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5 Things – October 1, 2019

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1. Light the Lamp
Annual Dinner
October 15 | 5:15 – 9:00 pm | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Register before October 8 to be entered to win two round trip tickets on Southwest
Join us for a look into the region’s future as a hockey town from NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke. Sweaters and front teeth optional. This is one of our biggest events of the year so reserve your seats today!
2. Fire and Ice
The American Hockey League awarded its 32nd franchise to NHL Seattle / Oak View Group on September 30. The new franchise will operate in Palm Springs with play beginning in 2021
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The Palm Springs team will join a Pacific Division that includes five rival teams in California plus one in Colorado and another in Arizona.
3. Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street
Bellevue is partnering with
Together for Safer Roads
and undergoing a citywide review of near-miss incidents involving pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars. Data from 80 public video cameras provided 34,000 hours of footage that will be processed using AI and machine learning to determine which intersections are most dangerous and how to improve safety.
 
4. We’re Saying “No”
The Bellevue Chamber has made public its opposition to I-976, the $30 car tab initiative. Chamber leaders made clear that the public concern over the motor vehicle excise tax valuation schedule currently being used by Sound Transit is genuine, and the price tag for the average taxpayer should not be easily dismissed. However, the Chamber says that I-976 is not the right solution.
5. With a Baa Baa Here and a Baa Baa There
Saturday, October 5 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kelsey Creek Farm
Bring your family to the Farm and enjoy their Fall Festival! Event will feature live entertainment, heritage demonstrations, pick-a-pumpkin, and farm animals. Free shuttle service from Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park.
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