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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

 

WHAT'S NEW

 

Final Review and Public Hearing on Newcastle 2035

What will the City of Newcastle look like 20 years from now? Your City Council will review the final draft of an updated document establishing and guiding a vision for the city's growth called the Comprehensive Plan at a meeting Tuesday, May 19, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. All public or private development projects and city regulations must be in compliance with the Newcastle 2035 vision, so your input is important. Be a part of this moment in the city's history by reviewing the proposed Comprehensive Plan, providing written input by emailing the Council, or by attending the public hearing.

 

Energize Eastside EIS Comment Period and Public Meetings

Meetings will be held this month to provide information and receive public comment on an analysis of potential environmental impacts of Puget Sound Energy's Energize Eastside project. As part of this project, PSE is proposing to build a new electric substation and approximately 18 miles of high capacity electric transmission lines from Renton to Redmond, through Newcastle. The proposed project is intended to address an electrical transmission capacity deficiency and improve electrical grid reliability for eastside communities. The project requires analysis of potential environmental impacts through development of an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS. You are encouraged to attend the following informational meetings and provide comment:

  • Tuesday, May 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Bellevue City Hall
  • Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Renton City Hall
  • Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Kirkland City Hall
  • Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Newcastle Elementary
  • Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., North Bellevue Community Center

If you are unable to attend, please visit www.EnergizeEastsideEIS.org to view meeting materials and provide comments using an online form. The Energize Eastside EIS is being led by the City of Bellevue in cooperation with Newcastle and the cities of Renton, Kirkland and Redmond.

New Community Engagement Board Gives a Voice to Youth

Middle school and high school students can become engaged in the community, voice their needs to the city and make a difference through a new teen leadership board called Newcastle Youth for Community Engagement, or NYCE for short. By participating in the board, students will also learn about citizen involvement and how to identify and solve community problems. NYCE is open to all youth in grades 6-12 with a vested interest in the Newcastle community. Meetings occur on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the location alternating between the library, YMCA and City Hall. For more information, or to get involved, contact Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, by sending an email or calling 425-649-4444.

 

Join Voice of Washington State Panel Discussions

You can inform state decision-makers by providing input on transportation policy, taxes and funding issues through the Voice of Washington State program. Joining the panel means you can share your opinions on specific transportation issues and ideas by responding to occasional online surveys emailed to you. You can also participate in online discussion forums going on statewide. You will be able to see all the ideas and comments that get posted by citizens and you can vote for or against them as well as post your own ideas for discussion and voting. Anyone can join this free program. Go to the Voice of Washington State website to sign up today.

City Neighborhood Outreach Program

Newcastle staff would like to come to your neighborhood! We are looking for opportunities to share information about city services and neighborhood safety, and listen to your concerns, with the goal of creating a safer, more connected community. Working with residents to support our diverse, vibrant neighborhoods is part of our daily business at City Hall, and this new program reinforces that commitment, bringing City Hall to you. City staff can present information on public safety, permits and licenses, code enforcement, new developments, block watch, volunteer opportunities or natural resources. You also can meet city staff as a personal contact for:

  • Information about any city or community service
  • Help resolving a neighborhood issue or concern
  • Direct connection to city departments or resources
  • Ways to get more involved with the city and your neighborhood
  • Advice on influencing city decisions
  • Help with forming a neighborhood association or revitalizing one

Please contact Community Activities Liaison Wendy Kirchner to invite city staff to your meeting or event or to organize a meeting. Send an email to Wendy or call her at City Hall, 425-649-4444.

Stay Informed with Emergency Alert System

King County's enhanced Regional Public Information and Notification (RPIN) emergency alert system helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area. Upgraded features include voice messages to landline phones, added geographical filters for areas of King County, and targeted types of alerts (such as safety information and/or emergency notifications). Register your email address and/or phone device(s) to receive important safety information during an emergency. You choose the types of notifications you receive and which contact methods are used. Sign-up is free and you can update your profile anytime. Sign up at www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/RPIN.aspx.

 

Final 2015 Budget Publication Available

Newcastle's Finance Director has released the final version of the city's 2015 budget book. The budget is more than a report of the city's planned revenue and expenditures. It's packed full of information about the city, including information on city services and demographics, how your city staff is organized, and planned improvement projects. One of the best ways to get to know your City of Newcastle organization is to read this comprehensive document. Download the budget book here, and to view budgets from previous years go to this city webpage.

Newcastle's Newsletter

Stay informed about City events, services and other local happenings by signing up for Newcastle's email newsletter. You can also read the newsletter by clicking here.

Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

The City now accepts credit cards for payment.

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