Last night’s Bellevue Pre-Council meeting got a bit dramatic after the age old fight over the Lincoln Avenue Streetscape Design resurfaced. For nearly half an hour council members fought back and forth over the controversial “bump outs” which were part of the initial streetscape design recommended by BDAC (a group of citizens, business owners, and borough leaders) before they were completely nixed by council members. Eventually a compromise was reached concerning the bump outs, but the long delay caused by disagreements and fighting forced a change design fee to be charged by the engineering firm leading the project.
Liberty in Bellevue will have more to say about this and other demonstrations of government dysfunction demonstrated at last night’s meeting. But, without further adieu we present the video of the entire Pre-Council Meeting. If you wish to jump to the fight concerning the bump outs fast forward to 16:20.