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April 21, 2011 

STATEMENT FROM MOVE BELLEVUE FORWARD REGARDING 
STATE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON EAST LINK 


BELLEVUE - Today’s State Supreme Court ruling is a great step forward for the citizens of Bellevue and the Puget Sound region. This ruling removes a significant legal hurdle and enables planning for the East Link Light Rail service to the Eastside to continue to move forward. 

The time to act is now! The members of Move Bellevue Forward, including residents, businesses, community leaders and six past mayors of the city, support Sound Transit’s preferred alternatives for East Link including a tunnel through downtown Bellevue. 

Move Bellevue Forward urges the City to work out a tunnel financing plan that is equitable for Bellevue and for Sound Transit.  We ask that the Bellevue Council act in the best interest of its residents and voters to move forward immediately to get a tunnel funding deal negotiated. 

Move Bellevue Forward is a non partisan, grassroots, city-wide coalition that supports responsible implementation of light rail in Bellevue and supports the vision set forth in the Downtown and the Bel-Red plans. It includes more than 160 members representing neighborhoods throughout the city of Bellevue.