chambers of Newcastle City Hall. Amid some minor code amendments and complaints about a recent street repaving project, councilmembers...

Majority of Bellevue Residents Support Inclusionary Zoning, Worry About Affordable Housing in New Poll

In a survey of 475 Bellevue residents commissioned by the Bellevue Housing Research Coalition and conducted by Change Research, 68% of those polled said that the housing market in Bellevue is not currently meeting...