During the four months since the public comments period at City Council meetings was abolished Feb. 26, only one person has asked to appear before council members and that person was denied because the issue was considered a personnel matter, according to Bellevue City Administrator Jim Ristow.
Every now and then I read a reflection about growing up in circumstances that today would be considered poor. We had no idea we were poor, the reflection typically goes. We had no idea our house was small or our clothes hand-me-downs. We were just kids, living the life.