Priorities

  • Neighborhood safety

    Public safety is JD’s priority. Controlling crime is the prerequisite to improving the quality of life of neighborhoods and to a growing economy. Bellevue is a safe city, but it can be better.

    • Fully Support Our Law Enforcement: Our police officers work hard to protect our city and neighbors. They make sacrifices and take risks on a daily basis, and deserve respect. We must support police in their job to ensure our neighborhoods are safe. Police officers and other emergency services should be equipped with the latest devices and technology to improve their efficiency and reduce response times.
    • Public Safety Education: Safety education is very important, especially for new residents. It’s important that such information is shared to neighborhoods on a regular basis. People should feel safe living in Bellevue and should know what to do when unsafe situations arise.
    • No Double Standard in Obeying the Law: Bellevue is a great city, with more than 140,000 residents and many more visitors. Everyone should follow the same law and rules, regardless of their status and background. This ensures Bellevue can stay healthy and attractive for future growth.
  • 5G Smart City

    Bellevue has great assets and resources, traffic and transportation systems, power supply network, water supply network, waste management, crime detection information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, fire fighting system, all of which are essential. Smart city technology will integrate these assets and resources to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and connect citizens. This will become a reality thanks to 5G wireless technology.

    • Smart transportation: We may not build unlimited roads, but adding intelligence into our vehicles, traffic lights, parking, public transit, and autonomous cars can dramatically improve the transportation efficiency and reduce traffic delays. Transportation safety will be significantly improved.
    • Smart public safety: Emergency management can be greatly enhanced, meaning reductions in police and firefighter response time, increasing the possibilities of more lives being saved.
    • Smart utilities: Energy use will be optimized, outages will be reduced and more easily repaired. Tons of water will be saved. Without the high cost of capacity expansion, our existing resources can efficiently accommodate more population.
  • Inclusive Environment for Diversity

    Bellevue has grown from a quiet suburban bedroom community into a dynamic, international, and multi-cultural city.

    • Diversity is Bellevue’s Character:  Bellevue’s diverse community has a common foundation rooted in the legacy of hardworking families, connected neighborhoods, and innovative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs with a shared commitment to the betterment of our city.
    • Inclusion is Bellevue’s Attitude:  With the increasing social, cultural, and economic diversity of its population, Bellevue must develop ways to recognize, appreciate, and utilize this diversity in creating an inclusive community. Every resident should have sense of belonging, a sense of ownership, and feel safe and be proud of living in Bellevue.
  • Wise Use of Taxpayer’s Money

    JD is up for the fiscal challenge of doing more with less. He will make sure that the taxpayer’s money will be used efficiently, and spent on valuable city functions. JD knows that he has limited resources, and will ensure that they are being spent wisely. Every dollar counts!

    • Keep Taxes Low: Our taxpayers work very hard to make a living and enjoy Bellevue. We must treat taxpayers’ contributions very seriously by working smart and working hard. Keeping taxes as low as possible is JD’s fiscal goal.
    • Prioritize Investments:  There are so many areas that need funds. Other than mandatory spending for municipal services for Bellevue residents, other investments need careful prioritization, and require a transparent process to make sure that neighborhoods’ voices are heard and considered.
    • The Importance of Cost-Benefit Analysis: We should fund projects with more benefits than costs. The city’s coffers are limited, so we should make good use of what we have. The expected outcome(s) of a program must be carefully examined to ensure that its worth the costs and our community will benefit.